Raw Story: Former President Donald Trump’s administration is under fire for hindering the government’s pandemic response and rolling back Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coronavirus mitigation guidelines in an effort to protect his interests.
According to CNBC News, the latest reports stem from documentation compiled during the House Oversight investigation launched back in September 2020. Based on the documents, the Trump administration is said to have intentionally suppressed COVID-19 testing by rolling back the CDC guidelines. from CNBC:
- In August, the CDC revised its Covid-19 testing guidance to say that people who don’t have symptoms “do not necessarily need a test” even if they were exposed to an infected person.
- The move was widely criticized by public health specialists and politicians, who said testing symptomless people is an important part of identifying and cutting off chains of spread.
- A House committee on Monday released newly obtained emails that indicate political pressure shaped the guidance.