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President-elect Joe Biden outlined his plan for building the American economy "back better" during a speech Monday in Delaware.

"It's time to reward work, not just wealth in America. We're going to have a fair tax structure that makes sure the wealthiest among us and corporations pay their fair share," Biden said. "From autos to our stockpiles, we're going to buy American. No government contract will be given to companies that don't make their products here in America."

“We all know that this pandemic and this recession have hit communities of color particularly hard. Black Americans and Latinos are three times as likely to contract Covid as others and more likely to die. Native Americans are more than four times as likely to be hospitalized as others. And last month the unemployment rate for Black Americans was almost twice the rate of others," Harris said.

"And we have also had a conversation about the impact this pandemic has had on our economy as a whole, from the Fortune 500 to the small small businesses that so many communities rely on,” Harris added.

Biden also spoke about coronavirus, warning that "more people may die" if Trump continues to not coordinate the transition process with the Biden campaign.

"How do we get over 300 million Americans vaccinated?" asked Biden, speaking in Wilmington, Delaware. "What's the game plan? It's a huge, huge, huge undertaking to get it done."

"...If we have to wait until Jan. 20, to start that planning, it puts us behind over a month ... So it's important that it be done, that there be coordination now," he continued. "Now or as rapidly as we can get that done."

"I am hopeful that the President will be mildly more enlightened before we get to Jan. 20," said Biden.
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