WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – President-elect Joe Biden has selected David Kessler, who ran the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as his chief science officer of COVID-19 response to oversee vaccine safety and production, the Biden-Harris transition team said in a press release on Friday.
Biden also named Amy Chang as policy adviser on the COVID-19 response, Yale Professor of Law Abbe Gluck as special counsel for the response team and Rosa Po, a previous policy adviser to Senator Amy Klobuchar as deputy chief of staff of the group, the transition team said.
The COVID-19 Response Team will also include Andy Slavitt who ran the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama as senior adviser to the COVID Response Coordinator and former Obama health policy adviser Vidur Sharma as policy adviser for testing, the team said.
Biden also named Ben Wakana as deputy director of strategic communications and B. Cameron Webb as a senior policy adviser on the COVID-19 Response Team, the release added.