Fwd: [PAIR] FW: Fwd: Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender' - CNN

Tom Benzoni benzonit at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 17 17:24:47 UTC 2017


NPR notes Washington Post source:
https://www.npr.org/2017/12/16/571329234/trump-administration-reportedly-instructs-cdc-on-its-own-version-of-7-dirty-word
This seems good enough.

The CDC official's statement, as appended and assuming genuine, verifies it
by what is not mentioned.

tom benzoni

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:28 AM, Peggy Zuckerman <peggyzuckerman at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thought that this response which came through a patient advocate group
> might be of interest to all.
> Peggy Zuckerman
> www.peggyRCC.com
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jeffrey Kaufman <jeffreykaufman at comcast.net>
> Date: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 3:55 AM
> Subject: [PAIR] FW: Fwd: Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,'
> 'transgender' - CNN
> To: PAIR at listserv.acor.org
>
>
> From a friend at CDC:
>
>
>
> *From:* "Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald (CDC)" <director at cdc.gov>
> *Date:* December 16, 2017 at 8:10:34 PM EST
> *To:* CDC All - CDC & ATSDR and non-CDC & non-ATSDR <allcdcwide at cdc.gov>
> *Subject:* *Recent Media Reports*
>
> Dear Colleagues,
>
>
>
> You may be understandably concerned about recent media reports alleging
> that CDC is banned from using certain words in budget documents. I want to
> assure you that CDC remains committed to our public health mission as a
> science- and evidence-based institution.
>
>
>
> As part of our commitment to provide for the common defense of the country
> against health threats, science is and will remain the foundation of our
> work.
>
>
>
> CDC has a long-standing history of making public health and budget
> decisions that are based on the best available science and data and for the
> benefit of all people—and we will continue to do so.
>
>
>
> Below is the full HHS statement addressing the media reports.
>
>
>
> *"The assertion that HHS has 'banned words' is a complete
> mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation
> process. HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to
> improve the health of all Americans. HHS also strongly encourages the use
> of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions.”*
>
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
>
> Brenda Fitzgerald, MD
>
> Director, CDC, and
>
> Administrator, ATSDR
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* Peggy Zuckerman [mailto:peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM]
> *Sent:* Saturday, December 16, 2017 4:30 PM
> *Subject:* Re: Fwd: Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,'
> 'transgender' - CNN
>
>
>
> Is there any one who has seen a copy of the actual document that
> gives/takes the language that is not to used with the CDC?
>
>
>
> To my way of thinking, this is so unbelievable, that I can't believe it
> and won't until there is some documentation thereof.
>
>
>
> And also trying to separate rumors from facts.  In HS, I was required to
> 'cite your source' in all prepared assertions, which seems to have been
> forgotten this last few years.
>
>
>
> Peggy
>
>
> Peggy Zuckerman
> www.peggyRCC.com
>
>
>
>
>
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