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Takeaway: Apparently “Right to Try” is like “Right to Work” in not actually being about reality.
“A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers” https://t.co/ccL1cmEoJ5— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 5, 2020
It is now obvious that Trump’s insistence on the as yet unproven application of hydroxychloroquine to COVID-19 is a political campaign tactic related to the 2018 passage of “Right to Try” laws
Right to try legislation gives terminally ill patients the right to use experimental medications that have not yet been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Per 2 people with direct knowledge, White House economic advisers are discussing pushing:— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) April 5, 2020
– Blanket waiver exempting businesses from liability if employees get Covid
– Payroll tax cut
– Capital gains cut
– Infrasturcure (unpopular w/ Meadows)https://t.co/MIc6xSLRaR
I can ALMOST guarantee these malignant doofuses own an interest in a company selling this drug. They can't stop talking about it. https://t.co/xtESsOJGgx— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 5, 2020