Biden picks Xavier Becerra to lead HHS, coronavirus response
Last updated 12/9/2020 at 6:03pm
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Michael Balsamo and Jonathan Lemire
The Associated Press
President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration's coronavirus response.
Separately, Biden picked a Harvard infectious disease expert, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, to head the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And he announced a new advisory role for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert.
If confirmed by the Senate, Becerra, w...