Word Ban At CDC Includes 'Vulnerable,' 'Fetus,' 'Transgender'

Word Ban At CDC Includes 'Vulnerable,' 'Fetus,' 'Transgender'

But according to the analyst, others at the meeting were surprised by the announcement, and the general reaction was "incredulous".

Policy analysts at the CDC's headquarters in Atlanta were told on Thursday about a list of forbidden words in a meeting with senior CDC officials responsible for the budget, according to the analyst, who participated in the 90-minute briefing.

The newspaper quoted an anonymous source saying that scientists and other officials at the agency have been told to instead say that the "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes".

Merkley responded to a Washington Post report Saturday that reported the Trump administration had banned the CDC from using the terms "vulnerable", "entitlement", "diversity", "transgender", "fetus", "evidence-based" and "science-based" in official documents prepared for next year's budget.

According to the Post, any budget documents that include these words will be sent back to the CDC to be corrected.

"It was very much, 'Are you serious?"

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The area immediately surrounding the incident was closed to the public, but the airport was functioning normally, Verberkt said. Videos on social media showed what appeared to be the suspect being taken out of the airport in a stretcher.

The Trump administration reportedly banned staff of the nation's top health protection agency from using seven words or phrases in budget-related documents.

The forbidden words broadly encapsulate the Trump administration's adverse stances on climate change and LGBT rights, and raises more questions about its approach on diversity.

The analyst who spoke with the Post could not remember a similar ban over potentially controversial words.

"You can not fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus.' You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola", Singiser said". Are you kidding?' " the analyst said, "In my experience, we've never had any pushback from an ideological standpoint".

"HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans", said spokesman Matt Lloyd.

He claimed to CNN that the story was a "mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process", but did not specifically deny that the words and phrases were verboten.

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