In his remarks Tuesday, Mr. Biden will again discuss how he would do so, his campaign said. And Mr. Biden will walk through a timeline of specific moments of inaction by the president and explain what he could have done differently.
As of Tuesday, more than 126,000 people have died of the virus in the United States alone and more than 2.6 million people nationwide have been infected.
Mr. Biden’s remarks will come less than a week after he delivered a speech in Lancaster, Pa., in which he excoriated Mr. Trump for, among other things, having said at a rally that he had ordered a slowdown of coronavirus testing.
“He thinks that finding out that more Americans are sick will make him look bad,” Mr. Biden said of Mr. Trump. “That’s what he’s worried about — he’s worried about looking bad.”
Concerns over the pandemic response have also spilled into the ongoing and fractious debate over health care. Mr. Biden has sought to draw sharp contrasts between his desire to expand health care coverage, and the Trump administration’s legal effort to get the Affordable Care Act overturned.
Mr. Trump has staunchly defended his handling of the pandemic and has, at various times, claimed that the virus will fade away and that the spike in cases was a result of increased testing. He and his administration have insisted on reopening the economy rapidly, even as concerns about viral spread have persisted.
And the spike in cases in recent weeks in states like Florida, Texas and California has forced the political leaders of those states to pause their reopenings and close down businesses like bars that had previously been allowed to restart operations.