NBC News reports:
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday stressed that he’s concerned that the Trump administration has not yet greenlighted the formal transition to the incoming Biden administration, which the infectious disease expert said is key to the quick distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine.
In an interview on NBC’s “TODAY” show, host Savannah Guthrie asked Fauci whether he’s concerned that the Trump administration has not signed off on the formal transition period for the Biden team.
“Obviously, it’s something that we’re concerned about,” he said. “I mean, as you know, I’ve served in six administrations, so I’ve seen a number of transitions and I know that transitions are very important. Hopefully, we’ll see that soon.”
Dr. Fauci is now warning that the Trump Administration’s refusal to initiate a transition could slow vaccine distribution. The United States just had a million new cases in a single week. What a catastrophe https://t.co/OKaFjdozAW
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) November 16, 2020
The election is over. Donald Trump lost.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next President and Vice President of the United States.
Donald Trump continuing to deny reality will only hurt America’s ability to effectively distribute a vaccine.https://t.co/SYNHAOIMdM
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 16, 2020