Today, Biden for President Wisconsin State Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement on President Trump’s visit to Wisconsin:

“As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, there is no end in sight for so many Wisconsinites. Families continue to bear the brunt of this pandemic — and far too many will never again be whole. The Trump administration has admitted openly that they have given up trying to control this virus, and eight months into this pandemic, President Trump’s failures have yielded devastating results,” said Biden for President Wisconsin State Director Danielle Melfi. “When Wisconsin sends Joe Biden to the White House, we’ll have a President who will listen to the experts, trust the science, and get this virus under control. With so much at stake, Wisconsinites should head to today and make their plan to vote early.”

President Trump’s trip to Wisconsin comes just one day after Wisconsin crossed 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. While he continues to say that we’re “rounding the corner” of this pandemic, COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths are surging in Wisconsin. It took 7 and a half months to reach 100,000 cases in the state — and just 36 days to cross 200,000.

It didn’t have to be this bad. A recent study from Columbia University found that up to 210,000 of the U.S. COVID-19 deaths were avoidable. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations said that if everyone wore masks, over the next few months we could save around 100,000 lives.

Joe Biden has released a detailed plan to get COVID-19 under control and to help Wisconsin families build back better. As President, Biden will:

  • Call on every American to wear a mask in public.
  • Make testing and vaccines free and available to everyone.
  • Close the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gap by using the full Defense Production Act to get masks and protective gear to every healthcare worker, job site, school in this country.
  • Get schools and businesses clear guidelines to reopen safely – and resources to implement them, with things like ventilation, PPE, cleaning
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