06:02 GMT04 December 2020
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    The former vice president has actually claimed to take a tougher stance on the pandemic compared to President Donald Trump, which includes imposing more shutdowns to curb the spread of the virus.

    Naomi Wolf, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, has questioned the possibility of her casting a ballot for Democrat Joe Biden if she had known he was open to more lockdowns if elected.

    Wolf has called such a practice "historically unprecedented" and "terrifying". 

    Biden, the projected president-elect, has made the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic a priority of his administration and promised to put together a team of experts to advise the new US government. Since the pandemic started in the United States, he has been a vocal critic of how the Trump administration has handled the virus, accusing Doland Trump of downplaying the pandemic.

    Trump, who himself has recently overcome COVID-19, warned Americans ahead of Election Day that casting a ballot for Biden would mean "a vote for lockdowns, layoffs, misery, and getting rid of your Second Amendment".

    After coronavirus-induced shutdowns had been imposed in several states, mostly under Democratic leadership, Trump called for "opening up America", citing small businesses that suffered the most losses.

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