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CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL; ; CDC's status on front line weathers political squall

Jul 20, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Supporters worry over White House's shift in reliance on key agency.

The policy shift happened quietly, but the message heard by many public health experts was loud and clear: The White House was sidelining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In a document recently posted with little fanfare to the Department of Health and Human Services' website, the Trump administration ordered hospitals to circumvent the CDC when reporting information about COVID-19 patients and instea...