The Bush administration has ordered that government scientists must be approved by a senior political appointee before they can participate in meetings convened by the World Health Organization, the leading international health and science agency.
…“No one knows better than HHS who the experts are and who can provide the most up-to-date and expert advice,” [HHS spokesman Tony] Jewell said. “The World Health Organization does not know the best people to talk to, but HHS knows.”
Scientific bodies don’t know who the experts are. Political appointees know!