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The past few years has caused me to believe/understand that they [the CDC] are a political creature, rather than a pure public health one.
You deserve many recs for this realization. The WHO and NIH are likewise often politically driven.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s new book, Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic, exposes much of what is wrong with the CDC in regard to its capacity to actually assist in “disease control.”
The notes about the book at its Amazon web page describe Gottlieb’s thesis in convincing terms. His prescription is nothing less than a re-making of the CDC along with the US government health framework, bureaucracy, and disease fighting mission.
Dr. Gottlieb has been a rational and reliably accurate voice since COVID-19 first became a public health threat. The WSJ just reviewed the above-described book, acknowledging the merit of Dr. Gottlieb’s conclusions.
His credentials read as follows:
Physician, former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, board member for both pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and genetic sequencing firm Illumina and presidential adviser: Dr. Gottlieb saw the crisis from multiple angles.