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Andy Slavitt cuts ties with face masks sponsor before joining Biden's COVID team

• Axios

What's happening: Andy Slavitt, an incoming White House adviser on the COVID-19 response team, has also cut ties with a major brand sponsor in anticipation of joining the Biden administration.

The company, a Swiss firm called Livinguard, manufactures medical-grade masks with material it says can repel bacteria and virus particles.

-Livinguard paid for on-air promotions on Slavitt's coronavirus-themed podcast, "In the Bubble."

-Slavitt said during one episode: "Why I like the Livinguard masks and why I wear them is 'cuz they actually deactivate coronavirus thanks to their incredible patented technology that's been shown to mitigate the spread of microorganisms like bacteria and viruses."

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