Last year, the CDC was chastised for neglecting to follow so-called breakthrough infections in vaccinated Americans. The latest controversy that the CDC find themselves in started from them admitting to withholding widespread vaccine efficacy data.
According to the New York Times, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already been gathering extensive statistics on Covid hospitalizations for more than a year, breaking down cases by age, race, and vaccination status, but the organization has hidden much of it from the public.
Furthermore, the agency seemed to have selectively released material to promote promotional narrative.
When the C.D.C. published the first significant data on the effectiveness of boosters in adults younger than 65 two weeks ago, it left out the numbers for a huge portion of that population: 18- to 49-year-olds, the group least likely to benefit from extra shots, because the first two doses already left them well-protected. -NYT
As the Times points out, most of the material suppressed might benefit state and local health officials in their attempts to control the pandemic. For example, comprehensive breakdowns of hospitalizations by age and race could aid policymakers in identifying the most vulnerable populations so that resources can be allocated more properly, such as whether healthy adults require booster vaccinations.
The CDC’s lack of transparency is “because, basically, at the end of the day, it’s not yet ready for prime time,” according to spokesperson Kristen Nordlund, who also stated that the agency’s “priority when gathering any data is to ensure that it’s accurate and actionable.”
Nordlund also expressed concern that the material could be ‘misinterpreted.’
Dr. Daniel Jernigan, the CDC’s deputy director for public health, believes the pandemic uncovered flaws in the agency’s information systems – as well as those at the state level, which he claims aren’t keeping pace with the sheer amount of data.
“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 is that the CDC is engulfed in red tape, with ‘multiple bureaucratic divisions that must sign off on important publications, as well as obligations to alert the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House of its activities.
Last year, the CDC was chastised for neglecting to follow so-called breakthrough infections in vaccinated Americans, which they initially described as “extremely rare,” then “rare,” before changing the focus to how the vaccine still avoided mortality (yet, they omitted the fact that these were largely elderly and those with comorbidities).
According to a government official acquainted with the CDC’s data gathering, the organization has been tracking patients since the Covid immunizations were introduced, and has also been hesitant to make those statistics public “because they might be misinterpreted as the vaccines being ineffective.”
Ms. Nordlund confirmed that as one of the reasons. Another reason, she said, is that the data represents only 10 percent of the population of the United States. But the C.D.C. has relied on the same level of sampling to track influenza for years. -NYT
“We have been begging for that sort of granularity of data for two years,” said Jessica Malaty Rivera, an epidemiologist who was part of the team that conducted the Covid Tracking Project, an autonomous effort that gathered data on the pandemic until March 2021. She went on to say that a thorough investigation “builds public trust, and it paints a much clearer picture of what’s actually going on.”
Experts are similarly split on the possibility of “misinterpretation.”
“We are at a much greater risk of misinterpreting the data with data vacuums, than sharing the data with proper science, communication and caveats,” said Rivera.
In the meantime, according to Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases, it’s been challenging to pinpoint CDC data on the percentage of children hospitalised for Covid who have other health issues, which was requested in December and told it was unavailable.
On the plus side, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been providing city wastewater data, which is a reliable signal for detecting covid increases in a population. Of course, this doesn’t show you whether booster shots are effective in people aged 18 to 49.
I think it is ridiculous to consider ANY statistics from CDC valid just because they weren’t previously released. We know naturally covid was never a threat to 99% of the population. We know that despite the objections of experts, PCR tests were misused to falsely identify individuals as having covid to inflate fake statistics and justify giving the “vaccines” which were not properly studied/evaluated beforehand and have not prevented infection. Indeed, we know that mutations are occurring in the vaccinated which are shed as variants onto both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Those at risk have been the elderly (overvaccinated w/ flu shots) and those who are obese or have underlying conditions. We also know that there have been over a million deaths with approximately 80% of those occurring in vaccinated individuals, and the list of serious illnesses affecting millions continues to grow. CDC is a front for CIA, just like FDA, NIAID, WHO, etc., and pharma corporations are fronts for the Pentagon. They all work together with other “private” US corporations in CIA/CDC/DOD labs in the US and the 1500 labs in 25 foreign countries that weaponize pathogens/viruses/vaccines and test them on unsuspecting populations using GM’d mosquitoes, GM’d flies, nano drones, etc. CDC has been caught shredding documents and deliberately telling employees to destroy evidence. CIA/CDC/FDA have colluded with pharma in the past to alter studies, including a study that exposed childhood vaccines as a cause for autism. CDC/FDA/CIA also colluded to hide the link between the polio vaccine w/ SV40 and cancer, which they knew in the 50’s but still allowed 98 million people to be given the vaccine resulting in the cancer epidemic in Baby Boomers and b/c of their altered DNA, passed on to their children. The focus here shouldn’t be on what the CDC hasn’t published; only that the CDC hid documents; another indictment against a corrupt entity that never leads to anyone being held accountable for the crimes against humanity.