Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, May 14, 2020 about his concerns that Health and Human Services leaders were “dismissive” of his “predictions” about the spread of the coronavirus. Photographer: Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rick Bright, former director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, speaks during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bright will lay out his concerns that Health and Human Services Department leaders were “dismissive” of his “dire predictions” earlier this year about the possible spread of the coronavirus, according to his written testimony. Photographer: Shawn Thew/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images