President-elect Joe Biden is said to have appointed former surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former member of the Food and Drug Administration David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University as co-chairs. of the 12-man COVID-19 task force
Biden plans to announce the entire team on Monday, according to CNN and The New York Post.
Murthy, who was appointed to a four-year term as a surgeon by President Barack Obama in 2014, was fired by President Donald Trump in April 2017.
Kessler was appointed by President George HW Bush as an FDA commissioner in 1990 and served until 1997 during the first term of President Bill Clinton.
Nunez-Smith is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Public Health and Management at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut.
Biden, who has sharply criticized Trump’s pandemic management, said this week that he and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris spoke to economists and public health experts, in part to be prepared. Deal with the pandemic immediately when their office is in January.