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Explaining President-Elect Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Recovery Plan | Forbes




This week, President-Elect Joe Biden laid out his vision for how America can recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the plan could still face opposition and be altered in Congress before it is passed.

Biden’s proposal is designed to combat twin public health and economic disasters and will set aside $400 billion to address the pandemic, including $20 billion for a national vaccination program, $50 billion for expanded testing, and an investment to fund 100,000 public health workers.

Congress has already authorized some $3.5 trillion in stimulus spending over the course of five relief bills, including the $900 billion package President Trump signed into law in late December. Meanwhile, the coronavirus crisis in the United States shows no signs of easing up in the short-term despite the authorization of effective vaccines. The rollout of those vaccines has been plagued by delays across the country, and new, more infectious strains of the virus threaten to cause surges that overwhelm hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is predicting that another 92,000 Americans will die from Covid-19 over the next three weeks

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