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More Than 1,000 CDC Officers Criticize U.S. COVID-19 Response

The concerns come from current and former employees

More than 1,000 current and former officers of an elite disease-fighting program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have signed an open letter expressing dismay at the nation’s public-health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and calling for the federal agency to play a more central role.

“The absence of national leadership on COVID-19 is unprecedented and dangerous,” said the letter, signed by current and former officers of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service of outbreak investigators. “CDC should be at the forefront of a successful response to this global public health emergency.”

Signers included two former CDC directors: Jeffrey Koplan, who led the agency under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and Tom Frieden, who served under President Barack Obama.

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