Political Rewind: The Politicization Of Public Health
Friday on Political Rewind: The CDC has been the gold standard of global public health organizations for many decades. But recent efforts to marginalize and undermine such trusted public health agencies – including the FDA – are complicating the COVID-19 response. How does this affect Americans' perceptions and the country's ability to combat coronavirus, particularly when a vaccine does become available? We discuss the politicization of a pandemic. Our panel includes: Dr. James Curran, dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University; Dr. Keren Landman, physician, epidemiologist and public health journalist; and Jim Galloway, lead political writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.