Media Outlets Continue To Examine New CDC Director’s Background
The Atlantic: Trump’s Pick For CDC Director Is Experienced But Controversial
“On the face of it, veteran virologist Robert Redfield seems like a good pick to lead the agency, but decades-old disputes are shadowing his appointment…” (Yong, 3/22).
Vox: The new CDC director was once accused of research misconduct
“…Unlike previous CDC directors, the HIV researcher has no experience at the helm of a public health agency. … Throughout his career, he has focused on research and health care for people with chronic viral infections and infectious diseases, in particular HIV. He also served in the military and founded the Department of Retroviral Research within the military’s HIV Research Program. … While some have said this training may help Redfield respond to infectious disease outbreaks, others in the science community question the integrity of 66-year-old’s track record — and worry about the discriminatory and religious overtones of some of the health policies he’s championed during his long career…” (Belluz, 3/22).