A former U.S. health official Rick Bright has told Congress that president not scientifically fights against the virus, he doing Politics. In this, the country may face the most economic crisis in recent times.
Rick Bright led the government health agency’s efforts to find a cure for the coronavirus, but he was removed from his government post last month. He added that the US could face “the darkest winter of recent times” and that the virus could “re-emerge” in the winter.
He commented He was fired for warning people to seek medical treatment on the advice of President Trump. However, the US president dismissed the allegations, calling him a “disgruntled activist”.
Rick Bright told a health subcommittee made up of members of the lower house of Congress that there had been “many deaths” because the government had played a “passive” role in the outbreak. He said he drew attention at the “highest level” in January, citing material shortages, but received no response from them.
His allegation is that the money allocated by Congress should be spent on the development of scientifically supported processes without spending on antidotes or other technologies that do not have a completely scientific basis. He was removed from his post for giving his opinion.
Speaking on the occasion, Rick Bright warned that the “opportunity to work” with the coronavirus in the United States was “closing” day by day. Rick Bright added scientifically fights is a one way to fight win against coronavirus.
Mr. Bright said to sub-committee that, In January he received an email from a mask supplier, which he said would ‘never forget.’
Mr. Rick Bright said, “That person said … we need to take an active role now. That mail I reached the highest level and still got no response.”
Earlier this month, Rick Bright leaked information that the decision to remove him from the post of director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) was political.
Mr. Bright said he was fired shortly after an article on hydroxychloroquine was published. President Trump said at the time that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine could act as a potential drug for COVID-19, although many experts have identified the drug as ineffective, even harmful.
Mr. Bright alleged that he spoke to a journalist after government officials refused to heed his “warning”, which resulted in him losing his job. He says he is “responsible” for taking steps to ensure the safety of people with drugs that pose a risk to public health and safety.