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Inside the Fall of the CDC
How the world’s greatest public health organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders, causing damage that could last much longer than the...
https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-the-fall-of-the-cdc
Dr. Nahid Bhadelia @BhadeliaMD - Thu Oct 15
“When the next history of the CDC is written, 2020 will emerge as perhaps the darkest chapter in its 74 years, rivaled only by its involvement in the infamous Tuskegee experiment” History is being written & it does not look good for this Administration. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Apoorva Mandavilli @apoorva_nyc - Sat Oct 17
“In 2020, time and again, the crumpled paper hurled into the corner was the work of the scientists.” This story. As a reader, I was riveted. As a reporter, I am in awe (and v v jealous). A must read. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Ed Yong @edyong209 - Fri Oct 16
A deeply tragic story. Impressive, important reporting by @SheInvestigates, @kirstenberg, Sebastian Rotella, & James Bandler. propublica.org/article/inside…
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MM Fill, MD @MMFill - Thu Oct 15
I have had the privilege of working for @CDCgov and hold the public health professionals & scientists there in the highest regard. We risk a permanent "bankruptcy of trust" if we continue down this path. We must protect the integrity of the science. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Josh Michaud @joshmich - Thu Oct 15
Each new round of reporting on the marginalization and knee-capping of CDC during the pandemic is more depressing than the last. Here, a deep dive from ProPublica on how the White House made CDC "into an agent of propaganda for a political regime" propublica.org/article/inside…
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Larry Brilliant MD, MPH @larrybrilliant - Thu Oct 15
If you love science or public health or love America’s great institutions, this story will make you cry.. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Jon Cohen @sciencecohen - Fri Oct 16
If you like satisfying long reads, couple this @propublica tick tock about the CDC's demise with a @cpiller investigation into one chapter of this debacle. propublica.org/article/inside… sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/i…
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Eric Topol @EricTopol - Thu Oct 15
The collapse of the CDC 2 extraordinary investigative reports of how it happened propublica.org/article/inside… @propublica @jamesBandler @SheInvestigates @kirstenberg sciencemag.org/news/2020/10/i… @ScienceMagazine @cpiller pic.twitter.com/dqeu5YGDIC
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Jeremy PLEASE WEAR MASKS! Konyndyk @JeremyKonyndyk - Thu Oct 15
“I am very troubled on this Sunday morning that there will be people who will get sick and perhaps die because of what we were forced to do” propublica.org/article/inside…
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Caroline Chen @CarolineYLChen - Thu Oct 15
"I am very troubled on this Sunday morning that there will be people who will get sick and perhaps die because of what we were forced to do” -- Dr Jay Butler, CDC. This story is so sad, so absolutely infuriating. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Larry Svenson @Larry_Svenson - Sat Oct 17
Inside the Fall of the CDC via @propublica #COVID19 #publichealth propublica.org/article/inside…
Carl Zimmer @carlzimmer - Thu Oct 15
Inside the Fall of the CDC propublica.org/article/inside…
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Roby Bhattacharyya is #MaskingForAFriend @roby_bhatt - Thu Oct 15
Wow - I'm far from the first to tweet this article, but if you have not read it yet, read every word: "It’s mind-boggling in the totality of ambition to so deeply undermine what’s so vitally important to the public." So much in here. A painful history. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Ash Paul @pash22 - Thu Oct 15
How the world’s greatest public hlth organization @CDCgov was brought to its knees by the #coronavirus, the US president and the capitulatn of its own leaders, causing damage that cud last much longer than the virus propublica.org/article/inside…
Caroline Chen @CarolineYLChen - Thu Oct 15
You're going to want to drop everything and read this: Inside the Fall of the CDC, by @jamesBandler, @SheInvestigates, Sebastian Rotella & @kirstenberg propublica.org/article/inside…
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Charles Ornstein @charlesornstein - Thu Oct 15
If you're going to read one story about what happened inside the @CDCgov, make it this one. It will depress you, anger you and leave you shaking your head. Inside the Fall of the CDC propublica.org/article/inside…
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Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS @jessicamalaty - Fri Oct 16
It could take years to repair the trust lost and damage done. But we must do it. Inside the Fall of the CDC propublica.org/article/inside…
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Madhu Pai @paimadhu - Thu Oct 15
What a sad story & a cautionary tale. I know so many outstanding scientists at CDC. If they had been allowed to lead, they would have done an amazing job during this crisis. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Alexander Billioux @AlexBillioux - Fri Oct 16
As a former SHO, we assumed a lot of what is in this piece, and confirmed it in private conversations with @CDC leaders. As a member of CID’s Board of Scientific Counselors, this saddens and deeply concerns me. ⁦@ASTHO⁩ ⁦@EmilySpivak⁩ propublica.org/article/inside…
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Amesh Adalja @AmeshAA - Fri Oct 16
“appropriating a public enterprise and making it into an agent of propaganda for a political regime” propublica.org/article/inside…
Stephanie M. Lee @stephaniemlee - Fri Oct 16
over the last day we've gotten not one but two deep investigations into how the CDC has been hamstrung during COVID. tons of scoops in this @propublica piece, including the story of how the White House interfered with its guidance for churches: propublica.org/article/inside… pic.twitter.com/KPgXBz4ZJB
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Eric Feigl-Ding @DrEricDing - Thu Oct 15
📍TRUMP WH MUZZLED CDC—Trump wanted churches open. So, WH told the CDC to remove church “choir singing” from guidelines of risky #COVID19 activities. CDC refused to edit & published anyway. WH Pence office went ballistic—forced deletion from CDC website. 🧵propublica.org/article/inside… pic.twitter.com/8pb7pEGaGs
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Dr. Ali Khan @UNMC_DrKhan - Thu Oct 15
TDLR: Hard to win two front wars (i.e. @WhiteHouse & #SARSCoV2) Inside the Fall of @CDCgov . How the world’s greatest #publichealth organization was brought to its knees by a virus, the president and the capitulation of its own leaders propublica.org/article/inside…
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Charles Ornstein @charlesornstein - Thu Oct 15
Top CDC official to colleagues in May: “I am very troubled on this Sunday morning that there will be people who will get sick and perhaps die because of what we were forced to do." WOW. Inside the Fall of the CDC propublica.org/article/inside…
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Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD @PeterHotez - Thu Oct 15
This from @propublica is a painful but necessary read to prevent future health catastrophes. Question for Biden, Congress: How do we fix the agency to stop future WH interference, or establish independence from future anti-science disinformation assaults? propublica.org/article/inside…
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Beth S. Linas, PhD, MHS (she/her) @bethlinas - Fri Oct 16
Thank you,career #scientists of ⁦@CDCgov. “Senior ⁦@CDCgov⁩ staff describe waging battles that are as much about protecting #science from the White House as protecting the public from #COVID19. It’s a war that they’ve, more often than not, lost” propublica.org/article/inside…
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Thomas P. Bossert @TomBossert - Fri Oct 16
Read this sad story. Please. Inside the Fall of the CDC — ProPublica propublica.org/article/inside…
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Judy Guzman-Cottrill @drjootz - Fri Oct 16
If you're looking for a really, really depressing and infuriating story, I've got it right here for you: Inside the Fall of the CDC propublica.org/article/inside…
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Ezra Klein @ezraklein - Thu Oct 15
"Senior CDC staff describe waging battles that are as much about protecting science from the White House as protecting the public from COVID-19. It is a war that they have, more often than not, lost." propublica.org/article/inside…
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Jessica Briggs @jessikator - Thu Oct 15
This is by far the best reporting I've seen on how the CDC was kneecapped by politics. The "bankruptcy of trust" this has caused, with the public no longer trusting our premier public health agency, will be a terrible legacy of this administration. propublica.org/article/inside…
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Jeremy Kamil @macroliter - Sun Oct 18
Inside the Fall of the CDC propublica.org/article/inside…