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Biden’s HHS Secretary Hunt Hits Reset As Candidates Shuffle

  • Rhode Island governor addresses ‘rumors’ of her candidacy
  • Biden said to tap Murthy as surgeon general, narrowing field
Michelle Lujan Grisham

Michelle Lujan Grisham

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Joe Biden’s hunt for a health secretary is poised for a reset after one governor publicly took herself out of the running and another was said to have tested the patience of the president-elect’s advisers.

The Biden camp has also picked Vivek Murthy for surgeon general, a role that would be expanded to include helping to manage the U.S. government response to the coronavirus, according to people familiar with the process.