Fake President now has censorship power over coronavirus data

The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on Wednesday. The move has alarmed health experts who fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public.

The new instructions were posted recently in a little-noticed document on the Department of Health and Human Services website. From now on, the department — not the C.D.C. — will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, the number of available beds and ventilators, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.

The new instructions were posted recently in a little-noticed document on the Department of Health and Human Services website. From now on, the department — not the C.D.C. — will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, the number of available beds and ventilators, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.

Officials say the change will streamline data gathering and assist the White House to “blah, blah, blah“…

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
(George Orwell “1984”)

One thought on “Fake President now has censorship power over coronavirus data

  1. Moloch says:

    “Coronavirus data has already disappeared after Trump administration shifted control from CDC” https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/16/us-coronavirus-data-has-already-disappeared-after-trump-administration-shifted-control-from-cdc-to-hhs.html
    “4 former CDC heads say Trump’s undermining of agency puts lives at risk” https://www.axios.com/cdc-trump-health-guidelines-undermining-3d3fd22c-d067-4a4e-90c6-6f6d46763af9.html Former directors Tom Frieden, Jeffrey Koplan and David Satcher and acting head Richard Besser served in parts of the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations. They said they “cannot recall over our collective tenure a single time when political pressure led to a change in the interpretation of scientific evidence.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2020/07/14/cdc-directors-trump-politics/
    “CDC says guidelines for reopening schools are ‘not requirements’ after Trump calls them ‘impractical’ https://news.yahoo.com/cdc-softens-guidelines-for-reopening-schools-after-trump-calls-them-impractical-and-expensive-181630718.html
    Last week, Trump criticized the CDC’s guidelines on reopening schools as too tough and expensive, and Vice President Mike Pence said the agency would issue additional recommendations.

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