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President-elect Joe Biden will give a thanksgiving speech Wednesday afternoon from Wilmington, Delaware.
The former vice president plans to “discuss the common sacrifices made by Americans during the holiday season and say we can and will survive the current crisis together,” Biden’s transition team said in a press release on Wednesday.
Comments on coronavirus deaths and cases are increasing nationwide. The national seven-day average for new daily cases on Tuesday was 174,225, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University. Epidemiologists and health officials are concerned that holiday trips and indoor gatherings for Thanksgiving will exacerbate the already severe nationwide epidemic.
The rapidly spreading Covid-19 epidemic is also exacerbating economic challenges. Weekly unemployment claims were higher than expected, the labor ministry said on Wednesday. Nearly 14 million workers will face the loss of unemployment benefits at the end of December as Congress has not yet adopted a new corona virus eradication package.
After weeks of delay, President Donald Trump’s administration officially initiated the transition to Biden on Tuesday. The elected president’s transition group received presidential classified daily briefings and briefings on America’s response to Tuesday’s Covid-19 epidemic.
Biden this week began naming a selection of his cabinet and national security team, including Secretary of State, Chief of Homeland Security, Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of the Treasury.
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