CDC Director Says He Supports Switch To HHS Database

By Amy Lotven / July 16, 2020 at 8:31 AM
CDC Director Robert Redfield told reporters on Wednesday that the agency was involved in and supports the highly controversial directive that hospitals stop submitting COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and instead report the information to a new HHS database. Redfield’s comments come as health experts and many Democratic lawmakers have assailed the HHS decision as a politically driven power grab. Administration officials were noncommittal when asked whether the new system would be available to the...

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