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Freed journalist/storyteller/cancer killer/tweeter. Spent too much life covering FDA/CDC/NIH/pharma/biotech minutiae as 'The pharma diviner' 🔬 #EndGunViolence
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Mar 2 36 tweets 35 min read
.@WHCOVIDResponse briefing coming up at 10:30amET with someone different today: #HHS @SecBecerra, who's joining @CDCDirector Walensky, #NIH Fauci, Jeff Zients to discuss a roadmap to enable US to move forward safely & sustain/build on progress #COVID19😷 .@WHCOVIDResponse #COVID19 briefing seems to be running a bit late to get started.



#COVID19vaccines #MaskUp #HHS #NIH #CDC
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Mar 1 78 tweets 100 min read
"Throughout our history we’ve learned this lesson – when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving. And, the costs & threats to America & the world keep rising.

Excerpt from @POTUS @JoeBiden #SOTU address.

#Ukraine #Russia #Putin "American diplomacy matters."

Excerpt from @POTUS @JoeBiden #SOTU address.

#Ukraine #Russia #Putin
Mar 21, 2021 4 tweets 6 min read
On #FaceTheNation, Trump's #WarpSpeed chief Moncef Slaoui now trying to claim credit for @POTUS @JoeBiden's success w/ #COVID19vaccinations.

Reminder: Trump wanted much lower $$ for #vaccines R&D. Congress went higher with $8.3B/rejected Trump's $2.5B.
spglobal.com/marketintellig… Another reminder: Trump had no idea #NIH & $MRNA had started on a #COVID19 vaccine in mid-January 2020 based on research funded by the @BarackObama administration.
spglobal.com/marketintellig…

Trump himself claims he first heard of #coronavirus in late January.

#FaceTheNation #FTN
Mar 19, 2021 13 tweets 14 min read
.@VP @KamalaHarris notes trip to #Georgia was supposed to be about #AmericanRescuePlan. But then, Asian-Americans were attacked/8 people killed.

"And we were reminded yet again that the crises we face are many that the photos we face are many."

"#Racism is real in America." .@VP @KamalaHarris: For the last year we've had people in positions of incredible power scapegoating Asian-Americans. People with the biggest pulpits spreading this kind of hate.

#Georgia #racism
Mar 18, 2021 5 tweets 17 min read
Mar 18, 2021 77 tweets 99 min read
This happening today: Confirmation of @XavierBecerra to lead #HHS.

Will @POTUS @JoeBiden soon thereafter identify his nominee to lead #FDA?

#pharma #biotech Also today, #NIH Fauci, @CDCDirector Walensky & #FDA Peter Marks are back on Capitol Hill -- virtually -- today along with @DavidAKesslerMD to testify this time at @HELPCmteDems on #COVID19 starting at 10amET help.senate.gov/hearings/exami… #COVIDvaccinations #vaccines #CDC
Mar 17, 2021 90 tweets 89 min read
#StPatricksDay: @EnergyCommerce 10amET #COVID19 hearing w/ Fauci, @CDCDirector & #FDA Peter Marks
energycommerce.house.gov/committee-acti…

Senate to advance @XavierBecerra to be #HHS secretary

@HELPCmteDems 12pmET vote on nominations of @vivek_murthy & @SecretaryLevine
help.senate.gov/hearings/nomin… .@WHCOVIDResponse briefing at 1:30pmET with #NIH Fauci, @CDCDirector Walensky, @aslavitt46, @DrNunezSmith & WH #COVID19 Testing Coordinator Carole Johnson



#COVIDvaccinations #vaccines #CDC
Mar 16, 2021 8 tweets 11 min read
This getting underway now ...

#COVIDvaccinations #COVID19 #vaccines #NIH #NIAID At @WNCathedral, @NIHDirector Francis Collins notes he's been at his "home office where I have essentially been a hermit for the last 12 months trying to manage the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world."

#COVID19 #vaccines #COVIDvaccinations
Jan 5, 2021 27 tweets 29 min read
.@DrNancyM_CDC up at @statnews.

#CDC #COVID19 #vaccines .@DrNancyM_CDC on #COVID19 vaccinations: It's the early stages of the complicated task but a task we're up for.
These are new vaccines & new platforms.
Storage/handling/administering slightly complicated.
covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…
#STATPlusConversations #vaccines
Jan 5, 2021 6 tweets 6 min read
Here's #WarpSpeed's Slaoui again #gaslighting.
No, it wasn't just 20M #COVID19 #vaccines doses "available" or "allocated."

Watch how Slaoui squirms when clips replayed of him, Azar, Trump all saying 20M vaccinated by end of 2020.

And then Slaoui goes on to lie again here. #WarpSpeed's Slaoui Dec. 2: "We will be able to distribute enough vaccine to immunize 20 million people in the U.S. in December — that's 40 million doses."

They failed. They've not distributed those #COVID19 #vaccines doses.

It's Jan 5 & only 15.4M delivered/4.5 administered.
Jan 4, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
Here's Alex Azar #gaslighting on #COVID19 #vaccines & also appearing to shoot down Slaoui $MRNA half-dose idea.

Azar/Slaoui vowed 40M doses - enough to vaccinate 20M - by end of 2020. #Christmas was always part of their schedule. They failed but want to make excuse after excuse. How much confidence should Americans have when Alex Azar says he's surprised there haven't been more glitches with #COVID19 vaccinations & brushes off everything that's gone wrong as expected? Really?
spglobal.com/marketintellig… #vaccines $PFE $MRNA
Jan 3, 2021 8 tweets 8 min read
.@SpeakerPelosi retains her gavel with 216 votes.

Dem Reps. Lamb & Golden voted for other people, while Reps. Slotkin, Spanberger & Sherrill voted "present." House makes it official: @SpeakerPelosi elected with 216 votes to keep her gavel.

#117Congress #OpeningDay
Jan 3, 2021 8 tweets 17 min read
.@ThisWeekABC Jan. 3, 2021 transcript abcnews.go.com/Politics/week-… #ThisWeek #Fauci #COVID19 #vaccines #pandemic #CDC #BidenHarrisTransition #GeorgiaElection #Georgia #117thCongress #sedition .@FaceTheNation Jan. 3, 2021 interview transcript w/ #WarpSpeed Moncef Slaoui [Again, allocating isn't distributing/making available. It's an IOU with no guarantee] cbsnews.com/news/transcrip… #FaceTheNation #FTN #COVID19 #vaccines #pandemic #gaslighting
Jan 3, 2021 13 tweets 17 min read
The U.S. surpassed 350,000 reported deaths from #COVID19 last night.
gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashbo…

And Trump, Pence & Alex Azar are doing what about it today?

Where is the accountability for these deaths?

#MaskUp As of yesterday #CDC says 13,071,925 doses of #COVID19 #vaccines distributed but only 4,225,756 administered.
covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…

Recall, Alex Azar pushed back against any additional funds for states to administer vaccines. #HHS was also slow to distribute #CARESAct funds.
Dec 22, 2020 77 tweets 64 min read
Azar on @CBSThisMorning insisting it's important for him to get $MRNA #COVID19 vax today b/c he's a "leader."
Azar's wife tested positive & he's refusing to quarantine & he's been at photo ops/briefings.
Today, he'll be at #NIH, putting Fauci, @NIHDirector, others at risk
Leader? Is it leadership to refuse to quarantine, claim you're an "essential worker" to get around that quarantine, hold photo ops putting others potentially at risk, not to mention stepping in front of health care workers at #NIH to get $MRNA #COVID19 vaccine?
1 month left Azar at #HHS
Dec 22, 2020 4 tweets 4 min read
.@NIHDirector Collins, please answer this question:

Azar isn't following #CDC guidelines. His wife tested positive for #COVID19.

What example is Azar setting by potentially exposing Fauci, others at #NIH Tuesday - so that Azar can be part of the $MRNA vaccine photo op? Azar has refused to acknowledge the deaths of 320,000 Americans from #COVID19 on his watch. Every time he's asked about it, he finds a way to turn the question into something all about himself/personal life or just moves on & claims victory with #vaccines/drugs, etc.
Dec 21, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
President-elect @JoeBiden got the $PFE - $BNTX #COVID19 vaccine at @christianacare, administered by Tabe Masa, a nurse practitioner & head of employee health services at the hospital.
@DrBiden got her shot of $PFE - $BNTX vaccine earlier today. Meanwhile, #NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, @NIHDirector Francis Collins & @NIHClinicalCntr frontline workers will get $MRNA #COVID19 shot tomorrow morning 10amET. Azar also will get the vaccine. #NIH #vaccines
Dec 21, 2020 25 tweets 15 min read
There's another #WarpSpeed briefing today at 11:30amET
hhs.gov/live/live-1/in…

While officials declare victory with #COVID19 #vaccines, keep in mind nearly 318,000 Americans have lost their lives -- lives lost Trump & Azar refuse to acknowledge.

$MRNA $PFE $BNTX #MaskUp #HHS / @DeptofDefense #WarpSpeed briefing starting soon.
hhs.gov/live/live-1/in…
&
c-span.org/video/?507481-…

& here:


#COVID19 #vaccines $MRNA $PFE $BTNX
Dec 21, 2020 10 tweets 7 min read
Unlike the ultra-cold temperature of minus 80 degrees Celsius required for the $PFE $BNTX #COVID19 vaccine, the $MRNA product can be shipped and stored at the standard freezer temperature, making it easier to be transported to small and more rural areas, Gen. Gustave Perna noted. As of midday Dec. 20, about 2.84 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine had been distributed and 556,208 doses had been administered, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

$PFE $BNTX $MRNA #CDC #COVID19 #vaccines