These two agencies need to be gutted and reformed immediately following this pandemic.
Before this Chinese Virus arrived in the USA, the FDA and CDC were in full PR meltdown about "EVALI" AKA, the "vape epidemic."
From September 2019, until late January 2020, both FDA and CDC were consumed by this absurd quintain-- and it is not the reason--but rather evidence of how far they have their eyes off the target of public health.
"SAVE THE CHILDREN!" was their best argument against ecigarettes, but the facts never lined up with their narrative and the artificial crisis over vaping and "EVALI."
Legal e-cigarettes, used by adults to quit tobacco did not cause a single injury during the vape pandemic. Not in the USA, and not in the rest of the world where millions of people continue to vape in safety even today.
Black market cannabis cut with Vitamin E and laced with the drug 'spice' did cause injury and death in America. It was explained very openly and early by the magazine Leafly. Yet because of their (CDC/FDA) lies sustained for 6 months, many adults switched back to tobacco, and many kids continued to pick up their dab pens and get sick.
FDA and CDC are public health failures. Change my mind!
They had mostly lost international credibility for un-truthful PR and dubious regulatory responses during the fake EVALI outbreak (See Public Health England's many responses to the FDA's coming vape bans). Now, their inability to field functioning virus tests and inability to modify the bureaucratic testing criteria in a meaningful way reveal that they are incapable of handling a real crisis.
They are only capable of managing the crisis if it is the one that they make up, but this one was made in China, not Washington, DC.
If GEOTUS turns out to be right, and safe mix of chloroquine+azithromycin is an efffective course of treatment, May HHS and its corrupt subsidiaries suffer every lump of the Trump Curse. You are fired!