FIRED SCIENTIST WARNS OF ‘DARKEST WINTER IN MODERN HISTORY’: Dr. Rick Bright says Pres. Trump had him fired from leading the quest for a vaccine as political payback for questioning Trump’s unfounded claims about hydroxychloroquine. Dr. Bright says he tried to warn the administration of the deadly threat of COVID-19 in January, but his concerns were dismissed. He’s testifying before Congress now, warning that the U.S. will face ‘unprecedented illness and fatalities’ without more aggressive, nationwide action.