COVID-19: Joe Biden says more people may die if Donald Trump continues to frustrate transition

COVID-19: Joe Biden says more people may die if Donald Trump continues to frustrate transition

- Joe Biden said Donald Trump is supposed to help him hit the road running by cooperating and sharing plans he has on how he intends to vaccinate Americans aginst COVID-19

- According to Biden, waiting for January 20, 2021, when he will be sworn in as president, will position him over one month behind in the fight against the disease

- As of Monday, November 16, two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) had been touted to have at least 90% efficiency in preventing COVID-19

- Donald Trump has maintained he is the bonafide winner of the US presidential poll and insisted Biden's victory was aided by stealing of ballots

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The projected US president-elect, Joe Biden has warned that more people will lose their lives to COVID-19 should President Donald Trump continue frustrating the smooth transfer of power.

COVID-19: Joe Biden says more people will die if Donald Trump continues to frustrate transition

US president-elect Joe Biden (R) and vice president-elect Kamala Harris (L)
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Biden said Trump's refusal to concede defeat in the presidential election would not only stall US economic recovery but also deal a blow to the fight against COVID-19 which has already claimed the lives of at least 252,000 Americans.

According to Washington Post, Biden stated that rump was obliged to help him hit the road running by assuring peaceful transition and brief him about plans he has to vaccinate Americans against the ravaging pandemic.

Waiting for January 20, 2021, when he will be sworn in as president, Biden said will position him over one month behind in the fight against the disease.

Biden said:

"More people will die if we don't coordinate. A vaccine is important but is only useful after you vaccinate. But how do we get over 300 million Americans vaccinated? What is the game plan? We also need to cooperate with the WHO and the rest of the world in doing this.
If we have to wait until January 20 it puts us behind over a month and a half. So it is important this is done with coordination, now".

Meanwhile, Trump has contested Biden's victory in court claiming that the former vice present "won the election by stealing ballots".

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Hardly a day after the election day, Trump declared himself the winner of the polls and has since been tweeting that he "won the election".

He has been accused of blocking Biden's team from accessing intelligence and funds earmarked for transition and has suggested that he may not leave the White House for Biden come January 20.

As of Monday, November 16, two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) had been touted to be having at least 90% efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

COVID-19: Joe Biden says more people will die if Donald Trump continues to frustrate transition

US President Donald Trump (pictured)
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Biden described the breakthrough as good news stating it brought the world "one step closer to beating this virus".

He, however, continued to tear into Trump for jeopardising the war against COVID-19 and turning mask-wearing into a political affair.

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