Deep Dives Into the Federal Government’s Covid-19 Failings

Coronavirus Blog Team
Medium Coronavirus Blog
1 min readOct 15, 2020

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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.

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.

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