Elected president promises to make the fight against pandemic one of his priorities
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will speak on Wednesday, in advance of Thanksgiving, about the threats posed by coronavirus proliferation.
The speech is intended to encourage Americans by highlighting the importance of the sacrifices they will have to make during the holidays as a result of virus control measures.
Biden promised to make the fight against the pandemic one of his priorities.
The number of patients hospitalized in the country reached a record 86,000 on Tuesday. The disease has already claimed more than 275,000 lives in the United States.
The average daily number of new cases is 171,000 and deaths are 1,500.
Despite appeals from health authorities, many Americans still travel around the country, with traffic congestion reaching record levels since March, although it remains lower than before the pandemic.
Biden, who is planning to spend Thanksgiving with his family in Delaware, said Tuesday he was able to coordinate with the Trump administration on issues related to vaccine distribution and national security.
The White House also authorized daily intelligence reports to be sent to Biden.
“Such a proposal came in,” Biden said Tuesday. – … We will do it on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, President Trump and his attorney Rudi Giuliani will attend a meeting of the Pennsylvania Senate Committee in Gettysburg. This is one of the President’s rare public appearances since the announcement of the election results.
Asked about a trip to the state where Trump lost in 2020, his sister-in-law and campaign worker Lara Trump said: “I don’t know what the president himself is planning to do. There are no comments at the headquarters yet.
Biden continues to form his future office. He has made it clear that he has no plans to appoint his former primaries rivals, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, noting that he needs their votes in the Senate, where seats are almost equally distributed.
On January 5, Georgia will host the second round of senatorial elections to determine which party will have a majority. In the House of Representatives, the overweight of the Democratic Party has decreased as a result of the elections.
“Taking someone from the Senate or the House of Representatives, especially an influential person, is a very difficult decision,” Biden said. – I have a very ambitious and progressive agenda, and its implementation will require very strong leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate”.
Trump told his close associates that he plans to pardon his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to the FBI’s false testimony during an investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, a source familiar with the situation said Tuesday.