Because the early days of the COVID pandemic, Republicans have handled plenty of Docs and scientists as pariahs. The common scapegoat is Dr. Anthony Fauci, who’s often pilloried on Fox Information. Whereas Dr. Deborah Birx is kinder to Donald Trump, she is handled as an enemy as nicely.
Michael Caputo just lately took the assault on science and drugs to the subsequent stage. The Well being and Human Companies staffer claimed that scientists concerned within the COVID vaccine are holding off till Joe Biden is President. Now a outstanding Democratic lawmaker is asking for Caputo’s resignation.
In line with the New York Occasions, Caputo mentioned throughout a Fb Dwell stream, “There are scientists who work for this authorities who are not looking for America to get nicely, not till after Joe Biden is president. You perceive that they’re going to should kill me, and sadly, I feel that’s the place that is going.”
Patty Murray, a Democratic senator from Washington, addressed Caputo’s alleged feedback on Monday. She took to Twitter, writing, “If [HHS Secretary] Azar believes his accountability is to the American public and to not President Trump, he ought to demand Michael A. Caputo’s resignation immediately.”
— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) September 14, 2020
Murray continued, “It’s clear Sec. Azar can’t meet his primary tasks whereas permitting Caputo, a yes-man for President Trump with no scientific experience who publicly attacked CDC scientists & privately interfered with key CDC studies, to proceed serving in such an influential position.”