CDC: 'lives and money' lost by delayed White House coronavirus response


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials said “lives and money” were lost because of the delayed coronavirus response by the White House, CNN reported Wednesday.

The CDC had proposed a global advisory against air travel about a week before an alert was published in mid-March, according to documents obtained by CNN. This delay caused the U.S. to lose vital time to fight the pandemic as 66,000 European travelers entered American airports every day.

CDC officials told CNN that the agency’s plans to combat the coronavirus pandemic were crippled by the White House, which they said prioritized politics over science.

The delay for the global advisory is the latest reported example of the strained relationship between the agency and White House throughout the pandemic. Six mid- and higher-ranking staff members at the CDC expressed their discontent to the news outlet.

"We've been muzzled," a current CDC official told the network. "What's tough is that if we would have acted earlier on what we knew and recommended, we would have saved lives and money."

The CDC was ready to issue the global advisory on March 5, according to a document obtained by CNN that said it was cleared internally. But the alert wasn’t made public until March 11, on the same day President Trump announced restrictions on travel from several European countries.


  • How wonderful for you @FactsMatter to repeat what the communist party of china is saying.


    Hitler is happy right now in hell.
  • lol@Rastaman.

    CDC stands for the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, not the Communist Demons of China.

    The CDC is an agency of the Trump administration.

    But thanks for the laughs. Keep them coming.

  • Its chinese propaganda. CDC says the wuhan virus started in China! The CDC says the wuhan virus is capable of being transferred from human to human.

    China said the CDC is lying.

    Now your bitch ass @FactsMatter is saying the opposite.

    Say it with me fm. It started in China and it was intentionally spread to the globe by CHINA.

  • We know chinese propaganda when we see it. Like your bitch ass said russia collusion was real.

    How can we trust someone like you who has been lying from 2016-2019?

  • Yes, MAGA - Make America Grieve Again.

    Your hero is doing a great job. America leads the world in number of infected citizens (more than 1.5 million) AND in number of deaths (nearly 100,000 and counting.)

    Great job, Trump! lol
  • Who's Number One, Rant Man? lol
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