Beyond The Roundup | Biden vs Covid-19: Executive Orders and Mask Mandates


Biden vs Covid-19: Executive Orders and Mask Mandates:
According to the BBC,  President Biden has signed ten measures, via executive order, focused on Covid-19. Key measures include accelerated vaccinations, increased testing, and orders to private industry to boost production of PPE. In announcing the ten measures one day after assuming office, the president said it would “take months to defeat the pandemic,” but that the US would “get through this” if folks stood together. President Biden is breaking from former President Trump’s emphasis on states having control over the process, instead stressing that a nationally controlled policy is needed in this global crisis. “This is a wartime undertaking,” Biden said, noting that twice as many Americans have died from COVID-19 as in World War Two.