December 7, 2020 6:25 PM | 15 minutes
15 minutes. On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden announced nominations and key appointments for his healthcare team, including Dr. Rochelle Walensky.
Walensky will be the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This team brings together leaders with vast experience in public health, government, and crisis management. notes the statement.
They are experts who will restore public confidence in the response to the pandemic by leading with data, science, integrity and a laser focus on controlling it, he adds.
Biden’s team describes Dr. Walensky as “a leading expert in virus testing, prevention, and treatment.”
She highlights that “she has been on the front lines of the response to the pandemic in Massachusetts, serving as chief of infectious diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of medicine at Harvard University School of Medicine.”
“This trusted and successful team of leaders will bring the highest level of integrity, scientific rigor, and crisis management expertise to one of the most difficult challenges the United States has ever faced: controlling the pandemic so that the American people can return to work. , get their lives back and be reunited with their loved ones, “Biden said.