Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign has formed an Iowa-specific COVID-19 advisory council, which includes Indian American Dr. Megan Srinivas. The aim of the council is to put together recommendation on how to address the COVID-19 pandemic and inform Iowans on the campaign trail about Biden’s pandemic response plan, Quad-City Times reported.
The council is unique to Iowa, a Biden campaign spokesman is quoted saying in the news report.
Srinivas is an infectious disease physician from Fort Dodge, Iowa and member of the Biden campaign’s Iowa council.
She said in a press release, “We will be really focused on trying to address what needs to be done to lead a national recovery, and to get us back on track to leading the lives that we hold dearly and cherish as Iowans.”
The council includes 14 members, including advocates, medical and mental health experts, state treasurer Mike Fitzgerald, state lawmaker Amanda Ragan, union leaders Mike Beranek and Danny Homan, reported Quad-City Times.
“We do have quite a breadth of individuals, and it’s really because COVID doesn’t just touch one sector,” Srinivas added in the release. “It’s about trying to work together with people from different perspectives so we can cover all aspects of life.”