Fmr. CDC Director: Prioritize Testing For Schools To Reopen
Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under President Obama News">Barack Obama, explains to Lawrence O'Donnell how prioritizing testing is necessary to prevent and contain coronavirus outbreaks. Aired on 7/30/2020.
Ali Velshi reads passages from a letter from celebrated public health official Dr. William Foege to Trump CDC director Robert Redfield encouraging Redfield to stand up to Donald Trump's political distortions of CDC science, even though it would surely result in his dismissal. Aired on 10/09/2020. Former Vice President Joe Biden outlines his plan for reopening schools safely during the coronavirus pandemic and focused on rate of transmission in the community, making sure teachers and proper PPE, and smaller class sizes. In a TRMS exclusive, Rachel Maddow reports on the CDC changing the language on its own coronavirus safety protocols for a South Dakota Smithfield meat processing plant to make the language more optional on orders from CDC Director Robert Redfield's office. Aired on 09/22/2020. Five former CDC directors say the agency has been sidelined in the coronavirus pandemic and that science has be co-opted by politics