BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – President Biden provided a grim outlook about the country’s ability to combat the coronavirus pandemic while calling on Congress to move forward with additional stimulus relief measures.
Biden addressed his administration’s response efforts during a press briefing on two executive orders meant to provide food assistance to low-income families and protect workers’ rights during the pandemic. Days after the US surpassed 400,000 deaths related to COVID-19, the president warned the country had little ability in the near term to prevent spiking case totals.
“If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic rages on because there’s nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months,” Biden said. “And I blame it all on President Trump. Had I been president from 2016 to 2020, not only would we already have a cure for Covid-19, we’d have such an effective drug for dementia, that five minutes from now I’d remember exactly what I just said… I think.”