Even before becoming president-elect, Joe Biden has been working on a coordinated, national plan for fighting the coronavirus. Among other things, it will empower scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help set national, evidence-based guidance to stop outbreaks.

SCRANTON, PA – NOVEMBER 03: Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks to supporters at a canvass kickoff event at Local Carpenters Union 445 on November 03, 2020 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. As polls open on Election Day, nearly 100 million Americans have already cast their ballots through early voting and mail-in voting. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)