Donald Trump's organization has supposedly banned the Center for Disease Control from utilizing seven words and expressions, including "science-based" and "transgender", in archives it is dealing with for one year from now's financial plan.
"Banned words in Trump's America apparently include "evidence-based", "transgender", and "vulnerable".
The now-taboo terms will not be used in official documents from the Atlanta institute, which issues reports on health promotion and disease prevention in the United States. The analyst described to the Post the response from people in the meeting as "incredulous".
The analyst who provided this info to the Post also explained that they had been given some alternate phrases for some of the words.
Neither an OMB spokesman nor a CDC spokeswoman responded to requests for comment Friday.
The Trump administration has been repeatedly scrutinized for declining to acknowledge science-based findings, particularly related to climate change. So, instead of going with "science", the CDC is supposed to go with what the "community" suggests? "It was very much, 'Are you serious?"
Many CDC employees reportedly aren't happy about the changes.
In an astonishing move, authorities at the CDC were told in a Thursday meeting they were not to utilize certain words, an approach examiner revealed to The Washington Post.
"In my experience, we've never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint", said the analyst. Alison didn't say why the words were banned and reportedly told the group that she was just relating the info.
"The assertion that HHS has "banned words" is a complete mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process", Lloyd said.
In other words, the agency charged with protecting Americans from epidemics and safeguarding the health of the public must now formally avoid saying anything even slightly politically inconvenient to Republicans if it wants funding. "HHS also strongly encourages the use of outcome and evidence data in program evaluations and budget decisions".