The US president's coronavirus response is under even greater scrutiny after accusations he sought quick fixes by recommending unproven drugs to patients and ignored early warnings about the crisis.

Government scientist Dr Rick Bright who filed a complaint against the Trump administration says he was demoted after he resisted political pressure to allow widespread use of hydroxychloroquine.

Trump says he is considering winding down the taskforce set up to respond to the pandemic as the US death toll passes 70,000.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC, United States.

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