Trump team weighs a CDC scrubbing to deflect mounting criticism – POLITICO

The CDC, with a staff of 20,000 people, has long served as a model for public health agencies around the world, with a global stature held by few U.S. agencies. But even before the pandemic, Trump administration health officials had discussed shrinking the CDC’s purview — stressing to Redfield after his 2018 arrival that he should consider reorganizing and…

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