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Special Report: HHS chief Azar had aide, former dog breeder, steer pandemic task force

Reuters Wednesday, 22 April 2020
On January 21, the day the first U.S. case of coronavirus was reported, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services appeared on Fox News to report the latest on the disease as it ravaged China. Alex Azar, a 52-year-old lawyer and former drug industry executive, assured Americans the U.S. government was prepared.
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