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As The Coronavirus Crisis Heats Up, Why Isn’t America Hearing From The CDC?

As The Coronavirus Crisis Heats Up, Why Isn’t America Hearing From The CDC?

CDC is not heard from during this crisis. Why?

At a time when the nation is desperate for authoritative information  about the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s foremost agency for  fighting infectious disease outbreaks has gone conspicuously silent.

“I  want to assure Americans that we have a team of public health experts,”  President Trump said at Tuesday evening’s coronavirus task force  briefing — a bit of reassurance that probably would not have been  necessary if that briefing had included anyone from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The  CDC normally takes the lead in outbreaks, ranging from the 2009 flu  pandemic to Ebola to the lung injuries caused by vaping. Its recent  absence from the national stage has led to fears that the agency’s  objective, science-based approach is being ignored, especially as Trump  signals that he hopes to relax restrictions on social gatherings by  Easter to help revive the economy.

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