President-elect Joe Biden met with the co-chairs of his COVID-19 advisory board today and said that based on what he learned, “urgent action” is needed on the part of the current administration.
He renewed his call for Americans to wear masks, socially distance themselves and wash their hands.
“I am the president-elect, but I will not be president until next year,” Biden said in a statement. “The crisis does not respect dates on the calendar, it is accelerating right now. Urgent action is needed today, now, by the current administration — starting with an acknowledgment of how serious the current situation is.”
“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,” he added.