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Having little else to fall back on, Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s closing argument to the American people seems to be to pound the negatives of the pandemic brought on by the Chinese plague.
With three days to go and little push back from his media allies, the 77-year-old Democrat is slamming President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus, while touting his own plan to promise that he will “shut down the virus.”
However, Biden hasn’t been very forthcoming about the details of his plan — one consistency he speaks of is mandatory masks, but a lot of people who wear masks have contacted COVID-19 — and he claimed that Trump has “no plan to address COVID-19” and has quit on the American people.
“He quit on you, on your family, on America. He just wants us to grow numb to the horrors of the death toll and the pain,” Biden tweeted Saturday.
What’s your plan? More lockdowns?
Please, be specific. https://t.co/d95l4QPL2r
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) October 31, 2020
There’s continued ambiguity about how coronavirus deaths are being calculated and after nearly eight months of dealing with the pandemic, Americans are more than ready to move on.
But how will Biden address the crisis, should he be elected. There is a growing concern that he will lock the country down again, which he rejects. At the same time, he claims he will “listen to the scientists.”
Here’s more from Fox News on what Biden has said he will do:
Biden said he would emphasize the importance of wearing a mask, invest in rapid response testing kits, put the government’s faith back in science and establish a national plan for reopening, but has not shared specifics.
“I’ll reach out to every governor in every state, red and blue, as well as mayors and local officials during transition, to find out what support they need and how much of it they need,” Biden said earlier this month. “I’ll ask the new Congress to put a bill on my desk by the end of January, with all the resources necessary to see how both our public health and our economic response can be seen through the end, what is needed.”
The vice president also said he would ramp up production of personal protective gear and work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on safely reopening schools, businesses and facilities nationwide.
Aside from the carefully-worded bailout of the states voiced above, much of what Biden proposes copies from Trump’s actions already taken.
The fact Biden feels compelled to push back on the belief that he will lock down the country again shows that Americans have grown weary of the heavy-handed government response.
“I’m not going to shut down the economy. I’m not going to shut down the country,” he said Saturday in Flint, Mich. “But I am going to shut down the virus.”
For the first time in the campaign, Biden and Obama made a joint appearance in the battleground state of Michigan
With three days to go and the enthusiasm in Trump’s favor as he zips across the country holding rallies in multiple states, Biden fell back on his bromance with Obama to try to stir a little excitement.
Of course, if he has the secret of eradicating the coronavirus, why is he keeping it to himself? Unless…
I think it’s this. But we’ll need an interpreter: pic.twitter.com/0EAR9sjlGp
— Mike H. (@mkharsh33) October 31, 2020
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
If he had this brilliant plan that would save lives and not lockdown the country, why wouldn’t he share it with Trump so it can be implemented immediately? I mean, wouldn’t it be worth it to save lives now as opposed to waiting until mid-January?????
— Keith (@ktx2019) October 31, 2020
*insert vacuous words like together, equality, empathy, hope, and change, but no actual plans to attain any of that*
— Sarah Coney Barrett (@SarahCateCLE) October 31, 2020
He’ll double the number of testing sites… According to the ad I just saw. Because… It’s impossible to get a test right now, I guess?
— Justin Bailey (@justin6898) October 31, 2020
Yeah, he gives no specifics other than “I’ll listen to the scientists.”
— Colette (@Colettesays_20) October 31, 2020
It’s mask mandates and lockdowns because Fauci…
— BMF (@Lafcurve) October 31, 2020
Biden just mumbles along saying “ I have a plan, I have a plan”, I even saw a commercial this morning stating his plan to double testing…testing is not the issue Joe! The issue is unnecessary lockdowns for a 99.9% survival rate.
— WS Cali (@cali_ws) October 31, 2020
Yes, all of this hatred and name-calling is actually dependent upon—and proportional to—the validity of the “Covid” mortality statistics. Oh! People are dying, yes… as they have for centuries. And for so many reasons. Are they all dying of Covid-19? Absolutely Not.
— DeeAnn (@DeeAnn3141592) October 31, 2020
Biden’s focusing on therapeutics, specifically a new drug called Trunalimunumaprzure™️, which Tony Fauci is already calling a “game changer.”
— Luigi Warren (@luigi_warren) October 31, 2020
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