Entity: HHS - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Joint Status Report: American Oversight v. CDC and HHS — FOIA Request Violations

October 27, 2020
Joint Status Report filed by American Oversight, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in American Oversight's lawsuit over the department’s practice of rejecting valid Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — including requests related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 Oversight News: FDA Resistance, CDC Guidelines, and Avoidable Tragedy

October 26, 2020
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No Records Response from CDC Regarding Covid-19 Data and Testing Guidance

October 23, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for directives, orders, memoranda, or guidance regarding Covid-19 testing, including records concerning whether to use the World Health Organization's test and nationwide testing kit data.

News Roundup: Pompeo’s Emails and Barrett’s Nomination

October 22, 2020
If there were any hopes that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would, after having been accused of Hatch Act violations this summer, tone down his political activities as the election drew nearer, his recent pledge to release the emails of former Secretary Hillary Clinton has put those expectations to rest.

CDC Email Communications Regarding Changes to Guidance on Coronavirus Transmission

October 21, 2020
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for email communications concerning changes to the CDC’s guidance on coronavirus transmission.

FOIA to CDC Seeking Communications and Guidance Regarding Coronavirus Ad Blitz

October 21, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking communications and guidance provided to contractors regarding a coronavirus ad campaign.

FOIA to CDC Seeking Communications with Pfizer About Potential Covid-19 Vaccine

October 21, 2020
FOIA request to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeking communications with Pfizer about a potential Covid-19 vaccine.

No Records Response from CDC Regarding Complaints of Politicization of Federal Covid-19 Response

October 21, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for any employee questions, complaints, or concerns submitted to CDC ethics officials regarding politicization of the federal coronavirus response.

CDC Directives Regarding Agency Messaging on Covid-19

October 20, 2020
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to American Oversight's request for any directives, orders, decision memoranda, or guidance from the White House regarding public statements, public appearances, or communications or press strategy on the coronavirus. These records include explicit instructions not to talk with political commentator Greta Van Susteren at Voice of America.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Politicization at the FDA and CDC, and the Oversight Commission’s Delayed September Report

October 19, 2020
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