BIDEN’S NEW CORONA TEAM





(CNN)
President-elect Joe Biden said Thursday that he had asked Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier in the day to stay on in his role and to be a chief medical adviser in Biden's incoming administration. 

"I asked him to stay on in the exact same role he's had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team," Biden told CNN's Jake Tapper in the first joint interview of Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris since being elected.

Biden added that Ron Klain, the incoming White House chief of staff, knew Fauci well and had been talking to him "all the time." Speaking on NBC's "Today" show Friday morning, Fauci said he accepted the offer "right on the spot."

Fauci previously told CNN that he had worked "very closely" with Klain during the Ebola outbreak when Klain was tasked with coordinating the Obama administration's response to the crisis. He praised Klain as an “ excellent choice” for White House chief of staff and said he was,  “ Absolutely terrific at the Ebola situation, where we had a very successful ultimate endgame with Ebola.”

Fauci told CNN later Thursday that he had an hour-long meeting at the White House that day with Biden's agency review team. Team members who met with Fauci with included Jeffrey Zients, Biden's choice for coronavirus czar, as well as two co-chairs of Biden's 12-member coronavirus advisory board: Dr. David Kessler, the former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, and former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. 

Among the topics they discussed were vaccine distribution and the state of the pandemic, according to Fauci, who said it was a good meeting and that it is “ the way transition should work."


Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., NIAID Director

Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2020 is an estimated $5.9 billion.

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.


Laboratory of Immunoregulation

Dr. Fauci also is the long-time chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation (LIR). He has made many contributions to basic and clinical research on the pathogenesis and treatment of immune-mediated and infectious diseases. He helped pioneer the field of human immunoregulation by making important basic scientific observations that underpin the current understanding of the regulation of the human immune response.


COVID-19 PROFESSIONALS and SCIENTISTS 


😷   THE COVID-19 TRUTH  😇

 VACCINATIONS 


TRUTH NOT CONSPIRACY CREATED BY MORONS

The facts and fake fraudulent science about vaccination by some people with no medical nor scientific experience promoting ANTI-VACCINE PROTOCOLS caused severe harm including death because their comments and stupid thinking deterred others from vaccinations.   This will be a critical subject when the most important vaccines will be offered against COVID-19.  World wide we broke one and half million who have died. Estimate in the US will be close to 560,000 dead.

I fear our great nation is unfortunately composed of a share of some people who follow idiots, religious nutcases, morons, sooth sayers, snake oil salesmen and anything their weak and naive minds can fathom.  It is the fall and with winter approaching, the levels of contamination and exposure will rise due to more people gathering indoors and air circulation by heaters and or air conditioning reversals.

The United States Anti-Vaccination Movement is composed of a variety of individuals ranging from mis-informed mentally stupid former doctors who should know better, to semi-celebrities who have no medical training, to anti-government conspiracy theorists who distrust anything that the government says. 


😇  Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Team Of Professionals And Qualified Scientists
Biden has cast the escalating Covid-19 crisis as a priority for his incoming administration. The task force, he said, would quickly consult with state and local health officials on how to best prevent COVID-19 spread, reopen schools and businesses, and address the racial disparity.

“Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and I will be informed by science and by experts,” Biden said in a statement Monday. “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.”

David Kessler, co-chair, former FDA commissioner

Marcella Nunez-Smith, co-chair, Yale associate dean for health equity research 

Vivek Murthy, co-chair, former surgeon general 

Luciana Borio, former assistant FDA commissioner 

Rick Bright, former BARDA directorVaccines

Zeke Emanuel, former Obama administration health policy adviser

Atul Gawande, Brigham and Women’s hospital professor of surgery 

Celine Gounder, NYU Grossman School of Medicine assistant professor

Dr. Julie Morita, former Chicago public health commissioner 

Michael Osterholm, Dir. of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy - University of Minnesota

Loyce Pace, executive director of the Global Health Council

Dr. Robert Rodriguez, UCSF emergency medicine professor 

Eric Goosby, former Ryan White Care Act director

This is the support team dealing with information and working with states.  The task force also includes a variety of other well-known doctors and academics, among them Zeke Emanuel, a former Obama administration health care adviser, and Celine Gounder, a physician and medical journalist with years of experience combating HIV and tuberculosis outbreaks. 

Separately, the Biden transition announced that it had appointed two health advisers who will guide the incoming administration’s Covid-19 preparations but will not serve on the task force. One of those advisers, Beth Cameron, is the former director of a White House biodefense council that Trump has been criticized for closing in 2017. The other, Rebecca Katz, is a well-known Georgetown global health security professor. 

Despite the task force’s breadth, it does not include several figures still seen as likely to play major roles in the Biden administration’s Covid-19 effort, including Joshua Sharfstein, the former deputy FDA commissioner, and Nicole Lurie, the Obama administration’s assistant health secretary for preparedness and response.They may be slated for other positions.

 12-07-2020 aljacobsladder.com