October 7, 2020

NO ONE HAS EVER KILLED MORE AMERICANS THAN DONALD:

'It is a slaughter': Infectious disease icon asks CDC director to expose White House, orchestrate his own firing (Brett Murphy & Letitia Stein, 10/07/20, USA TODAY)

Dr. William Foege, a renowned epidemiologist who served under Democratic and Republican presidents, detailed in a private letter he sent last month to CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield his alarm over how the agency has fallen in stature while the pandemic raged across America.

Foege, who has not previously been a vocal critic of the agency's handling of the novel coronavirus, called on Redfield to openly address the White House's meddling in the agency's efforts to manage the COVID-19 crisis and then accept the political sacrifice that would follow. He recommended that Redfield commit to writing the administration's failures -- and his own -- so there was a record that could not be dismissed.

"You could upfront, acknowledge the tragedy of responding poorly, apologize for what has happened and your role in acquiescing," Foege wrote to Redfield. He added that simply resigning without coming clean would be insufficient. "Don't shy away from the fact this has been an unacceptable toll on our country. It is a slaughter and not just a political dispute."

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