FDA chief pushes back on Trump: No ‘deep state’ blocking coronavirus vaccine | TheHill

In the same interview with Reuters, Hahn denied any political considerations factored into the FDA authorizing the use of convalescent plasma from recovered patients as a coronavirus treatment, which Trump announced Sunday evening.

Hahn did, however, concede that Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, as well as National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, had questioned whether the data was sufficient to authorize the treatment.

“Previously when we did have a discussion with them, they were concerned that the data might not be robust enough. That’s why we did the validation … to provide further confirmation,” Hahn said.

 

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