Scott Gottlieb

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Person.png Scott Gottlieb   SourcewatchRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(doctor, bureaucrat)
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BornJune 11, 1972
East Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Alma materWesleyan University, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is an American physician and investor who was the 23rd commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2017 until April 2019.


Gottlieb became[When?] a resident fellow at the conservative think tank theAmerican Enterprise Institute (AEI), a partner at the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA)[1][2], a member of the board of directors of drug maker Pfizer, Inc,[3] and a member of the board of directors of Illumina, Inc.


With his board memberships undeclared, he frequently appears as a neutral expert in corporate media, including on CNBC, and a frequent guest on CBS' Face the Nation.

COVID-19 Censorship

On August 27th 2021, Dr. Gottlieb emailed Todd O’Boyle, a top lobbyist in Twitter’s Washington office, after seeing a tweet disparaging the Covid vaccines.

The tweet was posted by Dr. Brett Giroir, another government health official under the Trump administration, and touted the superiority of natural immunity over vaccine-conferred immunity.

Dr. Gottlieb, who currently has a Twitter following of about 550,000, lobbied for the Tweet to be flagged as misinformation.

Dr. Gottlieb said in the email the language could prove ‘corrosive’ to the nationwide Covid vaccination campaign.

And even though Twitter could not prove outright that the tweet was a violation of its misinformation policy, it was slapped with a ‘Misleading’ label anyway.[4]

National security agencies to stop the next pandemic

Historically, the national security agencies wanted to avoid public health issues. And the public health community didn’t want the clandestine services anywhere near its mission out of concern that everyone with a white coat would be perceived to be a spy. Covid-19 showed us that the intelligence agencies need to be involved in gathering information about emerging infections around the world. This information is held by soft targets.[5]

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