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The virus-fighting agency Trump gutted (it’s not the WHO)

Under Trump, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has retreated from the international leadership role it once played.
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A CDC how-to manual on crisis communication shows how the Trump administration’s coronavirus messaging is dangerous

The Trump administration's mixed and inconsistent messages throughout the coronavirus crisis have endangered the most important tool: Public trust.
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