Caputo Takes 60-Day Leave Of Absence After Controversial Statements

By Kelly Lienhard / September 16, 2020 at 3:34 PM
HHS’ top communications official, Michael Caputo, is taking a 60-day leave of absence following his reported efforts to alter scientific data coming out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and his senior policy advisor, Paul Alexander, who accused CDC of intentionally undermining the president, will leave the department, HHS announced Wednesday (Sept. 16) . HHS said Caputo decided to temporarily step down from his duties so he could focus on his health and the well-being of his family...

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