Centers for Disease Control director Robert Redfield testified before Congress on Wednesday, imploring the public to wear masks. However, President Trump went out of his way to reject Redfield’s claims in a White House briefing later in the day. Trump also disputed a vaccine timeline Redfield laid out. It’s all part of a broad trend of the politicization of the CDC and public health in general.
Politicization of the CDC
From this Episode:
How the Trump administration has politicized the CDC
Centers for Disease Control director Robert Redfield testified before Congress on Wednesday, imploring the public to wear masks.
When can Americans reasonably expect a COVID-19 vaccine?
Despite President Trump’s insistence that a vaccine is imminent within weeks, vaccine makers have pledged to stand with science instead of politics.
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The Big Ten decides to play college football. What about the Pac-12?
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