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Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Fourth of July weekend gatherings present a low Covid risk for most Americans

Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday that most Americans should feel comfortable safely gathering over Independence Day weekend, citing high Covid vaccination rates and low virus infection levels in many parts of the country. However, the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said there are certain places where people should be more careful. “There’s very low… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says travel restrictions on India will have little impact on U.S. Covid cases

The Biden administration’s recently announced restrictions on travelers from India are unlikely to play a significant role in limiting new coronavirus cases in the U.S., Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Friday. “Will it have an impact? Perhaps a minor impact on the margins in terms of reducing introductions. It’s not going to dramatically affect our… Read More »

Former FDA chief Gottlieb under consideration as potential coronavirus ‘czar’: Politico

In public statements, President Donald Trump has played down the threat posted to the U.S. by the novel coronavirus even as health officials have stressed caution and the need to prepare. Internally, the White House is weighing appointing a coronavirus czar, and former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb has garnered consideration, Politico reports.  Administration officials aren’t completely certain whether the role is warranted at… Read More »

Cue the ‘revolving door’ criticism: Former FDA commissioner Gottlieb joins Pfizer’s board

When former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., resigned back in March, he said he wanted to spend more time with his family. Since then, Gottlieb has nabbed a partnership at a VC firm and a think tank fellowship. And now, less than three months since his last day regulating pharma, Gottlieb has joined Pfizer, one… Read More »