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Gottlieb says HHS move to centralize control "makes no sense"

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Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar signed a new order this month reserving the power to sign new rules to the secretary alone.
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CNN reports Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Caputo was fond of sending nasty emails to employees. A close ally of President Donald Trump, Caputo repeatedly sent complaints about how the CDC was handling a media request to the agency's director. According to emails shared with CNN, it was in an apparent attempt to intimidate an agency communications official.

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[NFA] Michael Caputo, the top communications official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will take a two-month-long leave of absence, the agency said on Wednesday, after a social media tirade drew widespread attention. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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COVID-19 vaccine should be ready for most vulnerable late this year, for everyone by spring, HHS Secretary Alex Azar says

During a rare CDC public briefing, HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday outlined a timetable for the COVID-19 vaccine and pledged it would be safe.
 

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CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end [Video]

CDC sees virus cases rising, vaccine by year end

The United States is likely to have enough safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to inoculate the most vulnerable Americans by the end of 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Wednesday. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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