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The Trump administration has reportedly banned the Centers for Disease Control from using the phrases "evidence-based" and "science-based" on official documents.
Senior CDC officials distributed the list of "forbidden" words and phrases to policy analysts at the CDC on Thursday, the Washington Post reported Friday. The list also bans the use of "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender" and "fetus."
An analyst who attended the meeting at the CDC in Atlanta told the Washington Post that instead of "evidence-based" or "science-based," policy analysts are instructed to use the phrase, "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes."
The analyst told the Post that other branches of President Trump's health department are likely adhering to the same list of banned words. The source said that others at the meeting reacted with surprise when given the list.
"It was very much, 'Are you serious? Are you kidding?'" the analyst said, "In my experience, we've never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint."
according to the CDC analyst, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. Kelly did not say why the words are being banned, according to the analyst, and told the group that she was merely relaying the information.
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
originally posted by: Boadicea
a reply to: underwerks
Oh dear. This is just stupid talk.
This is setting us for something...maybe a new policy or new medical research that goes against the status quo? Maybe medical marijuana? Or the recommended transgender treatments? Or vaccines?
It's going to be something already controversial no doubt.
Whatever it is, it sure ain't in our best interests!
originally posted by: underwerks
I'm at a point where I really don't even know what to say. This should obviously be bad to anyone who respects freedom of speech in the slightest. And the precedent it sets for "approved science" is troubling.
I'm at a point where I really don't even know what to say. This should obviously be bad to anyone who respects freedom of speech in the slightest. And the precedent it sets for "approved science" is troubling, to say the least.
Lets not dismiss the possibility that this was orchestrated by big pharma themselves.
originally posted by: seeker1963
How the hell can or should anyone ban the word fetus? If anything it would be the Pro choice people who would want to ban that word!
Calling BS on this one!
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: underwerks
So a CDC study on the effects of the Zeka virus on developing fetuses must now say what? Baby?. developing future republican? I don't know some words got some lengthy alternative phrases to replace it while others didnt.