Joe Biden, who will become the next president of the United States, has entrusted an important responsibility to the Indian Vivek Murthy. Lived in Washington
Indian-American Vivek Murthy has been elected one of three chairmen of the Kovid-19 advisory board, which will advise President-elect Joe Biden in handling the outbreak. The epidemic has killed 2.36,000 people in the United States.
Dr Vivek Murthy (43) was previously America’s “Surgeon General”. Along with his two other co-chairs – Dr David Kessler and Dr Marcella Nunez Smith – he will lead the team of leading public health experts who will advise Biden and Vice President – Elect Kamala Harris on the deadly virus. America is currently the most affected by Kovid-19 in the world.
“Dealing with the corona virus outbreak will be one of the most important battles ahead of our administration, and the experts will advise me,” Biden said. Murthy was America’s 19th “general surgeon”. He held the position from 2014 to 2017.
Kessler was Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration of America from 1990 to 1997. At the same time, Nunez Smith is an assistant professor of internal medicine at Yale University.
Advisory board members include Atul Gawande, Luciana Borio, Rick Bright, Ezekiel Emanuel, Celine Gounder, Julie Morita, Michelle Osterholm, Loyce Paes, Robert Rodriguez and Eric Gusby of Indian descent.