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11/26/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HOLIDAY/NEW YORK/RELIGION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: HAPPY THANKSGIVING! RT @SCOTUSblog

Just before midnight on the night before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court blocked New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from enforcing attendance limits at religious services. The vote is 5-4, with [John] Roberts and the three liberals dissenting. Here is the ruling: supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf
Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 26, 2020 4:48 am
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11/26/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HOLIDAY/JOE BIDEN: Thanksgiving has always been a special time for the Biden family. And while I know this isn’t the way many of us hoped to spend the holiday, the small act of staying home is a gift to our fellow Americans.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 26, 2020 3:08 am

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: “I’m hoping the news of the [coronavirus] vaccine will serve as an incentive to every American, to take these simple steps to get control of the virus. There’s real hope, tangible hope.

So, hang on. Don’t let yourselves surrender to the fatigue, which I understand it is real fatigue. I know we can, and we will beat this virus. America’s not going to lose this war. We’ll get our lives back. Life is going to return to normal, I promise you. This will happen. This will not last forever.

So yes, it’s been a really hard year, particularly hard for over 250000 people and their families. But I still believe we have much to be thankful for. There’s so much to hope for. Much to build on. Much to dream up.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden Delivers Thanksgiving Address | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 25, 2020

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “Starting on day one of my presidency, we will take steps that will change the course of this [coronavirus] disease. More testing. We’ll find people with cases and get them away from one another, slowing the number of infections.

More protective gear for businesses and our schools to do the same, reducing the number of cases. Clear guidance, we’ll get more businesses and more schools open. We all have a role to play in beating this crisis. The federal government has vast powers to combat the virus.

And I commit to you, I will use all of those powers to lead a national coordinated response, but the federal government can’t do this alone. Each of us has a responsibility in our own lives, do what we can do to slow the virus. Every decision we make matters. Every decision we make can save lives. None of these steps we’re asking people to take are political statements. Every one of them is based on science, real science.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden Delivers Thanksgiving Address | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 25, 2020

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “We have to try to slow the growth of this virus. We owe it to the doctors and the nurses and other frontline workers, care workers who’ve risked their lives. Some lost their lives. Put so much on the line in a heroic battle in this virus against it for so long.

We owe that to our fellow citizens who need access to hospital beds and care to fight this [coronavirus] disease. We owe it to one another. It’s literally our patriotic duty as Americans. It means wearing a mask, keeping social distancing, limiting the size of any group we’re in. Until we have a vaccine, these are the most effective tools to combat the virus.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden Delivers Thanksgiving Address | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 25, 2020

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “We fought nearly a year long battle with a virus that has devastated this nation. This brought us pain and loss and frustration. And has cost so many lives, 260,000 Americans and counting. It’s divided us, angered us, set us against one another.

I know the country has grown wary of the fight. We need to remember we’re war with the virus, not with one another, not with each other. This is the moment where we need to instill our spines, redouble our efforts and recommit ourselves to the fight. Let’s remember, we’re all in this together.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden Delivers Thanksgiving Address | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 25, 2020

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Don’t let yourself surrender to the fatigue.

America is not going to lose the war against this virus.

We’ll get our lives back. Life is going to return to normal. I promise.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 25, 2020 1:46 pm

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11/25/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/TRUMP ADMIN: “Now that the General Services Administration has determined President-elect Joe Biden may access the transition tools of the federal government, formal conversations between Mr. Biden’s team and Trump administration officials are already underway, the incoming president said Tuesday [Nov. 24, 2020].

Shortly after CBS News confirmed the former vice president can access the presidential daily briefing, Mr. Biden told NBC’s Lester Holt about the access his team is getting to current administration officials. Since the GSA’s letter of ascertainment Monday night, Mr. Biden said there’s been ‘immediate’ outreach from national security officials, adding that he can now access the daily briefings and his team is working out a meeting with the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force on vaccine distribution.”

-Kathryn Watson and Ben Tracy, “Biden says his team is already talking with Trump administration officials,” cbsnews.com, Nv. 25, 2020

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HOLIDAY/JOE BIDEN: For those who have lost loved ones — I know this time of year is especially difficult. I will be thinking and praying for each and every one of you at your Thanksgiving table.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 25, 2020 12:42 pm

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: We need to remember: We’re at war with a virus — not with each other.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 25, 2020 10:50 am

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HOLIDAY/JOE BIDEN: Tune in as I deliver a Thanksgiving address on the shared sacrifices Americans are making this holiday season and how we’ll get through this crisis together.

https://t.co/1v8vx05N9K?amp=1″

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 25, 2020 8:52 am

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11/25/2020

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/LGBTQ/MINORITIES/TRANSGENDER/WOMEN: As many as 1 in 3 women is the victim of gender-based violence at some point in her life, and that rate is even higher for women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, transgender individuals, and other members of vulnerable or underserved communities.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made matters worse, creating a ‘shadow pandemic’ for many women and girls who are largely confined to their home with their abuser and facing economic insecurity that makes escape more difficult.

Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, I reaffirm my commitment to ending this epidemic. A Biden-Harris administration will take bold action here at home and rejoin global efforts to confront gender-based violence in all its forms.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 25, 2020 7:09 am

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11/25/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS: The challenge before us right now is immense — we need bold action to fight this pandemic. That’s why @KamalaHarris and I are getting right to work preparing to get this virus under control.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 25, 2020 5:10 am

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11/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS: “During this Thanksgiving, we extend our eternal gratitude to the doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, and scientists who have waged the battle against the China virus, and we give thanks for the [coronavirus] vaccines and therapies that will soon end the pandemic. It’s just — just such a tremendous feeling to know that they’re coming, and they’ll be coming probably starting next week, or shortly thereafter.

We send our love to every member of the armed forces and the law enforcement heroes risking their lives to keep America safe, to keep America great, and, as I say, ‘America first.’ Shouldn’t go away from that: America first.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 24, 2020

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11/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “From our earliest days, America has always been a story of perseverance and triumph, determination and strength, loyalty and faith. This week, in a time that is very unusual but in so many ways, very, very good — what we’ve endured and been able to endure, with the [coronavirus] vaccines now coming out one after another. It’s an incredible thing that happened. One of the greatest medical achievements that this planet has ever seen.

But it’s time to remember that we live in a great, great country — the greatest of them all. And there’s nothing even close, as far as I’m concerned.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump at the National Thanksgiving Turkey Pardoning Ceremony,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 24, 2020

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11/24/2020

CLIMATE CHANGE/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TERRORISM: I believe America is strongest when we work with our allies.

It’s how we keep this country safe, counter terrorism and extremism, control this pandemic, deal with the climate crisis, and so much more.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 24, 2020 3:10 pm

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11/24/2020

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “I’m very thrilled with what’s happened on the [coronavirus] vaccine front. That’s been absolutely incredible. It’s— nothing like that has ever happened medically, and I think people are acknowledging that, and it’s having a big effect.”

-Donald Trump as quoted by Factbase, “Remarks: Donald Trump Delivers Remarks on the Stock Market – November 24, 2020,” factba.se, Nov. 24, 2020

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11/23/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS: Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris and I spent the afternoon meeting with a bipartisan group of mayors. It was just the start of what I know will be a strong partnership in the months and years ahead. Together, we’re going to beat COVID-19 and build back better.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 23, 2020 3:47 pm

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11/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/QUOTE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: They never thought a Vaccine could be done so soon but don’t worry, they will try to give the credit to Biden! RT @oldlife

they did not use a computer model (from May 2020)
‘But experts say that the development, testing and production of a vaccine for the public is still at least 12 to 18 months off, and that anything less would be a medical miracle.’ nbcnews.com/politics/donal?

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 21, 2020 5:15 pm

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11/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FAKE NEWS/HEALTHCARE: Fake News always ‘forgets’ to mention that far fewer people are dying when they get Covid. This is do to both our advanced therapeutics, and the gained knowledge of our great doctors, nurses and front line workers!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 21, 2020 11:48 am

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11/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FAKE NEWS/VACCINES: The Fake News is not talking about the fact that ‘Covid’ is running wild all over the World, not just in the U.S. I was at the Virtual G-20 meeting early this morning and the biggest subject was Covid. We will be healing fast, especially with our vaccines!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 21, 2020 11:35 am

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11/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Anyone who wants a COVID-19 test should be able to get one. Period.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 21, 2020 6:00 am

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11/21/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DONALD JR.: My son Donald is doing very well. Thank you!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 21, 2020 2:21 am

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11/20/2020

CORONAVIRUS/DONALD JR./TRUMP FAMILY: “Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for the coronavirus at the beginning of this week and has been in quarantine, though he is not experiencing any symptoms, according to a spokesperson for the president’s son…

Also on Friday, Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani — a White House aide — announced he had tested positive.”

-Jacob Knutson, “Donald Trump Jr. tests positive for coronavirus,” axios.com, Nov. 20, 2020

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11/20/2020

CORONAVIRUS/FOREIGN AFFAIRS: “Leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum began a virtual meeting on Friday [Nov. 20, 2020] to seek ways to revive their coronavirus-battered economies, with U.S. President Donald Trump participating…

Trump’s participation came as a surprise as he challenges the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, won by Joe Biden. Last weekend, Trump skipped the East Asia Summits and withdrew from speaking at an APEC CEO meeting earlier Friday.”

-Eileen Ng, “APEC leaders, including Trump, begin virtual meeting,” abcnews.go.com, Nov. 20, 2020

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11/20/2020

2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/DRUGS: “You know, I was put here to do a job. And Pfizer and others were way ahead on [coronavirus] vaccines. You wouldn’t have a vaccine, if it weren’t for me, for another four years because FDA would’ve never been able to do what they did — what I forced them to do.

And Pfizer and others even decided to not assess the results of their vaccine; in other words, not come out with a vaccine until just after the election. That’s because of what I did with favored nations and these other elements, instead of their original plan to assess the data in October.”

-Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump on Delivering Lower Prescription Drug Prices for All Americans,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 20, 2020

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11/20/2020

CHUCK SCHUMER/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS/NANCY PELOSI: This afternoon, @KamalaHarris and I met with @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer to discuss how we’ll get this virus under control, deliver much-needed relief, and build back better than before.

We’re getting right to work for the American people.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 20, 2020 1:08 pm

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11/20/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DEMS/SHUTDOWN: “[data expert] @justin_hart There will be no lockdowns other than those done by certain Democrat governors!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 20, 2020 1:21 am
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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS: “I am not going to shut down the economy, period. I’m going to shut down the virus. That’s what I’m going to shut down…

I’ll say it again. No national shutdown. No national shutdown, because every region, every area, every community can be different. And so there’s no circumstance which I can see would require a total national shutdown. I think that would be counterproductive.

But there are constraints in which the degree to which businesses can be open. For example, it’s one thing to say that you can have, in a state where their infection rate is not as high, you can have a gymnasium open. It’s another thing to say it can only be open four hours a day with X number of people.

The church I go to, my Catholic church, they don’t allow more than 40% of the people to come into the church. Those are rational decisions. It’s not shutting down everything. It’s calibrating based on what the threat is.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Deliver Remarks,” YouTube.com, Nov. 19, 2020

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “[T]here was uniform agreement on, delivering a safe and equitable and free vaccine. The governors all acknowledged that this be a massive undertaking, one of the greatest operational challenges we will have faced as a nation. One statistic that was raised by the governors, it took eight months to provide 100 million COVID tests. Eight months to provide COVID tests.

Just imagine how much more difficult it will be, they pointed out, if we don’t find a more efficient and effective way to provide 330 million vaccinations. Put it in perspective. They made the point we can’t wait. That’s what the governors are raising.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Deliver Remarks,” YouTube.com, Nov. 19, 2020

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “The country is still in a crisis and there’s a dark winter still ahead. Yesterday, America reached another tragic milestone, 250,000 [coronavirus] deaths. A quarter of a million people died due to COVID-19 and there are empty chairs and dining room tables just were filled just days and weeks ago with loved ones, family and friends who laughed and talked together. To those families and friends that are left behind, Jill and I send our love and our prayers.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Deliver Remarks,” YouTube.com, Nov. 19, 2020

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11/19/2020

2020 ELECTION/BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS: “[U]ntil the head of the GSA says that we, in fact, our team, this transition team, our team, the Senator and I in fact are the likely winners [of the 2020 election], until she does that, we don’t have access to all the information that we need to get from all the various agencies. We’re not able to deal with everything from [coronavirus] testing to guidance, to the all important issue of vaccine distribution, and even more importantly, vaccination plan to actually get vaccinations. We haven’t been able to get into Operation Warp Speed.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Deliver Remarks,” YouTube.com, Nov. 19, 2020

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: To the families and friends of those we’ve lost due to COVID-19 — Jill and I send our love and prayers.

We know how tough it is to find purpose in the memory of the loved one you lost. It will take time — but you will find it, and we will find our purpose as a nation.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 19, 2020 3:45 pm

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The White House coronavirus task force will hold its first press briefing in months on Thursday [Nov. 19, 2020] as infections surge around the country and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges Americans to avoid traveling for Thanksgiving…

The briefing will mark the first time members of the task force have held a briefing since July. Trump did not attend that briefing, and he has not attended a task force meeting in months.”

-Brett Samuels, “White House coronavirus task force to hold first briefing in months,” thehill.com, Nov. 19, 2020

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: Wearing a mask isn’t a political statement — it’s a patriotic duty.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 19, 2020 1:46 pm

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s top medical adviser on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Scott Atlas, has not attended White House task force meetings in person since late September, according to two administration officials, as he continues to spread misinformation about the worsening health crisis…

Atlas, who became the group’s newest member in August and frequently works in the White House complex, has been elevated by the president in recent weeks because his views align more closely with Trump’s in terms of downplaying the seriousness of the virus and questioning the efficacy of masks.

Atlas has repeatedly criticized statewide restrictions and argued that the isolation caused by them will do more lasting damage than the disease itself, contrary to most public health officials.”

-Monica Alba and Carol E. Lee, “Atlas on the outs with coronavirus task force but still pushing Trump’s pandemic claims,” nbcnews.com, Nov. 19, 2020

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MIKE PENCE: “President Trump wanted me to make it clear that our task force, this administration, and our President does not support another national lockdown [for coronavirus].

And we do not support closing schools. You’ll hear from Dr. Robert Redfield of the CDC that, actually, the CDC never recommended that we close schools at any point this year.”

-Mike Pence, “Press Briefing by Vice President Pence and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force | November 19, 2020,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 19, 2020

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11/19/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DEMS/GOP/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS: This afternoon, @KamalaHarris and I met with a bipartisan group of governors from the @NatlGovsAssoc’s Executive Committee. We might be Democrats and Republicans, but we’re Americans first — and together, we’re going to beat COVID-19.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 19, 2020 12:31 pm

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11/19/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS: Throughout the pandemic, our nation’s governors have stepped up to meet the moment. @KamalaHarris and I just met with the @NatlGovsAssoc to discuss how we’ll work together to combat COVID-19. Tune in.

https://t.co/YiTjkIStbU?amp=1″

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 19, 2020 10:07 am

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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/MEDIA: THE COVID DRUGS NOW AVAILABLE TO MAKE PEOPLE BETTER ARE AMAZING, BUT SELDOM TALKED ABOUT BY THE MEDIA! Mortality rate is 85% down!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 19, 2020 5:36 am
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11/19/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/VACCINES: VACCINES ARE COMING FAST!!!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 19, 2020 1:33 am
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11/18/2020

ANTHONY FAUCI/BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS: “Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said Wednesday that he has not spoken with President-elect Joe Biden since he was projected the winner of the election, speculating the former vice president does not want to put him in a ‘compromised position’ with respect to President Trump…

Fauci has served in his position since 1984, a period that has included five presidential transitions. However, Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the results of the election and his attacks on Fauci for contradicting him on the coronavirus pandemic have made the current transition period tenuous.”

-Zack Budryk, “Fauci says he has not talked to Biden: He doesn’t want to ‘put me in a compromised position,'” thehill.com, Nov. 18, 2020

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11/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/HEALTHCARE/JOE BIDEN: “We’re going to make sure that you [frontline healthcare workers] get the personal protective equipment you need. We’re going to make sure you have paid sick leave…

We’re going to work like the devil with state and local leaders on [coronavirus] mask mandates, as I said, Democrat, Republican…

Together, we’re going to honor the work you’re doing and aggressively control this crisis. I promise you, that’s what I’m going to attempt to do. When I make a mistake, I’ll acknowledge it. I’ll take responsibility because it is, this is like going to war. This is like going to war. You need a commander-in-chief. I’ve watched a lot of presidents in my career. I’ll make mistakes, but I promise you I’ll acknowledge them when I make them as well as I’ll take responsibility.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Meets with Frontline Health Care Workers,” YouTube.com, Nov. 18, 2020

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11/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS: “The estimates are we’re going to have another, as many as another 200,000 dead [from coronavirus], maybe exceed 400,000 people by the time we get sworn in. This is reached a proportion that is way, way, way, way out of whack…

It’s not a political statement… It’s about patriotism. If you really care about your country, what you want to do is keep your neighbors and your family safe. That’s what you do, and you wear a mask, and you socially distance. You wash your hands regularly, and you access, when available, the ability to get testing.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Meets with Frontline Health Care Workers,” YouTube.com, Nov. 18, 2020

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11/18/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “One of the problems that we’re having now is the failure of the [Trump] administration to recognize— The law says that the General Services Administration has a person who recognizes who the winner is. And then they have to have access to all the data and information that the government possesses to be prepared. And it doesn’t require there to be an absolute winner, it says the apparent winner…

And we’ve been unable to get access to the kinds of things we need to know about the depth of the stockpiles. We know there’s not much at all. We get to the point where we have a sense of when these [coronavirus] vaccines comes out, how they’ll be distributed, who will be first in line, what the plan is…

And there’s a whole lot of things that we just don’t have available to us. Unless it’s made available soon, we’re going to be behind by weeks or months being able to put together the whole initiative.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Meets with Frontline Health Care Workers,” YouTube.com, Nov. 18, 2020

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11/18/2020

IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “A federal judge on Wednesday [Nov. 18, 2020] ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone, halting a policy that has resulted in thousands of rapid deportations of minors during the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a preliminary injunction sought by legal groups suing on behalf of children whom the government sought to expel before they could request asylum or other protections under federal law.

The Trump administration has expelled at least 8,800 unaccompanied children since March, when it issued an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus as grounds for barring most people crossing the border from remaining in the United States.”

-Nomaan Merchant, “Judge orders US to stop expelling children who cross border,” apnews.com, Nov. 18, 2020

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11/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: It’s not enough to praise our essential workers — we have to protect and pay them.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 18, 2020 1:50 pm

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11/18/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: The workers on the frontlines of this pandemic are making extraordinary sacrifices every single day. They deserve leaders who will listen and work as hard for them as they are for their communities. As president, that’s exactly what I’ll do.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 18, 2020 12:35 pm

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11/18/2020

BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HEALTHCARE/JOE BIDEN: The health care workers on the frontlines of this pandemic are true heroes. Tune in as we thank them for their work and discuss how a Biden-Harris administration will support them.

https://t.co/RpBLnot7Be?amp=1″

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 18, 2020 7:33 am

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11/17/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MICHIGAN/TRUMP ADMIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Stanford University appeared to distance itself from Dr. Scott Atlas, a prominent member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, following his remarks that residents of Michigan should ‘rise up’ against the state’s new coronavirus restrictions…

Atlas is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a conservative-leaning think tank based at the university. He’s currently on leave and is serving as an adviser to President Trump…

The episode seems to have renewed tensions between the Trump administration and [Gov. Gretchen] Whitmer, who the FBI said was the target of a kidnapping plot by men linked to a far-right militia group earlier this year.”

-Brakkton Booker, “Stanford University Appears To Distance Itself From Scott Atlas After ‘Rise Up’ Tweet,” npr.org, Nov. 17, 2020

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11/17/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “Top officials from organizations representing American hospitals, doctors and nurses are calling on President Donald Trump to share critical Covid-19 data with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team ‘as soon as possible’ to ‘save countless lives.’

In a letter released Tuesday, the CEOs of the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association and the American Nurses Association urged the Trump administration to ‘work closely with the Biden transition team to share all critical information related to Covid-19.’…

Biden noted that getting a coronavirus vaccine to more than 300 million Americans is a ‘huge, huge, huge undertaking’ that would be further complicated by a delay in the presidential transition.”

-Geoff Bennett, Kristen Welker, Dareh Gregorian and Rebecca Shabad, “Leading medical groups urge Trump to share Covid data with Biden to ‘save countless lives’,” nbcnews.com, Nov. 17, 2020

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11/17/2020

FED/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Judy Shelton’s nomination as a member of the Federal Reserve Board is stalled.

The Senate failed to advance President Trump’s controversial pick to the powerful central bank on Tuesday [Nov. 17, 2020] after Republicans Mitt Romney of Utah and Susan Collins of Maine joined the Senate’s Democrats in blocking Shelton’s appointment.

The 47-50 vote also came as Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, both supporters of Shelton, were absent from the chamber and unable to vote. They are at home because of exposure to the coronavirus.”

[Note: Shelton was an advisor to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.]

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “What I would do, I would pass the Heroes Act. It has all the money and capacity to take care of each of those things, now. Now, not tomorrow. Now.

And the idea the President is still playing golf and not doing anything about it, is beyond my comprehension. You’d at least think he’d want to go off on a positive note, but what is he doing? And there’s virtually no discussion… there’s 22 Republicans say they won’t vote for anything.

Well, there ought to be at least a dozen of them have the courage to stand up and save lives and jobs now. We should be doing it now. Keeping those businesses open, providing the PPE, the protective equipment, as well as the PPP, the money that we allow people to get funding to keep their businesses open, everything from separation, to testing, to a whole range of things that allow businesses to open and stay open.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden, Harris Deliver Remarks On The Economy | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “Let me tell you what the health experts have said to me… They strongly urge that if in fact we’re going to have Thanksgiving with anyone, that we limit it to a maximum, maximum, they suggest five people, maximum 10 people, socially distanced, wearing masks. And people who have quarantined…

And so, look, I just want to make sure that we’re able to be together next Thanksgiving, next Christmas. It is an international crisis. It’s an international health crisis. And the idea, we’re at war with a virus. And it is, we’re at war, for real.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden, Harris Deliver Remarks On The Economy | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “[T]he idea that the President’s… remaining advisor on COVID [Scott Atlas] is saying that they should resist [coronavirus prevention efforts].

What the hell is the matter with these guys? What is the matter with them? Resist? You know, every major individual of any consequence in the health field is saying, ‘We can save 100,000 lives just between now and January 21 by wearing these masks.’

It’s going to take a while for the vaccine to be able to be available, distributed, and get to people. We’re talking about 350,000 to 400,000 people dying. What are they doing? It’s totally irresponsible. Irresponsible.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden, Harris Deliver Remarks On The Economy | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “I wouldn’t hesitate to get the [coronavirus] vaccine if in fact Dr. Fauci and these two organizations, whether it’s Moderna or Pfizer, who have been extremely responsible, conclude that it is safe and able to be done.

Look, the only reason people question the vaccine now is because of Donald Trump. That’s the reason why people are questioning the vaccine, because all of the things he says and doesn’t say, whether, is it truthful? Is it not truthful? The exaggerations.

I think we’re on a clear path now. We’re on a clear path with the international community and national leaders in the scientific community have focused on these two vaccines. They appear to be ready for prime time, ready to be used, and if that continues on those roads. I would take the vaccine.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden, Harris Deliver Remarks On The Economy | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS: [Reporter: “What do you see as the biggest threat to your transition right now, given President Trump’s unprecedented attempt to obstruct and delay a smooth transfer of power?”]

“More people may die, if we don’t coordinate. Look… the [coronavirus] vaccine is important – it’s of little use until you’re vaccinated. So how do we get the vaccine? How do we get over 300 million Americans vaccinated? What’s the game plan? It’s a huge, huge, huge undertaking to get it done, prioritize those with greatest need and working our way through it… If we have to wait until January 20th to start that planning, it puts us behind over a month, month and a half. And so it’s important that it be done, that there be coordination now as rapidly as we can get that done.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden, Harris Deliver Remarks On The Economy | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/ECONOMY: “Vice President Harris and I, as she indicated, just met with a group of America’s top business leaders and labor leaders.

We all agreed that we want to get the economy back on track. We need our workers to be back on the job by getting the virus under control. We’re going in a very dark winter. Things are going to get much tougher before they get easier. And that requires sparing no effort to fight COVID so that we can open our businesses safely, resume our lives and put this pandemic behind us. It’s going to be difficult, but it can be done.

And they all agreed that means rallying the country behind a national strategy with robust public health measures like mandatory masking, widely available testing with rapid results, scaled up production of life-saving treatments and therapeutics, and safe, equitable, and free distribution of the vaccine.”

-Joe Biden via NBC News, “Biden, Harris Deliver Remarks On The Economy | NBC News,” YouTube.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/HHS/VACCINES: “Kathleen Sebelius, a former Health and Human Services secretary under President Barack Obama, offered some praise for the Trump administration’s vaccine efforts on Monday but said the administration has shirked other critical responsibilities in mitigating the spread of coronavirus.

‘There’s no question that Operation Warp Speed has been a great success getting to the point in a very rapid period of time of manufacturing a vaccine,’ Sebelius told CNN’s John Berman Monday, following the news that early data show that Moderna’s vaccine is 94.5% effective against coronavirus, the second such promising vaccine news from a major US company in a week…

She also faulted the Trump administration for blocking a smooth transition to the Biden administration during a ‘very, very dangerous period of time,’ especially as Covid-19 cases across the country continue to surge.”

-Rachel Janfaza, “Ex-HHS chief Sebelius says Trump administration deserves credit for vaccine progress,” cnn.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/MICHIGAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she will not be bullied after a top coronavirus adviser to President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday [Nov. 15, 2020] that opponents of the governor’s new restrictions should ‘rise up.’

Shortly after Whitmer’s administration announced the new measures aimed at combating a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state, Dr. Scott Atlas took to Twitter to write: ‘The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept.’

Last month, the FBI said Whitmer was the target of a kidnapping plot by members of a militia group, allegedly in response to the Democratic governor’s virus-related lockdown orders this spring.

A few hours after his initial post, Atlas insisted he was not calling for violence.”

-Ryan Chatelain, “Trump Adviser Calls for Michigan to ‘Rise Up’ Against New COVID-19 Restrictions; Gov. Whitmer Says She Won’t Be ‘Bullied,’” baynews9.com, Nov. 16, 2020

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11/16/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/HOUSE OF REPS/JOE BIDEN: Right now, Congress should come together and pass a COVID relief package like the HEROES Act that the House passed six months ago. Once we shut down the virus and deliver economic relief to workers and businesses, then we can build back better than ever before.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 16, 2020 11:15 am

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11/16/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FAKE NEWS: European Countries are sadly getting clobbered by the China Virus. The Fake News does not like reporting this!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 16, 2020 5:11 am

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/STOCK MARKET/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: STOCK MARKET GETTING VERY CLOSE TO 30,000 ON NEW VACCINE NEWS. 95% EFFECTIVE!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 16, 2020 5:02 am

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11/16/2020

CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: Another Vaccine just announced. This time by Moderna, 95% effective. For those great ‘historians’, please remember that these great discoveries, which will end the China Plague, all took place on my watch!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 16, 2020 3:19 am

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11/16/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/SOCIAL DISTANCING/VACCINES: Today’s news of a second vaccine is further reason to feel hopeful. What was true with the first vaccine remains true with the second: we are still months away. Until then, Americans need to continue to practice social-distancing and mask-wearing to get the virus under control.

Once again, I congratulate the brilliant women and men who produced this breakthrough and have brought us one step closer to beating this virus. I am also thankful for the frontline workers who are still confronting the virus around the clock.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 16, 2020 3:06, 3:07 am

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11/15/2020

ANTHONY FAUCI/BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS: “Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday [Nov. 15, 2020] that ‘it would be better’ if government health officials could start working with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, underscoring the importance of a smooth transition process as the country grapples with the worsening coronavirus pandemic…

The US soared to a record daily high of more than 184,000 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University, marking the worst day of the pandemic to date. Fauci said Sunday that it has been ‘several months’ since Trump met with the White House coronavirus task force, which is headed by Vice President Mike Pence.”

-Devan Cole and Naomi Thomas, “Fauci: ‘It would be better’ if government health officials could start working with incoming Biden-Harris administration,” cnn.com, Nov. 15, 2020

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11/14/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FAKE NEWS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: Thank you Mark, but the Fake News Media will never say it! RT @marklevinshow

History will show that President Trump had the greatest, most effective response to a pandemic in world history. Subscribe for free to the Mark Levin Show podcast and listen to yesterday’s show.
Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 14, 2020 6:05 pm
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11/14/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/NEW YORK/POLITICS/VACCINES: I LOVE NEW YORK! As everyone knows, the Trump Administration has produced a great and safe VACCINE far ahead of schedule. Another Administration would have taken five years. The problem is, @NYGovCuomo said that he will delay using it, and other states WANT IT NOW…

….We cannot waste time and can only give to those states that will use the Vaccine immediately. Therefore the New York delay. Many lives to be saved, but we are ready when they are. Stop playing politics!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 14, 2020 4:44 am

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11/14/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DEMS: Congress must now do a Covid Relief Bill. Needs Democrats support. Make it big and focused. Get it done!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 14, 2020 4:23 am

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11/13/202

CORONAVIRUS: “And when you look at what happens during a lockdown, I just say it very loudly, it’s horrible what happens with drugs, alcohol, depression, loss of jobs, business closures. It’s a terrible thing. So this administration, under any circumstances, will not go to a lockdown, but we’ll be very vigilant, very careful. We understand the [coronavirus] disease. It’s a complicated disease, but we understand it very well.”

-Donald Trump, “President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS: “Ideally we won’t go to a [coronavirus] lockdown. I will not go, this administration will not be going to a lockdown. Hopefully the— whatever happens in the future, who knows which administration it will be, I guess time will tell. But I can tell you this administration will not go to a lockdown. It won’t be a necessity. Lockdowns cost lives and they cost a lot of problems. The cure cannot be, you gotta remember, cannot be worse than the problem itself.”

-Donald Trump, “President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS: “The federal government has 22,000 beds immediately available for states and jurisdictions that need additional capacity. But we think that it’s [coronavirus] going to start going down possibly very quickly. We’ll see what happens. But with the vaccine, you’ll see numbers going down within a matter of months and they’ll go down very rapidly.”

-Donald Trump, “President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/NEW YORK/VACCINES: “As soon as April, the [coronavirus] vaccine will be available to the entire general population with the exception of places like New York State, where, for political reasons, the governor decided to say, and you know, I don’t think it’s good politically, I think it’s very bad from a health standpoint, but he wants to take his time with the vaccine. He doesn’t trust where the vaccine’s coming from.

These are coming from the greatest companies anywhere in the world, greatest labs in the world, but he doesn’t trust the fact that it’s this White House, this administration, so we won’t be delivering it to New York until we have authorization to do so and that pains me to say that.”

-Donald Trump, “President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/SENIORS/VACCINES: “The [coronavirus] vaccine will be distributed to frontline workers, the elderly and high-risk Americans immediately. It will be a matter of weeks. Get out very, very much ahead of schedule. Any schedule that I said, we’re going to be far ahead of that. We know that this virus primarily targets older populations and those with underlying health conditions…

Case levels are high, but a lot of the case levels are high because of the fact that we have the best testing program anywhere in the world. We’ve developed the most and the best tests and we test far more than any other country so it shows, obviously, more cases. By vaccinating the elderly and the high risk, we will effectively end this phase of the pandemic and allow seniors to reclaim their golden years, the golden years of their lives, which is so incredible, and it’s about time that they can have those golden years.”

-Donald Trump, “President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/VACCINES: “As a result of Operation Warp Speed. Pfizer announced on Monday that its China virus [coronavirus] vaccine is more than 90% effective. This far exceeds any and all expectations. Nobody thought they’d get to that level…

Pfizer said wasn’t part of Warp Speed, but that turned out to be a unfortunate misrepresentation. They are part, that’s why we gave them the $1.95 billion and it was an unfortunate mistake that they made when they said that.”

-Donald Trump, “President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 13, 2020

[Note: Pfizer stated that they made a deal through Operation Warp Speed to sell 100 million doses to the U.S. government for $1.95 million, but did not receive money or assistance to develop the vaccine.]

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS: “Operation Warp Speed is unequaled and unrivaled anywhere in the world and leaders of other countries have called me to congratulate us on what we’ve been able to do [on coronavirus] and we’ve helped many countries with their ventilators and all of the problems they were having, and I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in this effort. It’s been an incredible effort.”

-Donald Trump, “President Trump Delivers an Update on Operation Warp Speed,” whitehouse.gov, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “Today, I renew my call for every American, regardless of where they live or who they voted for, to step up and do their part on social distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing to protect themselves and to protect others [from coronavirus]. I understand it’s not easy. I know people are tired. But this will not go on forever. We are moving toward a vaccine. We are improving our ability to test. We are developing better treatments. We can get through this — and come out the other side stronger. But right now is a moment for shared responsibility and shared action.”

-Joe Biden, “Statement by President-elect Joe Biden on COVID-19,” buildbackbetter.com, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “I am the president-elect, but I will not be president until next year. The [coronavirus] crisis does not respect dates on the calendar, it is accelerating right now.

Urgent action is needed today, now, by the current [Trump] administration – starting with an acknowledgment of how serious the current situation is.

Resources for frontline health care workers, including personal protective equipment that is again in short supply. Surge capacity for hospitals that are at risk of running out of beds. Clear, science-based guidance for states, cities, tribal communities, businesses, and schools that are trying to manage the pandemic. Effective distribution of testing kits and supplies, as well as treatments and therapeutics. Making a priority of dealing with persistent race-based disparities in this pandemic.”

-Joe Biden, “Statement by President-elect Joe Biden on COVID-19,” buildbackbetter.com, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/SECRET SERVICE/RALLY: “More than 130 Secret Service officers who help protect the White House and the president when he travels have recently been ordered to isolate or quarantine because they tested positive for the coronavirus or had close contact with infected co-workers, according to three people familiar with agency staffing.

The spread of the coronavirus — which has sidelined roughly 10 percent of the agency’s core security team — is believed to be partly linked to a series of campaign rallies that President Trump held in the weeks before the Nov. 3 election…

The virus is having a dramatic impact on the Secret Service’s presidential security unit at the same time that growing numbers of prominent Trump campaign allies and White House officials have fallen ill in the wake of campaign events, where many attendees did not wear masks.

Among those who are infected are White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and outside political advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.

In addition, at least eight staffers at the Republican National Committee, including Chief of Staff Richard Walters, have the virus.”

-Carol D. Leonnig and Josh Dawsey, “More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign travel,” washingtonpost.com, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “I met with the co-chairs of the transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. David Kessler, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith…

Our country is experiencing surges in reported [coronavirus] infections, hospitalizations, and fatalities all over the country, with virtually nowhere getting spared. Our doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are under enormous — and growing — strain. This week’s news on progress toward a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is positive, but it will be many months before there is widespread vaccination in this country.

This crisis demands a robust and immediate federal response, which has been woefully lacking.”

-Joe Biden, “Statement by President-elect Joe Biden on COVID-19,” buildbackbetter.com, Nov. 13, 2020

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11/13/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: I am alarmed by the surge in reported COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and fatalities. This crisis demands a robust and immediate federal response which has been woefully lacking.

I am the president-elect, but will not be president until next year. COVID-19 does not respect dates on the calendar, it is accelerating right now. Urgent action is needed today, now, by the current administration.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 13, 2020 2:09 pm

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11/10/2020

CORONAVIRUS/OBAMACARE (ACA)/SUPREME COURT: “This morning [Nov. 10, 2020]… United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case of grave importance to the American people. This case represents the latest attempt by the far-right ideologues to do what they’ve repeatedly failed to do for a long time in the courts and the Congress and the court of public opinion over the last decade to eliminate the entirety of the Affordable Care Act…

Now, in the middle of a deadly [coronavirus] pandemic that has infected more than 10 million Americans, nearly one in every 32 Americans, often with devastating consequences to their health, these ideologues are once again trying to strip health coverage away from the American people.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Speaks on the Affordable Care Act LIVE,” YouTube.com, Nov. 10, 2020

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11/10/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/ECONOMY/EDUCATION/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS/SHUTDOWN: .@KamalaHarris and I aren’t wasting any time. We’re ready to get COVID-19 under control so that we can reopen our businesses and schools safely, resume our lives, and put this pandemic behind us.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 10, 2020 6:25 am

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11/10/2020

CONGRESS/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/QUOTE/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: ‘Only because of President Trump, we are going to have a Vaccine by the end of the year.’ Ronny Jackson, Texas Congressman-Elect

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 10, 2020 2:05 am

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11/10/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FDA/MEDIA/PHARMA/QUOTE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: “‘President Trump told us for some time we would be getting a Vaccine by the end of the year and people laughed at him, and here we are with Pfizer getting FDA approval by the end of this month. He was right.’ @MariaBartiromo

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 10, 2020 2:01 am

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11/9/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/ECONOMY/JOE BIDEN/MEDIA/PHARMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: Nothing! RT @marklevinshow

1. Phony Joe Biden. Joe Biden is truly an ambulance chaser.  He had nothing to do with the vaccine that is about to be made available to the public, he had nothing to do with the manufacturing process that is already underway,
2. and he had nothing to do with the distribution process that is set in place, all of which were superbly instituted by President Trump and his team.
3. So, there he is, at a podium, reading from a teleprompter, telling us how he will follow the science, how he will distribute the vaccine, etc.,
4. now that Pfizer announced today that its vaccine is ready to go very, very soon (obviously, Pfizer chose to hold back its announcement until after the election).
5. This is the kind of bullshit we are going to hear from this clown (to quote him), who did absolutely nothing and has done absolutely nothing.
6. In fact, all the while, when Trump and his team were doing everything possible to get vaccines and therapeutics invented and distributed, Biden was attacking them every step of the way.  But it’s just like the economy, which is springing back in a huge way.
7. Biden has trashed the unprecedented rebound, spewing the usual bromides about how only the rich benefit, etc.  Biden is not the president yet, if ever, depending how events unfold.
8. But regardless, this really takes a set of grapefruits for Biden to posture as he did today, and for the media to regurgitate it like Biden has somehow done something or accomplished something.  Biden has been AWOL, utterly irrelevant.
9. And it is nauseating watching this choreographed fiction by the guy who hid in his basement throughout the virus.

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 6:38 pm

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11/9/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “It doesn’t matter whether or not we always agree with one another. It doesn’t matter who you voted for. We are Americans and our country is under threat [from coronavirus]. We’re now called to do the same thing that generations of proud Americans have done when faced with a crisis throughout our history: Rise above our differences to defend the strength and the vitality of our nation. That’s the character of patriots, that’s the character of America.

We have to do this together. Wearing a mask seems like a small act. Maybe you think your individual choice won’t make any difference. Throughout our history, throughout the history of our nation, we’ve seen over and over how small acts add up to enormous achievements. It’s the weight of many small acts together that bend the arc of history.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Delivers Remarks After COVID-19 Council Briefing from Wilmington, DE LIVE,” YouTube.com, Nov. 9, 2020

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11/9/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “As we work toward a safe and effective vaccine, we know that the single most effective thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID is wear a mask. The head of the CDC warned this fall, that for the foreseeable future, a mask remains the most potent weapon against the virus…

[I]t doesn’t matter who you voted for, where you stood before election day, it doesn’t matter your party, your point of view, we can save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask for the next few months…

So please, I implore you, wear a mask, do it for yourself, do it for your neighbor. A mask is not a political statement, but it is a good way to start pulling the country together. I want to be very clear, the goal of mask wearing is not to make your life less comfortable or take something away from you. It’s to give something back to all of us, a normal life.

The goal is to get back to normal as fast as possible and masks are critical in doing that. It won’t be forever, but that’s how we’ll get our nation back, back up to speed economically. So we can go back to celebrating birthdays and holidays together. So we can attend sporting events together. So we can get back to the lives and connections we shared before the pandemic.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Delivers Remarks After COVID-19 Council Briefing from Wilmington, DE LIVE,” YouTube.com, Nov. 9, 2020

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11/9/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN: “The bottom line, I will spare no effort to turn this pandemic around once we’re sworn in on January 20th, to get our kids back to school safely, our businesses growing, and our economy running at full speed again, and to get an approved vaccine manufactured and distributed as quickly as possible to as many Americans as possible free of charge.

We’ll follow the science, we’ll follow the science. Let me say that again. And we’ll adjust to new data when it comes in and we’ll listen and work in cooperation with governors and local leaders of both parties who are fighting this virus in their communities this very day.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Delivers Remarks After COVID-19 Council Briefing from Wilmington, DE LIVE,” YouTube.com, Nov. 9, 2020

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11/9/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: “There’s a need for bold action to fight this [coronavirus] pandemic. We’re still facing a very dark winter. There are now nearly 10 million COVID cases in the United States. Last week we topped 120,000 new cases on multiple successive days. Infection rates are going up. Hospitalizations are going up. Deaths are going up.

This crisis claimed nearly a thousand American lives a day, nearly 240,000 deaths so far. The projections still indicate we could lose 200,000 more lives in the coming months before a vaccine can be made widely available…

So that’s why today I’ve named the COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board comprised of distinguished public health experts to help our transition team translate the Biden-Harris COVID-19 plan into action. A blueprint that we can put in place as soon as Kamala and I are sworn into office on January 20th, 2021.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Delivers Remarks After COVID-19 Council Briefing from Wilmington, DE LIVE,” YouTube.com, Nov. 9, 2020

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11/9/2020

CORONAVIRUS/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: “And we just received positive news in this fight, announcement of progress made for a successful [coronavirus] vaccine… the process results must also be grounded in science and fully transparent so the American people can have every confidence in any approved vaccine is safe and effective.

At the same time, it’s clear that this vaccine, even if approved, will not be widely available for many months yet to come. The challenge before us right now is still immense and growing.”

-Joe Biden, “President-elect Joe Biden Delivers Remarks After COVID-19 Council Briefing from Wilmington, DE LIVE,” YouTube.com, Nov. 9, 2020

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11/9/2020

2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/DEMS/FDA/VACCINES: The @US_FDA and the Democrats didn’t want to have me get a Vaccine WIN, prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later – As I’ve said all along!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 1:43 pm
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11/9/2020

2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FDA/JOE BIDEN/VACCINES: If Joe Biden were President, you wouldn’t have the Vaccine for another four years, nor would the @US_FDA have ever approved it so quickly. The bureaucracy would have destroyed millions of lives!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 1:41 pm
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11/9/2020

2020 ELECTION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FDA/PHARMA/VACCINES: As I have long said, @Pfizer and the others would only announce a Vaccine after the Election, because they didn’t have the courage to do it before. Likewise, the @US_FDA should have announced it earlier, not for political purposes, but for saving lives!

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 1:40 pm
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11/9/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: I won’t be president until January 20th, but my message today to everyone is this: wear a mask.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 9:00 am

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11/9/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: The bottom line: I will spare no effort to turn this pandemic around.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 8:40 am

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11/9/2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: The challenge before us right now is still immense and growing, and so is the need for bold action to fight this pandemic.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 8:17 am

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11/9/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: My COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board will advise on detailed plans built on a bedrock of science, and that keep compassion, empathy, and care for every American at its core.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 7:50 am

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11/9/2020

BIDEN TRANSITION/BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/KAMALA HARRIS: Today, I have named a COVID-19 Transition Advisory Board, comprised of distinguished public health experts, to help our transition team translate the Biden-Harris COVID-19 plan into a blueprint we can put into place as soon as @KamalaHarris and I are sworn into office.

Joe Biden, Twitter.com, November 9, 2020 7:37 am

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