For some who bore toll of virus, Biden offers sign of hope

  • FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, Jolin Polasek draws a sign in chalk on a street in Harlem, New York to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s win over President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

After a brutal year of trying to save the sick and burying the dead, news of Joe Biden’s ascension to president-elect came to some as a glimmer of hope that an end to the coronavirus misery might be in sight.