[COMMENTARY] Trump Trying to Control COVID19 Data
Donald Trump, ever worried about his re-election chances in the light of new poll numbers showing he’s losing to Joe Biden in Texas, has created a new outrage by intercepting data meant for the CDC and rerouting it to the Department of Health and Human Services, which is headed by ultimate Trump crony Alex Azar.
By attempting to falsify the real number of cases in the United States, Trump will then be able to downplay the pandemic and continue his push to reopen schools.
The CDC was surprised by the move, as it is traditionally their role to monitor and share information regarding national health issues. This step by the Trump Administration is just the latest attempt to control the truth regarding the coronavirus; it has already separated from the World Health Organization and is also looking to fully take over the Voice of America and its affiliates around the world.
Along with the news of the change in data collection, Trump is planning to ask state governors to use the National Guard to collect the information. Trump’s ultimate goal is to do away with the Centers for Disease Control entirely. This is yet another frightening step towards dictatorship and one Congress needs to be looking at a lot more closely.