Biden attacks Trump’s handling of COVID-19 as U.S. cases rise

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday launched a contemporary assault on President Donald Trump’s “historic mismanagement” of the coronavirus pandemic as the quantity of confirmed cases in lots of states rises.

Speaking in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, the previous vice chairman argued that earlier motion by Mr. Trump would have lowered the quantity who fell ailing and the financial impression of the virus.

“The American people don’t make enormous sacrifices over the past four months so … you can waste all their efforts they have undertaken with your midnight rantings and tweets,” stated Mr. Biden, who delivered the speech to reporters in a highschool gymnasium.

Mr. Biden launched an up to date plan to deal with the pandemic, which would come with extra COVID-19 testing and hiring no less than 100,000 contract tracers.

He predicted that the coronavirus outbreak would seemingly worsen with the onset of the flu season, and stated preparations ought to embrace extra flu vaccines.

Mr. Biden stated that, if elected, he would ask the federal authorities’s high illness professional, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to serve one other time period.

Mr. Trump and his allies say the toll of the virus — which has killed greater than 126,000 Americans, in keeping with a Reuters tally — may have been bigger with out journey bans he put in place for guests from China, and later from Europe.

They have argued the rising confirmed cases in current weeks are largely attributable to extra testing, though the speed of optimistic exams has additionally been rising.

Mr. Trump marketing campaign spokeswoman Courtney Parella stated Mr. Biden was “fearmongering and rooting against Americas success” whereas Mr. Trump led a public and private-sector mobilization that had slowed the unfold of the virus.

The Republican president is trailing Mr. Biden in opinion polls forward of the Nov. three election amid the pandemic’s well being and financial crises, and nationwide protests in opposition to police brutality.

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