“The CDC has been neutered, shamed, and blamed amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and global crisis. From internal missteps that bungled the country’s rollout of diagnostic testing to blatant political interference and strong-arming on critical public health guidance, the CDC has gone from the world’s premier public health agency to a silenced, overridden, distrusted afterthought in the US response—an agency stripped of its ability to collect even basic health data from hospitals during a raging pandemic.”
Medicynical note: A beloved institution trashed by Trump and his misfits. Once the authoritative epidemiology in the world now the tool of an incompetent Presidency. It will take years to fix……if a competent government follows Trump.