President-Elect Joe Biden has issued a warning to incumbent President Donald Trump, claiming that more COVID-19 related deaths will occur if he continues to delay the transition.

“Once we shut down the virus and deliver economic relief to workers and businesses, then we can start to build back better than before,” he continued. With cases back on the rise and a vaccine with a nearly 95% efficacy rate, Biden and his transition team are imploring the Trump administration to prioritize vaccinating the public before they leave office.