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“Our darkest days are coming in the fight against covid-19,” warns Biden, urging the US to protect itself this Christmas

President-elect Joe Biden said Tuesday afternoon that the “darkest days” in efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic are “ahead, not behind.”

The incoming president, who will take office on Jan. 20, pledged to tell the country the truth, in a sneaky critique of outgoing President Donald Trump, who assured him a lie at the start of the global public health crisis. and that it would go quickly.

Biden urged Americans to prepare for what’s to come, especially as the spike in deaths, new infections and hospitalizations is the worst.

More than 320,000 deaths have been recorded since the pandemic broke out at the beginning of the year, with more than 18 million infected.

“One thing I promise you about my leadership during this crisis: I will tell you right away, I will speak the truth to you. And here’s the simple truth: our darkest days fighting COVID are yet to come, not behind us. ours, ”said the Democratic leader.

Biden made his comments from Wilmington, Delaware, his hometown.

“As frustrating as it may be to listen to, it will take patience, persistence and determination to defeat this virus.