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Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  testifies during a House Oversight And Reform Committee hearing concerning government preparedness and response to the coronavirus, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 11 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testifies during a House Oversight And Reform Committee hearing concerning government preparedness and response to the coronavirus, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 11 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

One of the people leading the U.S. government's response to COVID-19 is Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Redfield has been criticized for the agency's sluggish rate of testing, a charge that echoes controversy Redfield faced as an infectious disease specialist for the military during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.

This segment aired on March 19, 2020.

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