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President Trump has instigated an all-out crusade against the Food and Drug Administration at a critical point in the federal government’s fight against Covid-19, STAT tells us. Three senior FDA officials and several outside experts say that Trump’s attacks threaten to permanently damage the agency’s credibility — especially when combined with a disastrous series of public misstatements on Sunday from Stephen Hahn, the cancer doctor who became FDA commissioner in December.

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  • May I observe that I sent the first reference item to a friend in hospital who know the agency well? His response was very quick – “Oh my God, the man has absolutely no shame.”

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