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Will Joe Biden Kill the Economy to Please His Base?

As Joe Biden prepares to take up residence in the White House, one issue towers above all others in his public communications: the coronavirus.

He has promised to “spare no effort, none, or any commitment, to turn around this pandemic” and demanded “a robust and immediate federal response” to bring it under control. Biden has carefully avoided saying that he will impose a national lockdown to save lives, but key members of his coronavirus advisory group have called for one, and Biden has repeatedly pledged to listen to the experts on coronavirus.

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