CDC Chicanery

by Kerry Dougherty

Looks like the jig is up for the CDC. Someone needs to tell the secretive political animals running the agency that when you’ve lost The New York Times, you’re done.

On Sunday, The Times published a story criticizing the Centers for Disease Control for hiding massive amounts of data from the public. “The CDC Isn’t Publishing Large Portions Of The Covid Data It Collects.”

Why has the CDC “published only a tiny fraction of the data it has collected?“

The agency has been reluctant to make those figures public…because they might be misinterpreted as the vaccines being ineffective.

Uh-oh. What are they keeping from us and why?

When the CDC 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 the data showed was least likely to benefit from extra shots, because the first two doses already left them well-protected.

Call me cynical, but it looks as if the CDC doesn’t want us to know that vaccine boosters make no sense for the 18 to 49 year-old group.

It’s time someone reminded these government factotums that the taxpayers of America pay their salaries, paid for the vaccines and have a right to know how well they actually work. And If they work.

The CDC gets $15.4 billion a year from taxpayers. At the very least they should share data with the public.

It’s been clear for months that the vaccines do not work as promised. They don’t “stop” the virus as CDC Director Rochelle Walensky claimed they would last spring. They don’t prevent transmission or infection, either.

Has anyone else noticed that Walensky and company no longer talk about “breakthrough” infections, which made the events seem rare?

The omicron variant showed that the virus was indiscriminate and highly contagious. Not only did cloth masks offer virtually no deterrent to the virus. Neither did the vaccines.

The CDC claims the vaccines prevent serious illness and death.

Show us ALL of the data and let us decide if that’s true.

So far, the agency has done nothing but cherry pick data supporting its relentless get-vaccinated-get-boosted-no-matter-your-age-or-risk-of-serious-illness agenda.

Worse, the agency was able to persuade Joe Biden to issue vaccine mandates fir young and old workers, which were struck down by the Supreme Court, but not before thousands of Americans lost their jobs.

Earlier this month the Times published a story saying data they’d gotten from the CDC showed negligible benefit to young people from booster shots.

That hasn’t stopped the CDC from pushing them.

Frankly, the CDC behaves more like an appendage of the Democratic Party than a public health agency.

“The C.D.C. is a political organization as much as it is a public health organization,” said Samuel Scarpino, managing director of pathogen surveillance at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Pandemic Prevention Institute. “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 C.D.C.”

The performance of vaccines and boosters, particularly in younger adults, is among the most glaring omissions in data the C.D.C. has made public.

Americans don’t trust the CDC. With good reason. The agency is hoarding information because it fears it would undermine the vaccine effort if it were made public.

Beyond that, the CDC is now trying to cover up the fact that covid mitigations are hurting children.

ABC reports:

For the first time in nearly two decades, the CDC has lowered developmental milestones for toddlers.

Since 2004, the CDC has stated a 24-month-old should have a vocabulary of ~50 words. Now, that milestone of ~50 words has been pushed back to 30-months-old. Many parents are now wondering if this new lowered threshold highlights or proves the harmful impacts of the pandemic on children’s learning.

Of course COVID mitigations have harmed children. There’s near unanimity on that. Still, it’s shocking to see that tots are falling more than six months behind on important developmental milestones.

This is terrible news and will have repercussions for years. Changing the guidelines doesn’t change the facts.

It’s long past time the CDC published all of its findings about COVID-19. The good, the bad and the ugly, That work belongs to the public .

Let’s see what the multi-billion dollar agency is hiding.

This column has been republished with permission from Kerry: Unemployed & Unedited.

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27 responses to “CDC Chicanery”

  1. Kathleen Smith Avatar
    Kathleen Smith

    I am not a conspiracy theorist in any way. However, I understand a little about change theory. Those in power want to stay in power and change may mean giving up a something they are not willing to give up. Change is change and it is coming. Some of us may not want to come out of our home, others may not want to give up data. It is what it is. The good news is that change is coming and can be good.

  2. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    Wow, Troll, you were so threatened you took his pic. Did you turn him in? Betcha did….

    1. Matt Adams Avatar

      I’d be more concerned with him sharing the photo of a minor without their or their parents permission.

      1. Eric the half a troll Avatar
        Eric the half a troll

        Dude was an adult. I would not share any kid’s photo – parental permission or not.

        1. Matt Adams Avatar

          Did you ask for an ID? There is no way you can know he was an adult without asking him.

    2. Eric the half a troll Avatar
      Eric the half a troll

      Didn’t have to… he wore a proper mask once the flight attendants gave him one… about halfway through the 6 hour flight. You bet I am not approaching any anti-masker on any flight these days. Those wack jobs are way too… shall we say… unpredictable. This guy was just a slacker.

      But if you sit next to me, keep your Covid spew to yourself…

      1. LarrytheG Avatar

        yeah… Seems like I remember Haner also complaining about “spew” he had encountered on his plane trip. ….

        1. Stephen Haner Avatar
          Stephen Haner

          Didn’t take a photo. And it was a kid in the terminal. Taking and sharing the photo clearly puts our Half Wit Troll friend in the Mask Covidian camp.

          1. Stephen Haner

            Oh, thank you. “Mask Covidian” touched my funny bone on day otherwise consumed by neocon idiocy. Very nice!

          2. Stephen Haner Avatar
            Stephen Haner

            Stolen fairly.

  3. LarrytheG Avatar

    well, as they say, context is important and leave it to Kerry to leave it out:

    ” Kristen Nordlund, a spokeswoman for the C.D.C., said the agency has been slow to release the different streams of data “because basically, at the end of the day, it’s not yet ready for prime time.” She said the agency’s “priority when gathering any data is to ensure that it’s accurate and actionable.”

    Another reason is fear that the information might be misinterpreted, Ms. Nordlund said.”

    and who can blame the CDC with anti-govt, anti-science Tom, Dick and Harry cherry picking data and spewing disinformation and misinformation and claiming it came from the govt?

    Look at what those folks have done with VAERs data, for instance.

    And now… Kerry is stoking Conspiracy Theories, naturally.

    These are not rational, intelligent folks… by any stretch of the imagination.

    1. Not ready for prime time? Like the mandate for 6-foot social distancing based on a 1800s flu study…

  4. Nancy Naive Avatar
    Nancy Naive

    Big deal. It’s not like you’ve ever used data, Karen. Anecdotal is your source. Did those kids on that ski trip ever get sick?

  5. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    Well, we don’t know what we don’t know. We don’t know what data they are declining to share. But from what we do know there is no question the vaccines reduce infection and if you don’t get infected, you cannot give it to someone else. Nobody should have believed it would be 100%. I’m glad as hell I’d received the three shots before getting a dose of this.

    I’m still persuaded by VDH data, not reliant on CDC. This chart for one. I’m convinced it undercounts the rate of infection among the unvaxxed. Far more than 11% of them have been infected since the shots were available. In some localities infections have been running more than 1 percent of the population per week. (1,000 per 100,000) for a while now.

    As to the impact of masks and isolation on child development, well that rates a f&^%$g duh! Nice the NYT reported it, given its POV. As to whether anybody promised us that vaccines were perfect, I never heard that. But if you enjoy dissing the CDC, I encourage a romp through Gottlieb’s book.

    1. Matt Adams Avatar

      The COVID vaccine appears to me more like the Flu vaccine, it stems on severe symptoms to those vulnerable and all who partake. Given that sentiment, in my opinion the mandates are bogus, should you get it, yes you should. Should there be repercussions against those who do not partake, no there shouldn’t be.

      It is also clear that the C.D.C was being disingenuous when they didn’t publish a certain sub-set of the data that directly went against their narrative. Which has been the problem with COVID from the get go, it’s been completely politicized.

    2. LarrytheG Avatar

      did a visit to the local medical center today and these are all over the place –

      Now these are the same folks I trust to provide medical care, so I’m always surprised to hear from folks who say masks are not effective.

      The hospital Insists they are , to the point where you’re escorted out if you refuse and forgo your appointment.

      Now if i trust them for my care, I trust them on masks.

      1. “Now if i trust them for my care, I trust them on masks.”

        There’s the problem, you’ve compounded your error.

        Cloth masks are worthless, period. N95 masks have some, but limited, effectiveness. Personally I am at high risk so I have been wearing N95 masks in public for approaching 2 years. I obviously see some value in them.

        UMW’s undiscriminating climbing on the mask bandwagon by accepting absolutely ineffective face coverings is both anti science and bad medicine.

        I encourage you to consider that when evaluating where you place your medical trust.

        1. LarrytheG Avatar

          Well i place my trust in the very same folks who are caring for my health and give me other advise. Not you? From the hospital POV, they’d like you to wear an N95 but they’ll accept a lesser as long as you also socially distance in the waiting room, etc.

          It’s all about doing what you can do as opposed to arguing that if you can’t get 100%, it’s not worth doing. All or nothing logic is for folks who are not serious about much in life IMHO.

          1. If you pay attention to it, logic can be your friend.

            There was logic to your original conclusion, I trust UMW with my health care therefore I trust UMW on masks. That is an if this then that statement.

            However, logic is a two way street. If not statements are also valid. An if not this then not that statement also parses. Therefore if UMW mask policy is not good (anti science and bad medicine which it clearly is) then (maybe) trust in UMW healthcare is not good (misplaced).

            The cognitive dissonance generated by the brain dead UMW mask policy would at least cause me to reexamine my trust in their healthcare. But, our conclusions vary. You seem to prefer “nothing logic” to making an informed decision about your own health care.

            Hope you have a nice life with no crises that test your trust in UMW.
            Woof woof LarrytheG(olden) in Laborador blackface.

          2. LarrytheG Avatar

            actually there is clear logic. I trust UMW who is on accordance with the scientific community, the CDC, etc.

            Logic is your problem. You can’t seem to understand ‘reasonable’ and “be safe than sorry”.

            woof! woof yourself Mr. Golden. !! willful ignorance is even worse than goldens!

          3. “accordance with the scientific community, the CDC, etc.”

            Clearly you have not been paying attention. Cloth masks have been objectively shown to be worthless by both the scientific and medical communities, and down is not up.

            If logic is my “problem” then I’ll take more of it.

            I think you’re a bright guy, and in this and some other threads I’ve been trying to encourage you to follow a consistent logical, and in this case a simply factual, process. However, I’ll be happy to achieve an intermediate goal if you will just quit peeing on the rugs.

          4. LarrytheG Avatar

            not true guy. false. You’re promoting lies and disinformation, worse than peeing.

          5. LarrytheG Avatar

            Are you saying the airlines, the hospitals, the Red Cross, and many other are lying and just claiming that face masks work and they don’t? You’re par for the course for the skeptics and deniers. Nothing new here.

  6. I guess we need to change that old Ben Disraeli/Mark Twain adage to: “There are lies, damn lies, and the CDC.”

    Can’t provide info to the rubes which makes all that effort [15 days to slow the spread] seem irrelevant. Can we believe ANY of the data from the government? Remember the daily Johns Hopkins graphics? WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THEM? I have the first one from JAN 202o when I began talking about it in class….

    1. Stephen Haner Avatar
      Stephen Haner

      I’m on the Johns Hopkins website often. Tons of data and charts updated regularly. Not sure to which you refer.

      1. Matt Adams Avatar

        It like the case count is no longer being published, as it’s no longer General Election season. They are still there, you just have to look for yourself.

      2. I mean that every media outlet and political leader used those graphics at every opportunity….. then not so much… WHY? If it was good then, why not now?

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