President-elect Joe Biden's advisers on the coronavirus pandemic urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to take the formal step that will allow them to tap into data on the pandemic and have conversations with people inside the administration who can tell them what the federal government already has in the works in their COVID-19 response. … They told reporters they don't have access to the government's real-time data on the pandemic and its spread. Biden's team is alarmed by what they are seeing from public data, telling reporters the current surge in cases is by far the worst it has been.