Trump, Biden spar over handling of coronavirus

Washington, Sept 24:

US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have clashed on the coronavirus pandemic, both putting forward their plans to bring America out of the worst health crisis if voted to power.

The US is the worst-affected country from the pandemic with over 200,000 Americans losing their lives to the disease. The virus has also battered the country’s economy with millions of people losing their jobs.

Trump, a Republican, and Biden are pitted against each other for the November 3 presidential election.

Our plan will crush the virus. And actually, Biden’s plan will crush America, if you think about it. You can’t lock down, Trump observed.

Our approach is pro-science. Biden’s approach is anti-science. I don’t think they know what their approach is, although a lot of it’s copied from what we’ve done, Trump said.

Talking about Johnson & Johnson announcing that their vaccine candidate has reached the final stage of clinical trials, Trump said, this is record time. This is the fourth vaccine candidate in the United States to reach the final stage of trial. So, we have four candidates already at a very late date. ‘Late’ being a very positive word, in this case, he said. Biden opposed the China travel ban and the Europe travel ban. The strategy that they have was just never-ending lockdowns. We’re not locking down. We’re actually growing at a rate that we’ve never experienced before. But they’re talking about… just lock it down. We’re not doing that, and you can’t do that, he said.

Meanwhile, speaking at a Black Economic Summit in North Carolina, Biden said, the virus wasn’t his fault. But the way he’s handled it has been criminal.

Biden alleged that Trump has failed in handling the coronavirus crisis as a result of which innocent lives have been lost.

He said that if he’s elected, small businesses would get the personal protective equipment and relief they need.

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