Bill Gates: Trump admin meddling with FDA caused 'very unfortunate' setback

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, talks to Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer about the Trump administrations interference and applied pressure to the FDA for creating a COVID-19 vaccine.

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BILL GATES: Yeah, we did have a very unfortunate incidence where the FDA decided that you needed to wait two months after you had enrolled over half of the trial and dosed them in order to have a large enough safety database to see if there might be side effects. And for a brief period, the White House was blocking that or saying that it was inappropriate or, you know, claiming that one of the companies had objected to it, which is just not-- not true.