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Health experts dissatisfied with CDC pandemic response forms 'The People's CDC'

A sign at the entrance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Ron Harris/AP)
A sign at the entrance to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Ron Harris/AP)

Since the early days of the pandemic, the American public has turned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance on everything from mask-wearing to vaccines. But nearly three years later, a group of doctors and public health experts are dissatisfied with the CDC’s pandemic response, and they want to do something about it.

The group — which calls itself the People’s CDC — has criticized the government agency for lax restrictions and for creating the appearance the pandemic is over.

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with Mindy Thompson Fullilove, a social psychiatrist at The New School. She’s also a members of the People’s CDC.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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