Now that it has shepherded through the nearly $2 trillion American Rescue Plan, the Biden administration needs to pivot to help rescue the world from COVID-19.

It’s been a year since the pandemic shut down the planet.

The novel coronavirus has killed over 2.5 million people and paralyzed the world economy, causing a contraction of global GDP of over 4 percent. In comparison, the financial crisis of 2008-2009 shrank the global economy by only 0.1 percent.

Read the full article at Newsweek.

John Feffer directs Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. Follow him on Twitter @JohnFeffer.

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