Lack of coordination could result in extra Covid deaths: Biden

Washington, November 17

US President-elect Joe Biden has said many more Americans are at the risk of dying from Covid if he and incumbent President Donald Trump do not coordinate on tackling the virus outbreak.

Draws WH team from his campaign vets

  • Sources say Biden’s ex-campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon will be the deputy chief of staff of the White House.
  • Campaign co-chair Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond and adviser Steve Ricchetti will play senior roles in the new administration. ap

According to media projections, Democrat Biden has won the November 3 presidential election. However, Trump, a Republican, has alleged election fraud and mounted legal fights in a number of battleground states.

“More people may die if we don’t coordinate,” Biden said in Wilmington, Delaware, on Monday. “A vaccine is important. It’s of little use until you’re vaccinated. So, how do we get the vaccine, how do we get over 300 million Americans vaccinated?

Meanwhile, UK PM Boris Johnson has lauded British Hindu, Sikh, Jain communities for helping people during the Covid crisis.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan has imposed restrictions on public gatherings as Covid cases are rising in the country. Russia reported record high 442 Covid deaths and 22,410 new infections on Tuesday.

Italy Health Minister Roberto Speranza said the Covid curve was stabilising in the country. — Agencies

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