Biden Faces Challenges in Quickly Combating the Pandemic
WILIMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Should he win next week’s presidential election, Joe Biden is vowing to begin combating the coronavirus before he even takes office.
He says he'll use his two months as president-elect to work with governors on instituting a nationwide mask-wearing mandate and with Congress on a sweeping spending bill to address the coronavirus and its fallout.
But Biden would still face significant political challenges in combating the worst public health crisis in a century.
He will encounter the limits of federal powers when it comes to mask requirements and is sure to face resistance from Republicans who may buck additional spending.