. ‘It can’t just be a coincidence’: How Biden is using artwork to underscore his message to America « JO LEE MAGAZINE

USA TODAY/Biden talks about how his administration is about to achieve an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19, with 100 million vaccine shots injected into the arms of Americans. In the background, hanging on the wall just above Biden’s shoulder, is a portrait of James Monroe.

As governor of Virginia, Monroe imposed a quarantine and took other steps that prevented an outbreak of yellow fever from spreading. His actions are credited with heading off a major health crisis and offer signs of hope for Americans battling a deadly pandemic 200 years later.

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