Trump Blocks CDC From Testifying At Hearing for Reopening Schools


Health Editor’s Note: Making sure schools reopen in the fall is one of the top items on Trump’s ‘Hate Americans” wish list. Yes, I said that…hate.  He has to hate us or he would be listening to all the medical input he can get to try to halt this COVID-19 run away wildfire.  Trump thinks sending kids back to school, creating a sense of normalization, will help his poll numbers.

Re-opening schools is first about the safety of children and teachers, and then about our nation. Yes, we would want children to return to school, because well, some children do not already know how to read and write or need more educational help than an already over-stressed/worked/and not prepared for teaching parent can provide at home.

Trump excluded scientific/medical knowledge from the beginning of this pandemic and he continues to do so, even though the numbers of cases and deaths mount in terrifying numbers daily. Other countries have embraced medical/scientific knowledge and they have a fraction of the cases and deaths that the U.S. has….Carol   

White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week

by Jim Acosta/CNN

(CNN)The White House is blocking US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield and other officials from the agency from testifying before a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on reopening schools next week, just as the debate over sending children back to classrooms has flared up across the US.

White House officials informed the committee of its decision in an email, a staff member on the House panel told CNN.

“Dr. Redfield has testified on the Hill at least four times over the last three months. We need our doctors focused on the pandemic response,” a White House official said, confirming the decision to block the CDC’s participation in the hearing.
But a spokesman for the House Education and Labor Committee said the panel had requested testimony from any CDC official, not necessarily Redfield.
“We asked for anyone at CDC who could testify at the hearing. The invite was not for Dr. Redfield or no one,” the official said.
House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott said the testimony from CDC officials is critical to understanding how scientists would manage the reopening of US schools.
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