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Trump appointees sought to alter CDC scientific reports so they don’t contradict or undermine the president

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shown Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Atlanta.
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An email obtained by Politico shows a Trump political appointee accusing career scientists at the CDC of undermining the president’s messaging on COVID-19.
“CDC to me appears to be writing hit pieces on the administration,” Dr. Paul Alexander, a scientific advisor to agency spokesperson Michael Caputo, wrote in the Aug. 8 email.
Caputo and Alexander appear to have successfully delayed publication of a CDC report that recommended against using hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug falsely touted by President Trump as a potential cure for COVID-19, Politico reported.
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Source:: Business Insider



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