Joe Biden vows a science-based approach on coronavirus.
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President-elect Joe Biden will assume office on January 20. He already vowed that he will do his utmost to contain the virus, which has killed more than 240,000 people in the USA alone, making it the worst-hit country in the World, in both the number of cases and deaths. USA surpassed 128,000 cases on Friday, marking the third day of more than 100,000 cases, and over 1,000 dead daily.
Global cases have surpassed 49 million, as Europe enters the second wave, with many European countries on some form of lock-down.
Joe Biden pledged that on Day 1 of his Presidency he will go into action to combat the virus. To his supporters, President-elect Joe Biden said,
On Monday, I will name a group of leading scientists and experts as transitional advisors to help take the Biden-Harris plan and convert it into an actual blueprint that will start on 20 January 2021.President-elect Joe Biden
The COVID-19 task force will be made up of 12 individuals. One of Biden’s advisors said that weeks before the election, Biden’s healthcare advisors conducted some work for new career staff, in an effort to jumpstart the potential transition. The COVID-19 task force that Biden will appoint will most likely include the existing staff of pandemic advisors.
Biden plans to launch some of his plans immediately, such as mask mandates and social distancing. At least 41 US states are reporting increased infections than the previous week, except for one state. Tennessee is the only state that is moving in the right direction, according to John Hopkins data. Both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, daughter of a Biomedical Scientist, claimed that this election was a referendum on scientific truth.