Assured of victory, Biden-Harris start focusing on public health and economy

Vastavam Web: Confident of their victory in the US presidential election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Senator Kamala Harris have begun working on the task ahead by focusing on two critical areas of public health and economy, both battered by the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

According to latest projections, Biden had 264 of the 538 electoral college votes up for grabs. He only requires another six electoral college votes to reach the magical number of 270, to be declared elected as the next US president. While we’re waiting for the final results, I want people to know we are not waiting to get to work, Biden said in an address to the nation from the campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware late on Friday night.

I want everyone to know that on Day One, we are going to put our plan to control this virus into action. That can’t save any of the lives that have been lost, but it will save a lot of lives in the months ahead, the 77-year-old former US vice president said. A day earlier, he and Harris held meetings with a group of experts on the public health and economic crises the country is facing.

“Senator Harris and I also heard yesterday about how the recovery is slowing because of the failure to get the pandemic under control,” he said. “More than 20 million people are on unemployment. Millions are worried about making rent and putting food on the table. Our economic plan will put a focus on a path to a strong recovery, he said.

It won’t be easy, but we must try. My responsibility as President will be to represent the whole nation. And I want you to know that I will work as hard for those who voted against me as for those who voted for me. That’s the job. It’s called a duty of care. For all Americans, he said in a message for unity.

We have serious problems to deal with from COVID to our economy to racial justice to the climate. We don’t have any more time to waste on partisan warfare. And more than that. We have such an incredible opportunity to build the future we want for our kids and grandkids, Biden said.

Biden said that he has never been more optimistic about the future of the nation. There is no reason we can’t own the 21st Century. We just need to remember who we are. This is the United States of America. And there has never been anything we’ve been unable to do when we’ve done it together, he said.

Source : PTI