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House panel on COVID-19 accuses aides of "overruling and bullying scientists and making harmful decisions that allowed the virus to spread more rapidly."
If confirmed, Becerra will be the first Latino to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
Michael Caputo, who urged people to buy ammunition before the election, is stepping aside “to focus on his health and the well-being of his family."
Christi Grimm, the agency's acting inspector general, led a report detailing hospitals' difficulty fighting the coronavirus. Trump called it "Another Fake Dossier!"
The secretary of health and human services wouldn’t say if he’s concerned by people gathering in large crowds without masks.
After the first COVID-19 case was detected in January, a company offered to make millions of N95 masks. A federal agency said no.
Last month, the president suggested a report on hospital supply shortages released by the department's watchdog was "her opinion."
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.
Had Trump not downplayed the crisis for two months, critics say, hospitals might have been prepared for the pandemic.
A watchdog group says the postcard with coronavirus guidelines seemed designed to boost Trump’s reelection.