Chemist holding Coronavirus test tube

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Biden Virus Fight Balances Goals, Reality

Joe Biden effectively took ownership of the fight against the coronavirus on Monday with a presidential-style call to action, but he can do little more than plan, plead for the wearing of masks and hope the “dark winter” he predicted doesn’t sour the nation on his ability to quell the pandemic before he gets into office on Jan. 20.

Biden beat Donald Trump by promising to do a better job defeating the virus, and with a short and unforgiving window to show progress, Biden was left on Monday trying to raise hopes without unrealistically raising expectations as the virus spreads.

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