The following is a transcript of an interview with former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb by CBS News’ Margaret Brennan that aired Sunday, April 26, 2020, on “Face the Nation.” MARGARET BRENNAN: Joining us now from Westport, Connecticut is former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. Good morning to you. DR. SCOTT GOTTLIEB: Good morning. MARGARET BRENNAN: What do you make of what the mayor described with this very early case of COVID-19, February the 6th? What does that shift of the timeline indicate to you?DR. GOTTLIEB: Not much that we don’t already know. We know there were imported cases on the West Coast early in- in sort of mid-January to late January. We know that from the work that’s been done at The Hutch in Seattle from Trevor Bedford. So it’s not surprising that there also were imported cases into parts of California. There was a lot of travel from China into that region. And the cases that got into the West Coast were probably cases from China that got in before the travel restrictions were put into place. And so it shows that they had earlier clusters, but it- it’s not inconsistent with what we already assume. The seeding on the East Coast


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