US Health Dept. says will not work with Biden until official announcement of his victory

US Health Dept. says will not work with Biden until official announcement of his victory
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  • calendar-gray 19 November 2020

The US Department of Health and Human Services will not work with projected President-elect Joe Biden until the General Services Administration (GSA) confirms his victory in the presidential election, Secretary Alex Azar said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

“We've made it very clear that when GSA makes a determination, we will ensure complete, cooperative professional transitions and planning,” Azar said at a press briefing on Wednesday, as quoted by the CNN broadcaster.

He stressed that the department was just following the existing guidance.

“We're about getting vaccines and therapeutics invented and get the clinical trial data and saving lives here. That's where our focus is as we go forward with our efforts,” Azar added.

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