He can have presser’s and talk about a vaccine that ain’t gonna be coming out on his watch….
But that is about all….
Donald Trump NEVER really cared about the virus and America’s health even if the country is in a worsening pandemic ….
The effort to fight the pandemic is gonna be dropped in Joe Biden’s lap…
Trump has not met with the task force in months and has barely commented on the pandemic beyond tweets criticizing Pfizer and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after the company announced positive developments with its vaccine candidate just after Election Day.
Both Trump and Pence received an update on Friday on Operation Warp Speed and delivered remarks in the Rose Garden to tout the government effort to invest in multiple vaccine candidates and organize distribution.
The Trump administration is tasked with overseeing the pandemic response and public health agencies until President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. Lawmakers and experts have raised concerns that Trump, who last met with the task force months ago, will become even more disengaged from the health crisis at a time when the country faces the most risk of the virus spiraling out of control.
“The virus doesn’t care about a transition in the presidency. I think that’s the key thing here is we’re concerned about the next two months not necessarily because of the transition but it’s clear that the virus is raging across the country,” said Casey Katims, director of federal and inter-state affairs for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D).
The United States is setting records for coronavirus infections on an almost daily basis in recent weeks. The figures have steadily climbed well over 100,000, and the country’s seven-day average for infections as of Thursday was nearly 130,000.
The country on Tuesday also set a record for coronavirus hospitalizations, with around 62,000 people currently in the hospital with the virus, according to the COVID Tracking Project….