Joe’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic >>

Joe's leadership during
the COVID-19 Pandemic

Together, We Are Resilient and Strong

Joe speaks with a group of workers.

In the midst of a growing public health crisis the country is looking for leadership, stability, and  trusted experience — and that’s Vice President Joe Biden. Biden knows how to mount an effective crisis response and elevate the voices of scientists, public health experts, and first responders because he has done it before.

We need a decisive public health response to curb the spread of this disease and provide treatment to those in need — as well as a decisive economic response that delivers real relief to American workers, families, and small businesses, and protects the economy as a whole.

Joe’s been honest with the American people about what is necessary to beat this challenge, and knows that we are up to this task and that we will meet this challenge together as one America.

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We need transparent, empathetic leadership in this moment of crisis for the American people.
VP Biden

Since the start of this mounting national health crisis, Joe Biden has laid out what he would do as president to address this crisis, to ensure working families, small businesses and communities get the help they need, and to provide our frontline and essential workers the tools to do their jobs safely:

03/22/20 - On Congressional Economic Stimulus Negotiations

It’s simple: President Trump and Mitch McConnell are trying to put corporate bailouts ahead of families. And it’s simply wrong.

Here’s what’s happening. The White House and the Senate Republicans have proposed a $500 billion slush fund for corporations, with almost no conditions. Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary would decide which big businesses get how much, and he can give out billions with virtually no strings attached. The Trump Administration could even allow companies to use taxpayers’ money for stock buybacks and executive pay packages, and they don’t have to tell Americans where the money is going for months…

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03/22/20 - On FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor’s Comments on CNN State of the Union

The coronavirus pandemic is the most severe threat to public health that the United States has confronted in decades. It’s also causing unimaginable damage to our economy, putting working families and middle class Americans under agonizing financial strain…

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03/18/20 - On Immediate Actions the Trump Administration Must Take to Address the Public Health Crisis

My heart goes out to all Americans who are suffering from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus — those who are sick, those who are caring for others, those who have lost loved ones, those who cannot spend time with family members due to social distancing, and those who are already dealing with the economic fallout…

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01/27/20 - OP-ED: Trump is worst possible leader to deal with coronavirus outbreak

The possibility of a pandemic is a challenge Donald Trump is unqualified to handle as president. I remember how Trump sought to stoke fear and stigma during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. He called President Barack Obama a “dope” and “incompetent” and railed against the evidence-based response our administration put in place — which quelled the crisis and saved hundreds of thousands of lives — in favor of reactionary travel bans that would only have made things worse. He advocated abandoning exposed and infected American citizens rather than bringing them home for treatment…

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We've got to inform and reassure the American people.

Donald Trump is not to blame for the coronavirus. But he does bear responsibility for the response. The American people need and deserve a leader who will give them the truth.

03/23/20 - Joe Biden Delivers Remarks on the Coronavirus Pandemic

03/21/20 - Coronavirus Explained By Former White House Ebola Response Coordinator

03/17/20 - Joe Biden Addresses Election Results in the Midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic

03/15/20 - Joe Biden Discusses the Coronavirus Pandemic at the CNN Democratic Debate

03/12/20 - Joe Biden Addresses the Nation on Confronting the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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What America needs is immediate action to curb the spread of the Coronavirus and support those impacted.
Joe delivers remarks while Dr. Biden looks on.

There is simply too much at stake – too many lives, too many livelihoods, too many homes and families and businesses and communities at risk.

The plan Vice President Biden released offers both a decisive public health response to curb the spread of this disease and provide treatment to those in need — as well as a decisive economic response that delivers real relief to American workers, families, and small businesses—and protects the economy as a whole.

Read the full plan here>>

Read the emergency economic plan here >>