Trump accused of coverup in classifying cononavirus meetings

The Trump administration ordered health officials to classify cononavirus meetings damaging the federal response to the crisis. Staff and government experts were excluded from meetings unnecessarily according to anonymous government sources. A spokesperson for the National Security Council said there was no lack of transparency in the government’s response to the virus. (Reuters, March 11, 2020, by Aram Roston and Marisa Taylor)

Gregg Gonsalves, a Yale expidemiologist, tweeted that President Donald Trump was conducting a coverup of his botches in classifying the meetings. He deemed the move “unprecedented, unnecessary” and detrimental to the nation’s ability to respond to the pandemic. (Common Dreams, March 11, 2020, by Jake Johnson)