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The projected president of the 2020 election, Joe Biden, gave his first speech in Wilmington, Delaware stating his possible plans for COVID-19 relief in January.

If confirmed by the electoral college, Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Jan. 20. In his speech, he explained that the American people should first expect a plan to combat COVID-19. This plan would include an increase in testing sites, as well as financial aid for both schools and people affected by the pandemic. 

The pandemic has affected many people, resulting in a loss of over 22 million jobs. 

According to a statement released through his campaign website, Biden will begin with “a decisive economic response that starts with emergency paid leave for all those affected by the outbreak and gives all necessary help to workers, families, and small businesses that are hit hard by this crisis.” 

Biden said those who were impacted by the pandemic should be helped with the economic consequences. This plan also includes a task force that includes both doctors and health experts who have already been working with Biden.

The amount of COVID-19 cases increased recently leaving “more than 9.3 million total infections and more than 236,00 deaths.” This does not include the shutdowns in place around the world due to this recent rise in cases. 

According to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ “seven point plan” they will begin by adding more drive through testing sites, which will be free and ensure that personal protective equipment(PPE) is available. These two issues are highly important since they were what caused the pandemic to rapidly increase. 

The projected President-elect seeks to provide many resources that can eventually help fight the spread of COVID-19 as well as with helping find a cure. Harris took to Twitter to explain that the plan will be intended to provide help for everyone.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to publicly argue that Joe Biden is “all talk” and doesn’t actually intend on moving forward with his COVID-19 plan.

Written ByItzel Mendoza

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