Top of the morning to you, and a fine one it is. Despite the doom and gloom that may too easily cloud our collective outlooks, we are choosing to look on the sunny side today. After all, why not appreciate the blue skies and cool breezes enveloping the Pharmalot campus? As the Morning Mayor taught us: Every new day should be unwrapped like a precious gift. So while you tug on the ribbon, you can also peruse a few items of interested collected below. Hope your day goes well and, of course, we hope you keep safe. …

White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx sent an email to senior colleagues saying the way the administration initially distributed supplies of remdesivir should not happen again, according to The Wall Street Journal. In the May 7 email sent to fellow Trump administration task force members and other senior officials, Birx said her colleagues would review how the decision-making led to a “misalignment” of allocation of the experimental Gilead Sciences (GILD) Covid-19 drug in the days after the government began distribution.

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