Biden expects more deaths from covid-19 if Trump continues to block transition

The president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden, warned this Monday, November 16, 2020 that the blocking of the president Donald Trump to transition could have lethal consequences, resulting in more deaths from covid-19 If your teams don’t coordinate to contain the pandemic and effectively distribute a vaccine.

“More people could die if we don’t coordinate,” Biden warned when asked what the biggest threat is derived from Trump’s refusal to recognize its victoria in the elections, during a press conference in Wilmington (Delaware).

Possible lethal consequences

Hours after the modern pharmaceutical announce the effectiveness of your possible vaccine against covid-19, the second candidate – along with that of Pfizer– which is approaching approval, Biden recalled that not only will it be enough to get that product, but it will require a solid plan to vaccinate everything EE.UU.

“(The White House) says they have a program that not only addresses how to get vaccines, but how to distribute them. If we have to wait until January 20 to get that plan, that is a delay a month, or a month and a half, “explained Biden, referring to the date in which will assume the power.

The former vice president was thus more frustrated than last week with respect to blocking from Trump, who refuses to acknowledge his victory and has caused an unprecedented situation in which the president-elect has no access to information and the means from federal agencies.

“I am confident that the president will be slightly wiser before we get to January,” said Biden, who insisted however that Trump’s obstruction is not as “debilitating” as it seems for his preparation as president-elect.

Trump does not move from his box

Meanwhile, Trump gave no sign of being willing to change posture, and proclaimed again on Twitter that he had “won” the election despite the fact that Biden has far exceeded the 270 votes he needs in the Electoral College to prevail, according to the projections of the main media.

The president also questioned the validity of the manual count that takes place in the state of Georgia, where Biden won by a mere 14,000 votes, despite the fact that the republican campaign requested that this procedure be implemented to confirm the result.

The president’s own environment privately recognizes the futility of his legal strategy, which to be successful would have to demonstrate to courts a fraud uppercase not just one, but multiple key statessomething extremely unlikely.

And as more and more Republicans declare that Biden should have access to information of intelligence, Trump’s own national security adviser in the White House, Robert OBrien, hinted that he is aware of the defeat.

“If the Biden-Harris duo is determined to be the winner – obviously things look like this now – we will have a transition very professional in the National Security Council, “OBrien said Monday during an appearance before the Global Security Forum.

Biden calls for urgent action to prop up the economy

Aside from his comments on the transition, Biden cautioned that the upturn from pandemic in the United States it is very serious and the country awaits “a winter very dark “in terms of the incidence of covid-19, that in addition to the public health, may affect your economic recovery.

The president-elect insisted that the economic impact of the pandemic can cause close many more business in the coming months and urged Congress to pass a new stimulus package like the one the Lower House approved six months ago, valued at $ 3 trillion.

“The idea that the president (Trump) continues to play golf and not do anything about it seems incomprehensible to me, at least one would think that he would want to leave with positive news,” Biden said.

The republicans, Trump allies and that they control the Senate, refuse to consider the financial package approved by the Democrats in the Lower House and insist that the cost of such legislation should be less, of about 500 billion.

Biden and the one who will be his vice president, Kamala Harris, met this Monday, November 16, with the presidents of large American companies -General Motors, Microsoft, Target and Gap- and the leaders of several unions -AFL-CIO, SEIU, UAW, UFCW and AFSCME- and the president-elect left the meeting with optimism.

“It has been really encouraging to see how employers and unions agreed on the path we have to follow” for economic recovery, said the Democrat.


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