CORONAVIRUS/FDA/VACCINES: “White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Friday [Dec. 11, 2020] told Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, to submit his resignation if the agency does not clear the nation’s first coronavirus vaccine by day’s end, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss what happened.

The threat came on the same day that President Trump tweeted that the FDA is ‘a big, old, slow turtle’ in its handling of vaccines, while exhorting Commissioner Stephen Hahn to ‘get the dam vaccines out NOW.'”

-Josh Dawsey and Laurie McGinley, “White House orders FDA chief to authorize Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Friday or submit his resignation,” washingtonpost.com, Dec. 11, 2020