BREAKING: Remember the guideline saying people without symptoms don't need to be tested? People said even then it was probably heavily revised by others. But my sources tell me it went beyond. 1/x
Breaking News: C.D.C. scientists didn’t write the virus testing guidance on its website last month, and it was published against their objections, officials said.
Breaking NYT: A heavily criticized recommendation from the CDC last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by CDC scientists and was posted to the agency's website despite their serious objections.
Not only did these changes say things leading CDC scientists disagreed with, but they were stuck on the CDC website to give appearance that CDC wrote and approved them. Political interference in science ruins science.Time to stop. Focus on ending epidemic.
HHS “dropped” new testing guidance onto CDC website, scoops. : “[W]riting scientifically inaccurate statements such as ‘don’t test all contacts’ on C.D.C.’s website is like someone vandalizing a national monument with graffiti.”
Remember the recent preposterous recommendations about not testing people without symptoms? Well, the CDC didn't write them. They were hijacked (again) by . by
Turns out, that's because someone at the CDC allowed HHS to directly insert this language into the guidelines without CDC review. I cannot stress enough what a complete betrayal this is by Redfield of his agency and the scientists therein.
False CDC guidance saying that people without COVID-19 symptoms should not be tested was written by Trump officials and skipped the CDC’s scientific review process. They are literally playing politics with our lives.
Damning evidence of political subversion of ⁦⁩ science from ⁦
ICYMI: we added a comment last night from to the story that says the guidelines "received appropriate attention, consultation and input from task force experts." No mention of scientists.
🚨BREAKING: did NOT write a controversial guideline saying that people without #COVID19 symptoms don’t need to get tested for #coronavirus. officials wrote & posted it on CDC’s website, bypassing CDC’s scientific review process. #coverup
I ran a department in a Democratic and GOP Administration, and never saw such ham-handed, dangerous political interference with scientists. Trump and company are degrading the just when we need it to be strong.
Unbelievable. Apparently the CDC guidelines that said people who were exposed to #COVID19 cases did not necessarily need to be tested— the ones that most of us in public health said were completely BS— were not even written or reviewed by CDC scientists.
The CDC's "recommendation" against asymptomatic testing "was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections," per new NYT reporting
Does think this is OK? Does think this is OK? As a former CDC official told me recently: “A reputation that takes 75 years to build can be destroyed in four months."
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
Senior HHS folks interfering in CDC guidelines, literally “dropping” them onto their website w/o CDC review, is infuriating. Most of us working on #COVID19 read them and publicly said they were wrong. Now it makes sense. Political interference.
Fuck you ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩, you goddamn toadies. You are responsible for all this bulllshit.
. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections. That's why those guidelines ran counter to public health, because they weren't from scientists. Bottom line: asymptomatic people should also be tested. #covid19
A CDC guideline saying people without #COVID19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested wasn’t written by the agency, reports
.⁦⁩ #Coronavirus Testing Guidance Posted Against Scientists’ Objections - ⁦⁩ by ⁦⁩ not sure which quote is best ⁦⁩ “vandalizing a national monument with graffiti” or me talking about clearance
At recent GT townhall, and I were asked about guidance not to test asymptomatics. We disagreed & explained how asymptomatic testing could be a form of mitigation. Turns out didn't write the guidance. Scoop by
Notable: Testing change NOT a recommendation out of the Coronavirus Task Force. unearthing inside scoops, also worth reading between the lines here to see the degree to which Scott Atlas is now driving the train. we should be very worried
“The document contains “elementary errors” —such as referring to “testing for Covid-19,” as opposed to testing for the virus that causes it —&recommendations inconsistent with the CDC’s stance that mark it...as not having been written by agency scientists”
⚠️BLOODY bloody hell—CDC Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website. Bad guideline had said people without #Covid19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus (DANGEROUS!)—came from HHS officials & skipped CDC’s scientific review process.
The Trumpsters aren’t satisfied just ignoring science; now they’re hijacking science agencies like the CDC and replacing their reports with propaganda. This is staggering news. The CDC staff should resign en masse, especially Director Robert Redfield.
“A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by CDC scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections...”
Remember that rec. last month about who should be tested for #COVID19 that everyone said is cray cray? Turns out that it was not written by CDC scientists, & posted to the agency’s website despite objections. This is criminal. #ImVotingForBiden
This is criminal negligence from the Trump administration. The CDC’s testing guidelines posted on the agency website were not written by CDC scientists. They were posted to the agency’s website against their objections.
NEWS: “A heavily criticized recommendation from the [CDC] last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections,” the New York Times reports.
The document contains “elementary errors” — such as referring to “testing for Covid-19,” as opposed to testing for the virus that causes it — and recommendations inconsistent with the C.D.C.’s stance
This story has unfolded slowly so let’s be clear: The Trump admin forced the CDC, over the “strenuous objections” of agency scientists, to adopt a testing policy that (1) had no medical purpose and (2) advised AGAINST testing potential super spreaders.
. has been extraordinary during the pandemic and this excellent article is superb And infuriating Over generations, careful scientific work has established the CDC as the most trusted public health agency in the world. Bar none thread
. says he doesn't know about it skipped usual CDC review. Not clear who/when decided that should happen. But there are documents. Read the story. 4/x
A heavily criticized CDC recommendation about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections, reports.
How many times will the American people be put in danger by Trump appointees putting out bad information in order to preserve Trump's ego? In just the last few weeks, we have seen it happen at DHS and the CDC. This is unacceptable.
More political interference: Trump officials published guidance on #COVID19 testing over objections of CDC experts. This comes after revelations of other political meddling in CDC's work It's no wonder that people don't Trump on vaccines
“A controversial guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from H.H.S. officials and skipped the C.D.C.’s scientific review process.”
Redfield needs to resign. This is his fault. He's in charge and let this happen without warning anyone.
Remember when said asymptomatic people shouldn't get tested? Turns out the CDC didn't write the guidelines dropped onto their own site. HHS & the WH did. Great reporting by my colleague
wow by : Last month's recommendation from the CDC saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested was *not written by CDC scientists* and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections
I literally said aloud, "Wow, what a scoop." By
Umm wow. Big ol’ scoop by
Let's put CDC back in control of CDC.
C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say
C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say ... reports
“Saying people without #Covid19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for #SARSCoV2 🦠 came from & “skipped” the scientific review process “ #WhoLivesWhoDiesWhoTellsYourStory
🚨 Scoop by highlights more political interference at the CDC: Their problematic guideline saying people without COVID symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus skipped the scientific review process.
Excellent reporting by ⁦⁩ : CDC Virus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections - The New York Times
A new version of the testing guidance is expected Friday - this has also not been cleared by the CDC's usual internal review for scientific documents reports
Wow —— ⁦⁩ did not write testing guidance published on its website, officials say.
Oh dear. They’re Tampering with virus advice now. This isn’t good news for anyone
“Suggesting that asymptomatic people don’t need testing is just a prescription for community spread and further disease and death." emphasizes the need to lead with science when it comes to testing for #COVID19. (via )
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections via #covid19
The destruction of trust in the CDC for marginal political gain is one of the most short-sighted moves of a short-sighted administration. It will prolong America’s pandemic and kill a lot of people
3/ I still trust CDC scientists, but I’m concerned that things are being done out of their control, without their permission, & against what they believe, as described in this breaking story from .
Controversial C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections, by biz #Covid19
Another important piece from - her work is amazing, but results in a lot of screaming quietly in my heart.
this story, even for 2020, is jaw-dropping
Whoa. This is really really bad. More great reporting by . HHS officials ignored scientists' objections and published controversial COVID testing guideline.
¿Recuerdan las pautas recientes de los donde se señalaban criterios dudosos para saber a quién hacerle pruebas de #COVID19? Pues resulta que no fueron científicos de los CDC quienes las redactaron, sino, los . Gran artículo de
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections Reporting by for The New York Times. The story cites internal emails.
Yikes. Unsettling scoop from ⁦
Absolutely appalling. This administration failed to take this pandemic seriously since day 1, and is now looking for a "fall guy". C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say. Via
Another great reporting piece by C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
"But officials told The Times this week that the Department of Health and Human Services did the rewriting and then “dropped” it into the C.D.C.’s public website, flouting the agency’s strict scientific review process."
"The director has been described by C.D.C. employees & outsiders as a weak & ineffective leader who is unable to protect the agency from the administration’s meddling in its science or from the public’s increasing mistrust in the agency." By
Scientists objected to CDC testing guidelines that recommended against testing asymptomatic people. Great scoop by .
This.Cannot.Happen. If we don't follow science, we will be trapped in a pandemic spiral--it will cost us way more than it should, but take us even longer to get out. C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
A heavily criticized recommendation from C.D.C. about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists & was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections...
How far we have come down... "..controversial guideline saying people without #COVID19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the virus came from officials & skipped 's scientific review process." via
CDC Virus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections by ⁦⁩ nb: in ON, we are not encouraging the same messaging—we are saying if asymptomatic AND no increased risk for COVID or pub health directive, don’t get tested.
“You’re used to reading Shakespeare and all of a sudden now you’re reading a tabloid.” Fine reporting here by ⁦⁩ and colleagues.
"The key will be, making sure that you have the public health infrastructure; the ability to test, trace & isolate in all parts of a country or a state" on the Listen:🔽 #COVID19 #Pandemic
C.D.C. Coronavirus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections by
Not at all surprising.
. #COVID19 Testing Guidance Published over Scientists’ Objections and writing scientifically inaccurate statements such as ‘don’t test all contacts’ on CDC’s website is like vandalizing a national monument with graffiti.”
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
To test or not to test. That is the question. “You’re used to reading Shakespeare and all of a sudden now you’re reading a tabloid” -- Sadly is no Marlowe, but neither is MMWR Hamlet...
This is ASTOUNDING. Trump’s hacks just sidestepped the CDC entirely & shamelessly wrote their own politically-motivated testing guidelines & published them under the agency’s imprimatur
"In the end, authoritarians have little incentive to halt a pandemic, since they can thrive in an atmosphere of manipulated fear. The idea seems to be not to count Republicans who die, nor Democrats who vote." (#OurMalady, p. 100)
A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections
Controversial CDC guidance about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by CDC scientists and was posted to the agency’s website despite their serious objections.
I’ve worked on multiple papers with extraordinary colleagues at I greatly admire, and they’ve all been really carefully handled with extensive review. So this, this is quite shocking
“That was a doc that came from the top down, from the H.H.S. and the task force.... That policy does not reflect what many people at the C.D.C. feel should be the policy.”
crazy how often he says things on tape — grab em, Russia if you’re listening, slow down the testing — that are then corroborated by the real world.
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say
C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say
A controversial US guideline saying people without Covid-19 symptoms didn’t need to get tested for the #coronavirus came from officials and skipped ’s scientific review process via
The focus on the specific meddling with #COVID19 guidelines is big enough, but this also nicely shows how the CDC is getting systematically undermined in general by the current administration, facilitated via its ineffectual director Redfield.
This is unconscionable.
C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say - The New York Times
Further details from on how Aug. revision of testing guidance on site - running against good public health advice - was penned by HHS and WH and bypassed usual CDC scientific review. This is outrageous and, sadly, unsurprising.
All those people who've complained about the supposed politicization of science, and then voted for Trump (or Boris Johnson): now would be a good time to apologize.
How can we trust ⁦⁩ when this happens? C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections #ScienceMatters #COVID19 #ScienceNotPolitics
Incredible. We desperately need a return to normalcy where censorship of science does not occur and endanger public health via
I am composing a three sentence elevator speech synopsis of this story. " Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections"
C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
“The graffiti makes the whole monument look pretty bad,” fantastic metaphor.
C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
#CDC Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
Who would ever have guessed that HHS political hacks wrote the bs CDC testing guidelines? Certainly not I! - C.D.C. Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections
And now I am officially done with listening to conservatives blame anything on the CDC
Rank Politicization of once world renowned CDC by Trump Administration like “vandalizing national monuments with graffiti.”
You know who has been on fire during COVID-19? ⁦:⁩ “HHS & the White House writing scientifically inaccurate statements such as ‘don’t test all contacts’ on CDC’s website is like someone vandalizing a national monument with graffiti”🔥
Unprecedented political pressure on the CDC from Trump WH, putting everybody’s health and life at risk. via
Does anyone thing that putting partisan politics ahead of public health and medical science can keep Americans healthy and alive? C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance Published on Its Website, Officials Say
Have to appreciate the unapologetic audacity by the Trump WH here: science guidance to the public that entirely bypasses the scientific review process.
Given the UK government has adopted a similar testing policy, I’m left wondering if they overrode the usual approval process> CDC Virus Testing Guidance Was Posted Against Scientists’ Objections - The New York Times