He called Trump's handling of the coronavirus an insult to its victims, especially as cases spike dramatically around the country.
Even if I win, it's going to take a lot of hard work to end this pandemic, Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Delaware.
"I do promise this: We will start on day one doing the right things.
His comments reflected an unwavering attempt to keep the political spotlight on the pandemic.
That was a departure from the president, who downplayed the threat and spent his day in Arizona, where relaxed rules on social distancing made staging big rallies easier.
The pandemic's consequences were escalating, with deaths climbing in 39 states and an average of 805 people dying daily nationwide up from 714 two weeks ago.
Overall, about 227,000 Americans have died.
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