Washington, December 4 Anthony Fauci, an American infectious disease expert and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on the 4th that he had accepted the invitation of President-elect Biden and was willing to serve as his chief medical adviser.
Biden said in an interview with CNN on the 3rd that he invited Fauci to be his chief medical adviser, while Fauci will continue to serve as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and continue to be a member of the U.S. government’s response team to the coronavirus epidemic. Fauci told NBC on the 4th that he accepted Biden’s invitation “on the spot”.
Biden also said on the 3rd that he planned to require all Americans to wear masks within 100 days after he took office on January 20 next year to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Fauci called the move a “good idea”, saying it was not a “man-made deadline” for wearing masks. After 100 days, wearing masks may still be necessary epidemic prevention measures.
Fauci, 79, has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 36 years and is a member of the White House Coronavirus Response Task Force under the current President Trump administration. Several polls show that Fauci is one of the most trusted medical officials in the United States during the epidemic.