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

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

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.

Donald Trump took early action to ban travel from China

At the outset, the Trump administration stopped travel from China to stem the spread to the United States for as long as possible.

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.

Donald Trump flattened the curve

The implementation of shutdowns and social-distancing across almost every US state succeeded in stopping the exponential spread of the virus in its early days.

Donald Trump's personal experience with the virus will increase his vigilance in responding to the pandemic

Having personally experienced the healthcare problems associated with the virus, Donald Trump will be more sympathetic to those experiencing it personally and be more determined to successfully eradicate the virus.

Joe Biden will be better for the coronavirus pandemic

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.

COVID-19 has already affected millions of Americans under the Trump administration

The lack of a national plan and strong federal guidelines have significantly contributed to a patchwork of policy, supplies, and outbreak trajectories across the US.

Joe Biden will effectively implement a vaccine when it is produced

Joe Biden will strengthen the American public’s faith in a vaccine through his own trust in vaccines and scientists as a rule.

Joe Biden will help struggling workers, families, and small businesses

The Biden administration would take actions to provide Americans with economic relief via a COVID-19 relief and response package, giving those struggling the best chance at returning to normalcy and revitalising the US economy.

Joe Biden will address racial and ethnic disparities in infection rates and outcomes

Joe Biden has already launched a racial equity plan to address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority, rural, and other vulnerable populations.

Joe Biden will rebuild public trust in science and public health institutions

Joe Biden's plan to rebuild trust in science and public health institutions would put the US at the forefront of healthcare innovation during a crucial moment in its history.

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This page was last edited on Wednesday, 14 Oct 2020 at 08:56 UTC