Well now, I wonder why they do not want to hear from Robert Redfield?

Courtesy of CNN:

The White House is blocking US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield and other officials from the agency from testifying before a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on reopening schools next week, just as the debate over sending children back to classrooms has flared up across the US.

White House officials informed the committee of its decision in an email, a staff member on the House panel told CNN.

“Dr. Redfield has testified on the Hill at least four times over the last three months. We need our doctors focused on the pandemic response,” a White House official said, confirming the decision to block the CDC’s participation in the hearing.

But a spokesman for the House Education and Labor Committee said the panel had requested testimony from any CDC official, not necessarily Redfield.

“We asked for anyone at CDC who could testify at the hearing. The invite was not for Dr. Redfield or no one,” the official said.

House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott said the testimony from CDC officials is critical to understanding how scientists would manage the reopening of US schools.

“It is alarming that the Trump administration is preventing the CDC from appearing before the Committee at a time when its expertise and guidance is so critical to the health and safety of students, parents, and educators,” the Virginia Democrat said in a statement.

So I see the policy of suppressing the truth continues unabated in the Trump White House. 

What might Dr. Redfield have said that would trouble the White House so?

Could it be that he does not support opening schools at this time?

Or could it perhaps be something like this?

Courtesy of ABC 13:

If every American started wearing masks outside of their homes right now, the United States could have the coronavirus pandemic under control in four to eight weeks, a top U.S. federal health official says.

“If we all rigorously did this, we could really bring this outbreak back to where it needs to be,” Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday in a livestream interview with the editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Yeah, Trump certainly does not want him sharing that information with Congress.

Let’s face it schools are simply not ready to return to in-person teaching at this point in time. 

However, if they were to listen to Dr. Refield and Dr. Fauci they might just be ready sometime this year.