Stephen Hahn, former FDA commissioner (Alex Edelman/Pool via AP Images)

New­ly re­vealed texts from ex-FDA leader Stephen Hahn of­fer be­hind-the-scene glimpse in­to Trump’s Covid scare

The FDA con­tin­ues to spill in­ter­nal com­mu­ni­ca­tions from the pre­vi­ous ad­min­is­tra­tion, thanks to the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act, with the lat­est da­ta dump in­clud­ing 255 text mes­sages sent to and from for­mer FDA com­mis­sion­er Steve Hahn, who has since moved on to new roles at Flag­ship Pi­o­neer­ing and the an­timi­cro­bial start­up Sin­glet­to.

While many of the text mes­sages are redact­ed, as pre­vi­ous in­ter­nal email re­leas­es were too, those that aren’t re­veal a com­mis­sion­er do­ing his best to jug­gle not on­ly in­ter­nal FDA and me­dia re­quests, but fires he had to put out with oth­er ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cials, par­tic­u­lar­ly as the for­mer pres­i­dent be­came se­vere­ly ill with Covid-19 last Oc­to­ber and had to be ad­mit­ted to Wal­ter Reed med­ical cen­ter.

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