CDC/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMINISTRATION: “A top official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the Trump White House ‘forced’ the agency to relax its COVID-19 guidance for houses of worships, which left him worried that people would ‘get sick and perhaps die’ as a result, according to a newly unveiled May 2020 email thread.” -Grace […]

Read More… from 12/22/2021


CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The latest documents from a House committee investigating the former administration’s response to the [coronavirus] pandemic shed additional light on the efforts of some of former President Trump’s political appointees to blunt or even block the messages of career officials because they did not align with Trump’s rosy projections… Trump officials tried to […]

Read More… from 11/12/2021


CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “Federal health officials have identified several controversial [coronavirus] pandemic recommendations released during the Donald Trump administration that they say were ‘not primarily authored’ by staff and don’t reflect the best scientific evidence, based on a review ordered by its new director… One, released in July, delivered a strong argument for school reopenings and […]

Read More… from 3/15/2021


CDC/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “The Trump administration sought to suppress Covid-19 testing in the United States last year by softening guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on who needed to be tested, a House panel said Monday [Feb. 8, 2021]. In August, the CDC revised its Covid-19 testing guidance to say that people who […]

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BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/CDC/FDA/JOE BIDEN/NIH: “Our Administration will lead with science and scientists — with a CDC and NIH that are free from political influence, a Surgeon General who is independent and speaks directly to the people, and an FDA whose decisions are based on science and science alone.” ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, January 18, 2021 7:02 am […]

Read More… from 1/18/2021


CDC/CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/FAKE NEWS/QUOTE: “The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low. ‘When in doubt, call it Covid.’ Fake News!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 3, 2021 2:14 am […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “40,000 people a day are coming down with the coronavirus. What is the matter with this guy? RT @nytimes Breaking News: The White House is said to have blocked a CDC effort to require face coverings on airplanes, trains, buses and in travel hubs.“ ––Joe Biden, Twitter.com, October 9, 2020 1:49 […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/QUOTE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VACCINES: “When I said I trust vaccines, and I trust the scientists, but I don’t trust Donald Trump — this is what I meant: RT @Acosta Trump contradicts [Robert] Redfield on when vaccine will be widely available saying of the CDC director: ‘I think he made a mistake when he said that. […]

Read More… from 9/16/2020


CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN: “The health department’s politically appointed communications aides have demanded the right to review and seek changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly scientific reports charting the progress of the coronavirus pandemic, in what officials characterized as an attempt to intimidate the reports’ authors and water down their communications to health […]

Read More… from 9/11/2020


CDC/COVID-19/TRUMP ADMIN: “Trump administration officials on Wednesday [Aug. 26, 2020] defended a new recommendation that people without Covid-19 symptoms abstain from testing, even as scientists warned that the policy could hobble an already weak federal response as schools reopen and a potential autumn wave looms. The day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Read More… from 8/26/2020


CDC/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN: “I think that there are guidelines that have to be made much more specific by the CDC. They should let the scientists speak. Let the scientists speak. I’m happy the president is back holding his conferences on COVID every day. I don’t know what the hell he’s adding to it, except it’s good […]

Read More… from 7/28/2020


ANTHONY FAUCI/CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It’s astonishing that even after 140,000 Americans have died in the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the developed world, President Trump continues his offensive against the CDC and scientists like Dr. Fauci, instead of heeding their clear advice about the steps we must take to stop this virus — from ramping […]

Read More… from 7/19/2020


CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Yet again this morning, President Trump attacked the CDC and the public health experts who should be guiding our response to COVID-19, saying that they ‘don’t know’ what they’re talking about. The past six months have proven again and again that it’s Donald Trump who doesn’t know what he’s talking about […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/EDUCATION: “I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. While they want them open, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 8, 2020 3:33 am   […]

Read More… from 7/8/2020


CDC/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The CDC is recommending that Americans wear a basic cloth or a fabric mask that can be either purchased online or simply made at home… So with the masks, it’s going to be, really, a voluntary thing. You can do it. You don’t have to do it. I’m choosing not to do […]

Read More… from 4/3/2020


CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On the recommendation of the White House CoronaVirus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governor’s of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the @CDCgov to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 28, 2020 7:19 pm […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The individual Governors of States, and local officials, must step up their efforts on drive up testing and testing sights, working in conjunction with @CDCgov and the Federal Government!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 15, 2020 5:53 pm […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The @CDCgov has published guidelines on https://t.co/p9j7kZsD7b to enable every American to respond to this epidemic and to protect themselves, their families and their communities.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2020 2:13 pm […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be inadequate and slow for a large scale pandemic, but a pandemic would never happen, they hoped. President Obama made changes that only complicated things further…..” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 13, 2020 5:22 […]

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CDC/CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Congratulations and thank you to our great Vice President & all of the many professionals doing such a fine job at CDC & all other agencies on the Coronavirus situation. Only a very small number in U.S., & China numbers look to be going down. All countries working well together!” –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 2/27/2020


CDC/CORONAVIRUS/DEMS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape! @CDCgov…..” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 26, 2020 8:03 am […]

Read More… from 2/26/2020


CDC/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M. CDC representatives, and others, will be there. Thank you!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 26, 2020 8:03 am […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/INDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just landed. India was great, trip very successful. Heading to the White House. Meetings and calls scheduled today. @CDCgov, @SecAzar and all doing a great job with respect to Coronavirus! Briefing this afternoon.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 26, 2020 6:39 am […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump named Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday [2-26-20] to coordinate the government’s response to the coronavirus, even as he repeatedly played down the danger to the United States of a widespread domestic outbreak. The president’s announcement, at a White House news conference, followed mounting bipartisan criticism that the administration’s […]

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CDC/CORONAVIRUS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus, including the very early closing of our borders to certain areas of the world. It was opposed by the Dems, ‘too soon’, but turned out to be the correct decision. No matter how well we do, however, the…..” –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 2/25/2020


CDC/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration will appoint prominent HIV/AIDS researcher Robert Redfield to lead the CDC, administration officials announced Wednesday [3-21-18] amid new scrutiny of controversies surrounding his earlier research and views. Redfield, a clinical scientist and former Army doctor who co-founded the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School […]

Read More… from 3/21/2018


CDC/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned on Wednesday [1-31-18], in the middle of the nation’s worst flu epidemic in nearly a decade, over financial investments that had posed potential conflicts of interest. In a statement, Alex Azar, the newly appointed secretary of Health and Human Services, announced the […]

Read More… from 1/31/2018


CDC/NATIONAL SECURITY/NUCLEAR: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has decided to postpone its session on nuclear attack preparedness next week. Much attention had been drawn to the timing of the agency’s session, which was publicized just days after President Trump touted the size of his nuclear button compared with North Korea’s. Late Friday afternoon, […]

Read More… from 1/12/2018


BUDGET/CDC: “The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said she will prioritize a wide range of public health issues, from fighting infectious disease to strengthening early-childhood development, as the federal agency faces potentially substantial budget cuts. In an interview at the end of her first week on the job, Brenda Fitzgerald […]

Read More… from 7/16/2017


CDC/HHS/NOMINATIONS: “Georgia’s public health commissioner was named director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday [7-7-17], ending months of speculation over who would fill a critical role leading an agency in charge of public health matters from battling epidemics to vaccination policy. The Trump administration named Brenda Fitzgerald to succeed Thomas Frieden, […]

Read More… from 7/7/2017