US President-elect Joe Biden has called on the Americans to unite in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. “I know that the country has grown weary of fighting. We must not forget that we are at war with the virus, not with each other, not among ourselves,” Biden said yesterday in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware.
Biden addressed the Americans on the occasion of today’s holiday Thanksgiving with admonishing words. On Thanksgiving, families and friends usually come together for big celebrations. Biden again urged Americans to refrain from doing so because of the danger of infection. In view of the “dramatic increase” in new infections, Biden called for a “doubling” of efforts to contain the pandemic.
“We still have months ahead of us in this fight,” said Biden. At the same time he tried to spread confidence. “When you look back at our history, you see that the soul of our nation was forged under the most difficult circumstances.”
Inauguration ceremony scheduled for January 20, 2021
Democrat Biden prevailed against Republican incumbent Donald Trump in the November 3 election. Biden is to be sworn in as the new president on January 20. The previous incumbent Donald Trump, however, continues to doubt the result.
“Our democracy was put to the test this year,” Biden said. “In America we have full and fair and free elections. And then we accept the results.”
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