Biden says coronavirus will be first, tweede & third priority come Jan. 20

Biden says coronavirus will be first, tweede & third priority come Jan. 20

Verkose president Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic will be hisfirst priority, the second priority, and the third priorityonce he takes over the wit Huis next month.

Biden made the comments during an interview with the New York Times. Asked how he planned to persuade the public to change its behavior to curb the spread of the virus, Biden said he believes Americans adequately understand what is at stake.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce nominee for Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Van die.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks as he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce nominee for Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Van die. (AP)

There’s a new sense of urgency on the part of the public at large,” Biden gesê. “The American public is being made painfully aware of the extent and damage and incredibly high cost of failing to take the kind of measures we’ve been talking about.

Biden called the current rate of infection, “staggeringand acknowledged that thedamage and the death toll” is “going to be incredibly highwhen he is inaugurated on Jan. 20.

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Biden’s words come as the U.S. heads into a holiday season of travel and family gatherings that threaten to fuel the deadly outbreak across the nation.

Despite warnings from public health officials to stay home, meer as 1.19 million travelers passed through U.S. airport security checkpoints Wednesday – down by about 40% from a year ago, but the highest one-day total since the crisis took hold in mid-March.

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The virus has taken more than 327,000 lives in the U.S., met meer as 3,000 deaths per day repeatedly recorded over the past two weeks.

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