According to several news reports, Biden’s strategic plan to rejoin the World Health Organization and federal public health agencies will push through once Biden wins the elections. His coronavirus plan to combat the pandemic includes increased health care apparatus production, massive testing upgrades, and widespread face coverings such as surgical masks. Biden’s campaign website lists the description of his plan in greater detail.
Biden’s campaign for fighting the coronavirus does not promote new economic shutdowns, as allegedly claimed by the Republican party if he wins the presidential position. Instead, Biden emphasizes the importance of cautious reopening of establishments. This move will become the quickest method to control the spread of COVID-19 with U.S. public health equipment.
Less than two weeks earlier, most voters’ worry lies with how President Trump and former Vice President Biden plan to grapple with coronavirus breakouts across the state. The topic has the most probability of being scrutinized in a heated debate on Thursday’s second and final presidential discussion.
Public health and infectious disease officials have carefully studied both candidates’ pandemic proposals. According to them, Biden’s idea was more acceptable due to his plan’s inclination to science on a clearly defined federal agendum. Warner Greene, a senior investigator with the Gladstone Institutes, affirmed his fellow public health experts’ statements.
“It’s rational. It’s what you would expect from a president. It’s not just winging it,” said Greene. “What we’ve had is a very political, very uneven approach. We can do better. We have the tools if we could employ them,” he added.
However, not all health experts take Biden’s approach in a positive light. UC Berkeley’s infectious disease expert Lee Riley has several criticisms on Biden’s plan. Riley is interested to see the renovation of the state’s public health foundation in particular. Despite his setbacks on Biden’s idea, Riley is also unsure of Trump’s coronavirus proposal. His uncertainty is due to the absence of a formal plan coming from Trump’s campaign except for the insistence on creating an effective vaccine for the soonest possible time.
“Anything is better than no plan at all,” asserted Riley. “Just acknowledging that this is a real public health issue and taking a leadership role – acknowledging that this is something that has to deal with – that’s a big deal,” he added.
The U.S. is one of the most affected countries by the spread of coronavirus due to the uneven high number of infections and death counts. The U.S. makes up only 4% of the world’s entire populace but roughly a fifth of all coronavirus cases. Furthermore, more than 220,000 Americans died from the virus as of late.
Biden’s plan has addressed several notable features that reassured the Bay Area health professionals’ concerns on the idea’s effectiveness. Developing a vaccine distribution plan derived from federal experts’ analysis, hiring at least 100,000 Americans to increase national contact-tracing laborforce, and reconciling with the World Health Organization are some of the examples.
UCSF infectious disease expert George Rutherford and other health experts emphasized the urgent importance of Biden’s resolution to work with the World Health Organization and re-establish a worldwide solution to the coronavirus.
“It’s a pretty detailed plan. It’s quite polished,” stated Rutherford, adding, “It has potential for being a major turning point in this pandemic.”
One problem that may overturn Biden’s proposal is how any idea of his would go over in deeply conflicting affairs of the state, including wearing face coverings. According to several public health experts, if Biden wins the presidential elections, he will most likely experience particular setbacks to any statewide agendum.
However, Riley hoped that people would eventually follow through with Biden’s proposals for the nation.