New York Times: Trump Pressed for Plasma Therapy. Officials Worry, Is an Unvetted Vaccine Next?

New York Times: Trump Pressed for Plasma Therapy. Officials Worry, Is an Unvetted Vaccine Next?. “It was the third week of August, the Republican National Convention was days away, and President Trump was impatient. White House officials were anxious to showcase a step forward in the battle against the coronavirus: an expansion of the use of blood plasma from recovered patients to treat new ones. For nearly two weeks, however, the National Institutes of Health had held up emergency authorization for the treatment, citing lingering concerns over its effectiveness. So on Wednesday, Aug. 19, Mr. Trump called Dr. Francis S. Collins, the director of the N.I.H., with a blunt message.”

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