The coronavirus pandemic has become the worst global health crisis in more than a century and has taken an unprecedented toll on the United States. The 2020 US election will hinge on how the candidates respond to the virus. Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden be better for the coronavirus pandemic?
Joe Biden will be better for the coronavirus pandemicShow moreShow less
The Trump administration has already failed to save the lives of millions of vulnerable Americans during the pandemic. Joe Biden will drive the search for a vaccine, and support the most marginalised groups in society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joe Biden has already launched a racial equity plan to address the disparities in the COVID-19 response. The COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act would require the administration to develop an action plan to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority, rural, and other vulnerable populations.
Biden's administration would require states to revise testing and contact tracing plans to address these disparities and authorise the development of targeted public awareness campaigns about COVID-19 symptoms, testing, and treatment directed at the marginalised populations. Joe Biden would also ensure that federally funded contact-tracing efforts are tailored to the racial and ethnic diversity of local communities.