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Voice of America 27 Aug 2020

5 Former US CDC Directors say Coronavirus Response has been Co-opted by Politics

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Five former CDC directors say the agency has been sidelined in the coronavirus pandemic and that science has be co-opted by politics


The government has been accused of 'losing control' by the shadow work and pensions secretary Jonathan Reynolds.

It comes after the Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, called the new restrictions a 'Hotel California lockdown' as many are unsure of when they'll be able to leave.

Mr Reynolds also called for economic support, if there are more restrictions, in order to protect businesses.
During the first and only vice presidential debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence, the senator said "Americans have witnessed the greatest failure of any presidential administration" in regard to President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Senator Kamala Harris slammed Donald Trump's coronavirus response as the ‘greatest failure' of any presidential administration, in Wednesday night's vice presidential debate against Mike Pence.

FRANCE 24 correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani says the vice president struggled to convincingly defend Trump's handling of coronavirus, which has killed more than 210,000 people in the country.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Anthony Gardner, former US Ambassador to the EU, discussed President-elect Joe Biden's pick of Antony Blinken for secretary of state and how the incoming administration must re-engage with long-time US allies after President Donald Trump's unilateral approach to foreign policy.

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