Election 2020 live updates: Fauci says he ‘said yes right on the spot’ to joining Biden team

The nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, on Thursday agreed to join President-elect Joe Biden’s team as his chief medical officer and adviser on the coronavirus pandemic as cases of COVID-19 continue to spike nationwide.

Voters nationwide chose Biden to serve as the 46th president of the United States following a hard-fought race with incumbent President Donald Trump, The Associated Press declared on Nov. 6. Trump has yet to concede the race.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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