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…



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