Lunch and Learn, CDC, COVID, Dr. Berry

LLP 206: My Love and Hate Relationship with the CDC

Let's talk about CDC…

CDC is the National Public health Agency of the United States under the Department of Health and Human Services. The main goal is the protection of public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the United States and worldwide. CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention.

Today, we will discuss my personal thoughts on CDC, both positive and negative. I will speak about what I believe they did well, what they could improve on, and where I think they went wrong. I will also explain why I have such a push-pull, love-hate relationship. Moreover, CDC becomes the soundboard of COVID-19, and COVID-19 Recommendations, COVID-19 restrictions. Unfortunately, there have been some missteps during the entire process. There has been some miscommunication. There's even been some controversy, and I'd want to talk about it and how it's affected me as a public health professional, as a physician, as someone who has to care for patients.

This episode aims for you to learn more about:

  • The 2nd Anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in the US
  • CDC mixed messaging
  • My thoughts on the reduced quarantine recommendations
  • Be able to be more inquisitive about your health information
  • Understanding that the CDC is still a trusted source of information

Tune in to today's show and learn about “My Love and Hate Relationship with the CDC.”

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