Biden camp denies report that son-in-law advised on health policy while investing in coronavirus startups
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign is pushing back on a report that the candidate's son-in-law advised the team on the coronavirus pandemic and health policy while simultaneously investing in health care startups.
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The investment firm StartUp Health, where Biden's son-in-law, Howard Krein, is chief medical officer, began an initiative in March soliciting pitches from entrepreneurs for products that addressed COVID-19, Politico reported Tuesday.
"[Over] the next month, reports in Bloomberg and the New York Times listed Krein among those participating in daily calls to brief Biden on health policy during the pandemic, while StartUp Health announced its intention to invest $1 million across 10 startups with coronavirus applications within 30 days," the outlet reported.
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Krein, 53, is a Philadelphia-based surgeon who married Biden's daughter Ashley in 2012.