Zoom in: Biden said in an emailed statement he wanted to be “informed by science and by experts,” and there’s a wealth of experience on the advisory board, which comprises:

Rick Bright, a vaccine expert, who resigned last month from a top Department of Health and Human Services position after alleging he was demoted for political reasons.

Eric Goosby, an infectious diseases expert who previously served in the Obama and Clinton administrations.

Luciana Borio, whose previous positions include Food and Drug Administration acting chief scientist.

Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and adviser to Biden, who is vice provost for global initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania and who previously served in the Obama administration.

Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.