Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden reiterated in the latest election debate with President Donald Trump that he believes the government still does not have a structured plan to tackle the corona pandemic.
Trump reiterated his earlier claim that there would be a vaccine against the coronavirus by the end of this year.
When asked how Trump wants to lead the country through the corona epidemic, the president replied that the end of the pandemic in the United States would be in sight.
A vaccine will be announced in a few weeks, according to Trump. He was also referring to his own successful treatment against Covid-19. Trump stressed that the pandemic is a global problem and blamed China for the virus outbreak.
“Anyone responsible for 220,000 deaths should not remain president,” Biden said. The president and his government still don’t have a plan, he says. Biden said he would do everything in his power to make sure everyone starts wearing mouth masks and that he will introduce national standards for easing. “I’ll make sure we have a plan,” said Biden.
When moderator Kristen Welker asked Trump about the possible vaccine, Trump said it could be ready by the end of this year and that the military is prepared to distribute the vaccines. According to Trump, he acted appropriately by banning entry from China and Europe. “Joe Biden called that xenophobic,” said the president.
The first part of the debate was orderly, unlike the first election debate between Trump and Biden. This immediately resulted in numerous interruptions and mutual insults.