Background Information

The Covid-19 pandemic

Joe Biden held his Inaugural Address in January 2021 during a global pandemic. The Covid-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic in March 2020 and has caused millions of deaths in multiple countries including the United States. Joe Biden referred to 400,000 Americans who had died during the Covid-19 pandemic in his speech, one of the highest numbers globally at the time.

The 2021 Presidential Inauguration was held in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines, having a smaller audience than usual and being transmitted online. At the time, Biden claimed the country might be heading into what could be the “toughest and deadliest” period of the virus. 

The 2020 presidential election

The final candidates of the 2020 presidential election in the US were Joe Biden for the Democratic Party and former President Donald Trump, who was running for his second term as the candid...

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