Though the official counting has not yet ended, as of today, Nov. 8, the tallied electoral votes is now 290-214, in favor of the Democrat candidate.
A lot of things await for the supposedly 46th President of America. That includes how the US will now face the ongoing pandemic crisis against Coronavirus.
What happens now between the US and COVID-19?
Once President-elect Biden sits in his position as the new leader of America, there are tons of things that await for him.
Most important discussion he needs to tackle is how America will now face the problem of pandemic.
Though the news of Biden winning the elections is a huge information for the US citizens, the issue with Coronavirus is still evident.
After all, in the US alone, over 10 million Coronavirus positive cases were recorded in the country. More than 200,000 tallied death counts, and it’s not yet decreasing, even until now.
According to the White House official website and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, current President Donald Trump has save lives of exactly “99.997 percent of individuals aged 19 and younger who contract coronavirus make a full recovery, 99.98 percent of those aged 20 to 49 make a full recovery, and 99.5 percent aged 50 to 69 fully recover.”
He had deployed point of care testing equipment, millions of rapid tests, and critical PPE to be sent to hospitals.
What will Joe Biden do?
Based on a former Obama administration official — Andy Slavitt, who was the Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Biden may do similar things with Trump– using a little bit more technology.
In an interview in Fast Company, he explains that the President-elect may put the Defense Production Act in the federal law, to work for him.
This law gives constitutional power to Biden to enact a so-called “national quarantine” in America. President Trump didn’t really enacted on this act.
However, Slavitt thought Biden would do this to require American companies to produce necessary supplies against pandemic when needed.
In this time period, the government may build up a supply of PPE, gloves, masks, gowns, testing equipment, and more.
As expected, there are all kinds of technologies that could be used on this period. For example, America could create “(a COVID) breathalyzer, that could make entrance to school safe.”
On Monday, it is also expected for Biden’s team to announce a new COVID-19 task force.
Top Companies that help during pandemic
Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft tech company, is one of the most known names that helps research and makes equipment to curb Coronavirus.
“As large corporations, we can take this step and should. But not all businesses will be able to do so. As our community focuses on public health needs during the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s important that we also rally together to address the unmet economic needs developing around us,” said Microsoft President Brad Smith.
When it comes to delivery and online stores, Amazon is one of the biggest contributors of COVID-19 donation in past months.
It even hired additional 100,000 workers, in order to help Americans rise up against job losses in the country.
Jack Ma, billionaire founder of Chinese e-commerce Alibaba, has donated at least 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks, and 60,000 protective suits and face shields.
Google created a COVID-19 fund to take care of its employees that have potential Coronavirus disease.