Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith To Co-Chair Biden’s COVID-19 Job Power

Since Democratic candidate Joe Biden was elected president-elect after the election, he has already announced plans to create a new task force dedicated to containing and fighting the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus pandemic. This week, the Biden-Harris campaign announced that Yale School of Medicine professor Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith will co-chair the new initiative.

Amid a spate of new cases spreading across the country, the Biden Harris team announced that the inclusive task force “will consult with state and local officials to identify the public health and economic steps that are needed to get the virus under control and instantly spread it, providing relief to working families, eradicating persistent racial and ethnic differences, and reopening our schools and businesses safely and effectively. “

“Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our government will face and I am informed by science and experts,” President-elect Biden said in a press release. “The Advisory Board will help shape my approach to managing the rise in reported infections. Ensure vaccines are distributed safely, effectively and efficiently, fairly and free of charge; and protecting vulnerable populations. “

The well-known health expert is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Connecticut Ivy League School of Medicine. The team also includes Dr. Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, chairman of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy and Dr. David Kessler, Professor of Pediatrics, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco.

“Everyone is affected by this pandemic, but the burden is disproportionate,” said Dr. Nunez-Smith in an interview with the Hartford Courant. “We know color communities are grieving at high speed and having significant economic effects. The transition advisory board sets the course for everyone in our country to recover. “

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