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Rick Bright, who says he was ousted for resisting Trump’s push to hype a favored miracle cure for coronavirus, will tell a Congressional hearing that the White House has turned its back on public health science and failed to prepare for a coming storm that could kill millions more.

Ricky Bright's testimony to Congress shows that he blamed the administration for ignoring critical points and failure to take precautionary measures.

Ricky Bright's testimony to Congress shows that he blamed the administration for ignoring critical points and failure to take precautionary measures.Dr Rick Bright, on May 14, 2020, in prepared testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce stated that he was removed from the post as head of the BARDA because he insisted that the government should give more preference for funding on scientifically proven solutions to tackle the pandemic rather than on unproven drugs. Meanwhile, Trump had tweeted that Rick Bright, was not liked or respected by the people, so he should no longer be working.

Rick also alleged that the U.S. was not prepared to tackle the pandemic in the upcoming winter and said HHS leadership was dismissive about his dire predictions about the outbreak. He also faced hostility and marginalization from HHS officials. He outlined that health experts should take the lead to prevent dire consequences. He said they were not as prepared as they should have been and missed early warning signals. He also urged that the leaders must lead by modelling the behaviour.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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