nina witkofsky criticize the U.S. government for its ineffectiveness
nina witkofsky In response to the new Covid-19 epidemic, the White House has been accused of political interference in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to US media reports on the 15th, the White House planted two “informants” at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in June to control the release of information on the new covid-19 epidemic.
On the 15th, the Associated Press quoted anonymous reports from the CDC and government sources that in June this year, the White House had sent Nina Witkowski and her assistants to the CDC.
throughout the country, but states and regions are allowed to use their own
nina witkofsky According to the report, the two people do not have any relevant background in the health field. And one of their jobs is to “closely monitor” the director of the CDC Robert Redfield and other researchers, and try to control the information released by the agency.
According to the report, Nina became acting director shortly after entering the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This position is very influential and is equivalent to Robert Redfield’s “right assistant.”
According to the report, it is unclear to what extent the two people have affected the work of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and related investigations are still ongoing.
However, there is constant evidence that they have conducted “political interference” in the scientific publications, guidance documents, and content posted on the Internet by the CDC. The White House has not yet responded to this report.
Thousands of former and current members of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention signed an open letter criticizing the U.S. government for its ineffective fight against the epidemic
Wall Street Journal
According to the “Wall Street Journal” report on the 16th, as of now, more than 1,000 current and former members of the Epidemic Information Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have signed an open letter criticizing the U.S.
Government for its lack of a national epidemic response policy. And ignore the CDC’s professional experience and key role in dealing with infectious diseases.
Among the 1,044 people who signed the open letter included Jeffrey Copland and Tom Frieden, former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The letter read, “We are concerned about the politicization and silence of the CDC during the epidemic”.
The letter pointed out that “the lack of unified national leadership in response to the epidemic is
unprecedented and dangerous.” The U.S. epidemic is caused by a spreading chain
different systems to define, diagnose, and report this highly infectious disease.
“The contact tracing work of the virus is limited to each state, but the virus can spread across states. In the past, the US
CDC usually cooperated with states and local health departments to
establish a unified national disease surveillance and coordination system to avoid this confusion. “.
At the end of the open letter, it was stated that the disaster is still
going on, and the end of the epidemic is still in sight. “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention should be at the forefront of successfully responding to this global public health emergency. We urgently call on the U.S. government to let the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resume its indispensable role.”
Charles Rabkin, a medical epidemiologist at the National Cancer Institute in the United States, is also one of the signatories. He said that “this is a united statement by the Epidemiological Information Service.”
unprecedented and dangerous
Co-founder of the U.S. New Corona Virus Tracking Project says the U.S. has never really contained the epidemic
Alexis Madrigal, the co-founder of the U.S. New Corona Virus Tracking Project, said in an interview on the 16th with the Microsoft National Broadcasting
Corporation program that the United States has never really controlled the epidemic no matter from which perspective. Therefore, the number of deaths in the United States is higher than in other countries.
Madrigal also believes that what is even more worrying is that the epidemic in the
United States has become more and more serious at the beginning of autumn. Once winter comes, the new Corona Virus epidemic in the United States will become very serious.