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Former senior official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criticized the White House for political interference

Former senior official of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criticized the White House for political interference

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The New York Times quoted Kyle McGowan, former director of the Office of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and former deputy director Amanda Campbell, as saying on the 16th that the White House has conducted several scientific evaluations of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Intervention.

McGowan said that political intervention is like “a hand that is holding on tight.” “This big hand” has completely controlled everything in the CDC this summer. 

Scientists are often asked to compromise between scientific guidance that is in the public interest and the Trump administration’s campaign interests, including removing suggestions such as the public’s need to maintain social distancing in restaurants, and deleting from the CDC website An app that helps people screen their symptoms of new coronary pneumonia.

On August 14, Kyle McGowan and Amanda Campbell both announced their resignations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.

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