Biden team gets access to Warp Speed-related meetings

The Trump administration this week will give Biden transition officials their first direct access to certain regular meetings tied to the government’s coronavirus vaccine development effort, Operation Warp Speed, a senior administration official told POLITICO.

The invite to those meetings comes after POLITICO reported that the Biden team had been denied access to standing meetings on the pandemic response, hampering its planning efforts.

The sessions are typically focused on a range of Covid-19 initiatives, including vaccine distribution, therapeutics and manufacturing and supply issues.