White House puts political operatives at CDC to control info

The White House has installed two political operatives with no public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to try to control the information the agency releases about the coronavirus, as the Trump administration seeks to paint a positive outlook on the pandemic, sometimes at odds with the scientific evidence.

The two appointees assigned to the CDC’s Atlanta headquarters have been tasked with keeping an eye on Dr. Robert Redfield, the agency’s director, as…

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