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Here’s who President-elect Joe Biden picked for his Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

Joe Biden has vowed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. He just unveiled the task force to do it.

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President-elect Joe Biden arrives to speak, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

President-elect Joe Biden arrives to speak, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press

President-elect Joe Biden has revealed the names of his Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, which will aim to shape his approach to managing the pandemic.

  • “The advisory board will help shape my approach to managing the surge in reported infections; ensuring vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations,” Biden said in a statement issued early Monday morning.

The board includes:

Dr. David Kessler

  • Kessler worked in the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Vivek Murthy

  • Murthy is a former U.S. surgeon general.

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith

  • Ninenz-Smith is an associated professor of internal medicine, public health and management at the Yale School of Medicine.

Dr. Rebecca Katz 

Katz is a professor and director for the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center.