Change the advice to make it more trumpy

NBC has a slightly different account of what Trump & goons did about the CDC report on re-opening: NBC says they sent it back to the CDC requesting revisions, as opposed to shelving it. Maybe different unnamed officials are telling different reporters different things.

The White House sent back guidelines it received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month on how businesses, schools and other organizations should reopen with a request for revisions, two administration officials said. The White House coronavirus task force, which is headed by Vice President Mike Pence, viewed the CDC’s advice as overly restrictive and in some cases thought it undercut the White House’s three-phase guidelines for opening up the country, released in mid April, the official said.

Yes but we don’t want Trump’s goons telling the CDC what to do on medical advice, we want the reverse of that. We want the CDC telling Trump & goons, because the CDC has knowledge and Trump & goons have self-interest.

“Issuing overly specific instructions — that CDC leadership never cleared — for how various types of businesses open up would be overly prescriptive and broad for the various circumstances states are experiencing throughout the country,” a task force official told NBC News, noting that the White House guidelines advise states to open up in safe and responsible ways based on their own data and response efforts.

“Guidance in rural Tennessee shouldn’t be the same guidance for urban New York City,” the official said. “For some of these reasons, the Task Force, who saw this after it was leaked, asked for certain revisions to be made to not only follow the phases in the Open Up America guidance, but work for all across America whether in rural areas or urban.”

Oh bullshit. Six feet are six feet whether you’re in New York or Montana. That’s just a transparent pretext for letting Republican governors put their state’s people at risk to please Trump.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked Thursday at her weekly news conference about the news regarding the CDC report. She said that the U.S. must have a “federal standard” for reopening because she said “viruses know no borders.”

“The way this has been handled is most unfortunate because, first of all, they had guidelines, which were weak but nonetheless guidelines, and then the president said you don’t even have to honor them, and then we find out now that there was a CDC report that had much more comprehensive guidelines and they buried it in the White House.”

Or sent it back demanding revisions.

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