Trump hampers incoming Biden administration from preparing COVID response

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden carries folders as he departs following briefings with members of his Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 9, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

California is expected to reach a million COVID-19 cases on Thursday. Nearly a dozen counties regressed back to more restrictive tiers in the state’s pandemic reopening plan. The nation also had a record number of hospitalizations on Tuesday — nearly 62,000.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump still hasn’t conceded the presidential race, and that’s hampering President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to get his COVID-19 response plans ready for when he takes over in January.