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Biden has big task from tackling COVID-19 to reviving economy Updated: 2021-01-21 07:01:59 KST

From attempting to tame the global health crisis to reviving the pandemic-hit U.S. economy, it's probably not an understatement to say Joe Biden has his hands full from the get go.
Making matters worse, Biden also needs to try and bridge a divided society that was enflamed pushed apart by the recent U.S. Capitol riot.

"He is probably facing the combination of 1861 and 1933. Lincoln facing secession of states from the Union and an impending civil war, and Franklin Roosevelt facing economic collapse and a worldwide depression."

Slamming the former Trump administration over its failure to tame the pandemic, President Biden has promised to administer a hundred million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in his first one hundred days in office.
He has also proposed a one.nine trillion U.S. dollar rescue package to combat the economic turndown triggered by the health crisis.

"We will finish the job of getting a two thousand dollars in cash relief to people who needed the most."

He also plans to sign a sweeping immigration reform bill and raise the minimum wage as soon as he enters the White House.

"There's no time to waste. We have to act, we have to act now."

Unlike now-former President Trump, Biden aims to construct and secure a new order in the international community by re-embracing multilateralism.
Biden's focus on alliances may widen the space of navigation in North Korea's denuclearization talks, but it's expected to take some timeespecially with Biden's plans for bottom-up diplomacy.
But Trump's impeachment trial is forecast to bog down the early days of the Biden presidency, as the trial could tie up the Senate and delay the rollout of President Biden's agenda.
Kim Dami, Arirang News.
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