Biden said staff spoke to Fauci: “He was very, very helpful.”

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Biden told reporters that although he had not spoken to Fauci himself, “he was very, very helpful.”

Fauci has confirmed to CNN that he has spoken to the president-elect’s team and hopes he can continue to remain head of the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases.

Fauci has held office since 1984, which has included the work of six administrations. At the time of the coronavirus epidemic, it has become one of the country’s most prominent health officials, with polls showing widespread public support.

The news of the conversation is when Biden vows to make tackling the coronavirus epidemic a top priority once he enters the White House.

The elected president has already indicated that he takes a tougher stance on people wearing masks and social President TrumpDonald John Trump, Minnesota justifies the Biden victory underestimated the government’s testing and liaison efforts.

The General Services Administration (GSA) has officially “established” Biden as the winner of Monday’s White House competition, a move that will formally allow Biden to view classified information and his staff to meet with government officials.

The conversation between Fauci and Biden’s staff is taking place amid a nationwide outbreak of coronavirus cases, which has put tremendous strain on hospital systems and led to a number of states that eased coronavirus restrictions on business and gatherings in the fall months.

There have been nearly 12.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States since the start of the pandemic, and new cases routinely exceed 100,000 a day. More than 250,000 people died.

Public health officials have warned that the spread of the epidemic could worsen during the winter months, when social gatherings move to indoor rooms where the virus can spread more easily.