Rep. Andy Levin Questions CDC Director on Coronavirus Response

February 27, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) today questioned Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Robert Redfield on the U.S. response to the coronavirus, also called COVID-19.

Watch the full clip HERE.

Rep. Levin asked Director Redfield about the discrepancies between President Trump’s statement that the coronavirus is a “problem that’s going to go away” and Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Dr. Nancy Messonnier’s statement that community spread of the coronavirus is “not a question of if this will happen, but when this will happen.”

Rep. Levin also asked about the dangers that xenophobia and stereotyping pose to effectively combatting viruses like COVID-19, to which Director Redfield responded that it is necessary to eliminate stigma and prioritize facts when responding to infectious diseases.