US President-elect Joe Biden intends to address the coronavirus and the upcoming holidays in his address on Wednesday.
He will speak on the eve of Thanksgiving, when millions of Americans traditionally reunite with their families, for which many are on the road. But this year, as the COVID-19 infection spreads, the federal government urged people to stay at home.
Biden’s transition office said it would “discuss the common sacrifices Americans have to make during this holiday season,” and say that Americans “can and will get through this crisis together.”
Biden said on Tuesday that the US is “ready to lead the world, not to distance itself from it,” signifying a sharp departure from the outgoing President Trump’s America First credo, which he has held for the past four years.
Preparing to take office on January 20, Biden said the country “is ready to oppose its opponents, but not to reject its allies.”
“We are ready to defend our values,” he said.