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Biden Win Signals a Turning Point in U.S. Coronavirus Response

  • President-elect can’t take over virus fight until Jan. 20
  • Plan includes emphasis on masks, money for testing and aid
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Biden: I Will Govern as an American President

President-elect Joe Biden’s victory signals a turning point in the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, as he promises a newly aggressive federal effort to contain a virus that is spiking nationwide in contrast to a president who has consistently downplayed the outbreak’s dangers and promised it would disappear.

But while the president-elect can begin to lay the groundwork for a more muscular approach and a vastly different messaging campaign than President Donald Trump, Biden will have to wait until he is officially inaugurated on Jan. 20 to put any of those plans into place.