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Rick Bright, a scientist who was fired from the Department of Health and Human Services last month, appeared on "60 Minutes" to discuss his frustrations with the US coronavirus response.

Fired scientist Rick Bright says the US coronavirus response has been ‘chaotic’ and lacks a clear strategy

"I am frustrated at a lack of leadership," Bright told "60 Minutes, adding that the US does not yet have a national strategy to respond to COVID-19.
Rick Bright, recently ousted director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, is seen in his official government handout portrait photo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services taken in Washington, U.S. in 2017.

Whistleblower immunologist to warn Congress of potential for a coronavirus rebound in the fall, making for the ‘darkest winter in modern history...

Rick Bright, who says he was ousted for raising alarm on the coronavirus, is set to appear before House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday.

Robert Kadlec, the Trump administration’s top official for addressing biological threats, awarded a $2 billion contract to a company he used to ...

Kadlec also helped launch a biodefense startup, East West Protection, with the founder of the company that received the contract.

Unusable masks, expired supplies, and shortages of thermometers: Here’s exactly what’s in the government coronavirus report that Trump dis...

We just got our first official look at what went wrong in hospitals as they struggled to respond to the coronavirus, thanks to a federal report.
People walk through New York on March 4, 2020, wearing surgical masks amid rising fears of the coronavirus spreading through the US.

US medical workers will need 3.5 billion face masks if the coronavirus reaches pandemic status. Right now, the country only has 1% of that number.

Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, mistakenly said the US has 10% of the required inventory.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about lowering drug prices with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2018.

A government whistleblower alleges US health workers treated coronavirus evacuees without proper protective gear or training

The whistleblower said they were unfairly reassigned and threatened with termination after flagging their concerns.

A top Trump health appointee reportedly tried to get taxpayers to reimburse her for $47,000 in jewelry that got stolen from a rented SUV

Seema Verma wrote in her claim that none of the jewelry was insured, and that the items were appraised by a jeweler several weeks after the theft.

The Trump administration will detain hundreds of migrant children at a military base that was once used as a Japanese internment camp

The Fort Sill military base will be a "temporary emergency influx shelter" for the children, the Department of Health and Human Services said.

The Trump administration awarded a family planning grant to an anti-abortion organization, signaling a major funding shift at the agency

The Department of Health and Human Services will be awarding a family planning grant to the Obria Group, a California nonprofit opposed to abortion.
Donald Trump and Barack Obama.

The Trump administration is trying to make it easier for states to undermine Obamacare on their own, and it could reshape the US healthcare landscape

Trump's Department of Health and Human Services and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services released new guidance for Section 1332 waivers, which allows states to make adjustments to their healthcare systems. According to experts, the changes could undermine some of Obamacare's protections.