Roll Call Examines Similarities, Differences In Trump, Biden Plans To Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Roll Call: Despite debate talk, Biden virus approach differs from Trump’s
“Former Vice President Joe Biden’s plan for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has much in common with what the Trump administration has attempted so far, but Biden’s overall approach would likely differ from Trump’s in important ways, experts say. Both campaigns emphasize access to testing, developing vaccines, and making more medical supplies in the United States. … But Biden seems more likely to unify the planning into a cohesive national strategy and respect science, public health experts say, while President Donald Trump has prioritized reopening the economy over safety. Trump also has personally shared misinformation and flouted his own administration’s plans. Another key difference between the candidates is the role of the federal government, said Jennifer Kates, senior vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the nonpartisan Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation…” (Raman/Siddons, 10/8).

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