President Donald Trump speaks as president during the daily briefing on the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on April 21, 2020, Washington, response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birks.
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Washington – Coronavirus response coordinator of the White House, Drs. Deborah Birks said she hopes to brief President-elect Joe Biden’s administration Monday on America’s response to the Kovid-19 epidemic.
“I think one thing we’ll be able to bring to the Biden administration into the discussion is to understand how they want to see the data,” Birks said during an interview Sunday at CBS “Face the Nation. “
The Biden transition team did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.
Birx reported that over the last nine months the federal government has compiled detailed data used to track and measure the virus, a key component to shaping response efforts. Berks, also referencing statewide data, also raised concerns about possible fluctuations in coronavirus cases across the United States due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
“We had less than 25,000 a day going into Memorial Day Weekend. We had only 30,000 empathies in the hospital and we had a low mortality rate, way below a thousand.”
“We are registering this post-Thanksgiving surge nationwide with three, four and 10 times as many illnesses, so that we are most concerned,” said Beerks, his co-worker, White House Coronovirus Advisor Dr. Mentioned Anthony Fexy.
“We know that people may have made mistakes over the time period of Thanksgiving,” Birks said, “If you are young and you have gathered, you need to be tested about five to 10 days later.”
“And if you are older than 65 or have Combidities and you have gathered at Thanksgiving, if you develop any symptoms, you need to be tested immediately,” Birks said.
Chicago, Illinois, Passengers pass through O’Hare International Airport before the Thanksgiving holiday on November 25, 2020, during a coronovirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic.
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Last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the officer planning the infection briefed the Biden team on Operation Wound Speed, the program tasked with developing the coronovirus vaccine.
Azar said on Tuesday, “We are immediately giving them all the preparatory infection related briefing material.”
“We will have a coordinated briefing with them to ensure that they get all the information they need,” Azar said. Transition planning and execution will be professional, cooperative and collaborative.
In the wake of the US presidential election, the move to brief the Biden administration on the health crisis that has come to formally join hands with President Donald Trump has ended.
And with less than 12 weeks remaining in the Trump administration, the president has not given Biden the election.
Trump has also been criticized as not doing enough to control the spread of the deadly disease.
Since its emergence, coronaviruses have claimed at least 1.44 million lives and infected more than 61.64 million worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. In more than 13 million coronovirus cases, the US is experiencing the most severe outbreak in terms of total numbers. More than 264,000 people have died of the disease in the United States.
Earlier this month, Pfizer and its partner BioNotech applied for an Emergency Use Authority from the Food and Drug Administration for their Kovid-19 vaccine. The FDA process is expected to take a few weeks, and an advisory committee meeting to review the vaccine has been scheduled for early December.
On July 22, Pfizer announced that the US agreed to purchase 100 million doses of its vaccine for $ 1.95 billion. The agreement, which is part of Operation Tana Speed, allows the US to receive an additional 500 million vaccine doses.