The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hiding important information about its deadly coronavirus pandemic from the public, according to a new report.
The report, released Tuesday, found that some public health officials in the CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (VBD) are hiding key information about how the coronaviral disease has killed more than 30,000 people from the CDC.
“The public health agency has a duty to publicly share information about the scope and impact of the pandemic,” wrote senior fellow Sarah Kliff, an epidemiologist at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
“This information is important to protect the public from misinformation and to inform decisions about future action,” Kliff wrote.
In her report, Kliff said that the CDC has been hiding key details about how coronaviruses spread in recent years from the press and public, and that this has led to an increase in misinformation.
“What’s at stake here is not simply that public officials are hiding important facts, but that they are actively misleading the public and the public in general,” Kliffs said.
“We know from the VBD that there are multiple ways in which the coronacovirus spreads, including direct transmission, via infected people, or indirectly through people who are infected, such as through contact with infected people or through contact of a person who has been infected with the virus,” she said.
In this case, the VTDs has revealed that the coronavia virus has infected and killed several people, including at least four children.
But it has been unclear how many more people are infected or how many people have died.
In addition, it was unclear whether the VMDs has even released the final tally of the number of deaths and infected people who have been infected.
In the report, a CDC spokesperson said that it is “not uncommon for public health organizations to disclose some data to the media and other sources.
However, we cannot provide any further details about the VBCD’s information management.”
Kliff said the VPDs efforts to hide information from the media is “a clear violation of CDC guidelines, particularly when the information could lead to better communication with the public about the virus.”
“The VBDs actions are especially disturbing because they are clearly designed to protect public health and the health of the public,” Klaff said.
She said that while the CDCs pandemic information efforts are being overseen by the CDC, other agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should also be aware of the efforts to cover up information.
Kliffs report said that many CDCs employees have also been using social media to hide critical information from journalists.
“While the CDC does not have the power to regulate the content of social media postings, it can take appropriate actions to prevent people from posting or publishing information that is potentially damaging to the public health,” Kluff said.
While the report was published in the journal Science, Kliffs report also details how the CDC was involved in the development of the CDC National Response Plan (NRP), which was used to implement the agency’s response to the pandemics coronaviroids.
The NRP is an executive order signed by President Donald Trump in December 2016 to prepare the CDC to contain and control the pandes coronavires, and to implement an “enhanced, coordinated response to this global public health threat.”
The CDC was not among the NRP’s sponsors, according a CDC official.
The agency’s internal document obtained by Science shows that Kliff was not the only one to raise concerns about the CDC information-management strategy.
The official also said that Kliffs office had been working to determine whether the CDC had properly accounted for the number and types of coronavirinuses in the VCDs report.
“After extensive conversations with several CDC staff, including staff from our division of VBD, it is clear that the lack of sufficient documentation and coordination of CDC information management is an issue that has not been addressed,” Kliss wrote.
“As a result, the CDC should not be responsible for the VBDC’s decision to use an outdated NRP for coronavire control.”