Biden to launch coronavirus task force

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

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A day after winning the U.S. presidency, Joe Biden started to work on how to address the coronavirus crisis while reinforcing his intention to bridge America’s gaping political divisions.

Biden, in his speech on Saturday, made clear that tackling the pandemic was a top priority.

Biden planned to launch a coronavirus task force on Monday to plot the way forward, led by former surgeon general Vivek Murthy and former Food and Drug Administration commissioner David Kessler.

More than 237,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 and coronavirus cases have spiked to record numbers in recent days. Biden made his criticism of Trump’s disjointed response to the pandemic a centerpiece of his campaign.

Biden promised to improve access to testing and to heed the advice of leading public health officials and scientists.

Biden and his advisers also will move forward with the work of choosing officials to serve in his administration.