04:00 GMT19 January 2021
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    The speech is reportedly meant to encourage the American public as the nation continues to grapple with the health crisis.

    Sputnik is live from Wilmington, Delaware, where Joe Biden is delivering a speech dedicated to Thanksgiving Day.
    According to his team, the festive message is meant to cheer up Americans, emphasising the “shared sacrifices they are making this holiday season” – a reference to upcoming new pandemic-triggered restrictions.
    Biden has made a pledge to prioritise reining in the epidemic as soon as power is transferred to him. Tuesday meanwhile saw a record death tally since the coronavirus flare-ups first hit the country - 2,010 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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