Experts worry CDC is sidelined in coronavirus response

  • President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Washington, as Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly found its suggestions for fighting the coronavirus outbreak taking a backseat to other concerns within the Trump administration. That leaves public health experts outside government fearing the agency’s decades of experience in beating back disease threats are going to waste.

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