In times of crisis, some people step up. Current & former say Director Robert Redfield has not, allowing political pressures to undercut the credibility of the storied agency.
All of us in HIV/AIDS know this man. He drove HIV+ recruits out of the military, was tied to right-wing groups pushing abstinence only HIV prevention, he was embroiled in a vaccine scandal in 90s. Now he is unleashed. He's got to go.
As controversies swirl, CDC Director Robert Redfield is allowing the agency to give in to political influence, current and former officials say.
“A reputation that takes 75 years to build can be destroyed in four months. That’s horrifying.” Incisive piece from : As controversies swirl, CDC director is seen as allowing agency to buckle to political influence. via
“A reputation that takes 75 years to build can be destroyed in four months.” ⁦⁩ puts into words the terrible anguish felt by so many rank and file at ⁦⁩. But this isn’t just about an agency—it’s about science writ large
Robert Redfield held back tears when he first addressed the CDC, moved by the agency's legacy. Now, two former acting CDC directors tell , the agency's reputation is stained, and the morale of its staff is at an all-time low.
A thorough and damning piece by about how CDC Director Robert Redfield has seemed to allow political interference in the CDC’s work since the beginning of pandemic.
. recalls how in Redfield's first address to CDC he couldn't hold back tears, saying it was “the best science-based, data-driven agency in the world.” Times certainly have changed at the agency. via
When you've lost , you've lost: As controversies swirl, CDC director is seen as allowing agency to buckle to political influence via
“The CDC director — and this goes for anyone in leadership — has to look inside themselves and say: ‘There is a line that I will not cross. And there’s a line that I will not allow others to cross, if it undercuts the value of the agency’”
In his first address to CDC staffers, Redfield said: “We’re not an opinion organization. We’re a science-based, data-driven organization." Now a zinger of a a piece about his ability to uphold that promise.
This has bothered me so much during this pandemic. Politics interfering with science. We could have done so much better.
A former CDC official told that current staff are in a quandary over what to do at moment when their storied agency is seen as buckling to political influence. “Even if you got a dozen of them to resign at the same time, it’s a 1-day story”
As controversies swirl, CDC director is seen as allowing agency to buckle to political influence via
As controversies swirl, is seen as allowing to buckle to political influence via
As controversies swirl, CDC director is seen as allowing agency to buckle to political influence
As controversies swirl, CDC director is seen as allowing agency to buckle to political influence via
As controversies swirl, CDC director is seen as allowing agency to buckle to political influence via