WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A whistleblower said he was removed from government office for fear of coronavirus preparations told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the United States could face. a darkest winter recently if it doesn't improve its response to a pandemic.
Dr. Richard Bright, former director of the Advanced Biomedical Research and Development Agency, prepares to testify in front of a home energy and trade subcommittee to discuss the protection of scientific integrity to respond to outbreak of coronavirus on Capitol Hill in Washington, USA, May 14, 2020. Shawn Thew / Pool via REUTERS
Hours after President Donald Trump raged against him on Twitter, accuser Rick Bright testified before a US House of Representatives committee on readiness for the outbreak.
Bright was removed last month as director of the Advanced Biomedical Research and Development Agency, or BARDA, responsible for developing drugs to combat coronavirus.
What we do must be done carefully with guidance from the best scientific minds. Our opportunity window is closed. If we fail to improve our response now, based on science, I fear the pandemic will get worse and be prolonged, according to Mr. Bright Bright.
Trump, who pushed the US economy quickly reopened, fired Bright when a disgruntled Cameron employee on Twitter on Thursday morning before the hearing began.
He said he didn't know Bright, who …
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