The Politico report said that the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, a public report compiled by scientists that's served as the key communication avenue between the CDC and health care providers, researchers, journalists and the public since the 1980s, has been tinkered with when CDC findings didn't align with President Donald Trump's public statements about coronavirus. The critique, in the communication team's opinion, was that the CDC reports did not explicitly point out that Americans with COVID-19 could have become infected due to their own behavior, according to the Politico story.
According to Politico, attempts by political appointees to alter the MMWR to their liking "began in earnest after a May report authored by senior CDC official Anne Schuchat, which reviewed the spread of Covid-19 in the United States and caused significant strife within the health department".
The CDC sources also accused the HHS of suppressing reports on the ineffectiveness of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria medication touted by Trump as a possible COVID-19 treatment even though it can dangerously exacerbate underlying issues. However, inside sources reveal that while Redfield had forced himself to comply with most of Caputo's requests and wishes, he kicks back at very sweeping changes that make nonsense of the health agency.
"Caputo and his team have attempted to add caveats to the CDC's findings, including an effort to retroactively change agency reports that they said wrongly inflated the risks of Covid-19 and should have made clear that Americans sickened by the virus may have been infected due to their own behavior", Politico's sources suggest.
"The reports must be read by someone outside of CDC like myself, and we can not allow the reporting to go on as it has been, for it is outrageous. Its lunacy", Alexander allegedly said.
The CDC papers moot are actually described Morbidity and also Mortality Weekly Report, which offer fast recaps of the condition of our expertise concerning hygienics concerns. But with the political interference of Trump's communications aides, Caputo often insists that certain wordings be used in the reports and often changes the language in the reports to suit the statements and activities of the president.
"CDC to me appears to be writing hit pieces on the administration", Alexander wrote to Redfield. This hurts any president or administration. "Their aim is clear".
"Alarmingly, as Covid-19 has spread", Representatives Diana DeGette of Colorado and Frank Pallone of New Jersey wrote to the HHS in June, "CDC officials have reportedly stated that White House decisions - driven by politics instead of science - have constrained attempts to mount a coordinated response".
"Dr. Alexander advises me on pandemic policy and he has been encouraged to share his opinions with other scientists", Caputo said.
"Our intention is to make sure that evidence, science-based data drives policy through this pandemic-not ulterior deep state motives in the bowels of CDC", he said, referring to a "deep-state" conspiracy theory previously promoted by Trump and his reelection campaign.