United States President-elect, Joe Biden has raised fears that more Americans may die of Coronavirus disease if President Trump’s administration continues to block a smooth transition, which would help his incoming administration ”organize an effective vaccine distribution plan. ”
Trump has refused to concede defeat, insisting that he won the presidential election and would challenge Biden’s electoral college victory in court.
Biden, who got over 270 electoral votes according to multiple US agencies, is moving on with transition plans with or without Trump’s cooperation.
“More people may die if we don’t coordinate,” warned Biden, when asked by a reporter what would result of Trump’s attempts to block the transition.
“How do we get over 300 million Americans vaccinated?” asked Biden, speaking in Wilmington, Delaware.
“What’s the game plan? It’s a huge, huge, huge undertaking to get it done.”
“…If we have to wait until Jan. 20, to start that planning, it puts us behind over a month … So it’s important that it be done, that there be coordination now,” he continued. “Now or as rapidly as we can get that done.”
Later, in a response to a question from another reporter, Biden said he had spoken with a number of Republican lawmakers and said that he sympathized with the difficult position the President had put them in.