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Thursday, October 16, 2014

CDC CAUGHT RED-HANDED DEALING OUT MISINFORMATION ON ENTEROVIRUS D68... WHY WOULD THEY LIE?

October 16, 2014

When reviewing important medical information, clinicians utilize the CDC website for critical information.  In doing so, there needs to be an inherent element of trust and ethics by the CDC to present factual information, regardless of how it may make the Agency, or their Directors look to the general public or practitioners.

It is with regret, that as a clinician, and as an Investigative Journalist, I need to report a disturbing finding on the CDC website.  The issue surrounds the outbreak of Enterovirus D68.  

Starting from August, 2014, the CDC website had been VERY CLEAR that Enterovirus, although discovered first in the US around 1962, HAS RARELY been reported to the CDC.  I will post the Webster's Dictionary definition of "Rarely" so that we all are on the same page:




RARELY
1.    on rare occasions; infrequently; seldom:
I'm rarely late for appointments.
2.
exceptionally; in an unusual degree.
3.
unusually or remarkably well; excellent.

The CDC on October 15th, 2014, switched the "working definition" of how often Enterovirus D68 is reported to the CDC to "Regularly."  Again, let me provide you with the definition of that term from Webster's Dictionary:
REGULARLY

adverb

1.
at regular times or intervals.
2.
according to plan, custom, etc.
3.
usually; ordinarily:

QUESTION:  WHY WOULD THE CDC CHANGE THE TERM OF REPORTING FROM "RARELY" TO "REGULARLY" ???  What would possibly cause this sudden switch of terms while in the midst of a rather large outbreak of EV-D68?
This goes beyond a basic glitch in the writing of the website text, as it was purposefully done on October 15, 2014.  Please refer to the following screen-shots of the CDC website as recorded on 10/15/14 as well as via the cached version on 9/10/14 which shows the clear differences between the wording of this outbreak... it changes the entire clinical picture based on the terms used:
AS CAPTURED ON OCTOBER 15, 2014 - TERM USED:  REGULARLY REPORTED TO THE CDC SINCE 1987

AS CAPTURED ON SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 - TERM USED:  RARELY REPORTED IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS


As if that isn't bad enough, NOW, the CDC is also trying to make the Enterovirus D68 outbreak appear much more minimal in scope and severity by showing a new info-graphic and text markup to show "declines" in activity, "no reporting" in activity or increases in some small instances.  This gives the viewer the impression that the Enterovirus D68 is not really a big problem, when in fact we are closing in on about 1000 active cases in 46 states!

Look at the info-graphic below, then compare it with the reporting-map of only 24 hours ago:

NEW INFO-GRAPHIC SHOWING SPORADIC REPORTING / ACTIVITY 10/15/14


Here is the old Info-Graphic map from only 24 hours ago, which indicates rapid and widespread activity throughout 46 states;  the only states not reporting active Enterovirus D68 infections were Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona and Nevada.


YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF THIS ONE QUESTION:  IF the CDC is willing to lie / deceive / alter / manipulate the data and information about a rather unknown illness / disease, and if they are willing to have the general public make decisions based upon what is written on the CDC website, then WHAT ELSE IS THE CDC CAPABLE OF LYING ABOUT???

LINKS:

1.  CDC WEBSITE
2.  CURRENT INFO ON ENTEROVIRUS D68 (AS OF 10/15/14)
3.  OVERVIEW OF ENTEROVIRUS D68 (CHANGED ON 10/15/14)
4.  OVERVIEW OF ENTEROVIRUS D68 (AS IT WAS ON 9/10/14)