President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris say they plan to move the US Covid-19 pandemic response in a dramatically different direction.
"The pandemic is getting significantly more worrisome all across the country," Biden said Friday. "I want everyone to know on day one, we're going to put our plan to control this virus into action."
There were dauntingly high new case numbers last week, and by the time Biden takes office January 20, the influential University of Washington Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation model projects there will be more than 372,000 Covid-19 deaths -- that's 135,000 more than the current total.
"By the time that the Biden-Harris administration takes over, this virus is going to have already run rampant through the communities across the United States," Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Brown University, said Sunday on CNN.
While President Donald Trump's administration touted the end of the pandemic as one of its accomplishments, Biden laid out a pandemic plan on his campaign website which is now echoed on the Biden-Harris transition website that published Sunday.
There are five key ways Biden says the US coronavirus response will change when he's President.
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