Biden To Unveil National Response After Trump Left No Plan And Made Containing COVID More Difficult
January 21, 2021
Today, President Biden will unveil a highly coordinated national federal strategy to combat the pandemic, which Trump repeatedly failed to do. The Trump administration left Biden no vaccine distribution plan whatsoever and its poor management of the crisis has only made Biden’s task of containing the coronavirus even more difficult.
Today, President Biden will unveil a highly coordinated federal response to the pandemic, which Trump refused to implement.
New York Times: “President Biden planned to use Thursday, his first full day in office, to go on the offensive against the coronavirus, with national strategy that includes aggressive use of executive authority to protect workers, advance racial equity and ramp up the manufacturing of test kits, vaccines and supplies. The ‘National Strategy for the Covid-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness,’ previewed Wednesday evening by Mr. Biden’s advisers, outlines the kind of muscular and highly coordinated federal response that Democrats have long demanded and that President Donald J. Trump rejected. Mr. Trump insisted that state governments take the lead.”
The Trump administration badly managed the pandemic and left President Biden no vaccine distribution plan whatsoever.
CNN: “Newly sworn in President Joe Biden and his advisers are inheriting no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration, sources tell CNN, posing a significant challenge for the new White House.”
The Daily Beast: “The Biden administration came into power with purpose and an extensive agenda to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but purpose and planning only gets you so far—particularly when the president’s team is only just now getting a clear picture of how badly the previous administration had managed the crisis.”