Biden Introduces Nominees For His Health Care Team | NBC News
Among the primary goals of the new team are the introduction of mandatory wearing of masks for 100 days, the opening of schools and the conduct of mass vaccination against coronavirus.
President-elect Joe Biden introduced his health team on Tuesday to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Democratic administration’s priorities include vaccinating 100 million people during the first hundred days of Biden’s presidency.
Speaking at a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden said that Congress should fully fund the delivery of vaccines to all corners of the United States. Getting kids back to school will be a national priority during the first 100 days of Joe Biden’s presidency.
“Within 100 days, we can change the course of the pandemic and improve the lives of Americans. Regardless of political or personal beliefs, we must all wear masks for 100 days, “Biden said..
The coronavirus has already killed more than 283,000 Americans and caused millions of people to lose their jobs..
“The COVID-19 virus will not disappear during the first hundred days of my presidency. I cannot promise this. However, we did not find ourselves in this chaos immediately, so we will not be able to get out of it quickly. It will take some time, ”added the President-elect.
Biden has nominated for the Minister of Health and Human Services in his administration. The president-elect nominated Javier Becerra, ex-congressman and California attorney general, for the post of head of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Head of the Infectious Disease Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will become the president’s chief medical adviser on the fight against coronavirus. Biden appointed Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served in the same position in the Obama administration, to the post of chief medical officer..
Biden has nominated Jeff Zyents for the post of coordinator of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. He will be responsible, among other things, for the distribution of vaccines.
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