CDC admits to withholding Covid data from the public

CDC admits to withholding Covid data from the public. Credit: Twitter

CDC admits to withholding Covid data from the public.


THE Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admits to withholding Covid data from the public, due to fears the information could be misinterpreted.
The CDC, which has been collecting data on Covid hospitalisations in the US – broken down by age, race and vaccination status – for more than a year, has apparently only published a small sample of the data it has been collecting, according to the New York Times.
Kristen Nordlund, a CDC spokeswoman, said the reason for the slow release of data is “because basically, at the end of the day, it’s not yet ready for prime time.”
The decision from the CDC not to release critical data – including vaccine boosters – to the public has been met with backlash, with some people arguing that all data should be available in order to make better-informed decisions when it comes to their health.
According to the NYT, data about the effectiveness of boosters for adults younger than 65 excluded full numbers of those aged between 18 to 49 years.
That data showed the booster shots were least likely to benefit younger adults because two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, already left them well protected, the report notes.
CDC’s deputy director for public health science and surveillance, Dr Daniel Jernigan, said the pandemic has exposed outmoded data systems at the agency.

“We want better, faster data that can lead to decision making and actions at all levels of public health, that can help us eliminate the lag in data that has held us back,” he said.

Another reason for some data being withheld is that there are layers of political red tape to cut through in order for the information to be released, according to Samuel Scarpino, managing director of pathogen surveillance at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute.
“The C.D.C. is a political organisation as much as it is a public health organisation,” he said.
“The steps that it takes to get something like this released are often well outside of the control of many of the scientists that work at the CDC.”
Social media users reacted to the announcement that the data was being withheld because of fears the information could be misinterpreted, with many people noting that it can’t be misinterpreted if it is not actually released.
“I thought data were numbers and facts, not feelings,” one person on Twitter noted.
Another user on Twitter said: “It can only be interpreted that way on a credible level to worry the CDC only if, well, too many vaccinated people were hospitalised. Indeed the state-level data has shown some of it but not all states show the data.”
“The CDC lost all credibility when it ignored natural immunity. If they told me the sky was blue, I wouldn’t take their word for it,” one person wrote.
Another said: “This is medical malpractice as it purposefully breaches informed consent. The CDC should be disbanded and those that made this decision are held criminally liable.”
“The CDC refuses to release data that doesn’t fully support the establishment narratives and pharma marketing,” one person said.


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Comments


    • Graham Paul Glick

      23 February 2022 • 09:17

      The CDC is not a political entity.
      It has been politicized by the right-wing of America, who spent a long time denying Covid and still arguing about this, despite 937,000 current deaths and a daily average of over 1500.
      I´ll speculate – which is exactly what the above report is, that the CDC has been forced to be cautious with their timing of the release of information – due to the likes of the right-wing opinion channels, such as Fox News, who will manipulate this to a negative effect of the general population & ultimately cost lives.

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      • Naimah Yianni

        23 February 2022 • 15:19

        I think people can read the data for themselves, which is why they won´t release it. We don´t need tv stations to tell us what data means, we just have to use our brains and read the data. And we need to be careful of believing corrupt governments who have their fingers in the pharma industry pies all over the world. Just look at Trudeau – every single shot purchased by the Canadian government has put money in his pocket. Now he is being booed out of his own parliament because he is such a corrupt fool

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      • CCW60

        23 February 2022 • 15:59

        The CDC is a federal government agency that has been used as a political weapon by loony’s who wanted to control the masses through fear. The CDC has been coerced to REPORT information that supports a global narrative and has been forced to deny REAL SCIENCE. The FACT is 99 percent of reasonably healthy people who got or get COVID do RECOVER and most without hospitalization. Only 1 percent have died. These percentages have been consistent throughout this SCAMdemic. I have personally been involved in tracking the percentages of deaths, ages of deaths AND the other side of the equation called… RECOVERIES which lamestream news conveniently never talks about. Gee wonder why? They also never mention the FACT a large majority of deaths were people who died WITH COVID and not OF COVID. Big difference. The FACT is we have been lied to about everything and the CDC is a government agency used as a political tool to lie to the public in hopes everyone would simply BELIEVE the false narrative despite the real science and data saying otherwise. Politicians and others who are not scientists or doctors were the noise makers used to drown out the voice of REASON coming directly from doctors and scientists on the frontlines actually SEEING what is going on in the real world outside of political narratives!
        Bottom line is it is the absolute RIGHT of every single human being on this planet to CHOOSE what is right or wrong for them regarding their personal, individual health. Politicians using agencies like the CDC and the FDA to push a political narrative is wrong regardless of whether they be on the right or the left.

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    • John

      23 February 2022 • 12:56

      Left wingers will say that the right wing will manipulate the data. Right wingers will equally say, with just as much justification, that the left wing will manipulate the data and claim we need lockdowns for ever in case one more person dies. So why not just release the data, then both sides can do what they want with it. Independent studies have already shown that lockdowns (after the first one and especially post vaccine) made statistically no difference to the number of likely covid deaths and there were far better approaches than the ‘hard lockdown’ approach of the left which have left economies trashed and countries with unconscionable side-effects eg cancer deaths. So let’s get the data out there and make our own minds up.

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    • Naimah Yianni

      23 February 2022 • 14:53

      The reason why they don´t want to release it is because they know that it is not effective and that the side effects are horrendous. the same reason why Pfizer is stalling on releasing data to the point that it would take 75 years for the first lot of information to come out. Nothing to see here people! Please carry on! Just believe everything the pharmaceutical companies tell you and you government too! They have no conflict of interest and no pharma companies have ever been fined for presenting false information, even if you have seen documentation to the contrary. Everything in the garden s rosy, just do as you are told and keep taking the jabs!

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    • Naimah Yianni

      23 February 2022 • 14:54

      Not being vaccinated does not cost lives, at the moment, the real data shows that the vaccines have injured more people than covid has

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    • Naimah Yianni

      23 February 2022 • 15:15

      The CDC and Pfizer are both purposely withholding information because it shows that the booster is ineffective and has many adverse reactions. It does not protect against variants and for most people is pointless and more of a risk than the illness.
      Unfortunately many people seem to have lost the ability to make independent decisions and to investigate what is good or bad for them. Instead they choose to believe governments and pharmaceutical companies, all of whom are in each others pockets. Why does anyone believe what a pharma company says? Pfizer has been fined billions in the past. Do some research! Regain your independent thought. Our governments and pharma companies do not have our interests at heart.

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    • M

      24 February 2022 • 12:28

      As with all things, it is generally healthier to follow your own instincts in life, from the start of the plandemic it has never been about a virus, and the quicker people wake up the better.
      I personally have never taken any notice of all the garbage ejected from the media, and have bore down on the real facts, this early action stopped me from getting swept up in all the hysteria and division. Natural immunity in healthy people will win over every time, Omicron has now pulled the rug from Covid mania, and the World needs to move on, as now more people are aware of corruption, I am sure this situation now finally coming to light will make people question MORE.

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