More people may die if Trump doesn’t cooperate – Biden

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President-elect Joe Biden is calling for access the Trump administration’s distribution plan, saying “more people may die” if there’s coordination with transition team.

During an address on , Biden celebrated the “great news” vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer appear be more 90 percent effective, but said “the sooner we have access the administration’s distribution plan, the sooner this transition would smoothly move forward.” As President Trump continues refuse concede the 2020 presidential election, Biden’s transition team “does not have access to the administration’s data and distribution plans,” CNN .

Asked what is the biggest threat of Trump obstructing a smooth , Biden said, “More people may die if we don’t coordinate.” It’s crucial for transition team to know what the “game plan” is for the “huge undertaking” of vaccinating over 300 million Americans, he added.

“If we have to wait until January 20th to start planning, it puts us behind, over a month, month and a half,” Biden said. “And so it’s important there be coordination now, now or as rapidly as we can get done.”

Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff pick, previously emphasized the importance of the transition being able to access the administration’s distribution plan, saying, “ to talk to those people as soon as possible so nothing drops in this change of power we’re going to have on January 20th.” And asked on Sunday whether it would be best if officials could begin working with Biden’s team, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told CNN “of course” it would be, adding, “’s obvious.”