The White House asked the hospital to bypass the CDC and report the epidemic data directly.
The U.S. government requires domestic hospitals to submit information about the new crown epidemic to the United States Department of Health and Human Services directly from the 15th local time, and no longer passes through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Criticized, saying that the government further politicized scientific issues.
The White House requested to bypass the CDC to report epidemic data
According to the US”Capitol Hill” report, the US Department of Health and Human Services website”quietly” posted New guidance and Q&A documents for hospitals and laboratory departments were issued, requesting to bypass CDC to report epidemic data.
Screenshot of the Capitol Hill report
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed the news to reporters on Wednesday.
U.S. hospitals originally reported epidemic data to the”National Health Care Safety Network” run by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This network is regarded as the most widely used infection tracking system in the United States. The information tracked by the CDC includes the number of available beds, the number of available ventilators, and the number of new crown cases in hospital.
Redfield said that for public health, data is the core lifeblood. Collecting and distributing data as soon as possible is the CDC’s top priority.
US health experts applaud this move:politicize scientific issues
US public health experts warn about this, saying the move will Further politicization of scientific issues will only harm public health workers and patients with new coronary pneumonia.
Thomas File, chairman of the American Society of Infectious Diseases, stated in a statement:”Putting medical data collection outside the leadership of public health experts may severely impair the accuracy of the data Sex and reliability will add trouble to overwhelmed hospitals and bring new challenges to the US epidemic response.”
He said:”Collecting and reporting public health data is an important part of disease prevention and prevention in the United States. The core functions of the control center, and bypassing the agency will damage the authority of our national public health experts.”
On the 14th local time, four former directors of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Washington Post A co-authored commentary article bombarded Trump, saying that science has never been so deeply influenced by politics.
Screenshot of the”Washington Post” report
The article points out that the government’s repeated actions to subvert public health standards have brought confusion and uncertainty, while unnecessarily placing lives In danger.
The article said that the CDC has thousands of experts who have been fighting deadly infectious diseases such as AIDS and Ebola for decades. These people are best able to help Americans get out of this crisis as safely as possible. Unfortunately, when the American people need the guidance of these professionals, they are attacked by parties, which is unreasonable and the consequences can be dangerous.
The article points out that the terrible impact of weakening the status of disease control centers is gradually emerging. Due to the disregard of public health guidelines, the number of infections and deaths in the United States has risen sharply, and the United States has now become a counterexample to the global epidemic.
David Satcher, a former American surgeon, called the move”very frightening.” Sachter said,”Now, there is a conflict between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the White House. If we want to save lives, we should try to get rid of such conflicts.”
The outside world is worried that the White House has been on the edge of the CDC Change. Federal government officials recently vehemently criticized Anthony Fudge, an important member of the White House’s New Coronary Pneumonia Outbreak Response Working Group.