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A Thousand Current And Former Employees Protest Politicization Of CDC

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Over 10,000 people work at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And according to Business Insider, a thousand current and former CDC officers have put their names to a letter criticizing the politicization of the health agency. The letter comes after a Kaiser poll revealed 62% of adults reported last month they fear 'political pressure' will rush a coronavirus vaccine. In September, Trump administration officials reportedly delayed CDC reports that were not in line with its politics. The White House also planted two political operatives, with no public health experience, in the CDC to keep the agency's scientists on message. The absence of national leadership on COVID-19 is unprecedented and dangerous. Open letter from current and former CDC employees to the Trump Administration