Biden Says Delayed Transition Could Affect Coronavirus Response

Tuesday - 17/11/2020 08:07
President-elect says if incoming administration has to wait until Jan. 20 to start planning for vaccine distribution, ‘it puts us behind’


President-elect Joe Biden warned Monday that delays to his presidential transition could hinder the federal government response to the coronavirus pandemic as he sought to coordinate with business and labor leaders ahead of his new administration.

Mr. Biden said he was encouraged by a meeting he had with business leaders, including the heads of General Motors Co. and Microsoft Corp., along with labor leaders such as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. But he told reporters that if his team is forced to wait by the Trump administration...


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