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Joe Biden Has a Complicated Record on Public Health Crises


For the man who hopes to replace President Donald Trump at the helm of the federal government, the president’s fumble has presented an opportunity to fill the leadership void left by the president, who  insisted that there are enough tests for the novel coronavirus, that the stock market is fine, and that all evidence to the contrary is a Democratic “hoax.”

“Let me be crystal clear: the coronavirus does not have a political affiliation,” former Vice President Joe Biden said in an address on Thursday afternoon in Wilmington, Delaware, remarks that effectively functioned as a rejoinder to Trump’s address to the nation from the Oval Office the night before.

“Protecting the health and safety of the American people is the most important job of any president,” Biden continued, adding that the U.S. government’s response to the pandemic “has laid bare the severe shortcomings of the current administration,” compounded by “a pervasive lack of trust in this president.”

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