Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that federal officials working on the coronavirus should be able to confer with Joseph R. Biden’s transition team, saying it would be best to pass the baton without slowing down as the nation faces a mounting crisis.
“Of course it would be better if we could start working with them,” Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
The administration hasn’t green-lighted the transition process, as President Trump continues to contest results showing he lost to Mr. Biden.
Mr. Trump is emphasizing a forthcoming COVID-19 vaccine but has been largely silent about the fact that the virus is ripping through the U.S.
The country has recorded 150,000 cases for three consecutive days, and hospitalizations are at their highest levels since the pandemic began, prompting governors to issue the type of stay-at-home orders America wanted to avoid.
Dr. Fauci said there will be no national