Trump says FDA hold on blood treatment therapy use for coronavirus patients ‘could be a political decision’
U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions during a briefing on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic at the White House in Washington, August 11, 2020.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he was “surprised” to learn about the Food and Drug Administration’s hold on granting emergency use for an experimental blood treatment for coronavirus patients, saying it may be politically motivated.
“I hear great things about it … that’s all I can tell you,” Trump said during a White House press briefing referring to convalescent plasma therapy. “It could be a political decision because you have a lot of people over there who don’t want to rush things because they want to do it after November 3, and you’ve heard that one before.”
The FDA reportedly placed its emergency use authorization for convalescent plasma on hold last week after …continued .
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