Discover the People’s CDC in media from around the country


Arguments over masks aren’t going away in 2023

The pandemic isn’t over — and it’s not going to be over for any of us until it’s over for all of us,” People’s CDC member Dr. Zoey Thill, a New York physician, told Yahoo News. “We are only going to get through this pandemic with a collective approach.”

Alexander Nazaryan

New Yorker Takes Aim at People Who Still Think Covid Is a Problem

The longer a crisis goes on, the more Americans become used to an alternative to “free-market” healthcare, and a new model becomes more and more normalized. PCDC is not just a response to the pandemic, but a movement that is using the crisis as a way to reimagine both healthcare and the economy. For the profiteers in this country, that’s a bad thing.”

Ari Paul
The Nation

The New Yorker Goes All In on Our Precious Bodily Fluids

Will it all work out? Will we succeed in beating back Covid-19 more successfully than we have now, given our sorry track record compared to our G7 peers? Who knows? But not trying—or worse, arguing vociferously to just give up, while going after those still doing the work—is just morally wrong, politically bankrupt, and scientifically unsound”

Gregg Gonsalves
The New Yorker

The Case for Wearing Masks Forever

A ragtag coalition of public-health activists believe that America’s pandemic restrictions are too lax—and they say they have the science to prove it.

Emma Green
Texas Public Radio

Health experts dissatisfied with CDC pandemic response forms ‘The People’s CDC’

Since the early days of the pandemic, the American public has turned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for guidance on everything from mask-wearing to vaccines. But nearly three years later, a group of doctors and public health experts are dissatisfied with the CDC’s pandemic response, and they want to do something about it.”

Celeste Headlee


Grassroots network of researchers and frontline medical workers publicizes hard data on the ongoing coronavirus crisis; encourages political activism for science-based public health policy

Jason Pramas

Columnist J.M. Sorrell: Resistance to reality

The People’s CDC “is a coalition of public health practitioners, scientists, healthcare workers, educators, advocates and people from all walks of life working to reduce the harmful impacts of COVID-19.” They are honest about how we need to adjust our behavior with the goal of ending the pandemic. This means cooperating and caring about our fellow human beings while being rooted in reality rather than engaging in the fantasy that we can return to pre-pandemic habits “

J.M. Sorrell

COVID Has Become Indefinite. We Need New Practices to Keep Each Other Safe.

Hugh said that a lot of the messaging from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Biden administration has been “either you avoid COVID, and you don’t see people, or you see people, and you’ll get COVID,” which is not true.”

Meghan Krausch
The Atlantic

The COVID Data That Are Actually Useful Now

Move over, case rates and hospitalizations. The next generation of COVID tracking is here.

Betsy Ladyzhets
The Guardian

The CDC is beholden to corporations and lost our trust. We need to start our own The People’s CDC

We’re epidemiologists, nurses and physicians, artists and biologists. We have come together with a common anger at the US government’s handling of Covid “

People’s CDC Op-Ed
The Atlantic


In the face of government inaction, the country’s best chance at keeping the crisis from spiraling relies on everyone to keep caring. “

Ed Young

New Malcolm X Academy in Oak Park continues tradition of Black Panther liberation schools

The school is also using the Urgency of Equity toolkit from the People’s CDC, a grassroots collective aiming to reduce the harms of COVID-19, to navigate conversations about COVID-19 safety and protocol. “

Janelle Salanga
The People’s CDC is a collective of public health practitioners, scientists, and others working to reduce the harmful impacts of COVID-19

If you are still concerned about COVID and want to continue mitigation practices, but are also wary of the CDC and suspicious that its COVID maps and recommendations are influenced by corporate interests (hint: the answer is yes, they are!), then I’ve found your people.”

Jennifer Sandlin

The People’s CDC

After multiple retractions, garbled messages, bad advice, and politically-driven decisions from the CDC about how to respond to COVID 19, a group of public health professionals are fed up.”

Patricia Kullberg
Common Dreams

‘Pandemic Is Far From Over’: People’s CDC Tells Congress to Fund Covid Response

You must choose a healthier, more equitable pandemic response,” the coalition wrote in a letter. “We all deserve better.” “

Kenny Stancil