As the nation grapples with the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, access to reliable data about the spread of the virus and its impact on the economy is vital. Hear from a member of the White House Task Force and a top U.S. business leader.
  • Apr 16
FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn
Highlights
When asked whether the FDA has enough in-house expertise to properly evaluate covid-19 drugs, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said, ‘The science is being applied very well, we’re using a data-driven approach and at this point...we do not have a significant lag in assessing those applications.’
  • Apr 16
President Trump has said he wants to open up the country by May 1. When asked whether this is a realistic deadline, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said, “This is going to be a data and science-driven decision…I have been incredibly proud of the task force…The decision that the President makes and the recommendations that he takes will be fully informed.”
  • Apr 16
When asked whether he has felt pressure from the White House to push hydroxychloroquine as treatment, FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn said, ‘I do not feel any pressure, other than the urgency around covid-19...I can promise the American people that FDA will use science and data to drive our decision.’
  • Apr 16
FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn says the FDA has been evaluating and determining the reliability of antibody tests, and so far, they’ve authorized four antibody tests for the coronavirus. “We are always trying to strike a balance between regulatory oversight and regulatory flexibility.”
  • Apr 16
Full Segment
As the nation grapples with the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, access to reliable data about the spread of the virus and its impact on the economy is vital. Hear from FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn, a member of the White House Task Force.
  • Apr 16
Dr. Stephen M. Hahn
FDA Commissioner
Dr. Stephen M. Hahn was sworn in as the 24th Commissioner of Food and Drugs on December 17, 2019. Dr. Hahn is a physician, scientist and health care leader with an extensive background in patient care, academic research and executive leadership. Dr. Hahn is a dedicated clinician, having trained in both medical oncology and radiation oncology. In his previous leadership roles, he has always carefully balanced executive management with clinical time to continue to serve oncology patients, his true passion. He specializes in treating both lung cancer and sarcoma.
USAFacts Founder Steve Ballmer
Highlights
USAFacts Founder Steve Ballmer says the CARES Act relief check will barely cover food and housing cost for middle class families in America. ‘All in all, what does it say to me? One month. One month of people’s needs are covered and we’re going face crisis quite quickly…$1,200 doesn’t necessarily go that far for our middle class.’
  • Apr 16
Full Segment
As the nation grapples with the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, access to reliable data about the spread of the virus and its impact on the economy is vital. Hear from USAFacts Founder Steve Ballmer.
  • Apr 16
Steve Ballmer
Founder, USAFacts
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is the Founder of the non-partisan and non-profit USAFacts civic initiative, the most comprehensive, understandable, single-view online source of American government data. USAFacts provides a well-visualized look at data and trends in US spending, revenue, demographics, and policy outcomes – aimed at helping Americans ground our debates in facts. Each spring, USAFacts produces an annual report and 10-K – like publicly-traded companies are required to do. Steve is Co-Founder with his wife Connie of Ballmer Group, which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. Steve is also Chairman of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. Steve became Microsoft’s CEO in 2000, having served for 20 years in roles as president, senior vice president of sales and support, senior vice president of systems software, and vice president of marketing. When Steve retired from Microsoft in 2014, the company had grown to almost $80 billion in revenue and was the third most profitable U.S. company. He remains a significant shareholder.
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