- A member of the Kennedy dynasty who joined Jared Kushner’s coronavirus task force spoke to The New Yorker about his time there.
- Max Kennedy Jr., a grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said he was asked to falsify a model to downplay predicted deaths and cast doubt on other, more dire forecasts.
- Kennedy said he joined the team — intended to get personal protective equipment for the US — expecting it to be apolitical. He said it was the opposite.
- He blew the whistle to Congress earlier this year. “I just couldn’t sleep,” he told The New Yorker. “I was so distressed and disturbed by what I’d seen.”
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Despite his political differences with its boss, a member of the Kennedy dynasty joined Jared Kushner’s coronavirus task force as the pandemic began to ravage the US.
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