Newly-elected US President Joe Biden warns that “more people may die” if his potential work obstruction by the Donald Trump administration.
In a speech in Delaware on Monday, he said coordination was needed to control coronavirus outbreaks.
He described Trump’s stubbornness in not accepting defeat despite calls from both sides as “absolutely irresponsible”, according to the BBC.
Biden was elected to the US Electoral College with 306 votes; Democrats needed a minimum of 270 electoral votes for this candidate to win the presidential election.
Nevertheless, incumbent President Trump tweeted on Monday morning, “I won the election!”
The Trump camp has filed a series of lawsuits over ballot counting since the Nov. 3 vote.
The General Services Administration (GSA), the agency in the US government tasked with initiating the transition process for the new president, has not yet officially recognized the victory of Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.
For this reason, Biden and Harris have also been left out of the government’s sensitive briefings, which did not begin to inform the next possible administration as per the rules.
Biden’s aides say Trump’s refusal to take part in the power transfer process has prevented Biden’s team from developing a strategy for vaccine delivery.
Biden warns that it’s a matter of saving lives, in fact, it’s not an exaggeration, and ‘More people may die’ if we don’t coordinate. ”
He called the nationwide vaccination program a “huge responsibility”.
He said that if his team had to wait until January 20 (the day of assumption of power), if they could not start work on the distribution program, they would be “more than a month, a month and a half behind”.