Biden Names Trump-Fired Surgeon General As a Head of His COVID-19 Task Force Team

President-elect Joe Biden has already selected the heads of his coronavirus task force, including the surgeon general who was fired soon after President Trump took office.

Vivek Murthy, who was the nation’s top doctor when Biden was vice president under President Barack Obama, will be named as one of the co-chairs along with former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, Kate Bedingfield, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.

CNN, citing sources, reported Saturday that they would be joined by Yale University’s Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith. The rest of the task force — which Biden referred to in his victory speech on Saturday — will be formally confirmed Monday.

“The work starts right away,” Bedingfield said. “People want the country to move forward,” she continued, adding that the election result proved that “people are hungry for change.”

Sources: NY Post; Image: NY Post

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