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    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr Robert Redfield was overheard talking about new White House COVID-19 task force adviser Dr Scott Atlas in a phone call, saying 'everything he says is false'.  Redfield, who has previously been rebuked by President Trump for his less-rosy assessments of the COVID-19 recovery, was overheard talking to a colleague on the phone on a flight from Atlanta to Washington D.C. on Friday, NBC News reports.  During the call, Redfield could be heard expressing concern that Atlas - who is a late addition to the coronavirus task force - is sharing inaccurate information with Trump.  'Everything he says is false,' Redfield is reported to have said in the call.  Dr Robert...
    Centers for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield was overheard in public as he voiced major concerns about one of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers on the White House coronavirus task force. NBC News released an article saying one of their reporters listened in on a phone call Redfield made during a commercial flight from Atlanta to Washington. During this conversation, Redfield bashed Dr. Scott Atlas by groaning to a colleague that the Trump pandemic adviser has shared false opinions and misleading information with the president numerous times throughout the coronavirus crisis. “Everything he says is false,” Redfield said on the phone. He also confirmed after the flight that he was speaking about Atlas at the time. NBC notes that...
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert Redfield reportedly criticized Friday new coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas, saying, “Everything he says is false.” Redfield allegedly made the remark during a phone conversation that was overheard by a network reporter, according to NBC News. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a protective mask during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images) Redfield is reportedly at loggerheads with Atlas over the Hoover Institution senior fellow’s questioning of the need to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic and the susceptibility of young people to the disease....
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) told a reporter that if he has to “take the words” of either the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or President Donald Trump on the coronavirus vaccine, “the president’s right.” During a Q&A on Thursday, a reporter asked McCarthy, “Who do you trust on Covid science,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield, “or the president?” “I will tell you this. I spent time yesterday with Dr. Slaoui, the chief scientific adviser. Very, very impressed with Secretary Azar as well,” McCarthy responded. “Dr. Slaoui has done fourteen vaccines, he’s probably the premier individual in the entire world. We’re going to have a safe an effective vaccine this year, and listen to the preparation of...
    White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows portrayed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head as out of the loop on the heels of Dr. Robert Redfield saying coronavirus vaccines wouldn't be readily available until mid-2021.  'I'm not saying he's not part of the process, I'm saying he's not closest to the decision making as it relates to the clinical 3 trials and the distribution thereof,' Meadows told reporters outside the White House Thursday.  Meadows was echoing comments made by President Donald Trump at Wednesday's press briefing, as the president pushed back on the two sound bites that came out of Redfield's testimony earlier in the day before a Senate committee.  White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows...
    CNN showed a snarky comparison of President Donald Trump and CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield’s “medical qualifications” following the president’s claim that Redfield was “confused” about the coronavirus vaccine. On Wednesday, Redfield told members of the Senate that face masks are “more guaranteed to protect”  the public than a coronavirus vaccine, and just hours later, Trump contradicted him by claiming he was “mistaken” and “confused,” adding, “It’s just incorrect information.” During Thursday morning’s edition of New Day, Alisyn Camerota and John Berman faulted the president for throwing the medical expert under the bus, later showing a graphic comparing their “medical qualifications.” “Just as an academic exercise here, let’s compare the scientific credentials of the two men in question,” Berman said after updating viewers. The CNN anchor then listed each...
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back his comments stating that face masks probably offer better protection from coronavirus than a vaccine. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield made the assertion during his Senate testimony Wednesday, only to be publicly disputed by President Trump before eventually clarifying his remarks on Twitter later on. “I 100% believe in the importance of vaccines and the importance in particular of a #COVID19 vaccine. A COVID-19 vaccine is the thing that will get Americans back to normal everyday life,” Redfield wrote . “The best defense we currently have against this virus are the important mitigation efforts of wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing and being careful about crowds,”...
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back his comments stating that face masks probably offer better protection from coronavirus than a vaccine. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield made the assertion during his Senate testimony Wednesday, only to be publicly disputed by President Trump before eventually clarifying his remarks on Twitter later on. “I 100% believe in the importance of vaccines and the importance in particular of a #COVID19 vaccine. A COVID-19 vaccine is the thing that will get Americans back to normal everyday life,” Redfield wrote. “The best defense we currently have against this virus are the important mitigation efforts of wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing and being careful about crowds,” he...
    President Donald Trump disputed testimony from CDC Director Robert Redfield to Congress on Wednesday, saying that he was mistaken about the effectiveness of masks and the timing of the coronavirus vaccine. Redfield testified that wearing a mask was probably more effective at preventing coronavirus than even a vaccine. “I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine,” Redfield said during testimony to the Senate on Wednesday. Trump dismissed the idea. “Number one, it’s not more effective than a vaccine,” he said, noting that he called Redfield to discuss his testimony on Capitol Hill. “I believe if you asked him, he would...
    Shortly after President Donald Trump contradicted CDC chief Robert Redfield on the timeline for a coronavirus vaccine, Redfield put out a statement emphasizing his belief in the importance of vaccines. To recap: Redfield was asked earlier during a congressional hearing about when a vaccine will be available for the general public. He said the vaccine would be ready, but in limited supply, by the end of 2020, and it would be widely available to the general public by mid-to-late 2021. Redfield was pretty clear in his answer, but the president claimed during his press conference hours later that the head of the CDC was just “confused” and “mistaken” and didn’t understand the question. The CDC chief put out a...
    President Trump on Wednesday said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield gave Congress “incorrect information” about masks and the speed of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Redfield told a Senate subcommittee hours earlier that the public won’t receive a potential vaccine until summer 2021. He also said wearing a face mask probably is better protection against COVID-19 than will be a vaccine. “I think he made a mistake,” Trump said at a White House press briefing. “We’ll be able to distribute at least 100 million vaccine doses by the end of 2020 and a large number much sooner than that,” Trump said. “Under no circumstance will it be as late as the doctor said.” Trump said that he...
    Meaghan Ellis September 16, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), weighed in with his opinion of face masks to protect against coronavirus. Redfield testified during a hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday where he urged Americans to “embrace” face coverings as he deemed masks the “most important, powerful public health tool” available. “Face masks, these face masks, are the most important, powerful public health tool we have, and I will continue to appeal for all Americans, all individuals in our country, to embrace these face coverings,” Redfield said. The top infectious disease expert highlighted just how effective a national mask mandate could be to slow...
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield broke with President Donald Trump’s administration on the timeline of developing a coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, saying it will take months longer than estimated to get into the hands of the public. Redfield made the comments during testimony to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday, saying a vaccine wouldn’t be widely available to the public until roughly half way through 2021. Other administration officials have said every American would be vaccinated much earlier than that. “If you’re asking me when is it going to be available to the American public,” Redfield said in the hearing. “I think we’re probably looking at late second quarter, third quarter 2021.” (RELATED: ‘Went Too Far’:...
    Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told members of the Senate that face masks are more guaranteed to protect the public than a Covid-19 vaccine during an appeal for Americans to wear masks. “Face masks, these face masks, are the most important, powerful public health tool we have, and I will continue to appeal for all Americans, all individuals in our country, to embrace these face coverings,” Redfield said during his Wednesday hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations. NEW: CDC Director Redfield to US Senate cmte.: “These facemasks are the important, powerful public health tool we have … I might even...
    A political appointee of President Trump has been interfering with COVID-19 reports by health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because their data doesn’t match the ‘optimistic messages’ sought by the White House. In one instance, CDC Director Robert Redfield and his scientists were accused of trying to ‘hurt the president’ with their reports about COVID-19, according to POLITICO. The reported interference was learned a day after it was revealed that the same group of Trump loyalists were seeking to muzzle Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert.  Since being named spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services, Michael Caputo, the Republican Party operative and former Trump campaign official, and his staff have...
    CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says teachers are 'critical workers' who may need to continue showing up to schools even after possible exposure to COVID-19.  In a telebriefing on Friday, Redfield praised the profession and stressed the importance of educators as classrooms across the country reopen for in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.  'I would just underscore how important our teachers are. I mean, their vocation is extremely important,' the top doctor stated.  He added: 'You know they didn't need to be formally recognized as critical infrastructure workers, because I think we all know they are.' Schools in several states have already been forced to close just days into the 2020-2021 academic year after students and faculty tested positive to...
    Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wears a protective mask during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump administration officials are set to defend the federal government's response to the coronavirus crisis at the hearing hosted by a House panel calling for a national plan to contain the virus. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director said the coronavirus could be managed if Americans follow preventative measures to stop the spread of the virus, CNBC reported. "But it is going to require all of us to embrace these mitigation steps," CDC head Robert Redfield said on a conference...
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention admitted on Friday that he was not informed ahead of time about the change in reporting on coronavirus data from hospitals. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) probed Dr. Robert Redfield about when he learned of the order from the Trump administration earlier this month requiring hospitals to bypass the CDC and instead report the information on coronavirus patients directly to a central database in Washington. “We weren’t directly involved in the final decision but what I can say is the CDC then and now continues to have access to all data,” Redfield responded. “There’s no restriction of any of the data.” He also said he didn’t discuss the decision with Vice...
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday pushed for schools to reopen in the fall during the coronavirus pandemic, saying it’s in the “public health interest” to do so. “I don’t think I can emphasize it enough as the director for the Centers for Disease Control, the leading public health agency in the world — it is in the public health interest that these K through 12 students to get the schools back open for face-to-face learning,” Dr. Robert Redfield told lawmakers with the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Redfield, a grandfather of 11 children, including one with cystic fibrosis, noted the important role schools play in mental health services and reporting of...
    The nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, as well as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield and Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services Admiral Brett Giroir are testifying before a House coronavirus panel Friday about the need for a national comprehensive plan to address the coronavirus pandemic. The hearing begins at 9 a.m.  The hearing comes as states nationwide are battling a surge in coronavirus cases. The U.S. this week surpassed 150,000 coronavirus deaths and has now seen more than 4.49 million cases. How to watch the hearing today What: Fauci, Redfield and Giroir testify before a House coronavirus panel on need for national coronavirus strategy Date: Friday, July...
    CDC Director Robert Redfield says that youth are likelier to be negatively impacted by suicides, drugs, and influenza than if they were exposed to COVID-19. What are the details? Redfield made the remarks during a Buck Institute webinar livestream on July 14. During the discussion, Redfield — a proponent of reopening U.S. schools amid the coronavirus pandemic — said that there is a very low coronavirus risk for children who do not have pre-existing conditions. He also said that people should be more concerned about suicides and drug overdoses among youth, as their numbers are "far greater" when compared to COVID-19 deaths in youth. "But there has been another cost that we've seen, particularly in high...
    Savannah Rychcik July 22, 2020 0 Comments Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is suggesting the decision to issue a mask mandate remains in the hands of governors. Appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Redfield was asked why there is not a nationwide mask mandate amid resistance from some Americans to wear masks. Redfield explained he is not sure a nationwide mask mandate would work as an incentive for Americans to wear masks and it is ultimately up to governors to decide whether or not they will implement one. “I’m not sure that mandating makes. I think the issue is how to motivate all Americans to do that,” Redfield...
    The Centers for Disease Control's director Robert Redfield says he is 'absolutely' comfortable with his grandchildren returning to school when they reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Redfield said he only had reservations about one of his grandsons returning to the classroom because he has cystic fibrosis.  'My other 10 grandchildren, eight of those are school-aged, 100 percent they can get back to school,' Redfield told ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday.  When asked if he was comfortable with them returning to school, Redfield said: 'Absolutely'.  'The only one there might be some reservations with is my grandson with cystic fibrosis, depending on how he can be accommodated in the school that he's in,' he said.  The Centers...
    Meaghan Ellis July 18, 2020 0 Comments The White House is blocking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield from testifying before Congress regarding the reopening of schools amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, it was made known that Redfield would not be allowed to speak at the hearing for the House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education scheduled for July 23. Shortly after the announcement, House Education Committee Chairman Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the lawmaker who requested Redfield’s presence at the hearing, released a statement, as he pushed back against the White House’s decision. “It is alarming that the Trump administration is preventing the CDC from appearing...
    The Centers for Disease Control will produce additional guidance on school reopenings after President Donald Trump demanded kids get back to the classroom, making it part of his pitch to voters as he seeks a second term. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said his agency wouldn't revise what was already public but would provide 'additional reference documents' on the subject. He didn't address what those additional documents would say or if it would change the extensive guidelines from his agency. 'Our guidelines are our guidelines but we are going to provide additional reference documents to aid basically communities that are trying to re-open K through 12s,' he said on ABC's 'Good Morning America.'  'It's not a revision of the guidelines,...
    Madison Summers July 9, 2020 0 Comments There are mixed views on whether people should be heading back to school in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, and President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing for it. After Trump pushed for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to revise its guidance on reopening schools, calling them “very tough” and “expensive,” the CDC said it would be issuing new guidelines, as IJR reported. However, now, CDC Director Robert Redfield is making it clear that the CDC does not plan to revise their guidelines. But, there will be more information provided. “Our guidelines are our guidelines, but we are going to provide additional reference documents to aid basically communities...
    Between 5 and 8% of the American population has been infected by the coronavirus causing the Covid-19, estimated Thursday the director of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), Robert Redfield, who insists that the pandemic is far away to be stopped in the country. “Between 5, 6, 7 or 8% of Americans have had an infection, whether they know it or not”, that is to say more than 20 million people and on the order of ten times more than the reported number of cases (2 , 4 million), said Robert Redfield during a conference call with reporters. These figures are based on serological tests carried out on samples representative of the population, and which make it...