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CDC Was Unwilling to Partner With Industry For Rapid COVID-19 Sequencing: Former Trump Adviser

The deputy national security adviser during the Trump Administration, Matthew Pottinger, said Sunday that during the onset of the CCP virus pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was “unwilling” to partner with industrial labs who could provide rapid COVID-19 sequencing. “The CDC was unwilling to partner with industrial labs to do tens of thousands of sequences so that you could actually see where this thing was going,” Pottinger told CBS News’s “Face the Nation,” referring to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. He suggested that one of the reasons for the lack of collaboration is that over the years, the CDC has developed an “academic kind of mindset,” and prefers to run tests internally. Genome sequencing techniques are used by scientists to identify a virus’s genes, which can provide insight into any mutations that occur as the disease spreads. “I’m talking about institutionally, in the belly …

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