Mr. Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States, announced that he has appointed a panel for three public health experts as Co-Chairs of the Covid-19 Task Force. Dr. Vivek Murthy, Dr. David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. The Covid-19 Task Force will consist of 10 members with expertise in immunology, epidemiology, biodefense and public health. The group will be tasked with developing cohesive national guidelines for dealing with the Pandemic.
During his campaign, Biden pledged that diagnostic tests would be free and widely available, that thousands of health care workers would be hired for contact tracing programs, and that the Centers for Disease Control would be instructed to provide clear guidelines based on expert recommendations, among other proposals.