President Donald Trump’s administration imposed on the US health authorities a controversial recommendation regarding tests to detect Covid-19 disease, at the expense of the applicable scientific work rules, according to the New York Times.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the main federal health agency in the United States, in August, posted on its website a recommendation not to test people who have been exposed to the virus and are not showing symptoms.
This recommendation was severely criticized, at a time when experts are requesting an examination of the largest number of people possible to try to stop the spread of the new Coronavirus, which has killed more than 197,000 people in the United States.
The “New York Times” quoted what was contained in internal documents as well as statements by officials of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, without naming them. She wrote that the recommendation “was published on the authority’s website despite strong objections to it.”
According to the newspaper, an official at the Centers for Disease Prevention said that the Trump administration’s Health Ministry and the White House rewrote the text that was “published on the official website of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regardless of the agency’s strict scientific review mechanism,” and contrary to the opinion of many of its officials.