CDC, bringing you America’s death toll under c19. Any bias/conflicts of interest?
May 2015 article:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes the following disclaimer with its recommendations: “CDC, our planners, and our content experts wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products . . . CDC does not accept commercial support.”1
The CDC’s image as an independent watchdog over the public health has given it enormous prestige, and its recommendations are occasionally enforced by law.
Despite the agency’s disclaimer, the CDC does receive millions of dollars in industry gifts and funding, both directly and indirectly, and several recent CDC actions and recommendations have raised questions about the science it cites, the clinical guidelines it promotes, and the money it is taking.
Marcia Angell, former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, told The BMJ, “The CDC has enormous credibility among physicians, in no small part because the agency is generally thought to be free of industry bias. Financial dealings with biopharmaceutical companies threaten that reputation.”2…”
Further, note the CDC’s note:
“As of April 14, 2020, CDC case counts and death counts include both confirmed and probable cases and deaths. ”
…AND PROBABLE… There have been many doctors/experts who’ve spoken out about mis-labeling cause of death as *due to/from* covid19 rather than died of something else…