US FDA Commissioner A 'Star' At Davos: Hopefully Not A Bad Omen
President Trump singles out Scott Gottlieb during dinner meeting at World Economic Forum. Does that make anyone else nervous?
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FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn was added to the White House's pandemic task force as the outbreak grew, but he remained in a background role. That all changed the morning of 18 March, when President Trump tweeted: “I will be having a news conference today to discuss very important news from the FDA concerning the Chinese Virus!” A day later, Hahn was standing with Trump at the podium for the now-daily press briefings on Covid-19.
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