The Health and Human Services Department will not work with President-elect Joe Biden's team until the General Services Administration decides to win the election.
Secretary Alex Azar said Wednesday, even as public health experts stress that a smooth transition is a critical part of the government's response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
"We've made it very clear that when GSA decides, we will ensure complete, cooperative professional transitions and planning," Azar said at a briefing. "We follow the guidance. We're about getting vaccines and therapeutics invented and getting the clinical trial data, and saving lives. That's where our focus is as we go forward with our efforts." (report)