President Joe Biden pledged to make fighting COVID-19 his top priority on Inauguration day.
He is planning to bring the Coronavirus Task Force into the White House and has promised to order 100 million vaccine doses to be distributed in his first 100 days.
Biden said that he pledges to take stricter actions addressing the health and economic fallout done by the pandemic, and on his first day in office, he did just that.
During his inauguration speech, he talked about the difficult path of the administration and the country and said, "This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge."
The first thing that he did in his office is that he signed a series of executive orders related to the U.S. government's response to the pandemic.
Dr. Timothy Bray is director of urban policy research at UT Dallas said, "We've got unprecedented challenges right now."
He's not surprised the Biden White House is all set to bring back an Obama-era position called the Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense, which was organized by the then President after the 2014 Ebola epidemic, a health crisis that gripped the city of Dallas.
Biden will also formally implement a response coordinator who will report to the President on all things COVID-related.
Dr. Bray explained and said, "In the Executive Branch, it's uniquely situated to coordinate resources across agencies."