Say it is so, Joe

As Joe Biden prepares to enter the White House 66 days from now, he is facing a humanitarian disaster, with coronavirus continuing to rage across the US in a welter of deaths and infections

15th November, 2020
Say it is so, Joe
President-elect Joe Biden and family watch fireworks in Wilmington, Delaware after the race was called for him on November 7. He will assume the presidency with a crippling burden in the form of the pandemic and a healthcare system that may be at breaking point. Picture: Getty

By January 20, the day Joe Biden is scheduled to be sworn in as the US’s 46th President, as many as 400,000 American lives could be lost as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the United States since February, medical experts have warned.

If deaths and new infections continue at the current rate – on Thursday there were 153,000 new cases and almost 2,000 deaths – the number of confirmed infections could...

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