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Politics Live politics updates: Biden unveils health team; Giuliani in the hospital after testing positive for COVID

14:40  07 december  2020
14:40  07 december  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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President Donald Trump has cleared the way for Biden's team to use federal resources and get briefings during the transition, although Trump has yet to formally concede the race.

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Covid -19 Live Updates : Giuliani Tests Positive for Coronavirus. The former New York City mayor and President Trump’s lawyer is at Georgetown University Medical Center. A U.S. official says a vaccine could reach the general population by May or June, but Biden has sounded a considerably

Covid live updates and vaccine news: Latest vaccine plans and state restrictions. Millions of people in the U.S. and across the world could be France reports improving Covid -19 numbers. French health authorities reported 11,022 new confirmed COVID -19 cases on Sunday, down from the 12,923 new

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Biden announces nominations for health team

President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his team of top health officials Monday morning, a key announcement for an administration that will immediately have to wrestle with the COVID-19 pandemic that is infecting an average of more than 200,000 Americans every day.

Biden's announcement confirmed Sunday's reports that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is his pick to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Becerra would be tasked with leading Biden's fight to contain the virus, including the massive logistical operation that will be required to quickly distribute the coming vaccines to the U.S. population.

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President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani , 76, has tested positive for COVID -19, Trump tweeted on Sunday. Giuliani has been traveling the country, and meeting with lawmakers, as part of Trump’s legal team to push an unfounded claim that the 2020 election was rigged against the

Trump tweets that Giuliani tested positive for Covid -19. It is unclear when Giuliani received a positive test for Covid -19. Giuliani and his spokeswoman have not responded to Giuliani has repeatedly disregarded public health guidelines, appearing maskless in state capitols, hotel ballrooms

If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra, 62, woube the first Latino to head the Department of Health and Human Services, a $1-trillion-plus agency with 80,000 employees and a portfolio that includes drugs and vaccines, leading-edge medical research and health insurance programs covering more than 130 million Americans.

Anthony Fauci, who has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, will act as Biden's chief medical adviser.

Biden's pick to replace Robert Redfield as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is Rochelle Walensky, the head infectious disease doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Harvard Medical School professor.

Jeff Zients, who served as director of the National Economic Council during the Obama administration will act as White House counselor and COVID-19 response coordinator. Former White House adviser Natalie Quillian will serve as deputy coordinator.

'Superspreader' Rudy Giuliani could have infected scores, doctor warns

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Giuliani has been admitted to hospital after testing positive for Covid -19, according to reports. DONALD TRUMP's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been admitted to hospital after testing The lead in the popular vote is the second largest since 2000. Biden had won about 81.2 million votes by

Rudy Giuliani tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday and was taken to Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC, in news that Two of the senators present test positive for COVID - one of them, Doug Mastriano, finding out the result while he was in the White House meeting the

Biden also tapped former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to return to the role he held for the last three years of the Obama administration.

– William Cummings

Rudy Giuliani tests positive for COVID-19

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, has tested positive for COVID-19. Trump shared the news by tweet, writing "Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!"

Giuliani was taken to Georgetown University Medical Center on Sunday where his son Andrew Giuliani said he is "resting, getting great care and feeling well."

Since the presidential election, Giuliani, 76, has traveled the country challenging the election results and integrity of the electoral system itself. During much of his travels, Giuliani was seen not wearing a mask and flouting social distancing guidelines.

Along with a cadre of lawyers affiliated with the Trump campaign, Giuliani has held regular news conferences claiming, without evidence, various conspiracy theories and baseless allegations of mass voter fraud.

The former New York City mayor has had an eventful year. Prior to the election, Giuliani was central to a story alleging criminal intent on the part of President-elect Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. Giuliani was also briefly featured in the sequel to the movie "Borat" in a sordid scene he later called "a hit job."

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– Matthew Brown

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