The Trump Administration, Politics, And Public Health : Consider This from NPR From therapeutics to testing to vaccine development, public health experts are increasingly worried the Trump administration is letting politics guide public health decisions.

NPR's Richard Harris reports on a quiet change to testing guidelines made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.

NPR's Joe Palca explains what protections exist to insulate the vaccine development process from political influence.

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Scientists Fear The Trump Administration Is Putting Politics Before Public Health

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Scientists Fear The Trump Administration Is Putting Politics Before Public Health

Scientists Fear The Trump Administration Is Putting Politics Before Public Health

Scientists Fear The Trump Administration Is Putting Politics Before Public Health

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President Donald Trump looks on as FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn addresses the media during a press conference at the White House on on August 23. Pete Marovich/Getty Images hide caption

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From therapeutics to testing to vaccine development, public health experts are increasingly worried the Trump administration is letting politics guide public health decisions.

NPR's Richard Harris reports on a quiet change to testing guidelines made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.

NPR's Joe Palca explains what protections exist to insulate the vaccine development process from political influence.

Find and support your local public radio station.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott, Lee Hale and Brent Baughman. It was edited by Sami Yenigun and Beth Donovan with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.