Sumary of President-elect Joe Biden announces Covid task force:
- President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced the members of his coronavirus task force, who will be charged with crafting a plan to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it reaches record-high levels..
- The task force will be co-chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University, according to the announcement..
- Other notable task force members include Dr. Atul Gawande, a professor of surgery and health policy at Harvard, and Dr. Rick Bright, the vaccine expert and whistleblower who resigned his post with the Trump administration last month..
- Dr. Luciana Borio, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, chair of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Celine Gounder, clinical assistant professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Dr. Julie Morita, former health commissioner for the City of Chicago for nearly two decades, Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, Loyce Pace, executive director and president of Global Health Council, Dr. Robert Rodriguez, who has researched the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of frontline workers, and Dr. Eric Goosby, internationally recognized expert on infectious diseases..
- “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,”.
- Dr. Leana Wen, the former Baltimore health commissioner, said Biden will have his work cut out for him when he assumes office in January….