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U.S. media: 1000 epidemiological experts sent open letters condemning US response to epidemic situation

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According to a report entitled "more than 1000 current and former CDC program members denounce the United States' response to the epidemic" published on the website of the Wall Street Journal on October 16, more than 1000 current and former members of an elite CDC Program signed an open letter expressing their views on the public health response to the new epidemic in the United States He was disappointed and called on the CDC to play a more important role in the fight against the epidemic.


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"The lack of national leadership in the fight against the epidemic is unprecedented and dangerous," the open letter, signed by current and former members of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "should be at the forefront of a successful response to this global public health emergency."

The authors include former CDC director Jeffrey Copland and Tom Frieden.

"We are concerned about the politicization and silence of the NHS during the outbreak," they wrote The letter was published on Friday in the industry newsletter epidemiological surveillance.

The CDC responded: "today, like every day in its 74 year history, the CDC has been providing the best information and advice available to the American public."

The CDC has long been considered the world's most famous public health agency, which usually plays an important role in the global response to epidemics, the report said.

The report also pointed out that during the epidemic period, the trump government often took an in-depth participation in the formulation of scientific recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, and opposed the guidance on restarting churches and schools and wearing masks.

The report noted that a recent poll showed that the trust of the American people in the Centers for Disease Control and prevention has declined. At present, many professionals have come forward to say that it is necessary to restore the agency's leading role in national epidemic prevention.

According to the report, EIS is a two-year CDC project that allows project members to learn about epidemic prevention while fighting infectious diseases such as Ebola. EIS 1984-level member, epidemiologist Charles Rabkin, said he spent months contacting each EIS project member for nearly 70 years to collect signatures for the open letter.

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