Washington, October 24
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pledged that if elected president in the November 3 election, he will ensure free Covid-19 vaccination for all Americans, laying out his pandemic response plan just days before the United States presidential polls.
In a major policy speech on Covid in his home state of Delaware, Biden on Friday flayed US President Donald Trump for his policies to combat the pandemic that has killed over 2,20,000 people and has had a devastating impact on the country’s economy.
“President Trump said we’re rounding the corner, it’s going away, we’re learning to live with it. They are quotes. But as I told him last night, we’re not learning to live with it. We’re learning to die with it. This is a dark winter ahead,” Biden, 77, said.
A new study from Columbia University suggests that anywhere between 1,30,000 and 2,10,000 of those deaths were avoidable, he said. “Once we have a safe and effective vaccine, it has to be free to everyone, whether or not you’re insured,” the former vice president said.
Alleging that Trump does not have a plan to fight the virus, Biden said the longer he is the president, the “more reckless” he gets. “We don’t have to be held prisoner by this administration’s failures. We can choose a different path. We can do what Americans have always done: come together and meet the challenge with grit, compassion, and determination,” he said. “We don’t have to be held prisoner by this administration’s failures. We can choose a different path. We can do what Americans have always done. Come together and meet the challenge with grit, compassion, and determination,” he said. — PTI
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