Robert Redfield ‘Wrong Person’ To Serve As CDC Director
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Laurie Garrett, former senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations
“…Robert Redfield, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former University of Maryland opioids and AIDS researcher, … is exactly the wrong person for the job [of CDC director]. … [T]he CDC desperately needs a leader who can promise stability and expertise. Redfield represents the opposite … The CDC will not thrive with Redfield as its leader. He will not serve as a powerful advocate for strong science, expansion of global health and domestic HIV efforts, or separation of religious and empirical perspectives in decision-making. … Redfield has plenty of ethical conflicts at the intersection of his religious and scientific views” (3/23).