The group is made up of doctors, researchers, experts in vaccines and various areas, and former Public Health officials.
President-elect Joe Biden announced Monday at team members in charge of responding to the coronavirus crisis in the United States.
Biden named former director of public health presidents Vivek Murthy; to the former head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), David Kessler, and the doctor Marcella Nunez-Smith, professor and researcher at Yale University.
The team also integrates it Rick Bright, Vaccine expert and former head of the Advanced Biomedical Research and Development Authority. Bright denounced that he was relegated to a lower position because he resisted political pressure to allow the use of hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug promoted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.
Other members include Luciana Borio, specialist in biodefense; oncologist Ezekiel Emanuel, president of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health; Dr. Atul Gawande, health adviser to the Clinton administration; Dr. Celine Gounder, infectious disease expert, HIV and tuberculosis; the pediatrician Julie Morita, specialist in immunizations; epidemiologist Michael Osterholm; Loyce Pace, Global Health Specialist; Robert Rodríguez, who has studied the mental health of medical professionals responsible for responding to COVID-19; and Dr. Eric Goosby, an expert on infectious diseases and HIV.