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If Trump bypassed the FDA on a COVID-19 vaccine it could 'upend' the traditional approval structure and erode the public's trust in the executive agency, expert says

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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President Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that the White House could bypass the US Food and Drug Administration on approving a coronavirus vaccine.
Marc Sanchez, an FDA attorney and consultant, said doing so would not only "upend" the FDA's structure but erode the public's trust in the agency to roll out a safe and vaccine on its own.
Sanchez said the comment was an "unfortunate attempt to increase the pressure on the FDA."
"FDA has historically been slower than its counterparts around the world in approving novel medical devices and drugs, taking seriously the...
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Coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly says she is 'distressed' at direction of White House COVID-19 task force

Coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly says she is 'distressed' at direction of White House COVID-19 task force

27 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Coronavirus expert Dr. Deborah Birx told people she is "distressed" at the direction of the White House coronavirus task force and is weighing how much longer she'll remain in the position, CNN reported Wednesday.
Birx, who serves on the White House coronavirus task force, reportedly felt her role became "diminished" after neuroradiologist Dr. Scott Atlas joined the task force, according to the CNN report.
"The president has found somebody who matches what he wants to believe," a source close to Birx told CNN. "There is no doubt that she feels that her role has been...
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