Gellad criticizes how Science gets political as Trump touts experimental coronavirus drugs


AXIOS - President Trump has called an experimental coronavirus therapy he received "a gift from Heaven" and promised to make it widely available—igniting yet another round of concern about politics encroaching on science. "We have an emergency use authorization that I want to get signed immediately," Trump said in a video Thursday. 

"The problem is every therapy for coronavirus has become politicized — every single therapy, and that's the last thing you want in a pandemic, so this is just next in line," said the Department of Health Policy and Management's Walid Gellad, director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh.

Trump is talking about a cocktail of laboratory-made antibodies made by Regeneron that he received as part of a host of medications over the past week..

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