Mr. Biden has said that if he is elected president, he will take a significantly different approach to the virus, actively lobbying to encourage – and possibly oblige – to wear a mask and continue impose restrictions when necessary to slow the spread of the virus.
Mr. Biden’s policy advisers have been developing plans that will come into effect as soon as he takes office, including ramping up testing, securing a stable supply of protective equipment, and delivering vaccines. and guaranteed money from Congress for schools and hospitals.
Under normal circumstances ̵1; not counting Mr. Trump’s transition in 2016 – Mr. Biden will most likely wait to push those plans forward. Elected presidents often choose not to stay out of the limelight until Inauguration Day, as a general rule that the United States should have one president at a time.
And departing presidents, including those of opposition parties, often try to support the efforts of their successors, especially when the country is in the midst of a crisis.
But few in Washington expect an orderly transition if Mr. Biden wins.
Mr. Trump is likely not to adhere to already existing traditions, and he has made his views clear on the virus in numerous rallies on the final days of the campaign, telling the crowd that a vaccine would appeared soon to put an end to the threat.
“It’s over anyway, but we have the greatest companies in the world and we really have a few weeks left,” Trump told supporters in Butler, Pa., On Saturday . “We will destroy the virus faster, wipe out the plague in China once and for all, and it’s up again, working again, that’s what we want. You know what we want? We want to be normal ”.
Dr. Koplan said that if Mr. Biden prevailed, he needed to quickly establish a relationship with the governors and announce a national strategy for the pandemic.