The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Senate lawmakers that his agency has not altered its scientific publications on the coronavirus. (Sept. 16)
PATTY MURRAY: We need to make sure, once and for all, that political interference from President Trump does not further undermine our response to this crisis.
ROBERT REDFIELD: Another thing that has saddened me to hear on our watch the concern that somehow some have that the integrity of this really important publication was somehow compromised. And I just want to assure you, and the other senators, and the American public that the scientific integrity of the MMWR has not been compromised. It will not be compromised on my watch.
BRETT GIROIR: We are now at an inflection point in testing. This month, we anticipate the availability of approximately three million tests per day, and at least half of these will be rapid point of care. We will have available more point of care tests in September than the total number of tests performed in August.
ROBERT REDFIELD: And as we move into the fall, we're adding one of the most significant scientific contributions to medicine to our evidence based mitigation strategies-- flu vaccination. Flu vaccine is safe, and CDC encourages Americans to embrace flu vaccine with confidence for themselves, their families, and their community.