Trump Administration Tells Hospitals to Send Coronavirus Data to HHS, Not CDC

Headline Roundup July 15th, 2020

The Trump Administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and send all coronavirus patient information to a central database at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington.

Health officials are raising concerns that the data will be politicized or withheld from the public, while HHS says the CDC's system of reporting is slow and inadequate, and that the data will still be made available to the public.

Trump Administration Tells Hospitals to Send Coronavirus Data to HHS, Not CDC

From the Right
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Hospitals are now to send all COVID-19 patient information to a Department of Health and Human Services database in Washington, D.C., through a new policy that is alarming health experts who say they are concerned that the information will be withheld from the public or politicized.

"Historically, CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] has been the place where public health data has been sent, and this raises questions about not just access for researchers but access for reporters, access for the public to try to better understand what...

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From the Left
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"The new faster and complete data system is what our nation needs to defeat the coronavirus," Department of Health and Human Services official says.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will "no longer control" the coronavirus data collection system from hospitals across the nation, a spokesman for U.S. Health and Human Services confirmed Tuesday night.

The New York Times reported earlier Tuesday that the administration had ordered hospitals to bypass the CDC and send all COVID-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning Wednesday, raising concerns from...

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From the Center
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The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all COVID-19 patient information to a central database in Washington starting Wednesday, according to a Health and Human Services document updated July 10.

Michael Caputo, HHS assistant secretary for public affairs, said in a state the new coronavirus data collection system would be “faster,” adding that the CDC has a one-week lag in reporting hospital data.

“The President’s Coronavirus Task Force has urged improvements for months, but they cannot keep up with this...

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