Breaking News: Emails from two top Trump health officials show how they refused to accept CDC science and sought to browbeat and silence agency staff.
WOW—Emails from Caputo and his science adviser show how the two refused to accept CDC science and sought to silence the agency. Lashed out at CDC staff and falsely claimed kids have “zero” risk of death. #COVID19
NEW: Emails show how Michael Caputo and an advisor "attempted to browbeat career officials at the C.D.C. at the height of the pandemic, challenging the science behind their public statements and attempting to silence agency staff." Via
Blockbuster: Trump administration emails obtained by The Times show attempts to browbeat career officials at the C.D.C. at the height of the pandemic, challenging the science behind their public statements and attempting to silence agency staff.
This is disappointing. I stand in full support of the dedicated scientists . They are a leading voice in public health for the world. Dr. Anne Schuchat has dedicated her life to Public Health Service and the impact of her work has saved many lives.
“Mr. Caputo and Dr. Alexander attempted to browbeat career officials at the C.D.C. at the height of the pandemic, challenging the science behind their public statements and attempting to silence agency staff.”
Caputo’s buddy at the CDC, Dr. Paul Alexander, has not gotten the attention he deserves as a, um, character. “None of those people have my skills,” Dr. Alexander said. “I make the judgment whether this is crap.”
“But Dr. Alexander, a part-time assistant professor of health research methods, appeared sure he understood the coronavirus better [than Dep Director Anne Schuchat].” Completely absurd. Schuchat is one of most experienced pub health officials in US
Staggering scoop - every paragraph - on HHS officials’ mistreatment of the CDC, by ⁦
#IamwithAnneSchuchat Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science
The reporting actually allowed CDC to post their actual science-based recommendations today! A win for journalism and a step forward. #unchainCDC Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science
Canadian health policy folks take note. The "science advisor" working for Caputo was (is?) Dr. Paul Alexander. He is a McMaster PhD, trained by Gordon Guyatt. __________________ Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science
BREAKING: Former kremlin agent hired by Trump & installed at intimidated & bullied CDC scientists for 5 mos as part of the administration's attempt to cover up the severity of covid. The reason? To get re-elected at the expense of American lives.
🚨BREAKING: spokesman Michael Caputo and Dr. Paul Alexander tried to “browbeat” officials at the peak of the #pandemic—challenging the #science behind their public statements + attempting to silence CDC staff—to politically spin the data.
New: Emails show how two senior HHS officials, including Michael Caputo, attempted to browbeat career CDC officials, challenge science and silence agency staff
The bullying by Trump administration know-nothings against health experts at CDC is staggering, as these emails show. Politicos were interfering with health experts trying to save lives. An echo of the Lysenko affair in the Stalin period.
#Fauci gets a lot of credit for his straight talk on #COVID19, but IMHO the real hero is 's Anne Schuchat. She warned us all in Feb, but was silenced and maligned. Let's shine a light on her courage and tenacity by RT.
Exclusive: Emails from a former top Trump health official and his adviser show how they sought to silence the CDC and question its science. By
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People such as have stated that had poor information/bad briefings. These emails illustrate poor information came from political interference/replacing scientists with people like Scott Atlas/Paul Alexander who have ZERO street cred
This story is an extended meditation on the line "Lord, grant me the confidence of a mediocre white man."
“If you disobey my directions, you will be held accountable.”
Trump & his political appointees worked to discredit the National Weather Service, during a hurricane; the Federal Reserve, during a recession; USDA's Economic Research Service, during a farming crisis; so, sure, why not also the CDC during a pandemic?
#TrumpLiedAmericansDied #Presidementia — Trump in his dementia attacks science, CDC, & the American people. This is a major scandal. A continuing abomination of dunces & limp-dick demagogues.
“Mr. Caputo repeatedly added Dr. Redfield, who was overseeing an 11,000-person agency, to email chains about news media disputes. People familiar with the emails said it was an attempt to use Dr. Redfield to shame his own staff.“
More on the disgusting war on reality which becomes a war on experts because experts’ fealty is to is reality and not to whims and unreality. The CDC must be defended from the hordes of tribalist, anti-science, irrational Attilas and their witch doctors
Let's just serve it straight up. Ann Schuchat is a national treasure. , Michael Caputo, Paul Alexander are national embarrassments and wouldn't have jobs in any other previous Administrations, whether or . They are that bad.
Emails Detail Effort to Silence ⁦⁩ and Question Its Science via
. reports: Michael Caputo demanded communications officials "turn over the name of the press officer who approved a series of interviews between and a longtime CDC epidemiologist ... ."
This administration allowed COVID19 to ravage the US. Their callousness, ego, lack of experience turned a hazard into a disaster. HHS/Caputo silencing CDC at every turn: Kushner saying free market will solve pandemic response:
Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science
#WhiteHouse interference on #COVID19 up close. (Prepare to be sickened.)
Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science
A "science adviser"? Really? Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science
Wow--what details here on HHS' Caputo & his unqualified, arrogant, now ex-sci advisor Alexander's CDC mishandling/meddling--& Redfield's impotency as Director. E.g., “None of those people have my skills... I make the judgment whether this is crap.”
As others have said, COVID19 politics is like climate change politics on fast forward. The Trump adminstration and it Republican enablers use a combination of lies, pressure and apathy to lie to the American people about things that can kill them.
Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science
Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science - The New York Times
Emails between former top Trump health official and adviser show how they refused to accept Centers for Disease Control and Prevention science, sought to silence the agency. Never forget: decades of science denial, central to the anti-abortion movement.
.⁦⁩ is the world’s premier public health institution. Politically interfering in their work results in lives lost. ~1000 people are dying in the US every day from #COVID-19. Most of these deaths are preventable. Cc ⁦⁦
Great article about the arrogant and disastrous steps taken by ⁦⁩ and Paul Alexander to muzzle ⁦⁩. But what did ⁦⁩ do to intervene? Where is her voice defending her ⁦colleagues and evidence based approaches?
Trump has put incompetent, unprepared, dishonest people who don't know how little they know in top positions of all our federal agencies and the federal courts. They've made the #COVID19 pandemic far more deadly & economically devastating. It's criminal.
Dr. Alexander- the data have suggest otherwise- no lying- bc she followed #science. “Of Dr. Schuchat’s assessment of #Covid19’s dangers, he fumed, wrongly, “The risk of death in children 0-19 years of age is basically 0 (zero) … PERIOD … she has lied” 🤦‍♀️
Emails Detail Effort to Silence and Question Its Science Hard to read these e-mails from a now (thankfully) sidelined official without becoming physically sick.
Don't get Michael Caputo's combo meal wrong, because if you do he's going to bring in your manager and then demand on top of that that you conference in the CEO of Burger King to give himself a prime audience to berate you
Emails Detail Effort to Silence C.D.C. and Question Its Science It is difficult enough to study & devise a sound scientific response to a pandemic. Trump officials made it affirmatively worse. #science #CDC #propaganda #covid #covid19
Nowhere is the #MAGAMythos more clear than in this attempt by #TrumpAcoloytes to silence the science warning of #Covid19's dangers #KnowledgeCulturalSociology needs articulate the mechanisms of #TrumpAttacksOnKnowledge #PandemicSociology