Jeff Giants, COVID-19 coordinator for President Joe Biden, and his deputy Natalie Quillian are leaving the administration next month.
WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Giants and his deputy Natalie Quillian are leaving the administration next month, the White House announced Thursday. He will be replaced by Dean of Brown University School of Public Health. Ashis Jha 6
“When Jeff took the job, less than 1% of Americans were fully vaccinated; less than half of us had schools open; and unlike in the developed world, America lacked a COVID test at home,” Biden said. “Today, about 80% of adults are fully vaccinated; More than 100 million were boosted; Virtually every school is open; And millions of home tests are delivered every month. “
Biden noted that the United States is leading a global effort to combat covid, “providing more free vaccines to other countries than to any other country.”
Biden’s statement announcing Jha’s appointment was cited by Americans as a fixture in the cable news.
“As we enter a new phase in the epidemic – implementing my national COVID-19 preparation plan and managing the ongoing risks of COVID – Dr. Jha is the right person for the job,” he said.