Biden names health team to tackle spiralling Covid crisis

UNITED States President-elect Joe Biden today named the team tasked with turning around the country’s floundering efforts to quell the Covid-19 pandemic, nominating Xavier Becerra as his secretary of health.

When Biden takes office on January 20, his health team will be immediately responsible for rolling out a historic immunisation drive – set to launch later this month in a bid to gain control of a pandemic that has killed 280,000 people in the country.