Dr. Michael Osterholm, delivering a lecture at Luther College (decorahnews.com file photo)
President-elect Joe Biden has appointed 1975 Luther College graduate Michael Osterholm to a coronavirus advisory board that will help manage the nation's response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Osterholm is a member of Luther College's Board of Regents who works as the director of the Center of Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.
Osterholm has been a specialist in pandemic preparation for decades. His experience includes time as Minnesota's chief epidemiologist. Osterholm has also written the book, "Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs."
Earlier this year, Osterholm delivered the Farwell Lecture at Luther College (virtually), telling his audience (