• How the Trump admin devastated the CDC-and continues to cripple it

    3 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Enlarge / CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield.
    The CDC has been neutered , shamed, and blamed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and global crisis. From internal missteps that bungled the country's rollout of diagnostic testing to blatant political interference and strong-arming on critical public health guidance, the CDC has gone from the world's premier public health agency to a silenced, overridden, distrusted afterthought in the US response-an agency stripped of its ability to collect even basic health data from hospitals during a raging pandemic.
    The heavy blows to the agency's...
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