JOE Biden will become the 46th president of the US on January 20, 2021.
Before taking office he has already been accused of “bailing already” on his stimulus pledge.
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What is Joe Biden’s stimulus plan?
Biden will introduce his stimulus package during a prime-time address on January 14.
He previously tweeted his support for a $2,000 stimulus checks, but is reportedly set to announce checks for $1,400 for those in desperate need.
Critics were furious that the checks will not match the figure that was publicly supported by both Biden and outgoing President Donald Trump.
Some supporters claimed the total was indeed $2,000 when the new $1,400 checks are added to the the $600 already issued.
Just days ago, Biden tweeted: “$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table.
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“We need $2,000 stimulus checks.”
What is Biden’s plan for Covid vaccines?
Biden is planning a more disciplined focus on vaccination.
He is asking Americans to override their sense of pandemic fatigue and recommit to wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and avoiding indoor gatherings, particularly larger ones.
More than 4,400 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the US on January 12 alone.
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When is Biden’s inauguration?
Joe Biden’s inauguration will take place on January 20,
Following the failed coup attempt on the Capitol on January 6, the Biden Inauguration team has taken precautions to avoid an almost certain rehashing of violent protesters from outgoing president Donald Trump.
The inauguration is designated as a “national special security event,” which allows for multi-level communications between different agencies in DC, like Capitol Police, Pentagon, Homeland Security and District-area police.
Over 10,000 National Guard troops have been called to the Capitol ahead of the inauguration, just as the Army is conducting background searches of Secret Service officials and others in law enforcement who will be working on Inauguration Day.
“I’m not afraid of taking the oath outside,” Biden said on Monday after he was asked about the ongoing threats that far-right extremists have been making about returning during his inauguration.
“I think it’s critically important that there be a real serious focus on holding those folks who engaged in sedition and threatened people’s lives, defaced public property, caused great damage, that they be held accountable,” he added.