President elect Joe Biden called for urgent action on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday as he introduced a health care team.
Biden had laid out three priorities for his first 100 days in office. A call for all Americans to voluntarily wear masks during his first 100 days, a commitment to administer 100 million vaccines and pledges to try to reopen a majority of the nation’s schools.
“I know that out of our collective pain, we will find our collective purpose: to control the pandemic, to save lives, and to heal as a nation,” Biden said.
The rest of Biden’s extensive health care agenda, from expanding insurance coverage to negotiating prices for prescription drugs, will likely hinge on how his administration performs in this first test of competence and credibility.
By Kristofel Abella
Ka Lā News staff writer