Transcript for Inside President Biden’s COVID-19 medical team
And let's start with the numbers and coronavirus, still in this pandemic, of course, and we're going to be in it for a while it seems, and there with the worldwide cases, 96.9 million around the world, at least 24.4 million of those here in the U.S. Now 406,000 American lives lost. Yes, and Jen, obviously you've been talking, today is the new day, with the new administration, the top priority, of course, getting the covid pandemic under control. So what do we know about the medical team now that's in place? Well, let's look at the key players, Amy, because this is obviously going to be the biggest challenge of the administration. The who's who -- first of all, chief medical adviser will be Dr. Anthony Fauci, he of course has served six presidents, now his seventh. He is the director of the niaid, and CDC director newly appointed Dr. Rochelle walensky, chief of infectious diseases from mass general hospital. She's already been on "Good morning America" and got to work. And Janet woodcock, an internist, at the fda since 1986 so she is clearly experienced with their department, and the workings of such. Assistant secretary of HHS, nominee, so she does have to go through senate confirmation, Dr. Rachel Levine, a pediatrician and psychiatrist. And the head of federal vaccine effort -- trying to get my breath here, Dr. David Kessler, he was the former fda commissioner. So again, very experienced. And then, two-time surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy. So what we're seeing here is the administration taking people who really have experience. You've dealt with the predecessors as well. But what are you expecting out of the first 100 days out of the new group? We need to see data transparency. We need to see a focus on genetic sequencing so we know what variants are spreading and we need to see an aggressive and targeting and individualized focus on black and brown populations, not just for covid-19, but overall health care as well. I can breathe well. Thank you, doctor. You are the only doctor here. We can't treat you. I need some oxygen. Thank you. Let's turn now to DC. All eyes on DC over the past 24
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