Ever since coronavirus cases started to rise again across the United States, President Donald Trump has tried to attribute the rise in cases to an increase in testing. He has stated that if we didn’t test as much we wouldn’t have as many cases reported. Of course, the United States lags behind many countries when it comes to testing. The spike in Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks has clearly agitated the President, who continues to insist that “we are doing great.” In an outright attempt to control the narrative, the Trump administration has ordered hospitals to send all data concerning Covid-19 patients to a database in the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. rather than to the Center for Disease Control. This means the info will no longer be readily available to the public or to health officials who use the data to make projections and decisions. A spokesman for the H.H.S. department says the C.D.C. system is “inadequate” and the new reporting protocol is “what our nation needs to control the coronavirus.” The spokesman also said the agencies’ two systems would be linked and that the C.D.C. would continue to make data available to the public, they just “simply won’t control it.” C.D.C. officials as well as other health officials expressed concern over the move.
Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.