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House panel details extensive political meddling with CDC's Covid-19 reports
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 21, 2020 09:52AM
House panel details extensive political meddling with CDC's Covid-19 reports

New documents show political appointees sought to influence at least 13 reports as they ignored warnings from career officials.

[www.politico.com]
The House panel probing the Trump administration's coronavirus response released new documents detailing political appointees’ extensive efforts to modify or scuttle scientific Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, as it also ordered top Trump health officials to quickly provide documents.

Trump appointees attempted to “alter or block” at least 13 scientific reports on the coronavirus, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the chair of the House select subcommittee on coronavirus, wrote on Monday in a letter that was shared with POLITICO.
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Among the MMWRs that were targeted for edits: reports on the use of masks, the spread of Covid-19 in children, the virus' transmission during an April 7 primary election in Milwaukee and other reports that were seen as politically sensitive.

The documents released by the subcommittee further detailed appointees' extensive efforts to suppress and even write a rebuttal to planned reports on hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug favored by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus treatment despite little evidence of its effectiveness.
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Re: House panel details extensive political meddling with CDC's Covid-19 reports
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 21, 2020 09:59AM
....I walk.....the line...........moved to the correct side.......



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I reject your reality and substitute my own!



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Re: House panel details extensive political meddling with CDC's Covid-19 reports
Posted by: Janit
Date: December 21, 2020 10:45AM
FYI:

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The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called “the voice of CDC,” the MMWR series is the agency’s primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR readership predominately consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.

[www.cdc.gov]
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