According to preliminary data, Joe Biden, who won the U.S. presidential election, formally introduced his team of leaders and advisers in the health sector.
“They’re ready to work from day one,” Biden said as he represented his team.
Earlier Monday, Biden’s press office announced that California Attorney General Javier Beserr had been nominated to the post of Minister of Health, which the Senate approved. If his appointment is approved, the agency will be headed by a Latino man for the first time in history.
Dr. Viveka Murty has been nominated by Biden to be the chief surgeon of the United States, the position also requires approval by the Senate, in fact, similar to the position of the chief medical officer of the country.
Rochelle Valensky Biden, head of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Massachusetts Hospital, has been nominated to head the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Jeff Zents will serve as Advisor to the President and Program Coordinator of the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Management Program, and Marcelet Nunez will lead the COVID working group.
U.S. chief infectious disease officer Anthony Fauci accepted Biden’s offer to become his chief medical advisor, and he will continue to lead the Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases. Biden said in connection with the appointment of Fauci, who is part of the Trump Coronavirus team but has repeatedly openly contradicted the president’s statements: “He (Fauci) will tell me what I need to know, not what I want to know. He will be the seventh president to have Fauci in office.