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Hospital data to go to White House before CDC

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 09:55:45-04

(LEX 18) — Hospital data on coronavirus patients will no longer be sent straight to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, it will go to the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS says the CDC's database is inadequate to store and process the necessary information.

Four former CDC Directors say it's a political move, at a time when the White House wants to reopen schools.

The CDC's database is accessible to the public and used by researchers to make projections and decisions.

HHS keeps its database private.