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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

Trump’s unhinged rant about Lincoln Project ad shows his weakness – The Washington Post

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“President Trump’s relentless focus on the most dire public health and economic crises in modern U.S. history must be excruciatingly stressful to him, which is surely why he took a short break Monday night to unleash an insane rant about a digital ad.”

“That rant comes as new reporting indicates that Trump is rebooting his reelection strategy, to move past the coronavirus and on to his plans to rebuild our economy in spectacular fashion.”

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/05/trumps-unhinged-rant-about-new-attack-ad-shows-his-weakness/

Most Americans Say Trump Was Too Slow in Initial Response to Coronavirus Threat | Pew Research Center

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U.S. adults express wide concern that states will lift COVID-19 restrictions too quickly.

Source: Most Americans Say Trump Was Too Slow in Initial Response to Coronavirus Threat | Pew Research Center

The health care cuts—and priorities—in Trump’s latest budget proposal | Advisory Board Daily Briefing

The White House on Monday released President Trump’s fiscal year 2021 budget proposal, which calls for cuts to HHS, Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal health care agencies and programs. And while the budget proposal likely won’t gain traction in Congress, it offers some insights into the Trump administration’s health care priorities for Trump’s remaining term as president—and his second term if he is re-elected.

Date: February 11, 2020

Source: The health care cuts—and priorities—in Trump’s latest budget proposal | Advisory Board Daily Briefing