Posted in Analysis Investigations Pro Publica Public Health

Inside the fall of the CDC

How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the coronavirus. by James…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

CDC Director overheard on airplane condemning Trump Covid adviser’s misinformation

‘Everything He Says Is False’ Dr. Scott Atlas, a Trump adviser with no expertise in infectious diseases, “has been spreading misinformation for a long time,” said one epidemiologist. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, September 28…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News Public Health

Demands for answers as CDC abruptly deletes guidance on airborne spread of coronavirus

“Very likely a scandal.” We need an explanation. Is there more political interference at play?” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Monday, September 21 Experts and lawmakers are demanding answers and warning of further political meddling at…

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Posted in Columns Evictions Wade Rathke

CDC’s eviction ban, please and maybe

by Wade Rathke September 16, 2020 New Orleans   I didn’t want to be right on this, but from any reading of the Center for Disease Control’s federal eviction ban, it was clear that it was going…

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Former Trump campaign official Michael Caputo arrives at the Hart Senate Office building to be interviewed by Senate Intelligence Committee staffers on May 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Senator demands HHS official Michael Caputo be fired for deranged ‘sedition’ rant against CDC scientists

The former Trump campaign aide-turned-federal official baselessly claimed “there are hit squads being trained all over this country” to prevent the president from winning reelection. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Tuesday, September 15 Sen. Patty Murray…

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Posted in Analysis Business Kaiser Health News

Reopening in the COVID Era: How to adapt to a new normal

  by Julie Appleby, May 8, 2020 As many states begin to reopen — most without meeting the thresholds recommended by the White House — a new level of COVID-19 risk analysis begins for Americans. Should…

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Posted in Common Dreams Coronavirus News

CDC Offered Detailed guidance on safely reopening businesses. White House said report would ‘Never see the Light of Day’

“One more instance of this administration undercutting experts for its own political benefit.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, May 7 Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told by the White House…

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No, President Trump, the coronavirus is nothing like H1N1 swine flu either

The president has been comparing his administration’s handling of COVID-19 to the way President Barack Obama’s team dealt with the H1N1 outbreak. He is wrong. by Charles Ornstein March 19, 11:10 a.m. EDT As the coronavirus…

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Posted in Coronavirus Health News Public Health Public Policy

Key missteps at the CDC have set back its ability to detect the potential spread of Coronavirus

The CDC designed a flawed test for COVID-19, then took weeks to figure out a fix so state and local labs could use it. New York still doesn’t trust the test’s accuracy. by Caroline Chen, Marshall…

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