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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:06 PM

The CDC Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. Then The Agency Disappeared.

The CDC Lost Control Of The Coronavirus Pandemic. Then The Agency Disappeared.
The world’s premier health agency pushed a flawed coronavirus containment strategy — until it disappeared from public view one day before the outbreak was declared a pandemic.

By Dan Vergano and Zahra Hirji

Posted on June 24, 2020, at 4:57 p.m. ET



On January 17, the world’s most trusted public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, announced it was screening travelers from Wuhan, China, because of a new infectious respiratory illness striking that city.

It was the CDC’s first public briefing on the outbreak, coming as China reported 45 cases of the illness and two deaths linked to a seafood and meat market in Wuhan. Chinese health officials had not yet confirmed that the new illness was transmitted from person to person. But there was reason to believe that it might be: four days earlier, officials in Thailand confirmed their first case, a traveler from Wuhan who had not visited the seafood market.

“Based on the information that CDC has today, we believe the current risk from this virus to the general public is low,” said Nancy Messonnier, the CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Messonnier, 54, was a veteran of the CDC’s renowned Epidemiological Intelligence Service, where she had risen through the ranks during the national responses to the anthrax attacks and the previous decade’s swine flu pandemic to eventually head the agency’s vaccines center.
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Then, when the containment strategy's failure became undeniable, just one day before the WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic — the CDC disappeared from public view.

“When the outbreak started, we had an aggressive tracing program, but unfortunately, as the cases rose, it went beyond the capacity,” CDC Director Robert Redfield later testified to Congress.

“We lost the containment edge.”

Much more at the link.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/danvergano/cdc-coronavirus-containment-redfield?bftwnews=&utm_term=4ldqpgc&__twitter_impression=true

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:10 PM

1. Someone stuck a pillow over their (the CDC) face. Suffocating any bad news. Killing 100,000's.

That someone is the (r)epuglicons and trump and his cohorts.

If there is an eye-for-an-eye then most of the (r)epuglicons and all of the trumps will pay.

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Response to erronis (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:13 PM

2. God I hope so. Move karma to the fast lane. ❤ nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:17 PM

3. Their screwing up of original tests hurt. But the trump admin is supposed to handle such

problems.

Our government failed us, primarily because of leadership.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:21 PM

4. Uh, yeah............ Somehow the A++++ rated health abency 'failed'

...........Had NOTHING TO DO WITH the MORAN in the WH.

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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:24 PM

5. Leadership matters...Lack of it kills....nt

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