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Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives

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Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives

Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives

Ousted Scientist Warns Government Response Risks American Lives

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Career government scientist Rick Bright testified that he was pushed out as the head of a government medical research agency after pushing back against higher-ups over an under-researched coronavirus treatment touted by the president. Bright says raised alarms about critical supply shortages early on in the pandemic.

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