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Fact check US: Can Joe Biden ‘stop the virus’ in the US as he claims?

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1st lines: Covid-19 is the latest in a long line of pandemics to hit the US healthcare system since the late 20th century. There’s been HIV/AIDS from 1981, SARS in 2002–03, swine flu in 2009–10, MERS from 2015 and Ebola in 2014–16, each with their own challenges. However, the Covid-19 virus is particularly disconcerting and dangerous. Not only is it highly contagious, but asymptomatic carriers can involuntarily infect dozens of people in just a few days. Unfettered coronavirus transmission combined with the difficulty of imposing lockdowns has made it complicated to implement effective policy. What’s more, the pandemic has become both an important issue and a key to understanding the election of the 46th president of the United States. Joe Biden must fulfill his promises and do everything within his power to halt the pandemic.
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hal-03053954 , version 1 (06-12-2021)

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William Genieys. Fact check US: Can Joe Biden ‘stop the virus’ in the US as he claims?. The Conversation, 2020. ⟨hal-03053954⟩
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