July 15, 2020 – A Turning Point for Trust

Today is the day that I no longer fully trust the COVID-19 data being pushed out by the federal government. “As of Wednesday, hospitals are being instructed by HHS not to use [the CDC’s] system and instead to report to a new site set up by the department using a private contractor called TeleTracking. “The new system was set up by TeleTracking, a private company based in Pennsylvania, which was awarded the $10 million contract in a noncompetitive bid in April. Sen. Patty Murphy, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate health committee, wrote a letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield on June 3 asking why TeleTracking was awarded the contract on a noncompetitive basis.” Source: White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations via NPR

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