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- President laments ‘tragic cost of failure’ to date
- Pete Buttigieg senses ‘bipartisan appetite’ on infrastructure
- US politics latest – follow live
Joe Biden began his first full day as president confronting a host of major crises facing his fledgling administration, starting with a flurry of actions to address his most pressing challenge: the raging Covid-19 pandemic.
At a White House event on Thursday afternoon, Biden unveiled a new national strategy to combat the coronavirus, which has killed more than 404,000 Americans and infected more than 24 million since it first began spreading across the US one year ago, by far the highest totals in the world.