The CDC is at the heart of a potentially massive scandal, as medical experts slam the government agency following an admission that they had been withholding a major chunk of data from the American public related to the COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
The New York Times revealed that the CDC intentionally refused to publish “large portions” of data gathered on the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. According to the Times, the CDC purported that they feared the information would be “misinterpreted,” so they took it upon themselves to ignore it and not include it in their reports. That’s a textbook definition of a cover-up folks.
CDC spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund said that this fear, along with several other factors, led the government health agency to withhold the information.
Nordlund also said that the data was withheld “because basically, at the end of the day, it’s not yet ready for prime time.”
This same CDC data which Nordlund says is “not ready for prime time,” is what the Biden administration based its policy decisions regarding mandatory vaccinations on.
The performance of boosters, in the largest segment of Americans, 18-49 year-olds, is the most glaring omissions in data the C.D.C. has made public.
Last year, the agency caught flack for intentionally ignoring the tracking of breakthrough infections in vaccinated Americans – opting instead to only focus on unvaccinated Americans who come down with the virus, and even beyond that, only reporting on the ones who became severely ill or died from it in an obvious attempt to skew the data.
The agency presented that information as risk comparisons with unvaccinated adults, rather than provide timely snapshots of hospitalized patients stratified by age, sex, race and vaccination status.
The report continued:
“But the C.D.C. has been routinely collecting information since the Covid vaccines were first rolled out last year, according to a federal official familiar with the effort. The agency has been reluctant to make those figures public, the official said, 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.”
“The CDC’s response when questioned about their withholding of Covid data and lack of transparency is essentially ‘we don’t trust you to be able to understand the truth,’” radiologist and Fox News contributor Nicole Saphier tweeted. “The condescension is palpable. The wheels are finally coming off.”
“People who have blindly trusted the CDC the last 2 years are about to have their world turned upside down as the lack of transparency and manipulation of data become undeniably evident,” she added.
University of California professor Vinay Prasad posted: “All I know is: if you read the studies they are publishing, the reason they aren’t sharing this data is absolutely not that they want to get the analysis right.”