Biden Says Trump’s Refusal to Concede Could Set Back Vaccine Rollout by Months

HeadlineNov 19, 2020

President-elect Biden said the Trump administration’s refusal to acknowledge the outcome of the election was preventing his transition team from accessing critical data about the U.S. outbreak and could slow the distribution of vaccines in 2021.

President-elect Joe Biden: “There’s a whole lot of things that are just — we just don’t have available to us, which unless is made available soon, we’re going to be behind, by weeks or months, being able to put together the whole initiative.”

In Washington, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Wednesday he won’t work with President-elect Biden’s transition team until the administrator of the General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, determines Biden won the election.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar: “When GSA makes a determination, we will ensure complete cooperative, professional transitions and planning.”

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