Politics Featured: In the United States, Joe Biden declares war on the coronavirus

19:40  22 january  2021
19:40  22 january  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le président américain Joe Biden signe des décrets dans le bureau ovale de la Maison Blanche à Washington, après son investiture en tant que 46e président des États-Unis, États-Unis, le 20 janvier 2021. © REUTERS / Tom Brenner US President Joe Biden signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, following his inauguration as 46th President of the United States, United States, January 20, 2021.

"Biden unveils national strategy that Trump resisted", headlines the New York Times on Friday. The president on Thursday signed a series of decrees and presidential directives that centralize authority details the daily.

"Failure is not an option," says Joe Trippi, a Democratic Party strategist in the pages of USA Today , "And it's not just for Biden's presidency that failure doesn't is not an option, but for the country. », He specifies. "Our strategy is based on science not politics, on truth not denial," said Joe Biden as he signed the executive orders.

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President Joe BIden said Americans “will defeat this pandemic” as he signed 10 executive orders to kickstart his coronavirus stategy. But as he laid out his plan, he warned deaths in the US would soon rise above 500,000.

Joe Biden declared that “democracy has prevailed” after being sworn in as the 46th President of Mr Biden used his inauguration speech to call for unity in America. He directly addressed those “We must meet this moment as the United States of America, if we do that I can guarantee we will not fail."

Now, specifies USA Today, anyone wishing to enter the United States will have to present a negative test and observe quarantine, wearing a mask is mandatory in federal buildings, the test campaign will be extended. Joe Biden also pledged that 100 million Americans will be immunized within the next 100 days.

Measures which contrast with those taken by Donald Trump, specifies the New York Times, and which seem to reassure the adviser to the presidency of the United States on the pandemic, the famous doctor Fauci.

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"Some comments made me uncomfortable because they were not based on science" confided Dr. Fauci this Thursday while he was doing his return to the White House press room. All smiles on the podium as can be seen in the photo published by the Washington Post , the doctor finally seemed in his element.

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden lambasted President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, saying that Trump is "in retreat" with more than 125,000 Americans dead and the virus worsening in many states .

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"Fauci unleashed," the daily headlines itself, proof that the doctor has not dared to confront Donald Trump lately, he who had been excluded from press conferences for months. “One of the things we are going to do is to be completely transparent, open and honest,” he said in particular.

The urgency is required, reminded the main specialist in infectious diseases of the country, details the Los Angeles Times , while the country has crossed the barrier of 400,000 deaths and could well reach 150,000 deaths in February.

In Brazil: Rio definitively cancels its carnival

It is the mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes, who announced this Thursday the cancellation of the carnival this year, announces O dia . Usually scheduled for February, it had already been rescheduled for July, recalls the daily.

In the pages of G1 (the free version of Globo), the mayor explains that he is fully aware of the importance of this meeting from an economic point of view. But the health crisis facing the country is not compatible with such an event according to him. A mayor who still wants to be confident and who hopes that the carnival can be held in 2022, once the entire population is vaccinated.

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