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The Washington Post: Growing friction between White House, CDC hobbles pandemic response

A pedestrian passes a sign that reads “Wear a mask, save lives” on Thursday along 14th Street NW in Washington. (Salwan Georges/The Washington Post)

“The meager guidelines for safely reopening the country released this week are the latest sign of the Trump administration’s efforts to sideline the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the increasing tension between the White House and the world-renowned public health agency.”

“With Americans waiting for expert advice on how to resume a semblance of normal life during the pandemic, the CDC released just six short “decision trees” Thursday while the rest of its lengthy proposal remains under review at the White House,where it has been for weeks.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/growing-friction-between-white-house-cdc-hobbles-pandemic-response/2020/05/15/0e63978e-9537-11ea-82b4-c8db161ff6e5_story.html

Reviving the US CDC – The Lancet

Editor’s Note: Trump must be replaced…

“The Trump administration’s further erosion of the CDC will harm global cooperation in science and public health, as it is trying to do by defunding WHO. A strong CDC is needed to respond to public health threats, both domestic and international, and to help prevent the next inevitable pandemic. Americans must put a president in the White House come January, 2021, who will understand that public health should not be guided by partisan politics.”

Source: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31140-5/fulltext