Dr. Fauci Will Have a Meeting With Biden Transition Team on Tuesday
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in the United States, Donald Trump was lucky to have Dr. Anthony Fauci on his team. Trump, however, didn’t see it that way. The president was annoyed by how the virus was affecting his reelection bid and he frequently undermined the Doctor.
Joe Biden, though, feels that he will need Fauci’s help in order to get the virus under control. While campaigning for the White House, the former Vice President promised that he would hire the immunologist. And on Thursday afternoon, Fauci will be having his first meeting with the Biden transition team.
Dr. Fauci told CBS News, “I’m going to be meeting with them today, by Zoom, by virtually. So today will be the first day where there will be substantive discussions about the transition between me and the Biden team. I’m very pleased that today we’re having the first discussion about a number of things, vaccinations and things like that.”
Dr. Fauci will meet virtually for the first time with the Biden transition “landing team” to discuss the coronavirus pandemic today, sources tell @amandawgolden and @albamonica. Fauci intends to stay in his role as NIAID director as the new administration takes over, per sources.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) December 3, 2020
The immunologist continued, “Having served six administrations, I’ve been through five transitions, and I know that transitions are really important if you want to get a smooth handing over of the responsibility. I would have liked to have seen us getting involved with the team as early as we possibly can because we want the smooth transition to occur. Everyone believes that a smooth transition is certainly better than no transition.”