April 17, 2021

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Reuters reveals how U.S. CDC missed chances to spot COVID’s silent spread

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Critics have widely asserted that the CDC fumbled key decisions during the coronavirus scourge because then-President Donald Trump and his administration meddled in the agency’s operations and muzzled internal experts. The matter is now the subject of a congressional inquiry. Yet Reuters has found new evidence that the CDC’s response to the pandemic also was marred by actions – or inaction – by the agency’s career scientists and frontline staff. In a Special Report, Reuters revealed how at a crucial moment in the pandemic when Americans were quarantined after possible exposure to the virus abroad, the agency declined or resisted potentially valuable opportunities to study whether the disease could be spread by those without symptoms.  

Article Tags

Topics of Interest: Health

Type: Reuters Best

Sectors: Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

Regions: North America

Win Types: Exclusivity

Story Types: Special Report / Insight

Media Types: Text

Customer Impact: Significant National Story