FDA Chief Told To Approve COVID Drug Tonight Or Resign

(Washington, DC) — Reports say FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn was told by the White House his job was in jeopardy unless his agency approved a COVID vaccine by the end of today. It was widely reported the FDA would approve a coronavirus vaccine for emergency use by drug makers Pfizer [[ FIE-zer ]] and BioNTech [[ BYE-on-tech ]] by Saturday after an FDA panel gave its recommendation yesterday. But the “New York Times” reported earlier today that the FDA would actually give its approval tonight. Now reports have surfaced that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows at least hinted to Hahn his job is not safe if the first coronavirus vaccine isn’t given the green light by tonight. Hahn has denied the reports and the White House is not commenting.

FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn