Updated: Nov 19, 2020
Supporters in major cities take to the streets to celebrate Joe Biden being named the President-elect of the United States. . As expected, Biden is said to lead the country out of its current and ongoing public health crisis, the coronavirus pandemic. As exhibited by his official website, Biden claims he will listen to science, ensure public health decisions are informed by public health professionals, and reinstate the trust, transparency, and accountability to the U.S. government. Through a seven-point plan, President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris plan to utilize a seven-point plan to defeat the pandemic:
Guarantee reliable and free testing is available to all Americans.
Increase the national supply of equipment such as masks and hand sanitizers.
Follow and promote the guidelines instructed by the CDC to safely reopen schools and businesses.
After investing $25 billion in a COVID-19 vaccine, ensure every American has equitable access to it.
Through a Racial and Ethnic Disparities Task Force, insight will be offered regarding disparities present in public health disasters.
Restore defenses that were dismantled by Trump in 2018, including the White House National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense.
Ensure each and every American continues to wear face coverings when surrounded by people outside of their household.
Similarly to the importance of the containment of COVID-19, Biden also plans to work towards affordable health care for all Americans. Following President Obama's signing of the Affordable Care Act in the middle of his latter term, over 100 million people had access to healthcare. However, in recent years, the Republican party has worked to dismantle the program. Biden plans to protect the Affordable Care Act and ensure every American has access to health insurance.
Since the initial announcement of his victory, Biden has taken to Twitter to thank his supporters, stating "I will be a President for all Americans – whether you voted for me or not. I will keep the faith that you have placed in me."