Scientists outraged by White House appointees' meddling with coronavirus information: 'Outright egregious' - 2020-09-13

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F367.png Scientists outraged by White House appointees' meddling with coronavirus information: 'Outright egregious' September 13, 2020, Elizabeth Weise, USA Today

Scientists and physicians reacted with words such as "aghast," "despicable" and "outrageous" over the weekend as news spread that White House appointees interfered with a basic national public health report when it conflicted with President Donald Trump's coronavirus messaging.

Michael Caputo, the Health and Human Services assistant secretary for public affairs, acknowledged Saturday that since June, he and an adviser have scrutinized and at times pushed for changes to a weekly health report distributed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The meddling, first reported by Politico, included efforts to stop the publication of a report last week on the use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug often touted by Trump, delay a 10-state study of COVID-19 infection statistics in June and another on the spread of coronavirus at a Georgia sleep-away camp.

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