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Ex-CDC Director Calls on Robert Redfield to Expose “Colossal Failure” of Pandemic Response

HeadlineOct 08, 2020

The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called on current CDC Director Robert Redfield to orchestrate his own firing in order to expose the Trump administration’s incompetent handling of the pandemic. In a letter dated September 23 and obtained by USA Today, William Foege asks Redfield to apologize to CDC employees for acquiescing to Donald Trump and to publicly repudiate his administration.

Foege writes, “The failure of the White House to put the CDC in charge has resulted in the violation of every lesson learned in the last 75 years that made CDC the gold standard for public health in the world.” Foege added, “When they fire you, this will be a multi-week story and you can hold your head high.”

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