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Sat Apr 10, 2021, 02:40 PM

'Yippee!' Trump Officials Gloated After They Manipulated CDC Reports And Advice

Donald Trump appointees with no experience in public health celebrated when they managed to wrangle changes in warnings and reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to underplay the danger of COVID-19, according to emails obtained by a House subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis.

“Yippee!!!” gushed Paul Alexander, science adviser to the Department of Health and Human Services, to HHS public affairs chief Michael Caputo after he pressured the CDC to modify warnings about coronavirus risks to young people, according to one of the emails.

Alexander also plotted with Dr. Scott Atlas, the controversial White House coronavirus adviser, to help him write an opinion article dismissing a CDC report on risks to young people as “timed for the election.” Alexander added in the email that the point of the op-ed would be to “blunt the edge” of the CDC report.

More than 560,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Trump’s COVID-19 task force leader, Dr. Deborah Birx, said last month that “hundreds of thousands” of those lives could have been saved had the Trump administration followed CDC advice and provided “consistent messaging” about social distancing, masks and business restrictions.

https://www.yahoo.com/huffpost/paul-alexander-scott-atlas-mike-caputo-cdo-political-interference-043233938.html

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 02:44 PM

1. No one should ever hire those sociopaths. Nt

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 12:55 PM

2. "hundreds of thousands" of those lives could have been saved

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 02:18 PM

3. It's nothing but PR and marketing to those psychos

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:15 AM

4. We've so many examples of how they tried to game the pandemic

These were crimes against humanity.
These were attempts at genocide.
It was the entire GOP, too; Trump would've been powerless if McConnell had lifted a finger to stop him.

Is anyone confident they'll come to justice?

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