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FDA releases treasure trove of Trump administration emails from early days of COVID-19 crisis

May 14, 2021


What was going through the minds of the FDA officials during the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic? Thanks to hundreds of emails released by the FDA on Thursday—forced through the Freedom of Information Act—enquiring minds can find out.

It’s still just a glimpse, however, as quite a bit of the text copy, subject lines and emails are blacked out for confidentially reasons.

Still, the familiar cast of task force and government agency officials from that time—Deborah Birx, Stephen Hahn, Anthony Fauci, Robert Redfield, Brett Giroir and many White House handlers from the president’s and vice president’s office—appear often in the pages and pages of emails.

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