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Tackling the Pandemic, President-Elect Biden Announces Task Force

Posted at 11:13 PM, Nov 11, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — President-elect Joe Biden announced who will help form new policy to fight the pandemic. Joe St. George is in Washington with how the Biden administration's plan might change your day-to-day.

The president-elect meeting with his newly formed COVID-19 advisory board. Dr. David Kessler, a former food and drug administration commissioner, Dr. Vivek Murthy, a former surgeon general of the United States and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a public health professor at Yale will all co-chair the group.

It starts with doing everything possible to get the COVID-19 under control the announcement comes as Phizer reports early success with a possible vaccine, but the President-elect still stressing patience to the American people today.

One big question: how will President-elect Biden change policy & impact your life?

"They are going to allow the evidence to be back in the driver seat" Dr. John Andrus is an Epidemiologist with the George Washington University school of public health. He says possible COVID response changes in a Biden administration include:

  • a national mask mandate lessons learned
  • more federal guidance for governors and mayors
  • increased reliance on international public health groups
  • increased contract tracing and testing supplies

A country such as those in Southeast Asia show aggressive testing and contracting tracing works. Another big change may be economic relief impacting your pocketbook. Remember Democrats wanted to spend trillions more than Republicans over the summer.

Economic relief will be a top topic in the coming months here in Washington.

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