President-to-be Joe Biden calls on Americans to wear a face mask to reduce the corona virus. “Do it for yourself, do it for your neighbors. A mask is not a political statement but a good way to get the country back together,” he said in a speech in his hometown of Wilmington.
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With the latter statement he refers to Donald Trump, who seems to make it a sport not to wear a mouth mask at meetings. Many of his supporters also omit that. Biden stressed that it is an effective means of stopping the virus from spreading.
Biden said he will do everything he can to reverse the pandemic if he is sworn in. He warned that the US faces a very dark winter. He spoke optimistically about the news of a possible vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, but said it probably wouldn’t be there in a few months.
The president-to-be announced earlier on Monday who will take place in his corona task force. This 12-member team of experts will provide him with “detailed, scientific advice” to get the coronavirus under control.
Because Trump has not yet acknowledged an election defeat, Biden is not yet given access to government money. Also, his team is not yet able to talk to government experts to coordinate plans.
Earlier in the day, Biden pointed out that the US is losing more than a thousand people to COVID-19 every day. The country has reported nearly 10 million infections and nearly 240,000 corona deaths, by far the largest number in the world.