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The agency had released reports days earlier that the virus had killed three people and infected dozens at church events in Arkansas and infected 87 percent of those attending a choir practice in Washington state, and health experts had warned that places of worship had become hot spots for virus transmission.

But Trump officials wrote they were frustrated by “problematic” advice the CDC had already posted, such as recommendations that places of worship consider holding virtual or drive-in religious services, according to emails released Friday by the House select subcommittee. about the coronavirus crisis. A White House attorney rewrote the CDC’s guidelines to remove “all telechurch suggestions,” according to an email obtained by the panel. The guidelines subsequently published by the agency made no recommendations about offering virtual or drive-in options for religious services, clergy visits, youth group gatherings and other traditionally in-person gatherings.

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