by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
The CDC will no longer be the central point for Covid reporting.
Alarm bells ring as the Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data.
Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information to a central database in Washington, raising questions about transparency.
The new instructions were posted recently in a little-noticed document on the Department of Health and Human Services website. From now on, the department — not the C.D.C. — will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, the number of available beds and ventilators, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.