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President Biden is wrapping up his 10 Days of Action to tackle four “overlapping” crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn, climate change and racial inequity. Of these issues, executive orders tackling COVID-19 and climate change took centre stage. The Biden administration's 200-page National Strategy for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness presents a detailed and comprehensive plan. The public health plan faces a number of challenges, chief among them that many Americans are reluctant to be vaccinated as well as the fact that 20 million existing vaccine doses are currently unaccounted for. The fate of the US$1.9 trillion COVID economic relief package currently before Congress will speak volumes about the prospects for unity Biden repeatedly called for in his inauguration speech.