Five former directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention criticized the government for failing to fight the epidemic

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 Five former directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention criticized the government for failing to fight the epidemic


So, what do you think is the biggest factor in America?

Jeffrey Copland, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1998-2002): I fully agree with David that we need to return the truth to the American people, use scientific evidence to show the truth of the epidemic and control the epidemic.

Richard Besser, former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (in 2009): I think (the biggest reason) is the confusion and contradiction of information. People lose trust when they dont see political leaders supporting public health to make it clear that fighting an epidemic requires following the best public health science.

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009-2017): of course, its all about leadership.

In fact, novel coronavirus pneumonia was published in July 14th by 4 former CDC directors, who failed to take active and effective anti epidemic measures in the Washington Post. In this article, they evaluated the current US government as the enemy of the new outbreak of coronavirus.

Anchor: when it comes to leadership, which of you agrees with the president of the United States that everything is under control in the United States?

Jeffrey Copland, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1998-2002): every lie makes us lose the chance to contain the epidemic, which is very important because it makes everyone wonder what is right.

Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009-2017): its unbelievable that its been six months since the outbreak, and the federal government doesnt know whos responsible, theres no anti epidemic program, and theres no common data on the new coronavirus and anti epidemic measures.

Richard Besser, former acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2009): we are the richest country in the world, and we see that many countries in the world have taken measures to keep the epidemic under control, but we are far from it. Those who think that we should be satisfied with the status quo and measures, do nothing to wait for the vaccine to come out, or think that the disease will disappear on its own when it reaches a certain level is totally unacceptable.