Headline RoundupDecember 4th, 2020

Biden, Harris Reveal Coronavirus Plans In First Interview Since Election

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Projected presidential election winner Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris gave their first interview since the Nov. 3 election Thursday on CNN. The interview covered a range of topics from Biden's Cabinet plans to President Donald Trump's potential pardons, but focused on COVID-19 coronavirus strategy. Biden said he will issue a standing order for masks to be worn in federal buildings and on public transportation, and he asked that masks be worn for the first 100 days after his inauguration. Biden also expressed support for Congress passing a compromise pandemic relief package before he takes office. Biden said he asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to be his chief medical adviser and part of his COVID-19 response team, and that when Fauci said it was safe, Biden would get the COVID-19 vaccine. The interview was covered by outlets across the political spectrum; most news outlets led with Biden's plans for coronavirus.

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