Biden’s Pandemic-Policy Challenge

President-elect Joe Biden adjusts his face mask as he speaks in Wilmington, Del., January 15, 2021. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Not being Donald Trump won’t be enough.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P resident-elect Joe Biden will take office this week in the middle of an enormous public-health and economic crisis not of his own making. Our country is in an exceptionally difficult phase of that crisis now, with around 200,000 newly reported cases and several thousand reported deaths from COVID-19 each day. A new variant of the virus may soon yield another surge in caseloads just as the current wave recedes. And we are also in the middle of a massive and complex mobilization of vaccination capacity and reach. There are a lot of problems to fix, a lot of things to

Yuval Levin is the director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs.

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