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Wed May 20, 2020, 10:09 AM

'We've been muzzled': CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science

Source: CNN

(CNN)In the early weeks of the US coronavirus outbreak, staff members in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had tracked a growing number of transmissions in Europe and elsewhere, and proposed a global advisory that would alert flyers to the dangers of air travel.

But about a week passed before the alert was issued publicly -- crucial time lost when about 66,000 European travelers were streaming into American airports every day.

The delay, detailed in documents obtained by CNN, is the latest example to emerge of a growing sense of disconnect between the CDC and the White House.

In interviews with CNN, CDC officials say their agency's efforts to mount a coordinated response to the Covid-19 pandemic have been hamstrung by a White House whose decisions are driven by politics rather than science.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/20/politics/coronavirus-travel-alert-cdc-white-house-tensions-invs/index.html

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Reply 'We've been muzzled': CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science (Original post)
demmiblue May 20 OP
Iliyah May 20 #1
duforsure May 20 #2
SergeStorms May 20 #3
C_U_L8R May 20 #4
Evolve Dammit May 20 #5
riversedge May 20 #10
kacekwl May 20 #8
elleng May 20 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 20 #7
IcyPeas May 20 #9
Evolve Dammit May 21 #11

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 10:14 AM

1. WH doesn't care about people dying . . .

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 10:20 AM

2. No, they're putting lies out

Instead of the truth.the truth exposes their failures. They'll find Dr's who'll lie for them next, that's what these corrupt people in the White House .

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 10:30 AM

3. There is absolutely no doubt...

that Trump is politicizing everything about this virus, and his complete lack of any plan to halt the outbreak. If Trump thinks this is the best thing for his re-election campaign to run on, he's totally fucked. Any family who's been touched by this virus, and the number increases every minute of the day, is not going to appreciate their loved one's death being politicized by the large orange carbuncle in the White House.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 10:32 AM

4. They're only muzzled if they submit and comply

Every one of them are free to walk right down to Congress and tell all.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2020, 10:47 AM

5. A group from CDC needs to be in front of Congress. This blatant crap needs to be aired in hearings.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #5)

Wed May 20, 2020, 11:41 PM

10. like yesterday!!

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #4)

Wed May 20, 2020, 03:04 PM

8. Exactly. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:26 PM

6. C.D.C. releases guidance that the White House had shelved.

'The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quietly released more detailed guidance for schools, businesses, transit systems and other industries hoping to reopen safely amid the coronavirus pandemic after fear that the White House had shelved the guidelines.

The 60-page document, which a C.D.C. spokesman said was uploaded over the weekend, but which received little notice, adds great detail to six charts that the C.D.C. had released last week. The guidance provides specific instructions for different sectors to detect and trace the virus based on exposure and risk after the pandemic. Here are some key elements.'

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1016255990

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 12:31 PM

7. K&R

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 03:34 PM

9. where's Fauci? where's Birx?

the CDC should be having press conferences. why can't they call one every day, or weekly or whatever?

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #9)

Thu May 21, 2020, 10:22 AM

11. Muzzled

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