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Indian-American Vidur Sharma Appointed As Covid Testing Adviser By Biden

Vidur Sharma is a graduate of Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Saint Louis University.


Joe Biden has named Indian-American well being coverage professional Vidur Sharma as testing advisor in his COVID-19 Response Team, because the US President-elect laid out his bold aim to accentuate vaccinations throughout the nation to sort out the unfold of the lethal pandemic.

The announcement of Sharma’s appointment as Policy Advisor for Testing was made by Biden on Friday together with further members of the White House COVID-19 Response Team.

During the Obama administration, Sharma served as a well being coverage advisor on the Domestic Policy Council.

Sharma supported the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, aligned Federal Department and Agencies, and collaborated with group stakeholders to additional the administration’s well being coverage agenda.

He additionally served as Deputy Research Director with Protect Our Care, a coalition of advocacy organisations devoted to stopping the repeal of the ACA. Since then, Sharma has suggested well being sector organisations on value-based care preparations at PwC Strategy.

Born in Wisconsin and raised in Minnesota, and the son of Indian immigrants, Sharma is a graduate of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Saint Louis University.

Among different appointments introduced Friday have been Amy Chang, Policy Advisor; Abbe Gluck, Special Counsel; David Kessler, Chief Science Officer of COVID Response; Rosa Po, COVID Response Team Deputy Chief of Staff; Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor to the COVID Response Coordinator; Ben Wakana, Deputy Director of Strategic Communications & Engagement; and B. Cameron Webb, Senior Policy Advisor for COVID-19 Equity.

The Transition stated that the appointees will play integral roles in implementing and executing Biden’s technique to successfully and equitably vaccinate as many individuals as doable, whereas additionally rising testing and taking different vital steps that might be key to altering the course of the pandemic.


“We are in a race against time, and we need a comprehensive strategy to quickly contain this virus. The individuals announced today will bolster the White House’s COVID-19 Response Team and play important roles in carrying out our rescue plan and vaccination programme. At a time when American families are facing numerous challenges, I know these public servants will do all that is needed to build our nation back better,” stated Biden.

Biden on Friday introduced an bold aim of inoculating 100 million Americans with COVID-19 vaccines within the first 100 days of his administration.

During his election marketing campaign, Biden, who will take over because the 46th President of the US, made tackling COVID-19 and the financial hardships it had placed on Americans a core pitch to voters.

The US is the worst-affected nation on the earth with greater than 23,523,000 COVID-19 infections and 391,955 deaths, in response to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus tracker.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stated, “containing the coronavirus pandemic is one of the defining challenges of our time. This outstanding team will help us defeat this challenge by helping get this virus under control, responsibly reopen our economy, and safely reopen our schools. I look forward to working closely with these dedicated public servants not only to address this urgent crisis, but also to build better preparedness for future pandemics and other public health threats.”

“There is hard work ahead to contain COVID-19. These appointees are immensely qualified to join our White House efforts to contain the coronavirus and build our nation back better. The president and vice president-elect have put together a bold rescue package and national vaccination plan and these individuals will work tirelessly by marshalling every part of our government, working directly with communities, and trusting science to make it a reality,” stated incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain.

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