Republicans accused the agency of adjusting its own interests so as not to recognize the low risk of the spread of the virus that exists outdoors.
Washington— The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defended the agency on Tuesday, saying it accused federal scientists of being too slow to update pandemic control guidelines and that their recommendations were too conservative, especially for outdoor use. mask.
In a hearing between the Senate and other health officials on the federal government’s response to the pandemic, Republicans accused the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Rochelle Varensky, of adjusting her special interests and guiding it. To school and not aware of the low risk of spreading this disease. Viruses in the open air.
They say the agency has lost the trust of Americans trying to restore normal lives.
His complaints provoked growing anger-even among some public health experts-the federal government followed suit and relaxed its recommendations, as all states across the country were trying to reopen their economies.
What is frustrating is that it ranges from practical things (such as asking children if they should wear masks in the wild) to fantasy (from the National Institutes of Health’s conspiracy to work with the Chinese to strengthen the virus). Dr. Anthony S. Fauci called it “completely incorrect.”
Dr. Wallensky said that as more and more Americans are being vaccinated and scientists gain more knowledge about the coronavirus, the CDC is working hard to update its guidelines.