Biden Ramps Up Covid Fight With Orders Nixing Trump Policies (2)

Jan. 21, 2021, 9:33 PM

U.S. President Joe Biden in his first full day in office issued a sweeping set of executive orders to tackle the raging Covid-19 pandemic that will rapidly reverse or refashion many of his predecessor’s most heavily criticized policies.

Biden signed orders on Thursday designed to overhaul and unify the U.S. approach to virus testing, use federal powers to stabilize the supply chain for critical medical supplies, and boost the government’s ability to provide rapid and equitable vaccine distribution.

Biden is inheriting from former President Donald Trump a Covid testing strategy and vaccine rollout he has termed a “dismal failure.” On...

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