BOSTON (CBS) – President-elect Joe Biden named his coronavirus task force for his transition team Monday and several have ties to Boston.

The COVID-19 Advisory Board is made up of 13 doctors and scientists and will be led by three co-chairs. All three have connections to Massachusetts. Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith did her residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as did former Surgeon Genera Dr. Vivek Murthy, who is also a professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. David Kessler graduated from Amherst College and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Atul Gawande is also on the board. He’s a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a professor at Harvard Medical School.

“The Brigham community is filled with pride upon learning that three of the experts named to President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 task force have Brigham connections,” Brigham Health President Dr. Betsy Nabel said in a statement.

“We’re grateful for the service of the diverse team of medical and scientific leaders that the President-elect has called upon to guide our nation’s ongoing response to COVID-19, and we remain optimistic that their collective wisdom and expertise will accelerate progress towards controlling the pandemic in our country.”

You can see the full list of members here:

Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris received their first briefing from the new advisory board late Monday morning.

Afterwards, Biden addressed the nation, saying, “Please, I implore you, wear a mask. Do it for yourself. Do it for your neighbor. A mask is not a political statement, but it is a good way to start pulling the country together.”

Comments (4)
  1. MsMysstiGirl says:

    So OF COURSE Biden will CLAIM that this is happening because of him!! Hahahaha…. Keep dreaming”cinder-fella” Trump wasn’t always correct re the virus but HE is the one who got this in the works…NOT YOU!! AND you Bden Have no legal or judicial RIGHT or AUTHORITY to do much of ANYTHING until or unless you are LEGALLY determined to be ‘president-elect!!!

  2. coch01 says:

    Sorry snowflake but WT-actual-F are you talking about? Biden isn’t claiming anything regarding the vaccine nor that he will cure the virus…or anything for that matter. Unlike Trump who thinks he’s a virologist and knows the best things. Trump had nothing to do with this vaccine either. Pfizer was not part of this the Trump administrations Project Warp Speed, they did this on their own.

  3. Dark2 light says:

    PRESIDENT ELECT . ? what Does that mean exactly?if he’s been declared the president why the unofficial label? To inject the public with the kids of hope and confidence that only leads to sever outcomes? I mean don’t the media fully understand the importance of being neutral to defuse the horror that the people who your deciecing are your basement of income that no audience= no job that you will be just as affected by unless it’s a disposable means and can afford not to have the same pspoke your doing so much damage towards. Very telling how desperately seeking to claw back the same people that are deplorable

  4. coch01 says:

    Sweet baby jeebus, where to start with you. I won’t get into your poor grammar, horrendous spelling, and terrible phrasing. I’d say you are probably not a U.S. native otherwise you’d at least have heard, if not understood, that the person who wins the election but is not yet installed as POTUS has the title of President-Elect. He does not become the sitting President until the inauguration on Jan 20th.

    Using –elect after a title goes for any office including, Vice President, Chairman/woman, Senator, Governor, Mayor, Sheriff, etc. See how that works? Perhaps you should do a few things, first, find a few articles on U.S. Civics and how the government works. Second, learn to English better :)

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