Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, told CNN he had a one-hour meeting at the White House on Thursday with President-elect Joe Biden’s agency review team.
Team members Fauci met with included Jeffrey Zients, Biden’s choice for coronavirus czar, as well as Transition Covid-19 Advisory Board members Dr. David Kessler, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, and former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Among the topics they discussed, Fauci said, were vaccine distribution and the state of the pandemic.
According to the Biden-Harris transition website, “Agency review teams are responsible for understanding the operations of each agency, ensuring a smooth transfer of power.”
Fauci is a member of the current White House coronavirus task force and has been the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease since 1984, serving under six US presidents.
Fauci said it was good meeting and that it is “the way transition should work.”