How did the CDC become the CDC?
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and CDC have a long history of creating and disseminating false information and propaganda, according to a report from The Hill, which was commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union.
In the report, The Hill identified a series of scandals and false claims by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as its failure to provide any data that showed that its vaccines were effective in preventing communicable diseases.
The report also found that the CDC, which has a budget of nearly $6 billion, has failed to provide evidence that the agency is accurately tracking the effectiveness of its vaccine.
“The CDC is not an independent agency, it is a department of HHS,” said Chris Johnson, an attorney with the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a digital advocacy group.
“Its purpose is to be the public face of government and to disseminate its propaganda.
This report makes it clear that the Department of HHS and the CDC do not function independently and they do not provide adequate transparency.”
Johnson added that the “CDC is a central actor in a national public health system that is being undermined by politicized federal agencies that have become dependent on big money.”HHS Secretary Tom Price has repeatedly claimed that the virus vaccines have prevented millions of people from contracting the disease, but this has not been confirmed by any credible data or peer-reviewed research.
The CDC has also been accused of misreporting the number of new cases of COVID-19 and other coronavirus diseases, as well of failing to track the number and type of new infections in the United States.CDC officials have acknowledged that there are more cases of the virus in the U.S. than in China, Russia and the UK, but that these countries do not have as many coronaviruses as the U,S.
As a result, the CDC has been accused by lawmakers of overstepping its mandate to report the number, type and type locations of new coronaviral cases in the country.
Johnson told The Hill that “the problem is that the media and the public is misled and they are not informed that there is a problem with coronavira-19 in the states and the nation, and that is where the problem is.”
Johnson said that a number of CDC officials have admitted to making misleading statements to Congress, including the agency’s deputy director of the National Center for Health Statistics, and the director of its Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Technology, who both admitted that they had made false statements to congress in the past.
The report also highlights the lack of transparency within the CDC.
“For the first time in its history, CDC did not make public the information that the U of C had gathered from the National Surveillance Network, which provides a national database of hospitalizations and death certificates for the US,” Johnson said.
“The CDC also did not inform Congress about the network, which includes hospitals and clinics across the country, and how it is used to track outbreaks and disease surveillance.”
The report cites a number “inconsistent with its official position” that the data collection is accurate.
Johnson added:”These are not just misstatements, they are outright lies.”
In response to the report’s release, the Trump administration has pledged to reform the CDC to make it more transparent.