Presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden said Monday that “more people may die” if the Trump administration doesn’t cooperate on a transition of power by working with his team on a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
“More people may die if we don’t coordinate,” Mr. Biden said as he spoke about the economy from Wilmington, Delaware.
Mr. Biden said business and labor leaders agreed that the sooner Mr. Biden‘s transition team gets a plan from the Trump administration, the sooner things can move forward on a vaccine distribution plan.
Mr. Biden hailed as “great news” recent positive developments on vaccine candidates from Pfizer and Moderna.
“Getting a vaccine and a vaccination, though, are two different things,” Mr. Biden said. “Everyone [on] our Zoom today agreed that the sooner we have access to the administration’s distribution plan, the sooner this transition would smoothly move forward.”
Mr. Biden had huddled on Monday with the CEOs of several top companies and leaders of a