The highest levels

Trump and his goons really do want to kill us. AP has more details on how top officials buried the CDC report:

The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation’s top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House, according to internal government emails obtained by The Associated Press.

The files also show that after the AP reported Thursday that the guidance document had been buried, the Trump administration ordered key parts of it to be fast-tracked for approval.

“They’re onto us, quick, get some of it out there so that we can say oh no we didn’t.”

The trove of emails show the nation’s top public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spending weeks working on guidance to help the country deal with a public health emergency, only to see their work quashed by political appointees with little explanation.

On the one hand you have medical expertise during a raging pandemic, and on the other hand you have people who care only about getting elected or appointed. Bit of a conflict of motives.

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that the documents had not been approved by CDC Director Robert Redfield. The new emails, however, show that Redfield cleared the guidance.

In other words former Fox mouthpiece McEnany lied to us. Last week she told the press she would never lie to them…and then lied to them about 60 seconds later.

According to the documents, CDC continued inquiring for days about the guidance that officials had hoped to post by Friday, May 1, the day Trump had targeted for reopening some businesses, according to a source who was granted anonymity because they were not permitted to speak to the press.

On April 30 the CDC’s documents were killed for good.

“Soz, we don’t want your guidance, we want people to get out there and ride the buses, work the jobs, spend the money, pick up the economy.”

The administration had already released its Opening Up America Again Plan, and the clock was ticking. Staff at CDC thought if they could get their reopening advice out there, it would help communities do so with detailed expert help.

But hours later on April 30, CDC’s Chief of Staff McGowan told CDC staff that neither the guidance documents nor the decision trees “would ever see the light of day,” according to three officials who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

“Sucks to be you.”

Then yesterday the AP ran the story and the goons scrambled to get some of the guidance out there.

They’re actively trying to kill us.

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