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Will Donald Trump or Joe Biden be better for the coronavirus pandemic? Show more Show less
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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?

Donald Trump will be better for the coronavirus pandemic Show more Show less

Donald Trump took early action in implementing travel bans, has already flattened the curve once, and is paving the way for the US economy to open again.
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Donald Trump paved the way for reopening America's economy

Understanding the harmful effect that a never-ending lockdown would have on the US economy, Trump provided support to help states safely reopen as soon as they were able to.
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The Trump Administration is investing approximately $2 billion in community health centers, helping their 28 million patients in medically under-served areas receive the care and testing they need. Donald Trump also negotiated and launched the Paycheck Protection Program – helping to save 51 million American jobs.[1] Donald Trump was also able to secure direct payments to help the countless Americans who are hurting due to the pandemic. His administration took executive action to give tax relief to workers, ensure unemployment benefits for those out of work, prevent families from losing their homes to eviction or foreclosure, and provide student debt relief for Americans already hurting due to the virus.[1]

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The rollout of the small-business programme had many delays and confusion from both the private banks authorised to make the loans and applicant businesses.[2] This set back the American economy further and hindered small businesses' recovery.

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  1. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-trumps-historic-coronavirus-response/
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52579200
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