Update on Caputo:
Mr. Caputo, who has faced criticism for leading efforts to warp C.D.C. weekly bulletins to fit Mr. Trump’s pandemic narrative, suggested that he personally could be in danger.
“You understand that they’re going to have to kill me, and unfortunately, I think that’s where this is going,” Mr. Caputo, a Trump loyalist installed by the White House in April, told followers in a video he hosted live on his personal Facebook page. Mr. Caputo has 5,000 Facebook friends, and the video has been viewed more than 850 times. It has been shared by 44 followers.
Dawg, I don't want you to die. Hopefully no one wants that. But accusing all scientists working at the CDC, or wherever, of conspiring to undermine the president through their work is lunacy. They are making science-based recommendations to help save lives, and you are ignoring and disparaging them, because yeah, it's a depressing reality, partly because of your refusal to accept it. C'mon.
edit: Update #2, Caputo just deleted his twitter. Here's his wikipedia page, and, you're gonna love this:
Caputo was employed by a Moscow-headquartered subsidiary of Gazprom, Gazprom-Media. He was contracted by Gazprom in 2000 to work for Russian leader Vladimir Putin. His task was to increase Putin's public relations standing, specifically his support level in the U.S. He moved back from Russia to the U.S. in the year 2000.
After returning to the U.S., Caputo was called by his former mentor Roger Stone, who convinced him to move to Miami Beach, Florida, and then Caputo founded his media advising company Michael Caputo Public Relations. Caputo moved back to Europe in 2007 while advising a politician's campaign for parliament in the 2007 Ukrainian parliamentary election.
Not sure how I'd never heard of this guy until recently.