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Why does the CDC leave out the P?

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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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I have always known it as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention but everyone calls it the CDC. CDC? So just the Centers of Disease Control?

What happened to the Prevention?
Even their website is CDC.gov. Why not CDCP.gov?

What was the reason to not involve the P in the acronym?
What if, they are not about preventing diseases from happening....just controlling them. Controlling the diseases, creating them, and their vaccines or cures.

Prevention of diseases would not be good for the wallets of the board members.

Just some thoughts for SkunkWorks.
What do you think?




posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 04:24 PM
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Found your answer on Wikipedia


It became the National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) effective July 1, 1967.[5] The organization was renamed the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on June 24, 1970, and Centers for Disease Control effective October 14, 1980.[5] An act of the United States Congress appended the words "and Prevention" to the name effective October 27, 1992. However, Congress directed that the initialism CDC be retained because of its name recognition.[10] CDC now operates under the Department of Health and Human Services umbrella.

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posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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hmmmmI...I thought you were going to say "Center For Disease Control & Propaganda"


Peace



posted on Feb, 3 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: MrMaybeNot
Found your answer on Wikipedia


It became the National Communicable Disease Center (NCDC) effective July 1, 1967.[5] The organization was renamed the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on June 24, 1970, and Centers for Disease Control effective October 14, 1980.[5] An act of the United States Congress appended the words "and Prevention" to the name effective October 27, 1992. However, Congress directed that the initialism CDC be retained because of its name recognition.[10] CDC now operates under the Department of Health and Human Services umbrella.

en.wikipedia.org...

Thanks!



posted on Feb, 4 2015 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: imnotanother

Probably for the same reason that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is still known as the ATF rather than the ATF&E.



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