This weekend, I was happy to see that the CDC had revised its guidance on the risks of aerosol transmission for the SARS-COV-2 virus to accurately reflect the scientific consensus. It was welcomed by the scientific community as well, though many were puzzled as to why it had taken so long to get that guidance published. Well, we now know why: The CDC, this morning, rolled back the changes to its guidance, first simply removing them, then adding a banner claiming, laughably, that they were published "in error".
This guidance matters. It informs the guidance and restrictions that health departments around the country impose, which determines the safety of schools which are physically re-opening among other things. Schools, in my local area, are doing little to nothing about the risks of aerosol transmission, because health department guidance is lacking, because CDC guidance is vague and insufficient. The weekend update changed that -- and has now been suppressed, presumably by political appointees.
I don't care why it was suppressed -- anything that puts my children and my community in danger is unacceptable. I urge you to immediately call for whistleblowers to come forward, to hold officials accountable, and to ensure that the accurate information and guidance is made widely available, especially to public health departments.
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