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White House staffers pressured CDC on COVID children data, officials claim

White House staffers pressured the CDC to produce data that showed the spread of COVID-19 was declining in children ahead of schools reopening, some officials claimWhite House officials pressured the CDC to produce more data that showed the spread of COVID-19 was declining in young people, some officials sayThe officials, including Dr Deborah Birx and Vice President Mike Pence aides, were involved in pushing for alternate data, the New York Times reportsOlivia Troye, an ex-Pence aide, said she was repeatedly asked by the VP's chief of staff Marc Short to produce...
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CDC director says more than 90% of US susceptible to COVID-19 but vaccine predicted by spring 2021

The majority of Americans are vulnerable to contracting the novel coronavirus, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday.Dr Robert Redfield was testifying during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing when he revealed most of the US population is at risk of falling ill with the potentially deadly disease. 'The preliminary results in the first round show that a majority of our nation, more than 90 percent of the population, remains susceptible,' Redfield said.'A majority of Americans are still susceptible to this...
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