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?
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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's campaign stated that his administration intends to direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue transparent, evidence-based guidance around the public-health risks of reopening restaurants, schools and public spaces. This would also help to restore morale within the CDC and This could also go a long way towards restoring morale within the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who feel they have been unheard throughout the pandemic by the Trump administration.
Biden has also committed to supporting and working with the World Health Organization (WHO), which Trump began to withdraw from in July. As well as providing important funds to enable the WHO to help fight the coronavirus pandemic along with other diseases, reinstating US commitment to the WHO would eventually enable it to join its international COVAX facility. This aims to accelerate the search for and manufacture of vaccines to fight coronavirus, and would put the US at the forefront of healthcare innovation during a crucial moment in its history.