The inside story of how Trump’s Covid coordinator Deborah Birx undermined CDC and created a hospital data “debacle” with perilous implications. My latest investigation for
Incredible reporting by : detailing the clash between Deborah Birx and the CDC over hospital #Covid data. "One CDC staffer left and immediately began to sob, saying, 'I refuse to do this. I cannot work with people like this.'"
“Birx was able to get data from every hospital on every case” in Malawi, the official says. “She couldn’t understand why that wasn’t happening in the United States” with COVID-19. This part of 's blistering new story says it all.
"Birx 'doesn’t really understand data,' says James Curran, public health dean at Emory University, who led CDC’s HIV/AIDS unit for 15 years before Birx’s time at the agency." Good lord. This is a scathing review of Dr. Birx's performance.
A deep dive by into the details of how the push by Deborah Birx to move hospital tracking to a private firm outraged CDC staffers, undermined the agency's already battered morale--and potentially will wreak havoc this winter.
This article really is pretty amazing It's a bunch of anonymous CDC insiders complaining b/c Dr Birx wanted them to get hospital data set up within the CDC and they couldn't b/c they said it was impossible So now they're trying to destroy her
Devastating and depressing Birx takedown. "The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency"
Dr. Deborah Birx was initially praised as a tough, indefatigable manager—a voice of data-driven reason. But some of her actions have undermined the effectiveness of the world’s preeminent public health agency, according to a Science investigation. #COVID19
If you like satisfying long reads, couple this tick tock about the CDC's demise with a investigation into one chapter of this debacle.
How Trump's #COVID19 czar Deborah Birx hobbled and destroyed its credibility as the worst public-health catastrophe in a century swept over the United States.
Superb reporting by . This is a must read on how policy & technology must be aligned. Plus how the CDC has been undermined
Two of the deepest dives, among others I've seen, into how the Trump regime destroyed the credibility of the CDC: and This was a story on which journalism orgs should have collaborated. Instead, vast duplication of effort.
I think the deeper lesson here is that it's a really bad idea to try and make major changes on a running system in a time of stress.
The inside story of how Trump’s #COVIDー19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency By Charles Piller () #USA
Inside the "existential crisis" . Its demoralization, toxic work environment, & "sometimes promoting Trump's policies or views against scientific consensus" by Dr. Birx by w/
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency. By ⁦⁩.
.'s investigative story about how CDC lost its credibility (and Deborah Birx's role in it) is a must-read.
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops treating him like a toddler. [This is the 1932nd tweet in the #ToddlerinChief thread.]
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
The inside story of how Trump’s #COVID19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
"CDC scientists and others say Birx’s record echoes her approach as head of PEPFAR...Although that program is widely praised, people who worked on it say her draconian management and unrealistic data demands damaged morale and disrupted" programs.
So timely in light of this
This is tragic for people’s health everywhere. How US politics has undermined the outstanding scientists v ⁦⁩ ⁦
Birx “doesn’t really understand data,” says James Curran, public health dean at Emory University, who led CDC’s HIV/AIDS unit for 15 years before Birx’s time at the agency.
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency via
It's desperately disappointing to see how enabled by Deborah Birx, undermined , esp its #COVID19 data system. I had high praise for Dr. Birx leading task force. If is true, the US is in a terribly sad state of affairs
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
Just for desert a bit of topping
Birx “doesn’t really understand data,” says James Curran, public health dean at Emory University...“I don’t think she’s asking the right questions. It doesn’t mean that the CDC is always right. But you should have a partnership with people.”
The corruption of the CDC continues.
Not sure what to believe here. Birx worked at CDC for years and knew its short-comings. Wouldn’t be surprised that a private software company could develop more efficient tools than a govt agency. Switching during a pandemic though...
Interesting! Seems that you can also learn the WRONG lessons from the fight against #HIV. My peeps will remember her: "‘Debbi, this is not HIV.’ Birx got unhappy with that.” #COVID19
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency via
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency
A worthy long-read ▶️ The inside story of how Trump’s #COVID19 coordinator undermined the top health agency .
The inside story of how Trump’s COVID-19 coordinator undermined the world’s top health agency