Dr. Anthony Fauci , the leading infectious disease expert in the U.S. and invaluable leader amid the coronavirus epidemic, is officially joining the Biden Administration when President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. Biden announced the news yesterday, stating that he asked Dr. Fauci to become his chief medical adviser. He, of course, said “yes.”
After months of basically being shut out of the Trump Administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic despite being a literal expert on infectious diseases, how they spread, and how to mitigate them.
“Oh, absolutely. I said yes right on the spot,” Fauci told TODAY when asked if he’d taken the role.