Biden Covid 19 Task Force Aims To Get Federal Agencies 'Off The Sidelines'
Dr. Celine Gounder, a member of President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus task force, talks about how the Biden administration will use the assets of the federal government to coordinate a national American response to the coronavirus crisis. Aired on 11/13/2020.
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, a co-chair on the Biden COVID-19 Task Force, discussed the importance of equity in combating the pandemic and helping Americans struggling with financial hardship. Reporters shouted questions at VP Mike Pence as he ended the White House COVID-19 task force briefing on Thursday. Scientists and investors were celebrating Monday after drug maker Pfizer announced positive early results from a COVID-19 vaccine.
The news broke after a weekend in which the U.S. media declared Joe Biden the next U.S. president. Biden assembled a coronavirus task force as his first order of business. But President Trump, who has yet to concede defeat, was also celebrating the breakthrough. Biden tempered his reaction.
CGTN's Owen Fairclough reports. President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced his team to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic as he prepares to transition to the White House. CBS News' Natalie Brand joined CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss that and more.