Joe Biden lays out a detailed plan to fight coronavirus as new infections soar
Biden's plan would effectively nationalize mask wearing, Covid-19 testing, PPE procurement, reopening guidelines and vaccine distribution.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about his plan to beat COVID-19 in Wilmington, Delaware, October 23, 2020.Kevin Lamarque | ReutersWASHINGTON – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Friday laid out exactly how a Biden administration would address the coronavirus crisis, one day after the United States recorded
nearly a record daily high in new coronavirus cases.Biden said if he were elected, he would begin carrying out his plan even before he is inaugurated."I'll reach out to every governor in every state, red and blue, as well as mayors and local officials, during the transition, to find out what support they need and how much of it they need," Biden said during a speech at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del.
"I'll ask the new Congress to put a bill on my desk by the end of January with all the resources necessary, so that both our public health response and our economic response can be seen through to the end."Here's how Biden described each step of his plan.
Masking: Biden said he would go to every governor and ask them to impose a mask mandate. If governors refused, as they have in several states, Biden said he would turn to local officials. He also said he will mandate masks in all federal buildings, and on all interstate transportation.
Testing: The former vice president said he would launch a national testing plan aimed at conducting as many tests each day as the U.S. currently performs each week, which would amount to approximately 7 million tests a day. Biden would also build lab capacity, hire a national corps of contact tracers, and ensure that tests are free and accessible regardless of immigration status.
Personal protective equipment: Biden intends to use "the full power of the Defense Production Act"to drive the domestic manufacturing of masks, gloves, gowns and other equipment, including ample n-95 masks for health care workers. Biden also said appoint "a fully empowered supply commander in charge of filling in the gaps."
Uniform, scientific reopening guidelines: A Biden administration, he said, will "provide consistent, reliable, trusted, detailed nationwide guidance and technical support for reopening safely, and the resources to make it happen." Biden also said the government would provide consultations and technical advice, "so people have a place to turn with their questions."
Treatments and vaccines: Biden's plan would put an emphasis on equitable and widespread delivery of therapeutics in the near term, and eventually a free coronavirus vaccine, he said. But Biden acknowledged that even if a vaccine is found to be effective, "it will still be many months before any vaccine is widely available."
The speech showcased the sharp divide between President Donald Trump's approach to combating the virus, which relies heavily on shifting authority and responsibility for pandemic response onto states, and Biden's more centralized plan.A Trump campaign spokesperson did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment on Biden's speech.
With just 11 days to go before Election Day, the speech both crystallized Biden's closing argument and encapsulated his overarching campaign promise: Namely, a return to responsible, reliable and steady leadership."Imagine a day in the not too distant future, when you can enjoy dinner with your friends and family, and maybe even go out to a movie," said Biden, painting a picture of everyday American life that used to sound mundane, but now seems out of reach for many.
Trump, meanwhile, has continued to downplay the severity of the global pandemic, which has so far cost the lives of more than 220,000 Americans, the worst outcome among any of the developed nations.During the final presidential debate Thursday in Nashville, Trump insisted that the country is "rounding the corner," and the the virus is "going away," despite the fact that cases are surging in
. "I say we're learning to live with it," he added.Biden shot back: "People are learning to die with it." Read more: CNBC »
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Biden didn’t layout anything! He can barely stand, barely hold a thought, or barely make sense. So the question is, who is really laying out these ideas that his campaign puts out? LyinJoeBiden Funny we stopped talking about deaths as rate goes to 1% The guy who wanted Chinese to keep travelling to USA; don’t close flights
Details read: Step 1) Hide in basement. Doesn’t matter, we will have 3-5 vaccine options by January. $PFE $MRNA $NVAX Everything he's saying Trump is already doing and has done. The only thing Joe has going for him is talking about the virus Does the Big Guy plan to hold the CCP accountable for the CCPVirus? Or is he already bought out? BidenHarris2020 RidingTheDragon BidenCrimeFamiily BidenHarris2020Landslide
Can someone do something? This is ridiculous ... CNBC banging the drum. Traders & investors watch what's happening. So important to have reliable news sources that don't have an agenda. there is an agenda. Just keep it in mind when you're reading this stuff. There is an agenda. And you're in the crosshairs.
There’s NOTHING new. Plan uses existing approaches, scientific technologies and advances against a virus with genomic sequence (with errors or mutations) available since Jan / Feb. WuhanCoronavirus COVID19 Biden would nationalize failure instead of letting localities try, and succeed in many instances, with diff response levels. He’d impose on business, manufacturing that isn’t needed. Great! Sounds like the perfect leftist tyrant that has had sooo much success in NYC, MI, etc.
Why is he releasing this now he should have done earlier Basically this is Trump’s plan with a mask mandate You have 3 million followers and only 200 people liked this post in 7 hours. Can you not see how far behind you are CorruptBidenFamily HunterBidensLaptop Wow 😳 Joe Biden’s a complete mess Joe Biden is a big Lier!
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Wow your definition of detailed is far different from most Let me bend over so you can blow this smoke 💨 up my a$$ Shut er the fuck down A mask mandate is not a plan I liked him when he voted for 3 strikes your out So his plan is to do what DJT has been doing since April 2020. Got it. More government take over
He isn’t with it enough to lay out his own clothes for the day. There’s nothing ‘new’ on Biden’s plan, majority of the things he proposes are already being done by the realDonaldTrump administration. Be objective and fair when reporting! What, wear a mask! Isn't that what we are doing? Biden is a fraud and a liar. End of story, promoted by CNBC the DNC propaganda outfit.
Who is stupid enough to believe what he said. This is just bla-bla-bla. Europe has tried look where they are. Some countries in Asia are succeeding but only because people are locked in the country for many months. No one goes out no one comes in Biden has “pie in the sky plans”with no concrete facts. There is more negative battery minerals mining then fossil fuels oil. No land reclamation. How many pounds of minerals sifting for each battery?Not effective.
Going to require TWO masks instead of just ONE😉👍 Trump have no plan from day one. The only thing qe have been hearing is, it will soon go away. No plan from Trump. Hahahahaha. You guys kill me. Bahahaha It should be a national mandate to wear mask. Ask WI how the mask mandate is working out Biden always talks a good game but does nothing! Look at his past record and not what he says. He’s a corrupt politician who doesn’t have leadership or business skills. He will make things much worse for the Covid and economy.
“Imagine a day in the not too distant future, when you can enjoy dinner with your friends and family, and maybe even go out to a movie,” said Biden. His 'not too distant future' is going to be a goalpost that is constantly going to be moved, just like the original 2 weeks. Looks like our rights would be taken away...
Lol. Nothing new. Stop carrying his water for him. Try asking him about the millions of dollars China, Ukraine, Russia, etc paid his family WHILE he was VP! Biden crime family, all will be revealed from the laptop computer hard disk drives! This weekend! 저는 오늘 예수님을 영접하고 다시 새롭게 태어났습니다. 예수님만이 우리를 구원하실수 있으십니다. 메시아께서 오십니다 아멘.
Ugh what debate were you watching Is this like “BidenCare”? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Clueless and sleeping most of the day Help NY taxi workers survive from debt and bankruptcies. Save the iconic New York Yellow Taxi industry. 🙏🙏🙏 His plan is to go sleep it off down cellar.. Where IS the PLAN? Stop it ! Dems you give us a real candidate ! He’s not with it
BITCOIN IS EXPLODING IN PRICE!! 💥🚀 paypal announced they are now on board with it! Went up $1600 in a week! Grab some before it goes to 20k, everyone!!!!! Research! Invest! Be happy 😊 That he read from a teleprompter and the only thing that was new to President Trump’s plan was a National mask mandate.
It's the same plan Trump has lol He lies so much, how can you believe anything he promises? Ummmm. Plagiarism. He is saying what is already being done. Please FUCK hiden Yea he is gonna shut the country down and there goes your jobs “socialism in the making’ Ya. His plan is to stay quarantined in his basement
We get it, You’re endorsing Biden The plan is hide in the basement 😂😂😂 Trump administration’s COVID plan... Joe Biden,will eliminate fracking,eliminate the oil industry,start the $100trillion bankrupt the US green new deal,raise our taxes,socialize your healthcare;get rid of Trump Tax cuts,put a ton of regulations back on the US,weaken our military,drain our 401ks& more;vote Trump cnn
Well we are all wearing masks in Michigan in Michigan and the numbers are increasing, ppe is readily available and worn and vaccines are being developed at record rates so basically his detailed plan is plagiarizing trump “Imagine a day in the not too distant future, when you can enjoy dinner with your friends and family, and maybe even go out to a movie,” said Biden Here in Texas, I am doing this already. Don't need to imagine it. Don't need anything from the federal govt.
A waste, we have plenty of testing, I went today and was the only one there. Can’t mandate masks nationally, so he is relying on the same elected officials that are making the call now. All Interstate transportation require masks now. It is the same as Trump's He basically will do everything the president did. WHO just said lockdowns are bad which they are and many states have mask mandates and it's not up to the president to do so.
JoeBiden : National Shutdown There was nothing remotely close to a plan by Biden. You fools even take it a step further by stating Trump is pushing responsibility to the states...IT IS THE STATES and GOVERNORS responsibility as per the constitution. The misinformation you feed your sheep is disgusting.
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂💩💩 His plan is nothing. He will just create a civil war over masks. PPE is not an issue anymore, Guidelines have been out for months, Treatments and vaccines are here. Testing is available to anyone now. I call plagiarism. Bwahahaha! Plan is to wear masks, test, take the vaccine and make it free? Where have I heard all that before
Yes he did - CONTINUE TO DO WHAT TRUMP HAS DONE! National reopening guidelines will not work. There are too many variables at the local level a national guideline will not address. Just go back to your bunker . We will let you know when it’s over Your kidding right? His Plexiglas Plan and masks are your idea of a comprehensive well thought out solution? Please stop shilling for this crook.
Stop it. There was nothing close to a detailed plan last night. His actual plan is to wait for the vaccines that are already in progress, and then claim victory when they're ready. Cmon 😂😂 🙄 Infections soar? Americans have been in lockdown and wearing masks since March!! What’s the point if infections are just ‘soaring’ anyway? Seems then that masks and social distancing are NOT working
Does it start with “Come on”? Not really details. Shutdown. Gove out some money and masks. Destroy the economy. Does it look like the Anthrax plan he never revisited? Lol why hold out ? Hahaha Did he? Seriously. More like JoeBiden took a nap standing up Copied it from Trump! I actually feel sorry for Biden. He is so confused.
Is this plan for his position in the Senate or as the possibility of President?!?! He seems to be unclear on which one he is running for this year. Earthing is good at prevent & fight almost all health problem,go DIY a grounding mat,pillow or sheet for home use,it's free and effortless,no need to buy. Anxiety,chronic pain,diabetes,high blood pressure,cancer,heart disease,inflammation,insomnia&etc.😷🏠
A President with a plan, that’s a novel idea! 🤣🤣🤣 shut down you mean It will take more than 47 years to get it done This is already happening HE HAS A PLAN! Who better to fight Coronavirus than a president that has recovered from it? It’s called plexiglass & he’ll own a company who makes plexiglass. No one should trust sleepy Joe
Can’t wait to shutdown till 2939 Didn't hear it last night except shutdown.... Funny same as Trumps No comments ever on 😂 It’s called plagiarizing Trump
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