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Covid Messaging by White House Needs Audit, Ex-Science Aide Says

Dec. 6, 2022, 5:09 PM

An audit of the White House’s Covid-19 messaging “would not be a bad thing” to improve the US government’s response to the next outbreak, President Joe Biden’s former acting science adviser said.

Francis S. Collins on Tuesday defended the administration’s approach to follow the science in its pandemic response. But he said the communication could have been clearer.

“Obviously, we’ve all seen instances where maybe the message was a little more muddled than it should have been. Or maybe we’re hearing slightly different messages from one voice versus another,” he said at a Washington Post live event on trust in ...