Biden talks COVID-19 plans during victory speech, DSU professor weighs in

DOVER, Del. – On Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden became the 46th President-elect of the United States.  Saturday night, Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation in his hometown of Wilmington Delaware. During his speech, Biden announced his plans to launch the COVID-19 task force where he said advisers would help him take the proposals he’s released during his campaign for dealing with the pandemic and turn those proposals into a blueprint that he’ll enact when he’s inaugurated as president next January. Those proposals include making investments in PPE, loans for small businesses, as well as plans to implement more standardized public health guidelines. One professor from Delaware State University who spoke with 47 ABC says that while the country still has a long road ahead when it comes to dealing with the pandemic, she’s confident in Biden’s abilities.

“He’s been talking to medical professionals, respected medical professionals, public health professionals for months, maybe six months or so. You can tell he’s listening, he’s not just hearing them but he’s digesting it. And he thinks about what it means for the country as a whole so I think that’s important,” said Dr. Donna Patterson, Chair, of the Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at Delaware State University.

President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a group of scientists and experts to help him craft a plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic on Monday.


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