Biden proposed Fauci as chief consultant to fight the epidemic
Biden proposed Fauci as chief consultant to fight the epidemic. Biden announces the proposed list of medical and health teams, and Fauci serves as chief consultant to fight the epidemic.
Fauci is currently a member of the Trump Administration’s White House Covid-19 Response Task Force. According to multiple polls, he was one of the most trusted medical officials in the United States during the epidemic.
US President-elect Biden announced on the 7th that he intends to nominate California Attorney General Becerra as the US Secretary of Health and Human Services. Epidemiology expert Fauci will serve as the White House’s chief medical adviser in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
On the same day, Biden announced the list of seven candidates for key positions in the new government’s health care department. He said in the statement that this team has extensive experience in public health, government governance and crisis management. “They are experts in their respective fields, and will be based on facts and science to fully focus on the response to the COVID-19 epidemic and restore public trust in the fight against the epidemic.”
Xavier Becerra (Xavier Becerra), 62 years old, served as a 12-term federal representative before serving as California Attorney General. If the nomination is approved by the Senate, he will become the first Latino American to serve as Minister of Health and Human Services.
Becerra holds a doctorate in law from Stanford University and has no medical background. Currently, he is representing 20 states in the United States and Washington DC in a lawsuit defending the Affordable Care Act. The US Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on the case next year.
Biden also mentioned in the statement that his medical team will use the “Affordable Care Act” as the basis to reduce the cost of medical insurance and solve the problem of prescription drug costs, “making medical insurance the right of all Americans, not a minority.” privilege”.
Anthony Fauci will serve as Biden’s chief medical adviser in response to the COVID-19 epidemic and will continue to serve as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci has worked at the institute for more than 50 years and has provided public health policy advice to six presidents since Reagan.
Fauci, 79, recently revealed to the media that after communicating with Biden, he accepted the invitation “on the spot.” Fauci is currently a member of the Trump Administration’s White House Covid-19 Response Task Force. According to multiple polls, he was one of the most trusted medical officials in the United States during the epidemic.
Another medical expert, Vivek Murthy (Vivek Murthy) is expected to serve as director of the US Public Health Service for the second time. He served in this position in two governments from 2014 to 2017, and participated in the response to Ebola and Zika virus epidemics.
Rochelle Walensky was nominated as director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Varensky is a medical expert who studies AIDS. She was the director of the Office of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee of the American Institutes of Health and a consultant to the World Health Organization and the United Nations in fighting AIDS.
Biden also appointed Jeff Zients (Jeff Zients) and Natalie Quillian (Natalie Quillian) as the White House’s Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator, respectively. Zienz served as the director of the White House National Economic Council during Obama’s tenure, and Quillian performed in various interagency coordination positions in the White House and the Pentagon, and is an expert in the field of national security.
Biden said that in response to the COVID-19 epidemic, his team will implement an integrated strategy to increase virus detection and infection source tracking, protect frontline workers, and ensure that safe and efficient vaccines and therapeutic drugs are provided to the public.