PBS NewsHour

Why CDC's politicization is 'dangerous' for American public

Clip: 07/14/2020 | 8m 8s | Video has closed captioning.

The CDC is traditionally seen as the leading government agency to monitor public health and communicate key information to the public. But according to four former heads of the agency, the Trump administration has been interfering in the CDC's central role during this pandemic. Dr. Richard Besser, a former acting director, joins William Brangham to discuss what he argues is a dangerous shift.

Aired: 07/14/20

Rating: NR

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