. Ex-CDC Chief Says Trump Administration Silenced Him on COVID « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vice- Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield told House investigators that one of his “greatest disappointments” was that the CDC’s public-facing role in the COVID-19 response was effectively shut down by the Trump administration, according to interview excerpts released by a congressional committee Friday.

Redfield said in his interview with the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis that the CDC’s inability to put out truthful information damaged the agency’s standing with Americans, and that the agency should be more like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which Redfield characterized as more independent.

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