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The FDA must approve any COVID-19 vaccine before it’s widely distributed, but political pressure could cloud the decision.
“When you have 20,000-plus infections per day, how can you talk about a second wave?" said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.
A coronavirus vaccine by January is "a stretch goal if there ever was one," said NIH Director Francis Collins.
Dr. Rick Bright said he was removed as head of BARDA because he challenged the use of drugs promoted by the administration that lacked scientific backing.
Restaurants, bars and schools have been shuttered, and the top infectious diseases expert said he'd like to see a 14-day national shutdown imposed.
The president actually pushed for a major funding cut for the National Institutes of Health, which would take $1 billion from the National Cancer Institute.
A new spending deal includes $25 million that will go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health for the research.
Over 12 years, the university submitted falsified or fabricated data for federal money, authorities said.
The apology by the National Institutes of Health follows an investigation finding that federal agencies may be perpetuating the problem.
The measure passed by a 99-1 vote Monday evening.