Not all coronavirus health guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Trump administration were based on the best scientific evidence or were written primarily by agency staff, according to a review by the new CDC director.
According to a summary presented to CDC Director Rochelle Valenski and dated March 10, the CDC’s current and primary COVID-19 guidelines contain the most up-to-date information and are aimed at ensuring that they are “evidence-based and politics-free.”
“I am focused on advancing the CDC with science, transparency and clarity,” Wilensky said in a statement Monday. “It is imperative for the American people to trust the CDC. Failure to do so can lead to preventable illness and injury – and, sadly, life can be lost and lost. ”
The review concluded that some of the CDC’s guidelines were not written primarily by Federal Health Agency staff, that they were based on making recommendations based on existing evidence, and that some of the information was outdated or lacked evolving scientific understanding.
The review cites three documents that were misleadingly presented as CDC documents on its website.
A document, “The Importance of Resuming the Fall of American Schools”, was posted on the CDC’s website in July and was quietly removed in quiet October. Following reports of his removal, White House officials repeatedly pressured the CDC to reduce the risk of sending children back to school.
“While every precaution to protect students, teachers, staff and all their families from reopening schools – America’s greatest asset – our children – also creates opportunities to invest in education, well-being and the future.” Its author is not listed.
The second document, “Test Overview for SARS-COV-2,” was posted in August and changed in September. The third document, “Opening Up America Again,” was released in April via a link posted on the CDC’s site and was removed in February during the CDC’s review.
Earlier, it was reported that White House officials inside the Trump administration Pushed that he could change his Covid-19 information in a way that would have a positive impact on then-President Donald Trump. There have also been reports of delays or simultaneous delays in the release of CDC reports by Trump employees.
Olivia Troy, who served as an adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for two years before resigning last August, said she had been repeatedly asked by Pence’s chief of staff, Mark Short, to press the CVC to produce more reports on COVID. -19 cases in youth.
After resigning, he told the New York Times that he regretted being “involved” in such efforts.
“Whatever political agenda you are influencing people’s lives. You are exchanging votes for life, and I have a serious problem with that, “he said.
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