‘Wartime effort’: Biden signs orders to fight the pandemic

He also said Thursday that his administration directed FEMA to have a Covid-19 liaison to help "maximize cooperation between the federal government and the states."

"We're in a national emergency. It's time we treat it like one," Biden said. "This is a wartime undertaking."

"The brutal truth," Biden said, is that it will take "months" for a majority of Americans to be...