Some scientists at are "so fed up with political meddling that they were considering resigning" en masse.
Paul Alexander, the HHS political staffer who is trying to rewrite CDC scientific reports, is widely reported to be an assistant professor at McMaster University in Ontario. He's an adjunct professor, ie lecturer. He's not on a tenure tract.
"One C.D.C. scientist working on the coronavirus response said in an interview on Saturday that some career officials at the agency were so fed up with political meddling that they were considering resigning."
Turns out that M. Caputo, the HHS flack w no medical training charged with muzzling the CDC, is out of his mind. Even he admits that his “mental health has failed.” But his job is secure. “muzzling": "out of his mind":
Criminal. Political appointees ⁦⁩ have repeatedly asked ⁦⁩ to revise, delay and even scuttle weekly reports on the #coronavirus that they believed were unflattering to President Trump.
Demographers and other scientists at CDC are hard working experts and there is no place for politics! Political Appointees Meddled in C.D.C.’s ‘Holiest of the Holy’ Health Reports
More on the administration’s efforts to muzzle the CDC. Surreal to read about attempts to influence messaging, reports & critical guidance developed by experts. Public health should be free of political influence - even more so during a pandemic.