Biden to keep Fauci as top medical adviser

President-elect Joe Biden also said he will call on all Americans to wear face masks for the first 100 days of his presidency to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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and President-Elect Biden laying out more plans to fight the pandemic calling on all Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days and announcing he'll keep Dr. Fauci as a top adviser and Mary Bruce has the latest. Reporter: Good morning. Joe Biden's top priority developing a strategy to tack this will pandemic and now he's starting to spell out the steps he will take on day one while still acknowledging the very long road ahead. This morning, as the nation grapples with the resurgent coronavirus crisis, President-Elect Joe Biden says when he takes office he'll ask all Americans to do one simple thick to stay safe. I'll ask the public for 100 days to mask, just 100 days to mask. Not forever. Reporter: Vice President-Elect kamala Harris saying their administration strategy for confronting the pandemic is just one of the many changes to come. There couldn't be a more extreme exercise in stark contrast between the current occupant of the white house and the next occupant of the white house. Reporter: But Biden is asking one member of the trump white house coronavirus task force to stay on the job, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Biden extending the ink verytation during their first meeting since the election and offering Fauci a promotion. I asked him to stay on in the exact same role and be chief medical adviser to me as well. Reporter: Biden is looking to build confidence in a vaccine. Threformer presidents, Clinton, bush and Obama, all say they're willing to be vax natured on camera before the American people. Biden now promising to do the same. When Dr. Fauci says, we have a vaccine that is safe, that's the moment in which I will stand before the public and it's important to communicate to the American people it's safe. It's safe to do this. Reporter: But Biden is stressing that the rollou will be a monumental challenge and says his administration can't do it alone. It's an incredibly expensive proposition and an incredibly expensive proposition and hope the senate does something and responds to the immediate need to provide dollars. Reporter: Biden is now whacking this $900 billion bipartisan compromise bill to finally provide some covid relief funding but he is going to want to push congress to do more and like the rest of his agenda that will hinge on who controls the senate. We know president trump is heading to Georgia tomorrow to campaign for the Republican candidates for that senate in the runoff on January 5th and comes as a lot of his allies are worried the attacks he's made on the election system in Georgia is going to make it harder for those candidates. Reporter: George, there is real concern the president's false claims of voter fraud could suppress voter turnout among Republicans. The president is basically trying to have it both ways. On one hand saying the system was falsely rigged against him while also going to be out urging people to vote. Democrats are also well aware of what's on the line here sending out their heavy hitters, former president Obama expected to try to get the vote out as well. Thanks very much.

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