Opinion: Plenty of qualified people are ready to run the FDA. Time for Biden to choose one
As the Delta variant ramps up and the FDA prepares to fully approve Covid-19 vaccines and quickly review booster shots this fall, the agency desperately needs a permanent commissioner.
Although FDA officials have reassured the public that their jobs continue as expected, even without a permanent leader for more than 200 days now, there’s no question that having a Senate-confirmed head for FDA is extremely important during a once-in-a-century pandemic, and even more so to develop longer-term, agency-wide strategies to help prepare for the next pandemic.
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