Common Dreams: 'Dangerous' and 'Horrible': Lawmakers Demand Answers After Trump Upends CDC's Covid-19 Reporting System
"It's hard to see how this step won't further sideline public health experts and obscure the severity of this crisis."
Lawmakers and public health experts are demanding that the Trump administration answer for its abrupt decision this week to cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of the coronavirus data-collection process, a move critics warned could impede state efforts to combat the pandemic and leave crucial information open to politically motivated spin.
"The Trump administration is going to have to give a full justification for this, because until they do, it's hard to see how this step won't further sideline public health experts and obscure the severity of this crisis," said Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
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By: Jake Johnson
Source: Common Dreams
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