Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients hold a press briefing on COVID-19, Monday August 2, 2021, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

White House Covid Chief to Leave Administration

The White House Covid-19 Response chief Jeff Zients is leaving the Biden administration.

The move comes as the administration scrambles to navigate the next phase in the pandemic during a tumultuous economic landscape and a world witnessing war.

Zients is an investor and former Obama economic adviser and was brought in to lead due to his leadership ability in challenging situations.

Zients who was tasked with fixing Obama’s disastrous website will be replaced by Dr. Ashish Zha, who is currently the Dean of Brown University’s school of Public Health.

Zha was a champion of the Biden administrations approaches to Covid.

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