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Ayano writes:

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” — VoxWP

Aside from the more political words, this is especially troubling that rather than disagreeing about the science, that the current administration would rather ban the use of such language .

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CDC banned from using words such as 'Science-based' or 'Evidence-based'

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