Two Things about Trump's CDC Director

Two articles on different but equally concerning things about Trump's new head of the CDC, Brenda Fitzgerald. First, she peddled what sounds very much like pseudoscience:

“I’m shocked,” Dr. David Goldstein, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine and treasurer of the International Menopause Society, said after I told him that Fitzgerald’s biography identifies her as an anti-aging medicine fellow.

Goldstein described so-called anti-aging treatments as “snake oil” that “plays on people’s worst fears about their mortality.”

“If she [Fitzgerald] was one of these people who was marketing anti-aging medicine, that’s scary,” he said.

Second, she seems doesn't seem to understand [my most charitable interpretation] the causes of childhood obesity:

...the Georgia SHAPE program notably eschewed another well-known step toward healthier living: curbing sugary beverage consumption. Touting Coca-Cola’s support of her program on local news station WXIA-TV, Fitzgerald explained her approach. “We’re going to concentrate on what you should eat,” she said, before simply suggesting that children eat more fruits and vegetables. Fitzgerald did not recommend the approach adopted by public officials around the country, namely that children should cut sweetened soda and junk foods from their diet.