Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

CDC given list of 'forbidden' words for budget

Charlie Simmons | 17 December, 2017, 03:24

"I don't know exactly who said what in the meeting, but I have to assume this came from HHS people, because they're the ones who have to make the budget", the former official said.

NEW YORK, NY, 12/16/2017-The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) today condemned an effort by officials of the Trump administration to ban the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) from using seven words in its budget communications: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus, evidence-based and science-based.

Instead of "science-based" or "evidence-based", the suggested phrase was "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes".

Alternative word choices reportedly were presented in some cases.

The report is the latest episode where the Trump administration has apparently tried to ban certain terms or words, notably climate change. The OMB did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment Friday night.

It was very much, 'Are you serious?

The Trump administration in its early days quickly scrubbed information related to LGBTQ people from the Health and Human Services website, and the Associated Press reported in March that the US Census Bureau would not include a category for LGBTQ people in its proposal for the 2020 census.

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An unnamed analyst who attended the meeting was quoted by the Post as saying: "In my experience, we've never had any push from an ideological standpoint". "Our subject matter experts will not lay down quietly - this hasn't trickled down to them yet".

The analyst told the Post that CDC staffers were "incredulous" that they would be forced to edit themselves.

By the way, the CDC has a budget of about $7 billion and more than 12,000 employees, working on everything from food and water safety to heart disease to infectious disease outbreak prevention.

"HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans", spokesman Matt Lloyd told NBC News.

"Among the words forbidden to be used in CDC budget documents are "evidence-based" and 'science-based.' I suppose one must not think those things either", Holt said.

This article was originally published by The Washington Post. "HHS also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions".

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