AP Report Finds Top White House Officials Buried CDC Study on Reopening
Only certain aspects were fast-tracked for approval
The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according to internal government emails obtained by The Associated Press.
The files also show that after the AP reported Thursday that the guidance document had been buried, the Trump administration ordered key parts of it to be fast-tracked for approval.
The trove of emails show the nation's top public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spending weeks working on guidance to help the country deal with a public health emergency, only to see their work quashed by political appointees with little explanation.
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