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Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:36 PM

An angry Azar floats plans to oust FDA's Hahn



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Kyle Griffin
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Infuriated by the FDA's defiance in a showdown over the Trump administration's standards for authorizing a coronavirus vaccine, health secretary Alex Azar has spent recent weeks openly plotting the ouster of FDA chief Stephen Hahn.

An angry Azar floats plans to oust FDA’s Hahn
Fights over vaccine standards have created an unbridgeable divide within HHS, officials said, but White House is unlikely to approve any changes until after the election.
politico.com
2:30 PM · Oct 25, 2020


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/22/azar-plans-oust-hahn-fda-431139

Infuriated by the FDA’s defiance in a showdown over the Trump administration’s standards for authorizing a coronavirus vaccine, health secretary Alex Azar has spent recent weeks openly plotting the ouster of FDA chief Stephen Hahn.

Azar has vented to allies within the Health and Human Services Department about his unhappiness with the top official in charge of the vaccine process, and discussed the prospect of seeking White House permission to remove him, a half-dozen current and former administration officials said.

During some of those conversations, he’s gone as far as to float potential replacements for Hahn, said one current and two former administration officials familiar with the talks, identifying HHS testing czar Brett Giroir and a pair of career civil servants – FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy and longtime regulator Janet Woodcock — as prime candidates to step in as acting commissioner should Hahn be removed.

The discussions come amid deep frustration with Hahn over his insistence that a Covid-19 vaccine meet strict safety standards — a contentious decision that rendered it impossible for President Donald Trump to fulfill his oft-expressed desire for a vaccine just before Election Day.

Earlier this month, Hahn ended a lengthy standoff over the rules under which the FDA would grant emergency authorization for a vaccine by flouting the White House and ordering their publication. The move won widespread praise from the nation’s public health community.

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Nevilledog Oct 25 OP
Karadeniz Oct 25 #1
bullimiami Oct 25 #2
soothsayer Oct 25 #3
spanone Oct 25 #4
Me. Oct 25 #5
OnDoutside Oct 25 #6
TheRealNorth Oct 25 #7

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:39 PM

1. Jeez...heaven help us!

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:46 PM

2. the assholes already granted emergency use for something that has no benefit but kills people,

and approved another drug that has no benefit.

its all corruption, cronyism and pleasing trump.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:49 PM

3. 10 Things You Didn't Know About Alex Azar

4. After law school, he served as a law clerk under late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from 1992 to 1993.

5. Azar moved on to work for Kenneth Starr as an Associate Independent Counsel from 1994 to 1996, where he primarily worked on the Whitewater investigation.

6, Azar was on President George W. Bush's legal team during the contentious Florida recount case following the 2000 presidential election, according to USA Today.


https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-01-29/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-alex-azar

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:50 PM

4. Azar would pour liquid drano in our veins if trump told him to.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:55 PM

5. He's Angry

We're furious with his incompetence. He should be in jail for lives lost on his watch.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 04:56 PM

6. It's Berlin April 1945....

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 25, 2020, 05:40 PM

7. Trump is not far from

Ordering around armored divisions that don't exist.

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