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Fauci says he would 'absolutely' serve on a Biden coronavirus task force

Fauci says he would 'absolutely' serve on a Biden coronavirus task force
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Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care: Biden takes steps to boost number of vaccine doses sent to states | CDC researchers find 'little evidence' of major school outbreaks, with precautions | Eli Lilly says antibody combo significantly cuts COVID-19 death risk Biden takes steps to boost number of vaccine doses sent to states World surpasses 100M coronavirus cases MORE, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, said he would “absolutely” serve on President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDobbs: Republicans lost in 2020 because they 'forgot who was the true leader' Should deficits matter any more? Biden's Cabinet gradually confirmed by Senate MORE’s COVID-19 task force if asked.

“Of course, yes. The answer is absolutely,” Fauci said in response to a question during a C-SPAN interview Wednesday.

Fauci, who's a member of the White House coronavirus task force, said he has been in contact with Biden chief of staff Ron Klain, but added they have not discussed the “nuts and bolts” of the COVID-19 response.

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“Obviously, soon, we will be getting the transition team and the task force to give them the information that would make their assuming the responsibilities easier and more efficient,” Fauci said.

Biden officials told reporters Wednesday the transition team would begin receiving briefings immediately on “all matters related to the COVID-19 response,” with particular focuses on vaccine distribution, testing and the supply chain for personal protective equipment. 

“They are moving forward expeditiously,” said Kate Beddingfield, a spokesperson for Biden.

“Obviously, our teams have had a lot of time to work through the core questions that they need to pose and the pieces of information that they most want to have clear visibility," she continued.