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‘How do you trust them now?’: How politics has undermined America’s health authorities

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020, file photo, nurse practitioner Debbi Hinderliter, left, collects a sample from a woman at a coronavirus testing site near the nation's busiest pedestrian border crossing in San Diego. The credibility of two top public health agencies is on the line after controversial decisions that outside experts say suggest political pressure from the Trump administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention triggered a backlash from the medical community by rewriting its guidelines to recommend less testing. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Marcus Robertson, Nation & World Editor

September 6, 2020

In a move health experts have criticized as unscientific, the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency authorization for blood plasma transfusion as a treatment for COVID-19. “The FDA’s emergency authorization for convalescent plasma is a milestone achievement in President Trump’s ef...

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