Dentists Open Wide after Lobbyists Pressure CDC

Under pressure from the nation’s largest dental industry organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed its guidance on dental procedures in May, advising dentists it may be safe to open for routine care despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The move could put patients and dental workers at unnecessarily heightened risk of contracting the potentially fatal disease, experts say. Others warn of something potentially more dangerous: the growing influence of private business interests in the government’s public health response to the deadly pandemic.

Source: Dentists Open Wide after Lobbyists Pressure CDC / POGO

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