Media Outlets Examine Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Response, Plans From Biden, Democrats To Address Pandemic

New York Times: Biden’s Covid Response Plan Draws From F.D.R.’s New Deal
“Joseph R. Biden Jr. is preparing for the biggest challenge he would face if elected president — ending the coronavirus pandemic — by reaching back nearly a century to draw on the ideas of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose big-government policies lifted the country out of the Great Depression and changed the shape of America…” (Goodnough/Stolberg, 10/14).

New York Times: Trump Overstates WHO Position on Lockdowns
“This week, President Trump exaggerated a position taken by the World Health Organization, saying that the agency had vindicated his derision of lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic…” (Wu, 10/15).

Washington Post: Democrats decry Trump’s coronavirus response and lay out plan for international cooperation
“A group of 100 House Democrats on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration’s unilateral approach to the coronavirus pandemic and offered a plan for working with other countries to control the crisis and ensure that vaccines can be shared widely and quickly…” (Hudson, 10/14).

Additional coverage of the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response is available from Science.

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