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- Dr. Anthony Fauci Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH
- Dr. Shelley Hearne executive director of the Trust for America's Health and visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Dr. Steve Bende of the Generic Pharmaceutical Association
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