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Dr. Jha named as new White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator
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Dr. Jha named as new White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator

Jeff Zients to leave his role at the White House. Biden names new COVID-19 Response Coordinator.

Where: United States

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The Biden administration’s COVID-19 Response Coordinator, Jeff Zients, and his deputy, Natalie Quillian, will be leaving the White House next month.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki noted that Zients and Quillian’s COVID-19 response efforts had “literally saved lives” in the country.
President Biden remarked of Zients’ service, “Jeff spent the last 14 months working tirelessly to help combat COVID. He is a man of service and an expert manager. I will miss his counsel and I’m grateful for his service.”
President Biden named Zients’ successor as Dr Ashish Jha, a physician and public health expert. Dr Jha is also the dean of Brown University’s School of Public Health.
According to a Brown University press release, Jha will be embarking on short-term leave to take on a “temporary special assignment.” Jha’s appointment begins on April 5th.

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