Free the FDA and the CDC from political pressure

Free the FDA and the CDC from political pressure

Sep 10 2020

There are indications that President Donald Trump's administration is putting political pressure on these agencies, desperate to show some headway in response to Covid-19, after the pandemic has killed over 185,000 Americans, hospitalized hundreds of thousands, and sickened millions.

Worse, many fear such pressure is effective in turning these agencies away from science and toward apparently political decisions. This is not a slur on the civil servants in these agencies. From the outside, it looks like they are being circumvented.

Source: CNN