Did political organizations receive funding from the COVID-19 Community Corps?
- July 25, 2022
PPT responds to recent revelations
Protect the Public’s Trust issued the following statement from Director Michael Chamberlain in response to revelations the COVID-19 Community Corps may have awarded funding to political organizations:
“The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be one of the most devastating events in decades. Unfortunately, one of the tragic outcomes has been a significant loss of trust among the American public in once-credible health agencies and officials. As Protect the Public’s Trust has observed, on some occasions scientific integrity has taken a back seat to policy goals. It now appears that the federal government may have used the response to the pandemic as a means to send taxpayer funds to several overtly political organizations as well as possibly provide these organizations with personal information that could be used to advance their political goals. This is precisely the type of activity that leads to destruction of the public’s trust in its government.”