(RightWing.org) – The CDC denies concealing data related to the COVID-19 pandemic while simultaneously altering data they have released. Does the agency actually have accurate information about the impact of the disease, and if it does, will we get to see it?
Through the COVID pandemic, politicians and businesses have used the CDC’s grim statistics on deaths and hospitalizations to justify repressive measures and poor service. Now, those statistics are under scrutiny, and they’re not always holding up.
"The CDC is no longer releasing their data comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated cases hospitalizations"@akheriaty joined @dbongino for an explosive interview discussing why the CDC is withholding data on the COVID-19 vaccine on the latest episode of #UnfilteredonFox. pic.twitter.com/kadWGDsNl7
— Unfiltered with Dan Bongino (@UnfilteredOnFox) March 30, 2022
In February, a CDC source told journalists the agency is only releasing a fraction of the data it’s collected. The source said the agency was holding back vital information about the vaccination status of victims. The CDC denies this, but their messaging is confusing. Spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund told the New York Times the agency is withholding data to keep it from being “misrepresented” by vaccine skeptics.
There are also serious doubts about the data CDC has released. On March 15, the agency reduced its figures for COVID deaths by 72,277 — including a quarter of all childhood deaths. The CDC blamed a “coding logic error” for overestimating, but it raises serious questions. If the agency isn’t releasing much of its data, and the rest can’t be relied on for accuracy, should legislators be using it to guide their decisions?
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