March 8, 2020

TYPHOID DONALD:

Official: White House didn't want to tell seniors not to fly (MIKE STOBBE, 3/08/20, AP)

The White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on commercial airlines because of the new coronavirus, a federal official told The Associated Press.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention submitted the plan as a way of trying to control the virus, but White House officials ordered the air travel recommendation be removed, said the official who had direct knowledge of the plan. Trump administration officials have since suggested certain people should consider not traveling, but have stopped short of the stronger guidance sought by the CDC.

Posted by at March 8, 2020 3:57 PM

  

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