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Joe Biden to appoint a 12-member coronavirus task force on Monday

The task force will be co-chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former FDA Commissioner David Kessler and Marcella Nunez-Smith, a professor of public health at Yale University

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US Presidential elections 2020 | Joe Biden

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Biden | Photo: Bloomberg
Biden | Photo: Bloomberg

President-elect said he would appoint a 12-member task force on Monday, his first step toward fulfilling one of his biggest campaign promises — to mount an effective response to the pandemic that has infected millions and damaged the US economy.

The task force will be co-chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Marcella Nunez-Smith, a professor of public health at Yale University, according to a person familiar with his plans.

It will also include Ezekiel Emanuel, a former Obama administration health adviser.

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First Published: Mon, November 09 2020. 00:58 IST