Biden also said he believed that the virus can be brought under enough control to reopen the majority of schools within his first 100 days.
Those pledges came even as Biden struck a sombre tone about the toll the coronavirus has already taken. He said that, after about nine months of living with the pandemic, the US is at risk of becoming numb to its toll on all of us".
The president-elect specifically noted the virus's disproportionate effects on Americans of colour, calling it a mass casualty for many minority groups.
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