Seven expressions such as "based on science" are banned at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States and concerns are spread if scientific research after 2018 is affected

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The use of certain words such as "based on science" "based on evidence" "diversity" "fetus" was prohibitedAmerican Disease Control Center(CDC) analysts' testimony. CDC conducts a number of scientific research, prevention services, etc. Concerns are spreading as it will have a big impact on future activities.

CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity - The Washington Post

CDC Can No Longer Use 7 Words Key to its Work, Including "Science-Based '

According to the CDC, CDC analysts said they were informed that the following seven words are prohibited at the meeting held on Thursday, December 14th, 2017.

· Vulnerable (vulnerability)
· Entitlement (right)
· Diversity (diversity)
· Transgender (Transgender)
· Fetus (fetus)
· Evidence-based (based on evidence)
· Science-based (based on science)

Allison Kelly of the CDC Financial Services Office at the meeting did not explain the reason why the use of these words was banned and said that he was "inextriminating". From analysts who were told to prohibit the use of words at the conference, they said that "I can not believe it" or "Are you serious? It is a joke? Also, the existence of prohibitions is not spread to experts, but if it spreads, it is told that "It will not be silent."


This prohibition relates in particular to budget drafts and support materials, both of which require approval by Congress and CDC partners. In other words, it is expected to have a big influence on the budget for obtaining CDC after 2018. CDC aims at preventing infectious diseases such as HIV / AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases, tuberculosisNational Center for HIV / AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)We have taken measures against health inequality of people including transgender,Zika feverSo we are doing research on the fetus and so on. Although it is suggested that alternate words are suggested for "based on evidence" and "based on science", it is said that alternative words are not prepared for "fetus" and "transgender" about.

In February 2017 the staff of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) stopped using the word "climate change" and was instructed to use the euphemism expression "weather extremes" (abnormal weather), and the trump regime This is not the first time that the use of certain words is banned below. In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has deleted information on LGBT from the website. Analysts said they are looking at the same guidelines as HHS for the prohibitions on CDC.

byPeter Hershey

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