Joe Biden's new pandemic task force has a black woman on it

Joe Biden's new pandemic task force has a black woman on it

- New US president-elect, Joe Biden, has appointed a black woman Marcella Nunez-Smith as a co-chair of a board on coronavirus pandemic

- Nunez-Smith's expertise is an enviable one as she has headed different positions in the medical world

- An indigene of Virg*n Islands, she will be advising the Biden administration on how to better curb the outbreak

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The new American president-elect, Joe Biden, is hitting the ground running as he just announced his new COVID-19 task force which will strengthen the fight against the pandemic.

Biden chose a black woman, Marcella Nunez-Smith, also an associate professor of internal medicine, to co-chair the advisory board that will help in the proper management of the disease, Face to Face Africa reports.

The president-elect said that the battle against coronavirus will be one of the great challenges his administration will be facing, adding that the board will help to “shape” his “approach”.

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The black professor is from Virg*n Islands. It should be noted that before her appointment, she had been advising Biden’s campaign on the outbreak.

The board will be advising Biden on the outbreak.

Marcella Nunez-Smith will co-chair the advisory board that will be advising Biden on the coronavirus outbreak. Photos sources: Getty Images/Tom Brenner, Yale
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Two other black people also made the board and they are Eric Goosby and Loyce Pace, both very seasoned health professionals.

Nunez-Smith was the director of Yale’s Centre for Community and Health Equity and also the founding director of the equity research and innovation, among other positions.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that former US president, Barack Obama, congratulated the US president-elect, Joe Biden and his vice president-elect, Kamala Harris on their election win.

In a statement shared online, Obama wrote:

"I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden. I also couldn’t be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala’s groundbreaking election as our next Vice President.
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"In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory."

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