Trump Appointees at the CDC Try to Alter Covid-19 Science Reports to make them more "Optimistic"



Trump appointees have been trying to get the scientists and health professionals at the Centers for Disease Control [CDC] to change their weekly Covid-19 status reports to align more with Donald Trump's "optimistic" statements about the pandemic.

Politico: "The health department’s politically appointed communications aides have demanded the right to review and seek changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly scientific reports charting the progress of the coronavirus pandemic, in what officials characterized as an attempt to intimidate the reports’ authors and water down their communications to health professionals."
"In some cases, emails from communications aides to CDC Director Robert Redfield and other senior officials openly complained that the agency’s reports would undermine President Donald Trump's optimistic messages about the outbreak."

Because the President has frequently lied about the pandemic, it's imperative that the CDC not be compromised. It's America's remaining lifeline to the truth.


#science #Trump #news

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