During the John F. Kennedy Awards 2020 in Los Angeles, an almost three-minute message from former Vice President Joe Biden was played on known topics from his 2020 presidential campaign.
Biden criticized President Donald Trump for responding to the Coronavirus outbreak on Saturday night, calling for "leadership that brings everyone to the table to rebuild an economy that works for working families, creates millions of well-paid jobs for the future" and " Leadership that fulfills the basic principles and ensures that all men are not only equal in their creation, but are treated equally throughout their lives. "
Trump announced on Wednesday a $ 2 billion contract with Pfizer Inc. and German biotechnology company CureVac for 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine immediately after it was approved.
The Warp Speed operation of the Department of Health and Human Services aims to deliver 300 million doses of a safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 by January. This is part of a broader strategy to accelerate the development, manufacture, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics and diagnostics, collectively known as countermeasures.
The Republican National Committee said Biden's pledge to end Trump's tax cuts signed would increase unemployment while Americans would pay an average of $ 1,200 more in federal taxes annually, and said the tax increase would reach 82% of Americans.
The event on Saturday took place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Award winners included California Senator Kamala Harris, comedian Kathy Griffin and activist Dolores Huerta, who founded United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez.
Harris received the JFK Profile in Courage Award for elected officials, while Griffin received an award for activists. Huerta received the Miguel Contreras Leadership Award, named after the late worker leader.
Other speakers included the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, representatives Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu, and five-time figure skating world champion Michelle Kwan, substitute director for Biden's campaign.