Biden’s COVID-19 Plans “Collide With New Realities”: WaPo

Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

“It’s going to be very challenging for Biden to implement some of the ambitious pandemic preparedness and response plans he has … ”

Biden’s plans to curb COVID-19 could face big hurdles in a divided country and Congress.

Nov. 7, 2020 

The Washington Post – President-elect Joe Biden made his election bid a referendum on Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

But as he inherits the worst crisis since the Great Depression — a raging pandemic on top of a teetering economy — his plans to turn that around are set to collide with new political realities.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The closeness of the results underscore voters’ deep divisions about how they think the virus should be handled.

And depending on the outcome of two Senate runoff elections, it is possible Biden will have to navigate a Republican-controlled Senate disinclined to support a greater federal role in testing and contact tracing, among other responsibilities now left mostly to the states.

“It’s going to be very challenging for Biden to implement some of the ambitious pandemic preparedness and response plans he has,” said Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

Time is not on his side either, as the country surpassed 128,000 cases on Friday, setting a record for the third straight day, and more than 1,000 people a day are dying — a toll that is expected to grow in coming weeks as the weather turns colder and many Americans retreat indoors.

Projections by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington suggest the worst stretch of the pandemic is likely to hit in mid- to late January, just around the time Biden would take office.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The surge is expected to continue unless Trump undertakes aggressive new measures against the virus in his final two months — a prospect considered unlikely since he has repeatedly claimed the country was “rounding the turn” on the pandemic, even as cases and hospitalizations climbed.

Even before the race was officially called Saturday, Biden made clear in a speech Friday night that addressing the public health and economic crises would be his top priority … Read more. 

ALSO ON HEADLINE HEALTH TODAY: Biden Victory Is “Fake News” | COVID-19 May Lead To Long Term Hearing Loss | Point, Click, Make Baby

- Advertisement -


Game-Changing Covid Treatment Pill May Be Just Months Away

At least three promising antivirals for covid are being tested in clinical trials, with results expected as soon as late fall or winter.

U.S. Is Discarding Millions Of Doses Of Unwanted Vaccines

The federal government is working with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers to reduce the number of doses per vial, amid growing concerns about wasted vaccines.

Pop Star Makes Stunning Discovery: ‘People Are Scared Of Big Boobs’

“I lost 100,000 followers, just because of the boobs. People are scared of big boobs.”

Vaccinated People Are ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread Covid: True?

The Atlantic – For many fully vaccinated Americans, the Delta surge spoiled what should’ve been a glorious summer. Those who had cast their masks aside...

Biden Admin. Awards $150K To Florida District That Resisted DeSantis

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said on Thursday that it was reimbursing a Florida school district that lost state money for imposing a mask...

Ivermectin: What The Evidence Says

Daily Briefing, September 21, 2021 ADVISORY BOARD – Ivermectin is an anti-parasite drug discovered in 1975. It was initially introduced as a drug for livestock,...

CDC Backs COVID Booster For Millions

AP – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday endorsed booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans, opening a...

Doctors Charged In Massive Fraud Including False Covid Claims

NBC NEWS – The Department of Justice has announced criminal charges against 42 medical professionals, including 23 doctors, and nearly 100 other people for...

Middle-School Mom Rips School Board Over Anal Sex Reference

FOX NEWS – A Texas school district has removed a book from schools after an irate mother read aloud an excerpt about anal sex...

State Cops Sue Governor To Block Vaccine Mandate

FOX NEWS – The union that represents about 1,800 Massachusetts State Police troopers went before a judge Wednesday asking for a delay in the...
- Advertisement -