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Biden asks dr. Fauci to be his chief medical advisor

On Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden said he has asked the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, to become his chief medical adviser and said he plans to call on Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his administration.

In an interview with CNN, Biden said he’ll urge Americans to wear masks starting January 20 to lower the spread of the virus. Joe Biden also asserted he would use his authority to require masks in federal buildings and on interstate transportation.

While presenting his 100-days agenda Biden asserted,

“Just 100 days to mask, not forever, 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction.”

Dr. Fauci has had a tense relationship with President Trump as the two clashed over the White House’s pandemic response.

Biden said he asked Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, “to stay on the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents.” Biden also said he asked Fauci to be his chief medical adviser and be part of his COVID-19 team.

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