Thursday, April 23, 2020

CDC director Robert Redfield walks back comments made to WaPo claiming 'second wave' of devastating COVID-19 deaths next Fall

This morning I blasted off a post suggesting that Dr. Robert Redfield needed to be fired immediately. 
However. I failed to follow one of my admonishments of failing to read articles instead of relying on the headlines.  So, I read the article which was more about him encouraging Americans to get the flu shot this Fall.  But, this is the Washington Post and their agenda is obvious. Redfield was misquoted.  Or at least he claims that. 
Washington Times reports the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday tried to clarify comments he made about a “second wave” of coronavirus this fall, saying people should not think the pathogen itself will come back harder.
Goaded on by President Trump, Robert Redfield said the winter season could be more difficult because the flu and coronavirus might be circulating at the same time.
“I didn’t say [the virus] was going to be worse,” the director said. “I said it was going to be complicated, or difficult.”
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