Fauci: Delayed Transition Creates Health Issue as COVID-19 Cases Soars

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s leading infectious disease expert, said Sunday that it is “obvious” that delaying the presidential transition is not good from a public health perspective as daily Covid-19 case numbers continue to soar and set records.

“I have been through multiple transitions now, having served six presidents for 36 years,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And it’s very clear that that transition process that we go through, that time period of measured in several weeks to months, is really important in a smooth handing over of the information.”

Comparing the transition process to “passing a baton in a race,” he said, “It certainly would make things more smoothly if we could do that.”

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