Biden facing ‘competing crises’ as he takes office

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Washington (AFP) — A raging pandemic. An economic crisis. A nation divided. Deep racial wounds. Joe Biden has his work cut out for him as he prepares to be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday. «What’s unique for Biden is not so much the fact of crisis, it’s the number of competing crises,» said Mary Stuckey, a communications professor at Penn State University. Perhaps the biggest is the coronavirus pandemic, which has left some 400,000 Americans dead. «We have 4,000 Americans dying of Covid every day,» said David Farber, a history professor at the University of Kan…

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