January 22, 2021
President Biden’s Expected Direction for the COVID-19 Response
President Biden recently released the first part of his “American Rescue Plan”, a $1.9 trillion proposal for COVID-19 relief. With current vaccine distribution efforts falling far below expectations, many Americans are wondering if President Biden’s response will be enough to adequately address the pandemic. President Biden’s proposal includes significant funding for vaccine distribution, contact tracing and addressing health disparities. While the COVID-19 response under the Trump Administration could be characterized by emphasizing state or local-level responses to the pandemic, the Biden Administration recently released a national strategy. In addition, the President has made mention of passing another stimulus to boost the economy. [Included] are highlights from the American Rescue Plan; for more details on the proposal, click here.
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