政府科学家增加举报人的投诉并退出NIH

Rick 亮, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testifies to a House subcommittee hearing in May about the government response to the coronavirus.
Rick 亮, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, testifies to a House subcommittee hearing in May about the government response to the coronavirus.
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在国立卫生研究院(National Institutes of Health)短暂的坎rock不平的任期之后,曾在美国冠状病毒爆发初期与特朗普政府发生冲突的前联邦高级科学家已从他的职位上辞职,因为他说将继续努力挫败他在国家上的工作's pandemic response.

According to his attorneys, Dr. Rick 亮 submitted his resignation 上 Tuesday to NIH leadership, claiming he was "不再做任何进一步工作来对抗这种致命病毒。"

Alongside his resignation, 亮 has leveled new allegations against top federal health officials who he said blocked his efforts to roll out a plan aimed at better identifying and testing people with the coronavirus.

"In this Administration, 为了实现政治目标和推动特朗普总统而忽略或贬低了科学家的工作'小号连任的愿望," wrote 亮's lawyers in an 附录 他最初是在5月份提起举报人投诉的。

他们继续说"there is too much at stake now for Dr. 亮 to continue to stay silent,"补充说他的测试建议不受支持"由于政治考虑,简单明了。"

President Donald Trump previously referred to 亮 as a "心怀不满的员工。"

今年4月,专门研究疫苗研发的Bright先生被免职为生物医学高级研究与开发管理局(BARDA)的负责人,后来被他形容为"不太重要的位置"在他担心高级联邦官员对美国疫情的处理不当之后。

他很快提起了 举报人 投诉中,他详细介绍了他如何在一月份发出有关需要准备冠状病毒的警报,但遭到了政府官员的压制。

亮 had spent about six months in his new position at NIH but had not been assigned any meaningful work since Sept. 4, according to his lawyers.

"尽管不允许NIH利用他在疫苗和治疗剂方面的专业知识,但Bright博士制定了一项计划,以实施强大的国家测试基础设施," wrote 亮'的律师Debra Katz和Lisa Banks在辞职公告中。

根据投诉,Bright'NIH主任弗朗西斯·柯林斯(Francis Collins)博士的努力遭到了联邦卫生官员对其检测计划的支持,"告诉布赖特博士,他担心特朗普政府不会批准一项计划,要求对无症状者进行广泛的检查,"并且担心踩踏其他政府官员的脚步。

亮's的诉状还说,由于他在疫苗方面的专业知识,他要求帮助领导“经速行动”疫苗和药物开发团队,但从未收到Collins或NIH的其他人的明确答复。

In May, 亮 captured attention when he 作证 国会山(Capitol Hill),探讨了联邦政府如何在流感大流行初期未能为美国爆发疫情做好准备。

At the time, 亮 told members of Congress that his "敦促引起骚动。"

他还说,争论的主要根源是他对推广抗疟药羟氯喹的抵抗力。尽管缺乏科学数据,但特朗普吹捧该药物可治愈COVID-19。

An NIH spokesperson confirmed 亮's辞职并表示该机构未讨论人员问题。

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