27 September 2020

• Israel reports a daily record-breaking total of 8,315 new cases of coronavirus. Source
• US public health expert Dr Leana Wen describes US President Trump’s September 26 Rose Garden event announcing the Supreme Court nominee as a ‘super-spreader’ event, noting the lack of masks and social distancing among top administration officials including the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, who oversees the FDA, the NIH and the CDC. Source
• The White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, denies reports that he pressured the FDA to loosen its upcoming EUA guidelines for coronavirus vaccines, which will provide stricter and more specific requirements and data review by a committee of independent experts. Source

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