Whistleblower's 'toxic work environment' may have more to do with his transfer than hydroxychloroquine opposition

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There may be more to Dr. Rick Bright's story, Politico reports.

Bright, the former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority who was leading the country's coronavirus vaccine development, filed a whistleblower complaint earlier this month claiming, among other things, that he was transferred to another position because he refused to cave to Trump administration pressure to push hydroxychloroquine, a potential, but unproven coronavirus treatment favored by the president.

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