CBS News reports:
In a wide-ranging interview covering his career, the pandemic and more, Collins told us he has done everything he could to stay out of partisan political debates because “it really is not a place where medical research belongs.”
Collins revealed that once the pandemic began, he found himself facing off with Mr. Trump over Collins’ refusal to endorse scientifically-disproven remedies.
“And I got into a difficult place and got a bit of a talking-to by the president, but I stuck my ground,” Collins said.
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“I was not going to compromise scientific principles to just hold onto to the job.”
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins tells Rita Braver he stood up to pressure from former President Trump to endorse disproven COVID-19 treatments like hydroxychloroquine pic.twitter.com/Jd5P1tq3Zp
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