Former FDA Chief Blames the CDC for Hindering Pandemic Response

Former FDA Chief Blames the CDC for Hindering Pandemic Response
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Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA Commissioner, has written a new book called “Uncontrolled Spread,” where he explains some interesting stuff regarding the ongoing COVID pandemic. He also blames the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for not moving fast enough and hindering the US response to the pandemic, according to a new article from Axios.com.

Gottlieb also believes that better intelligence at the start of an outbreak would help the US to act faster. He says that there’s a need for human assets in the medical community so an outbreak can be predicted, adding that typical streams of intelligence must be monitored.

Part of the description of Gottlieb’s book says:

Physician and former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb asks: Has America’s COVID-19 catastrophe taught us anything?
In Uncontrolled Spread, he shows how the coronavirus and its variants were able to trounce America’s pandemic preparations, and he outlines the steps that must be taken to protect against the next outbreak. As the pandemic unfolded, Gottlieb was in regular contact with all the key players in Congress, the Trump administration, and the drug and diagnostic industries. He provides an inside account of how level after level of American government crumbled as the COVID-19 crisis advanced.

According to data brought by worldometers.info, the COVID pandemic has caused a total of over 227 million infections worldwide and more than 4.6 million deaths. But there is also some good news: more than 204.5 million people had been recovered after COVID illness. The most affected country remains the USA, with over 42.6 million infections and more than 688,000 deaths, followed by India, Brazil, the UK, Russia, and so on.

Unfortunately, nobody knows for sure when and if the pandemic will end.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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