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  • The Politics of Life and Death

    07/16/2020 9:28:37 AM PDT · by ChessExpert · 4 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 13th, 2020 | George Parry
    So why did the FDA restrict the use of HCQ to hospitalized patients and those participating in clinical trials, and why does it continue to embargo the 150 million doses in the SNS? The AAPS’s complaint alleges that “through a biased, unlawful process,” FDA officials from “prior administrations” and “contrary to the wishes of President Donald Trump” arbitrarily limited the use of HCQ from the SNS. The complaint specifically references, among others, Rick Bright, the director of the Biomedical Advanced Research & Development Authority (BARDA).
  • Trump tears into '60 Minutes' after segment with whistleblower Bright

    05/17/2020 8:57:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 17 2020 | John Bowden
    President Trump took aim at CBS News and its flagship news magazine program, "60 Minutes," on Sunday after the program interviewed whistleblower Rick Bright, former head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). In a tweet, the president excoriated CBS and its "third place anchor, @NorahODonnell," whom he accused of "doing everything in their power to demean our Country, much to the benefit of the Radical Left Democrats." "Tonight they put on yet another Fake “Whistleblower”, a disgruntled employee who supports Dems, fabricates stories & spews lies. @60Minutes report was incorrect, which they couldn’t care less about. Fake...
  • Congressman to Whistleblower Doctor: You're Too Sick to Go to Work But You're Here Testifying?

    05/15/2020 7:25:06 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | May14, 2020
    Dr. Rick Bright, who filed a whistleblower complaint after his firing from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testified before the Subcommittee on Health for the House Committee on Energy on Thursday. Bright has been highly critical of the federal government's response to the coronavirus. In particular, he was concerned by President Trump's insistence that hydroxycholoroquine was a potential treatment for the disease, which he said cost him and his colleagues precious time in working on other areas to combat the virus. As expected, he was lionized by Democrats and vilified by Republicans during the hearing... Dr. Bright, who...
  • Rick Bright: 'Ousted' vaccine expert says US is facing its 'darkest winter'

    05/14/2020 11:12:13 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    bbc.com ^ | May 15, 2020 | BBC
    A former top US health official has told Congress the country could face its "darkest winter in modern history" because of the coronavirus. Rick Bright led the government agency trying to develop a vaccine, but was removed from his post last month. He has previously said he was ousted from the job for raising concern over a treatment being touted by President Donald Trump. The US leader dismissed him as a "disgruntled" employee.
  • HHS spokesman Caputo calls coronavirus whistleblower 'second coming of Christine Blasey Ford'

    05/14/2020 11:12:30 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2020 | Victor Garcia
    Former Trump campaign adviser and new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spokesman Michael Caputo blasted whistleblower Rick Bright Thursday, claiming he is disgruntled over his "profile" during the coronavirus pandemic. "I come to work here in Washington 24/7, like everybody else does," Caputo told "The Ingraham Angle." "There are 84,000 people at HHS who are working every day and Dr. Bright, who makes $285,000 a year, can't find his way to work. "To me, that's just -- I mean, for everybody back in my hometown who are locked down, who are losing their businesses, who aren't able to...
  • Trump attacks coronavirus whistleblower before congressional testimony

    05/14/2020 7:55:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 14 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    President Donald Trump launched an angry attack Thursday at Dr. Rick Bright ahead of the whistleblower’s highly anticipated congressional testimony — calling the ousted head of the agency tasked with creating a coronavirus vaccine a “disgruntled employee.” “I don’t know the so-called Whistleblower Rick Bright, never met him or even heard of him, but to me he is a disgruntled employee, not liked or respected by people I spoke to and who, with his attitude, should no longer be working for our government!” the president said in a tweet. Bright, who was removed from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development...
  • Whistleblower's 'toxic work environment' may have more to do with his transfer than Hydroxychloroquine opposition

    05/14/2020 6:57:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Week Via Yahoo News ^ | 05/14/2020 | Tim O'Donnell
    There may be more to Dr. Rick Bright's story, Politico reports. Bright, the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority who was leading the country's coronavirus vaccine development, filed a whistleblower complaint earlier this month claiming, among other things, that he was transferred to another position because he refused to cave to Trump administration pressure to push hydroxychloroquine, a potential, but unproven coronavirus treatment favored by the president. But some current and former BARDA staffers have actually pointed to the institution's work environment as another possible reason for the move. "This type of abuse creates a highly...
  • Whistleblower, Dr. Rick Bright Complaint Claims HHS Pushed ‘Political Connections and Cronyism’ in Doling Out Drug Contracts

    05/06/2020 8:16:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review via Yahoo News ^ | 05/06/2020 | Tobias Hoonhout
    A Trump administration health official said in a whistleblower complaint Tuesday that top officials within the Department of Health and Human Services “pressured” him for years to award contracts based on “political connections and cronyism.” Dr. Rick Bright, former head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) — the government’s top vaccine procurer — was removed from his role on April 20 and reassigned to a narrower role at the National Institutes of Health. Bright, who ran BARDA since 2016, initially said his removal stemmed from “clashes with political leadership” over his resistance to the promotion of anti-malarial...
  • Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored

    05/05/2020 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 5 May 2020 | Kaitlan Collins, Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak
    Dr. Rick Bright, the ousted director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine, formally filed an extensive whistleblower complaint Tuesday alleging his early warnings about the coronavirus were ignored and that his caution at a treatment favored by President Donald Trump led to his removal.
  • NYT Story About Ousted HHS Director Rick Bright Starts To Crumble Almost Instantly

    04/23/2020 2:33:18 PM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/23/2020 | SHELBY TALCOTT
    A report Wednesday from the New York Times about a top vaccine expert at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who claims he was fired for opposing hydroxychloroquine has quickly fallen apart. Rick Bright, former director of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority [BARDA], said he was dismissed from his position because he opposed hydroxychloroquine. This is the anti-malarial drug that has been touted by President Donald Trump as a possible coronavirus treatment. NYT reporters Michael D. Shear and Maggie Haberman pushed Bright’s “scorching statement” following his dismissal, but heavily downplayed...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/22/2020

    04/22/2020 9:39:53 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Its happening here in the USA the arrest of a mother who asked questions when confronted by police enforcing de facto martial law related to the coronavirus.... The price of oil today with the West Texas Intermediate price at 14.23 a barrel by 530 pm Eastern US time..... The meat supply in the United States being impacted by the coronavirus. The US Department of Agriculture reporting beef production down 20 percent for this month compared to April of last year..... Another example of a food processing facility affected by coronavirus is in Alabama where at least 75 cases have been...
  • Top vaccine doctor says his concern about Trump's coronavirus treatment theory led to ouster from federal agency

    04/22/2020 3:40:44 PM PDT · by bitt · 49 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 4/22/2020 | dan mangan
    A doctor who was removed as head of the federal agency that is helping develop a vaccine for the coronavirus said he was ousted after he resisted widespread adoption of a drug promoted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for Covid-19. Dr. Rick Bright also said that he believed he was removed from his post because he insisted that "the billions of dollars allocated by Congress to address the Covid-19 pandemic" be put toward "safe and scientifically vetted solutions, and not in drugs, vaccines and other technologies that lack scientific merit." A doctor who was removed as head of...