February 26, 2022

CDC Withholding COVID Data: the Public Isn’t Ready

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that it’s been withholding COVID-19 data from the public over fears the information could be misinterpreted.

Kristen Nordlund, a CDC spokesperson, said the release has been slow “because basically, at the end of the day, it’s not yet ready for prime time.”

The CDC’s “priority when gathering any data is to ensure that it’s accurate and actionable,” Norlund added.
But, Norland admitted, another reason is that the public could misinterpret the data.

Notable information that the CDC has collected but not released includes hospitalizations broken down by age, race, and vaccination status, and the effectiveness of booster shots.

Two weeks ago, the CDC released data on the effectiveness of boosters for adults younger than 65, but it didn’t include full numbers on those between 18 and 49.


CDC withholding COVID data over fears of misinterpretation

2 comments on CDC Withholding COVID Data: the Public Isn’t Ready

  1. Terri Tomis says:

    It’s always the best practice to finish making up the story before you publish it.

  2. schutzhund says:

    She meant that she is not ready for us to hear and see the facts!

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