Ousted vaccine chief: 'Our window of opportunity is closing'

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Ousted vaccine chief: 'Our window of opportunity is closing'

“We need tests that are accurate, rapid, easy to use, low cost, and available to everyone who needs them,” the vaccine expert said in his written testimony. “We need be able to trust the results so that we can trace contacts, isolate and quarantine appropriately while striving to develop a cure.”

The administration announced in late April that Bright would move to the National Institutes of Health to work on point-of-care testing. He has accused officials of pushing him out over his hesitation to back hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment and clashes with senior officials including HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec.

The Office of Special Counsel, which is investigating Bright’s complaint, last week recommended that he be temporarily reinstated to his BARDA role until his complaint is resolved. The office said it found “reasonable grounds to believe” that the administration retaliated against Bright.

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HHS spokesperson Cailtin Oakley has previously said the agency strongly disagrees with Bright’s allegations and characterizations. “Dr. Bright was transferred to NIH to work on diagnostics testing — critical to combatting COVID-19 — where he has been entrusted to spend upwards of $ 1 billion to advance that effort.”

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