Can the CDC be trusted when it comes to schools?

Trump could politicize a ham sandwich, it’s his gift and our curse. Well somehow he politicized opening schools and people are picking sides.


From CNN,


After President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that he disagreed with US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for safely reopening schools because they are “very tough” and “expensive,” the agency said it would issue new recommendations next week.
The move came as the Trump administration makes a concerted push for schools to reopen by the fall, even as cases surge in some parts of the country.
After Trump voiced displease at the CDC’s handling of the issue, the agency’s director said his recommendations shouldn’t be used as an excuse for not returning children to classrooms.
Instead, Dr. Robert Redfield and other members of the White House coronavirus task force said every effort must be made to bring students back to schools, suggesting doing otherwise would harm their health and development.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/08/politics/trump-cdc-school-guidelines-funding/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0r1P5DaGt4YGZydZCcGIlEIrWoMpY7cJKN6JI3D9JLIbSAaa4B1exp78o


Um, so following their recommendations is an excuse? How does that compute? Every effort seems to include, risk their teacher’s lives.  


So here is the thing, since the president didn’t like the recommendations, the new plan is to get new recommendations.


From the USA Today, 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on reopening schools after President Donald Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday.
“The president said today we just don’t want the guidance to be too tough,” Pence said at a news conference at the U.S. Department of Education. “That’s the reason why, next week, CDC is going to be issuing a new set of tools, five different documents that will be giving even more clarity on the guidance going forward.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/08/pence-cdc-changing-coronavirus-school-guidelines-after-trump-attack/5398493002/?

So this is what the upside-down is like?

For those scoring at home.

Trump tweeted he didn’t like the CDC guidelines and was going to talk to them.

The CDC then said, why would somebody use our guidelines?

Now we are getting new guidelines.

Sadly the CDC has just traded its credibility and an unknown amount of lives for a few months of employment.  Shame on them.

To read more, click the link, https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-education/new-u-s-cdc-school-reopening-guidelines-promised-after-trump-complains-idUSKBN24922X

One Reply to “Can the CDC be trusted when it comes to schools?”

  1. Trump says this is all about politics and he's right. This is so he can declare MISSION ACCOMPLISHED before the November election while people die. He doesn't like the game so he changes the rules and moves the goalposts. Did he threaten to cut the CDC funding too? Welcome to crazy town!

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