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Hospital infection outbreaks

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29.07.2021

By BETSY MCCAUGHEY

Public health officials struggle with telling the truth. They seem to think people don’t deserve to know. At the beginning of COVID-19, they told us we didn’t need masks instead of admitting there was a mask shortage.

Last week, health officials announced outbreaks of a hospital infection that’s highly contagious and untreatable by any medication. One-third of patients who get it die within 30 days. You wouldn’t want to be in a hospital overrun with this germ.

Here’s the catch: The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hiding which hospitals and nursing homes have it. The agency seems to think it’s OK to keep the public in the dark to protect these businesses.

The public wouldn’t tolerate officials concealing which restaurant has a food poisoning outbreak or which airline is involved in a crash. Yet we’re supposed to go along with the CDC and state health officials when they cater to nursing homes and hospitals that demand secrecy. Do these health officials work for the public or the health care industry?

The germ, Candida auris,........

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