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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Joe Biden will name former White House pandemic policy coordinator Jeff Zientz as chief of staff, The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing four people familiar with the decision. .

Biden’s current chief of staff, Ron Klein, said: He plans to leave his post in the next few weeks, A source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Zientz served as the White House’s Covid-19 coordinator from the start of the Biden administration in early 2021 until April last year.

He is known for overseeing and implementing Mr. Biden’s efforts to vaccinate Americans, but has also faced criticism that the administration did not take sufficient steps to ramp up testing capacity early on. bottom.

Mr. Zientz served as an economic adviser to Barack Obama’s administration, where Mr. Biden was vice president.

The White House did not immediately comment on reports that Mr. Zientz had introverted to the job.Reuters Biden to nominate Jeff Zientz as chief of staff, Washington Post reports

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