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Joe Biden receives endorsement from Scientific American
Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has always stressed the importance of following the science and listening to the advice of the experts especially at this time of a global pandemic. Because of his approach, Biden has received a historic endorsement from the Scientific American magazine.
The publication released a piece announcing their support for Biden. This also marks the first endorsement by the publication in its 175 years. The publication stated that they are endorsing the former vice president because of his approach towards the pandemic and other issues like climate change that are based on facts and advice from experts in the fields. They have also criticized Donald Trump for rejecting the science and scientific evidence and his response towards the COVID-19 pandemic which is what compelled them to make this endorsement.
“Joe Biden, in contrast, comes prepared with plans to control COVID-19, improve health care, reduce carbon emissions, and restore the role of legitimate science in policymaking. He solicits expertise and has turned that knowledge into solid policy proposals,” wrote the publication.
The magazine also noted the group of experts that Biden is consulting with about the pandemic while taking another swipe at Trump’s experts. “It does not include physicians who believe in aliens and debunked virus therapies, one of whom Trump has called “very respected” and “spectacular.”
This is the latest in endorsements that Biden has received as the November elections draw near. Previously, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has also announced his endorsement and backing of the Democratic candidate.
Meanwhile, Biden will be speaking to the Democrats in the Senate this week in a phone conference. Their conversation is expected to be about how to mobilize voters in every state and how they can help get Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. This will be the first time the former vice president will be speaking to the Democratic caucus since formally accepting the nomination during the Democratic Convention.
Biden will need a Democratic majority in the Senate if he wants to further his agenda and has previously reiterated the importance of the Democrats taking back control of the Senate. Should Biden get elected, Democrats will need to win three seats in the Senate to reclaim the majority.