For one week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stopped issuing new health information related to the novel coronavirus after altering the procedure by which that information was being shared with the American people, sources with direct knowledge of the change told ABC news.
The type of information that has been withheld has previously been vital to hospitals, health officials and local leaders on the front linens providing updated guidance on how to treat, test and slow the spread of the illness, which has claimed over 20,000 American lives. A source told ABC news that includes additional “guidance on who should be tested and when”.
“If any updates are made to existing guidance or new guidance is made, the CDC is requiring every piece to have approved talking points and maybe a summary statement” CDC employees and scientists learned on a CDC conference call. “We know we have new science, but updates based on new and emerging science are not updated or able to be shared, including CDC “recommendations on best practice and guidance on how to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading COVID”.
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