Biden announced the appointment of a new coordinator to combat the spread of COVID-19
U.S. public health expert Ashish Jha will become the new White House Coordinator to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Jeff Zints will leave the post. President Joe Biden stated that “the fight against coronavirus is far from over” in the United States. He noted the need for population revaccination, vaccination of minors, and several other measures.
“I am pleased to appoint Dr. Ashish Jha as the new White House Coordinator for Coronavirus to lead this effort,” Biden added. He called Jha “one of the leading public health experts in America.” Jha appears regularly on U.S. television stations.
The position is currently held by Zints. It is not specified why he is leaving his post. Biden noted that Zints “worked tirelessly for 14 months to help fight the coronavirus,” and thanked him.
More than 79.6 million cases of the coronavirus have been identified and more than 968,300 people have died in the United States since the pandemic began, according to Johns Hopkins University, which does the calculations based on federal and local government information. For both indicators, the country ranks first in the world.