Adam Klasfeld+ Your Authors @KlasfeldReports Reporter, @CourthouseNews: NYC+Int’l. RTs=What's it to ya? adam[at]adamklasfeld[dot]com PGP Fingerprint: F427 EE3B 6F05 E5D5 785B 775B 2C74 683C 219D 91DC Apr. 22, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Asked about Dr. Rick Bright's allegations that he was pushed out of BARDA for questioning chloroquines, Trump claims he never heard of him.

Dr. Bright led the agency in charge of the production and purchase of vaccines during this pandemic.

Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is the subsection of HHS responsible for protecting the United States from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats and pandemics.

One good follow up question for that answer is:

If in fact you do not know Dr. Bright, do you think that you should know someone with such a crucial position in your administration's pandemic response?

Asked about Dr. Bright's claims that he was pushed out of BARDA for protesting widespread use of hydroxychloroquine, Dr. Fauci denies there has been political interference in his own work.

"Here I am," he responds, the implication being that he wouldn't be there if there were.

Reporter: "So you don't feel like there's any concern from people at NIH right now or other people in the public health community."

"At the NIH? Absolutely not," Fauci replies with a handwave.

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