Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who collected the 270 electoral votes needed to win the second round of the presidential election, named his first priority as president. He said his first priority would be to fight the coronavirus epidemic by vaccinating and restoring the economy.
“It’s not about politics. It’s about saving lives,” Biden’s statement is quoted on the website.
He said his administration has to contain the spread of the disease and compensate for its effects: get busy vaccinating the population and help Americans in need financially.
Earlier, Biden had announced a speech to celebrate his election victory. He noted that the elections were fair and called for unity. The politician also called to fight the pandemic and to develop a package of measures to support the economy.
On November 3, the U.S. held another presidential election. According to media estimates, Biden won the number of electoral votes necessary for victory and defeated the incumbent head of state Donald Trump. The Democrat has already declared himself the elected president of the United States.