Mr. Biden, on Friday, was briefed on the COVID-19 outbreak by the co-chairs of the transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr David Kessler, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has described the spike in new coronavirus instances within the nation as “alarming”, demanding the present administration led by President Donald Trump to take pressing motion.
Mr. Biden, on Friday, was briefed on the COVID-19 outbreak by the co-chairs of the transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr David Kessler, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith.
“The facts they presented were alarming. Our country is experiencing surges in reported infections, hospitalisations, and fatalities all over the country with virtually nowhere getting spared,” Mr. Biden stated.
“This week’s news on progress towards a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is positive, but it will be many months before there is widespread vaccination in this country,” he added. Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer on Monday stated their COVID-19 vaccine has a effectiveness ratio of 90%.
Mr. Biden stated the pandemic calls for a sturdy and rapid federal response, which he alleged has been woefully missing.
“I am the President-elect, but I will not be President until next year. The crisis does not respect dates on the calendar, it is accelerating right now. Urgent action is needed today, now, by the current administration — starting with an acknowledgment of how serious the current situation is,” he stated.
According to media projections, Democrat Biden has received the November 3 Presidential election. However, Mr. Trump, the Republican incumbent, has alleged election fraud and mounted authorized fights in plenty of battleground states.
Resources for frontline health care employees, together with private protecting tools, which might be once more in brief provide. Surge capability for hospitals which might be liable to working out of beds. Clear, science-based steering for states, cities, tribal communities, companies, and colleges which might be making an attempt to handle the pandemic, he stated.
Mr. Biden appealed to Americans, to step up and do their half on social distancing, hand washing, and masks sporting to guard themselves and to guard others.
“I understand it’s not easy. I know people are tired. But this will not go on forever. We are moving toward a vaccine. We are improving our ability to test. We are developing better treatments. We can get through this — and come out the other side stronger,” he stated.
The Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Transition Team advisor Jen Psaki throughout a convention stated that at this pivotal time when, hundreds of Americans have misplaced their lives to COVID-19, the present President is absent from that dialog.
“The COVID Advisory Board and one of the roles they can play is providing medical public health expertise and counsel to the President-elect and Vice President-elect as well as his team on all of these areas, whether it’s distribution or testing mechanisms, you know, these are talented experienced, some of the foremost experts in the country,” she stated.
“Their role was never going to be to directly engage with federal officials, so they can continue providing advice just as we had planned. But certainly, we would prefer, and I think the American people would prefer if the incoming administration, the incoming president could have access to the real-time current information and plans,” Ms. Psaki stated in response to a query.
The coronavirus has killed 244,302 folks with over 10 million confirmed instances within the U.S. to this point.