Trump WH Overruled CDC, Allowed People Infected With Coronavirus To Fly On Plane

Darren.Woon

The Trump administration allowed Americans to be evacuated with 14 passengers having tested positive for coronavirus.

The Trump administration acted against Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and loaded an evacuation plane with 328 American passengers, 14 of which had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Washington Post

The American evacuees were passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise, which has been quarantined in Yokohama, Japan since Feb. 5. Over 600 of the 3,700 passengers have tested positive for the virus and the U.S. chartered two Boeing 747 planes to bring Americans from the cruise ship to military bases in California and Texas where they’re being quarantined for 14 days. 

When lab results came back revealing that 14 of the passengers had tested positive for the coronavirus, Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s principal deputy director, recommended that the 14 passengers be taken off the plane and receive medical attention in Japan. 

Robert Kadlec, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Department of Human and Health Services, disagreed with the CDC. Many of the passengers only learned about flying with infected passengers after they landed in the U.S.

The U.S. State Department made the final decision to allow the infected passengers to fly and officials from the CDC asked that the Trump administration leave their names off the press release about the evacuation. 

“CDC did weigh in on this and explicitly recommended against it,” Schuchat wrote in an email to the administration which was shared with the Washington Post. “We should not be mentioned as having been consulted as it begs the question of what was our advice.”

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Comments (16)
Imtexan
Imtexan

You do realize that WaPo is a joke and President Trump was not happy about this. “ Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus
HEALTHCARE
Issued on: January 31, 2020” from the White House

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GrumpyYogiCat
GrumpyYogiCat

you do realize Trump is a compulsive liar and dictator wannabe?

MamaPenny
MamaPenny

You do realize that this proclamation makes no mention of those 14 people or any of the others from the boat who were brought in.

jdonald3rd
jdonald3rd

I'm sure next we'll hear that WaPo is full of lies and Fox News is a trusted news source.

docudvt
docudvt

You do realize that the proclamation is about keeping foreigners out, and this story is about letting Americans fly back to the US despite the CDC's recommendation that they be treated in Japan?

JenellYB
JenellYB

The proclamation read "immigrants AND non-immigrants"

sorne
sorne

Trump should have Air Force One to pick them up.

TheMcG
TheMcG

Can you even read? The link you posted has nothing to do with Trump’s swamp letting these people fly. It’s more anti-immigration stuff not applying to Americans.

You better get back on your knees and continue to sick off your Mango Master.

SMC0047
SMC0047

It’s on Business Insider, WSJ, and New York Times. Nice try.

SMC0047
SMC0047

Imtexan - hello?

barotino
barotino

You are so wrong! Trump is an idiot and told the world the virus is "just like a cold...it will go away in a few days". HUH??? Hasn't he been briefed by CDC experts???
No. Trump passed his responsibility to clueless V.P. Pence!!!
Now both of them are and will be responsible for ALL THE CORONOVIRUS DEATHS IN THE U.S.!!

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Christopher 58
Christopher 58

The incompetent joke temporarily occupies the White House.


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