US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris

COVID-19: All Americans to wear masks for 100 days after inauguration ─Biden

*An American is dying every 30 seconds as the outgoing US President Donald Trump is reportedly consumed with election loss and getting credit for Coronavirus vaccine: Report

*Biden discloses his incoming administration is immediately focusing attention on COVID-19, economy, race and climate

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In view of the recent spikes in the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the United States, and the need to demonstrate values-based leadership to the citizenry, President-elect Joe Biden has said that he will ask all Americans to wear masks so as to prevent the spread of the virus for the first 100 days of his administration.

Biden said he would issue a “standing order” requiring face coverings, especially in Federal buildings and on all interstate transportation in the country.

ConsumerConnect reports Biden declared his administration is determined to immediately focus attention on COVID-19, economy, race and climate.

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The US President-elect also in a joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with CNN monitored Thursday, December 3, in Lagos, also disclosed that he had spoken to infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci.

According to him, he has asked Dr. Fauci to stay on as the government’s top infectious disease professional in the incoming Biden administration.

Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a role he’s held since the Reagan administration.

But Biden suggested that Fauci would have an outsised role in his administration, advising the President directly.

Biden stated: “I asked him to stay on the exact same role he’s had for the past several presidents, and I asked him to be a chief medical adviser for me as well, and be part of the Covid team.”

He noted that Ron Klain, his Chief of Staff, worked closely with Fauci during the Ebola crisis beginning in 2014.

The President-elect stressed that he would order mask use “where the Federal Government has authority”, adding, he would call for all Americans to wear masks for the first 100 days of his presidency.

He clarified the mask use by Americans, that it is “not forever, for 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction” in infections.

He added that he would follow the lead of three of his predecessors —Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — who have volunteered to publicly get a COVID vaccine to encourage others to do so.

“I’d be happy to do that. When Dr. Fauci says we have a vaccine that is safe, that’s the moment I will stand before the public,” Biden said.

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