Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City) on Friday called on Dr. Robert Redfield, a senior health adviser to Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), to retract controversial comments about the origins of the novel coronavirus — or “step away” from his role with state. Redfield, who served as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Trump, told CNN in an interview that he believed the virus responsible for the global pandemic “escaped” from a lab in China in September or October of 2019.
Redfield’s statements on origins of coronavirus draw rebuke from Maryland legislators
March 29, 2021