Total Shocker: CDC Is Hiding Data--To Protect You From The Truth
Woops—I suppose I should have warned you to assume a seated position before I popped that on you. It’s true—the NYT is reporting it:
The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.￼￼
By Apoorva Mandavilli
Feb. 20, 2022
Updated 3:46 p.m. ET
For more than a year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected data on hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the United States and broken it down by age, race and vaccination status. But it has not made most of the information public.
The wheels are coming off. People are catching on. Wait …
Quick, can we get a meeting with Putin to save the world? Why are you laughing?
More from the article:
“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.”
Data is not ready for prime time. I think I get that …
Another reason is fear that the information might be misinterpreted, Ms. Nordlund said.”
Translation: Your interpretation might be different than the one they want you to have. Question: How would that happen?
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.
Last year, the agency repeatedly came under fire for not tracking so-called breakthrough infections in vaccinated Americans, and focusing only on individuals who became ill enough to be hospitalized or die. 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.
But actually they did track that information. It’s just that they presented it in the form of a misleading comparison. Because sometimes misleading gets you to the “right” narrative.
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.
You hafta be kidding, right? You’re not?
Alex Berenson—C’mon, man! Where’s the nuance?
That’s not from me. It’s from the conspiracy theorists at - checks notes - The New York Times.
And - checks notes - the Centers for Disease Control itself.
We all know what “misinterpreted” means; it means I publish screenshots.
In fact, the CDC has VERY specific data.
The fact the Times is publishing this story at all might be the most interesting part; it’s been obvious since at least last summer that the CDC is hiding the raw numbers.
Remember, they used to release actual counts of the deaths of vaccinated people from Covid, but they stopped in October, once even their nonsensical “fully vaccinated” definition couldn’t hide what was happening to the numbers.
As Berenson has the bad taste to point out, October was when deaths of the vaxxed jumped more than 4,000 and hospitalizations more than 14,000. That’s enough to give people the idea that the shots, like, don’t really work.
So why is the Times only calling the CDC about this now?
Because even the dumbest bluechecks are starting to see the gig is up.
Let the finger-pointing begin!