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5/14/2020, 4:47 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Bright: US admin didn't listen to pandemic alarms in January

The administration of President Donald Trump did not respond to early pandemic alarms in January, former Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority Dr. Rick Bright said on Thursday in Congress. The official warned that "time is running out" to act and that a centralized plan is needed to take the US through the pandemic.

Bright added he told the Department of Health and Human Services as soon as January about the importance of obtaining virus samples of the coronavirus early on and added he also voiced concerns of low personal protective equipment stockpiles. Bright went on to say that no action was taken on obtaining remdesivir even after there was data from China that the drug could help COVID-19 patients.

Speaking before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health that he was removed from meetings after he voiced his concerns and was told he was causing a commotion.

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