The task force is led by former surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former member of the Food and Drug Administration David Kessler, and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University. Among the other 13 members are Dr. Luciana Borio, Senior Fellow in Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations and Dr. Zeke Emanuel, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act. and former Obama health advisor.
Both Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive a brief meeting from the transitional coronavirus advisory board on Monday afternoon, according to a Sunday night announcement from the transition group. Then, Biden will make comments on plans to fight the virus and rebuild the US economy.
Since the pandemic began, Biden has pledged several times during the election campaign that he would listen to advice from scientists and public health experts on the pandemic if elected president and fell in love with President Donald Trump bridge to handle the virus. In his first remarks as President-elect, he said that he believed that the duties given to the American people included commanding “the scientific and hopeful forces in battles. Great battle of our time. ” The first battle that Biden cites is for virus control.
The coronavirus infected the presidential election and caused a marked split in the race, with Biden pledging to take the pandemic seriously, while Trump downplayed the importance of the virus and often complained that it was focusing too much on the election campaign – even after he signed himself.