The transition team for announced the formation of a advisory board to help shape the upcoming administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The board consists of 13 public health experts and will be led by co-chairs Dr. David Kessler, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner; Dr. Vivek Murthy, a former US surgeon general; and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a researcher at Yale university.and on Monday
“Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science and by experts,” said Biden in a statement. “The advisory board will help shape my approach to managing the surge in reported infections; ensuring vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations.”
The total number of coronavirus cases in the US is nearing 10 million, with the country reporting over 100,000 new daily COVID-19 cases on multiple days last week. More than 200,000 people have died due to COVID-19 in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
In addition to the three co-chairs, the other members Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board include: Dr. Luciana Borio, Dr. Rick Bright, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Dr. Atul Gawande, Dr. Celine Gounder, Dr. Julie Morita, Dr. Michael Osterholm, Ms. Loyce Pace, Dr. Robert Rodriguez and Dr. Eric Goosby.
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