After being on the receiving end of backlash from Trump throughout the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci has accepted Joe Biden's offer to be chief medical advisor under his administration.
Here's the full story...
The race for the White House concluded last month...
via: Getty ImagesAnd Joe Biden was ultimately projected to be the forty-sixth president of the United States.
Though he didn't win by a landslide, his victory was a historic one.
via: GettyBiden won over seventy-four million votes - more than any other president in American history - exceeding the previous record President Barack Obama set in 2008.
He won with at least 50.5% of the popular vote...
via: ShutterstockAn accomplishment current POTUS, Donald Trump, didn't quite manage in his 2016 win when he received just 46.4% of the popular vote.
Biden's win has made history in other ways, too.
BREAKING: Kamala Harris will make history as the first female, first Black and first Asian American to be U.S. vice… https://t.co/kcvih20FCP— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1604767250.0
Biden spoke out shortly after he was declared victorious.
America, I’m honored that you have chosen me to lead our great country. The work ahead of us will be hard, but I p… https://t.co/iUORklENs0— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1604767962.0
Former POTUS and close friend of Biden's, Barack Obama, also offered his congratulations.
Congratulations to my friends, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris — our next President and Vice President of the United St… https://t.co/ln4G2r6804— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1604772202.0
In the days following his win, Biden hit the ground running.
He firstly hired "agency review teams" to consider how he wants to run the country.Sky News: "Across the board, we will continue laying the foundation for the incoming Biden-Harris administration to successfully restore faith and trust in our institutions and lead the federal government."
But it seems that the coronavirus pandemic will be their number one priority.
Shortly after his win, Biden then addressed the nation in his first coronavirus briefing.
via: ShutterstockThere, he named a thirteen-member task force to help combat the coronavirus as the nation surpassed ten million cases, all while stressing the importance of solidarity. "It doesn't matter who you voted for. We are Americans and our country is under threat."
He reiterated our country's powerful history with facing crises...
via: TwitterAnd urged Americans far and wide to "put aside their differences" to fight this crisis.
Very quickly, people couldn't help but note the refreshing difference in Biden's leadership.
@nytimes How refreshing to have a President again. We’ve gone a very long 4 years without one. Without a leader who… https://t.co/Nd5zEA7P2Q— nanak (@nanak)1604948624.0
@nytimes its been a long time i heard a president talk like him..making his people proud again of themselves, think… https://t.co/mEERVLLgXg— valteo (@valteo)1604948170.0
@nytimes Such a sane president with encouraging words!!!— Jay Brown (@Jay Brown)1604947566.0
So glad to hear President-Elect @JoeBiden say that he will name a #coronavirus transition team Monday, led by the o… https://t.co/IcPwhsEign— Leana Wen, M.D. (@Leana Wen, M.D.)1604800479.0
@cnni Finally someone ready to lead this country!????????— Cheryl Fersner Gonzalez (@Cheryl Fersner Gonzalez)1604805092.0
@cnni He has already shown what an amazing leader he will be.— Lynn (@Lynn)1604872358.0
@CNN Sensible news from the US. Love to see it again.— New Roman (@New Roman)1604793867.0
Biden has long been firm in the belief that, while we're still finalizing the vaccine, face masks are the "most effective" means of combating the virus.
via: Twitter"The single most effective thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID is wearing a mask. The head of the CDC warned this fall & for the foreseeable future, a mask remains the most potent weapon against the virus," he stated.
via: Twitter"My message today to everyone is this: it doesn’t matter who you voted for, or where you stood before election day, it doesn’t matter your party or point of view. We can save tens of thousands of lives if we wear a mask for the next few months." He then added that "a mask is not a political statement."
And this week, Biden has reiterated his stance on masks...
via: Getty ImagesBy revealing what he will ask Americans to do when he comes into office.
During his first joint interview with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Biden shared details on his coronavirus plans.
via: Getty ImagesSpeaking to CNN he described his?plans "as a balance between ensuring that Americans believe the vaccine is safe and instituting a number of plans that will curb the spread of the virus without shutting down the economy."
And, when asked about the vaccine, Biden explained that he will get the vaccine once it is deemed safe to do so.
via: Getty ImagesAnd, in order to show Americans that he has confidence in it, he will have his vaccine administered in public.
He also revealed that he will ask Americans to wear a mask for 100 days.
via: Getty ImagesBiden said, "Just 100 days to mask, not forever - 100 days. And I think we’ll see a significant reduction."