CDC’s Robert Redfield, NIAID’s Anthony Fauci, Admiral Brett Giroir at HHS, and FDA’s Stephen Hahn prepare to testify at a House hearing on June 23 (Getty)

'Ex­treme­ly po­lit­i­cal' — Trump neuters FDA's at­tempt to strength­en vac­cine EUA

Stephen Hahn went be­fore a Sen­ate com­mit­tee Wednes­day and de­clared he’s fight­ing. “Every one of the de­ci­sions we have reached has been made by ca­reer FDA sci­en­tists based on sci­ence and da­ta, not pol­i­tics,” he ex­claimed, adding that “FDA will not per­mit any pres­sure from any­one to change that. I will fight for sci­ence.”

A few hours lat­er, he was un­der­mined by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump when a re­porter asked if he was okay with stricter vac­cine guide­lines that the FDA was said to be cook­ing up. “That has to be ap­proved by the White House. We may or may not ap­prove it. That sounds like a po­lit­i­cal move,” he de­cid­ed.

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