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Good morning, everyone, and welcome to the middle of the week. Hard to tell, though, yes? The days continue to blur together as we navigate the new normal. So we will take it upon ourselves to congratulate you for persevering. As a reward, please join us for a delicious cup of stimulation. We are back to glazed doughnut, by the way, since we can use a little sweetening now and then. Perhaps you can relate. In any event, here are a few tidbits to help you along. Hope all goes well and, of course, do stay safe. …

Rick Bright, the ousted head of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, filed a whistleblower complaint alleging he was involuntarily transferred to a lower job at the National Institutes of Health because he raised concerns about the Trump administration Covid-19 response and nepotism in the Department of Health and Human Services, STAT says. In particular, he alleged he was pressured by HHS Secretary Alex Azar to allow distribution of hydroxychloroquine, an unproven treatment for Covid-19 championed by President Trump.

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