Biden warns of 'dark winter' ahead with COVID, urges mask-wearing
President-elect Joe Biden warned on Monday that the U.S. was facing a “dark winter” as the coronavirus continues to spread unabated.
“There’s a need for bold action to fight this pandemic. We’re still facing a very dark winter,” he said in remarks after meeting with his newly appointed coronavirus task force.
“It doesn’t matter your party. It doesn’t matter who you voted for,” he said. “We can save tens of thousands of lives if everyone would just wear a mask.”
His comments came just as Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, a physician, tested positive for COVID-19, following by days the positive diagnosis of White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.