Deep Dives Into the Federal Government’s Covid-19 Failings
A scathing look at the White House’s Covid-19 coordinator. Science has published a feature story on how White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Deborah Birx has chipped away at the CDC’s ability to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic, begging with removing surveillance data from under the agency’s purview. Writer Charles Piller reports:
“Why are they not listening to us?” a CDC official at the meeting recalls thinking. Several CDC staffers predicted the new data system would fail, with ominous implications. “Birx has been on a monthslong rampage against our data,” one texted to a colleague shortly afterward. “Good f — -ing luck getting the hospitals to clean up their data and update daily.”
Read the full story below.
The inside story of how Trump's COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world's top health agency
Science's COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Heising-Simons Foundation. This story was also…
How the CDC unraveled. ProPublica also published a critical feature today looking at the country’s health agency failed to meet the challenge of Covid-19 and why the damage could be long-lasting. Check it out below.