The Biden Plan to Fight the Coronavirus
The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden , announced the formation of a group of experts who will address the crisis about the coronavirus that has left more than 100,000 infections for the fourth consecutive day for a total that is close to 10 million, according to the count from Johns Hopkins University .
Biden made the announcement during his speech to a crowd of supporters gathered in Wilmington, Delaware, to celebrate his victory in the US presidential elections – “On Monday (November 9) I will establish a group of leading scientists and experts as advisors to work on a plan that will take effect on January 20, 2021”, alluding to the date on which he will assume power.
After accusing Donald Trump of having disparaged his own health experts, Biden has assured that he would keep respected immunologist Anthony Fauci on the White House team against the coronavirus. He also said he wants to “remove the muzzle from our experts” and cancel the process to remove the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), which the Republican began in July.
During the week of presidential elections, the country reported a marked increase in infections, with record numbers of new infections over several days. The United States registered more than 122,000 new positive cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours this Saturday, November 7, according to Johns Hopkins University, a reference on the matter. In the same period, another 991 people died from the virus in the country most affected by this disease on the planet.
After the United States, the countries with the most fatalities are Brazil, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Among the hardest hit countries, Belgium has the highest mortality rate, with 111 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Peru, 106; Spain, 83; and Brazil, 76. China, without taking into account the territories of Hong Kong and Macao, registered a total of 86,212 infected people, of which 4,634 died and 81,168 recovered.