U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, speaks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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Operation Warp Speed chief advisor Dr. Moncef Slaoui acknowledged on Sunday that has had “no contact” with the incoming Biden administration regarding the transition process and vaccine distribution plans.
Despite his lack of communication with the incoming Biden administration, Slaoui said he “can’t see” the transition impacting vaccine distribution.
“We are focused on making sure that the vaccines are made available as quickly as possible and distributed as efficiently as possible, regardless of the political context that surrounds us. Of course, we would hope that the transition happens quietly and smoothly,” Slaoui told ABC. “We are concerned with anything that could derail the process. As it stands now, I can’t see that happening, but hopefully it doesn’t happen.”
When asked whether he would be open to speaking with the Biden administration, Slaoui said he would “be happy” to share information already made public, but nothing confidential.
“I have been informed that I should not be saying anything that is confidential to anybody, including anybody that’s not a part of