Documents and interviews show how senior officials sought to play down the risks of sending children back to the classroom, alarming public health experts.
BREAKING: Documents and interviews show that senior officials in the Trump administration - including Dr. Deborah Birx - sought to play down the risks of sending American children back to the classroom. https://t.co/sqbUpD2B4S
"One member of Pence’s staff was repeatedly asked by Marc Short, the VP chief of staff, to get the CDC to produce reports showing a decline in coronavirus cases among young people...Short dispatched junior members of the VP’s staff to circumvent the CDC." https://t.co/i0quLTcTgG
NYT: Top White House officials pressured the CDC this summer to downplay the risk of sending children back to school https://t.co/a2JZ0avSZr
🚨🚨🚨NEW: "The documents and interviews show how the White House spent weeks trying to press public health professionals to fall in line with President Trump’s election-year agenda of pushing to reopen schools and the economy as quickly as possible." https://t.co/i0quLTuuFg
Remember, these are the folks who ripped children from their mothers’ arms at the border. They claim to be human. Are they really? https://t.co/EqBoPsNLWW
“As part of their behind-the-scenes effort, White House officials also tried to circumvent the C.D.C. in a search for alternate data showing that the pandemic was weakening and posed little danger to children” https://t.co/GUvYtRTD9t
This seems incredibly shockingly bad https://t.co/HobpEifOHY
As Republicans blocked critical aid that our schools need to safely reopen this fall, the White House put politics over the health of our kids and teachers by pressuring the CDC to mislead families about the risks of COVID-19 in our schools. Outrageous. https://t.co/zT2HMv4QRV
These reports of the Trump administration pressuring public health officials at the CDC to downplay the risk to our children, families, teachers, and staff in the rush to reopen schools are obscene. The HHS Inspector General must investigate NOW. https://t.co/gw9sdXCQvl
The Trump White House pressured the CDC to downplay the risk of sending children back to school. They put the lives of children at risk, yet claim to be "pro-life." https://t.co/5xwOTFALPF
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