Biden Taps Dr. Anthony Fauci, Brian Deese For Medical And Economic Adviser Roles

December 4, 2020 - 5:01am EST
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President-elect Joe Biden says he's asked Dr. Anthony Fauci to be a chief medical adviser in his administration. Biden has also tapped Brian Deese for a key economic role.

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