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Health Official to Take Leave of Absence After He Attacked Federal Scientists

NYTimes.com Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Michael R. Caputo, the assistant secretary of health for public affairs, and his science adviser will be leaving the Department of Health and Human Services after both criticized the C.D.C.
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