The Biden government needs to be able to push vaccine distribution forward – life depends on it. "Of course it would be better if we could work with them," said Dr. Anthony Fauci on CNN's State of the Union and compared it to handing over the baton in a relay race: "You don't want to stop and then give." give it to someone, ”he said. "You just essentially want to keep going." Trump's extended refusal to admit the reality of his loss threatens this.
"We need to speak to them as soon as possible, "Biden's new White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, told Meet the Press. "It's great to have a vaccine, but vaccines don't save lives: vaccines save lives. And that means you have to get this vaccine into the arms of people across the country. It's a huge logistical project.”
It will be of great benefit to the nation if this huge logistics project is managed by the Biden administration at least after the first month. But Trump could throw a wrench into the process, and that's exactly what he'd like to do.
Moderna's vaccine has a significant logistical advantage over Pfizer's. Even if it has to be stored in cold temperature, there is a significant difference in the cold: mInus 4 degrees Fahrenheit for Moderna and minus 94 Fahrenheit for Pfizer. Moderna's vaccine can also be refrigerated for 30 days and kept at room temperature for 12 hours. This makes distribution easier, although other vaccines are in studies that do not require refrigeration at all and that only require one dose instead of two.
Medically and politically, there is good news on the way. We need to crouch, protect ourselves and others in the dark, difficult months to come, and get to the other side.