Changing the data collection process at a time when cases are spiking could interfere with the analysis and slow governmental response, public health experts warn.
Four former CDC directors co-authored an op-ed lambasting President Trump for putting politics over science in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Faulty statistics could leave Americans who make decisions about day-to-day matters with the impression that the virus is under more control than it actually is.
"We've been muzzled," one CDC official said.
The editor of The Lancet fact-checked the president just days after publishing an editorial calling for Americans to vote him out.
The 17-page report was researched and written to help state and local officials, business owners, educators, and faith leaders.