Next for Biden: Getting the right health team as virus rages

Joe Biden
Posted at 11:08 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 20:51:54-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Up soon for President-elect Joe Biden: naming his top health care officials as the coronavirus pandemic rages. It’s hard to imagine more consequential picks. Biden is expected to announce his choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services next week. Two Democratic governors who had been talked about for the job — Rhode Island's Gina Raimondo and New Mexico's Michelle Lujan Grisham — are apparently out of the running. But businessman Jeff Zients is widely seen as the leading contender for a White House post coordinating the government's overall virus response. And the government's top infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is staying on.