Joe Biden has said eradicating COVID-19 will be his top priority
The diseases has now infected close to 10 million Americans, and his first step will be to launch a 12-member
coronavirus task force later today. But he must also reckon with the brooding and possibly disruptive figure
of his defeated opponent, who has yet to concede defeat and continues to make false claims about voter fraud.
President Trump has not made any official public statements, not counting proclamations on Twitter,
since the networks called the election for Biden. Questions remain about his various legal challenges,
or whether his nearest and dearest might persuade him to admit defeat, as some reports have claimed.
There were also conspicuous silences from the leaders of Russia and China as other world leaders rushed
to congratulate Biden.