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BREAKING: Trump Hijacks Info From CDC Dashboard — Again

The Trump administration does not want you to know what’s going on with coronavirus. This is nothing new. Here is a tweet from March 2, when the cover up first started. BREAKING: The CDC has stopped disclosing the number of Americans tested for coronavirus. On the left is how the website looked last night. On the right is what it looks like now, with the testing info removed. The lack of testing is a scandal. This is the coverup. pic.twitter.com/za5w9dkEKq — Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 2, 2020 So here’s the latest funny business. CNBC: Since the pandemic began, the CDC has regularly published data on availability of hospital beds and intensive care units across the country. But Ryan Panchadsaram, who helps run a data-tracking site called Covid Exit Strategy, said that when he tried to collect the data from the CDC on Tuesday, it had disappeared. When reached for comment Thursday by CNBC, HHS spokesman Michael Caputo said in a statement that the CDC was directed to make the data available again. If you are stunned, that a sitting *president* would hijack the CDC during a global pandemic, the director undoubtedly shares your feelings. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that states were told to stop sending hospital information to the National Healthcare Safety Network site, the CDC’s system for gathering data, beginning Wednesday. Instead, all data will now be reported through HHS’ reporting portal, officials said, adding that the decision was made to streamline data reporting and to provide HHS officials with real-time data. Public health specialists and former health officials acknowledged that the CDC’s data reporting infrastructure was limited, and said it needs to be overhauled to meet the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, they expressed concern in interviews with CNBC that the change could lead to less transparent data. When reached for comment Thursday by CNBC, HHS spokesman Michael Caputo said in a statement that the CDC was directed to make the data available again. In the future, he said, HHS will provide “more powerful insights.” The “more powerful insights” are going to be whatever self-serving lies Trump wants to tell. This is a breaking story and will be updated.  

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