President-elect Joe Biden is about to announce Coronavirus The task force came just days after he was declared the winner of the general election, as he prepared to take over the White House amid a pandemic that killed more than 237,000 Americans.
Biden said in his electoral victory speech in Delaware on Saturday night the “war for virus control” will form a key part of his presidency while hoping he can ” provides some comfort and comfort for Americans who have lost a loved one “as a result of COVID-19.
“On Monday, I will name a group of leading scientists and experts on transition adviser to help expand the plan covered by Biden-Harris and turn it into an action blueprint that will begin January 20, 2021, “Biden said.
“That plan will be rebuilt on basic scientific foundations. It will be built on compassion, empathy and concern. I will spared no effort, effort, or any commitment. link to turn this pandemic around. “
Biden’s immediate announcement made it clear that he intended to fight COVID-19 one of his commitments has frequently denounced Trump for his failures in handling the pandemic, including refusing to wear a mask and taking down its deadly threat.
Although Biden didn’t go into specifics, Axios It is reported for the first time that the 12-man task force will be led by three co-chairs: the former joint surgeon Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University.
The names of the co-chairs we were later confirmed by other news agencies, with additional members to be announced on Monday.
The co-chairs have been Biden’s longtime advisers and attended COVID19 briefings with President-elect as recently as last month.
Based on The New York Times, Murthy, who originally came from Karnataka born in the UK, is seen as the face of government in its fight against pandemic and other public health issues.
Murthy Biden has been known for many years after being appointed General Surgeon by President Barack Obama in 2014, when Biden was Vice President.
At 37, he was the youngest person supposed to hold a position. He was later asked to resign by the Trump administration.
Murthy, with KesslerBoth gave Biden brief announcements about Coronavirus for months.
Timer quoted before Kessler as said “Murthy and I will talk briefly about Biden every day or four times a week “about pandemic.
The last co-chair in the task force was Dr. Nunez-Smith, who appeared at one of the Biden schools at Coronavirus Press conference at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on October 28 along with Murthy and Kessler.
Nunez-Smith is associate professor of internal medicine, public health and management, and founding director of the Joint Research and Innovation Center,
According to her Yale profile, Nunez-Smith research focuses on promoting equity in health and wellness for “structurally disadvantaged populations.”
Originally from the US Virgin Islands, Nunez-Smith attended Jefferson Medical College, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
She also has a BA in Biological Anthropology and Psychology at Swarthmore University.