[Ed. – And yes, it’s because of Trump. Gates would be joining Kamala Harris in that distrust. His reason is likely to be self-serving, as he’s a major investor in bio-research and has been independently advocating features for a vaccine for months. I’d say, right back at you, Bill: I wouldn’t trust any vaccine that had your signature on it. A vaccine from the standard vested interests of the scientific and pharmaceutical industries, on the other hand, will withstand political pressures. The vested interests don’t want to lose either reputation or — most importantly — lawsuits.]
Bill Gates used to think of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the world’s premier public-health authority.
And he doesn’t trust the Centers for Disease Control and Protection either. Both, in his view, are casualties of a presidency that has downplayed or dismissed science and medicine in the pursuit of political gain. One recent example came when FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, speaking at one of President Donald Trump’s news conferences, exaggerated the benefit of blood plasma as a treatment for Covid-19, then backtracked the following day.