Stephen Hahn

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Stephen Hahn (FDA)

Stephen Hahn 

  • Title: Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. 

  • Best known for: He took over as head of the FDA in late 2019. Prior to that, Hahn, a physician, served as chief medical executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

  • Role on the task force: As FDA chief, he plays a critical role in overseeing the development of a vaccine or antiviral medication for COVID-19. 

  • A coronavirus quote: “There were manufacturing problems with the CDC test. While those issues have been resolved at the time, this created complications for expanding access for public health laboratories and other developers who might use the CDC test as the basis for development of their own test. What’s important here is that we have a test that the American people can trust.” 

Stephen Hahn

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