The Gateway Pundit wrote an article on Sunday about a new report by the New York Times. The CDC has been collecting much more detailed data about Covid infections that break down by age, race, and vaccination status. The critical information would go a long way towards figuring out an end to the pandemic. Still, the agency has purposefully suppressed the data from the public over fears that it would be “misinterpreted” and cause “vaccine hesitancy.”
Within the data that the CDC has withheld are detailed information about breakthrough cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, which the agency has been collecting since the beginning of the vaccine rollout, according to officials who spoke to the NYT.
From the New York Times:
“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.”
Another reason is fear that the information might be misinterpreted, Ms. Nordlund said.”
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.
Dr. Paul Offit, FDA Advisory Committee Member, urged CDC to tell the truth and present the data to the public.
Daily Mail reported:
Scientists stressed that publishing the data went hand in hand with educating the public about vaccines – explaining that as more people are vaccinated, the percentage of vaccinated people who are infected or hospitalized would also rise.
They urged the CDC to publish the information.
‘Tell the truth, present the data,’ said Dr Paul Offit, a vaccine expert and adviser to the Food and Drug Administration.
‘I have to believe that there is a way to explain these things so people can understand it.’
He noted that, because the CDC had not published the information, American scientists were forced to rely on Israeli data.
‘There’s no reason that they should be better at collecting and putting forth data than we were,’ he said.
‘The CDC is the principal epidemiological agency in this country, and so you would like to think the data came from them.’
The same scenario happened in Scotland. TGP reported that the Public Health Scotland (PHS) announced on February 16 that they would stop publishing the data of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by vaccine status after data was “inappropriately misinterpreted” by anti-vaxx people.