November 19, according to CNN, the US Department of Health and Human Services stated on the 18th that it will not cooperate with the Biden team until the results of the general election are officially confirmed.
Previously, Biden had warned that delays in the transfer of the presidential power may hinder the federal government’s response to coronavirus pandemic.
According to CNN, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar (Alex Azar) said on Wednesday (18th) local time that the US General Services Administration (General Services Administration) confirmed The Ministry of Health and Human Services will temporarily not cooperate with the Biden team before the election.
Aza said in a briefing, “We have made it very clear that once the US General Services Administration makes a decision, we will ensure the completion of a complete professional transition and plan.” “We follow the guidance, we are close to getting the vaccine and will collect it. Clinical trial data and saving lives, this is the focus of our continued efforts.”
According to the report, the transfer of power to the president of the United States can only be officially carried out after the United States General Services Administration confirms that one party has won the election.
However, the current situation is extremely complicated. On the one hand, the US media has announced that Biden will be elected the next US president. On the other hand, Trump denied losing the election and initiated legal actions in several states.
An administrator told CNN that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services employees have been told that if anyone on the Biden team contacts them, they should not communicate with them.
According to a previous report by The Wall Street Journal, Biden warned on Monday (16th) that the delay in the transfer of the presidential power may hinder the federal government’s response to coronavirus pandemic.
If Trump administration asks its team to wait until January 20th to start planning coronavirus vaccine Distribution, “This puts us behind for more than a month and a half. If we don’t cooperate, more people may die.”
According to reports, Biden’s team is already putting pressure on the U.S. General Services Administration to approve the appointment so that his consultants can move forward.
The U.S. General Services Administration has not yet officially recognized Biden’s victory, making it difficult for Biden to prepare for vaccine distribution and meet with U.S. health officials to discuss plans to deal with the pandemic.
Biden’s anti-pandemic plan is not the first time it has encountered obstacles. Biden recently promised to “restart” the current anti-pandemic policy. The first step is to promote the mandatory wearing of masks across the United States.
However, US media revealed that 16 Republican governors claimed to boycott Biden’s “mask order.”