CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “Experts say that universal masking could save, between now and January, 100,000 lives. Let me say that again. Between now and January, mandatory masking could save 100,000 lives [from coronavirus]. I backed that mandate months ago. He [Donald Trump] should back it now.

Since the president entered the hospital on Friday, since Friday, more than 100,000 more people have been diagnosed with COVID. And this week, at least 5,000 more will die. Cases and deaths are climbing in many states. I hope the president’s recovery is swift and successful, but our nation’s covered crisis is far, far from over.”

-Joe Biden, “LIVE: Joe Biden Speech on how we can Build Back Better in Florida,” YouTube.com, Oct. 5, 2020