Gov. Whitmer: Virus response to be better coordinated under Biden

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In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. The governor said she sent a letter to Republican lawmakers this week asking them to pass a bill to require residents wear masks in indoor places and crowded outdoor areas. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says the United States will have a coordinated, science-based response to the coronavirus once President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

She expressed optimism about the election result Monday while warning that Michigan’s surging cases will likely continue to grow in coming months.

The Democratic governor’s criticism of President Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic has led him to lash out at her.

Whitmer told The Associated Press that Biden will “be a wonderful partner as we confront a lot of hard issues going forward.”

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