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How the CDC Failed During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The federal agency was supposed to lead the way, but under pressure, it didn't step up. Political interference by the Trump administration along with repeated miscommunication by the public health organization contributed to the CDC's inability to control the coronavirus. Can the agency make things right and rebuild trust with Americans again?

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How the CDC Failed During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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    Inside the Fall of the CDC

    Inside the Fall of the CDC

    How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, …

    Evidence of Trump officials’ meddling puts trust spotlight on CDC

    Evidence of Trump officials’ meddling puts trust spotlight on CDC

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    POLITICO - By Krista Mahr

    Public opinion in the federal government’s leading public health agency remains low. New evidence of political interference in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s early pandemic response raised fresh questions in Congress on Friday on how to prevent future meddling and strengthen public …

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