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Joe Biden called on Americans to follow the “scientific recommendations” for how to protect themselves against coronavirus, including wearing a mask, social distancing, in his campaign speech this afternoon.
He urged the government to focus on testing and contact tracing.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered remarks, which later became known as the Gettysburg Address, at the official dedication ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, on the site of one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the Civil War. Though he was not the featured orator that day, Lincoln’s brief address would be remembered as one of the most important speeches in American history. In it, he invoked the principles of human equality contained in the Declaration of Independence and connected the sacrifices of the Civil War with the desire for “a new birth of freedom,” as well as the all-important preservation of the Union created in 1776 and its ideal of self-government.
The Democratic nominee for the presidency, Joe Biden, is talking in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, right now.
He is giving a speech in that historic place, site of a turning point in the US civil war, saying America “can and must” figure out how to work across partisan lines again.