Where do the Loyalties of the CDC Lie?

I have written several articles on Dr. Fauci. A list of the links have been provided at the bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on Dr. Fauci’s career.

Mission Statement of the CDC

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

So the CDC is responsible for controlling the introduction and spread of infectious diseases, and provides consultation and assistance to other nations and international agencies to assist in improving their disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion activities.

Pledge to the American People

  1. Be a diligent steward of the funds entrusted to our agency:
    CDC accomplishes agency-wide fiscal accountability and oversight of appropriations, acquisitions, assistance, and financial management of government funds. This aids in CDC’s public health mission by ensuring appropriate fiscal stewardship of tax payer dollars.
  2. Provide  an environment for intellectual and personal growth and integrity:
    CDC expects that employees know and follow the fourteen principles of ethical conduct for executive branch personnel. These principles help foster growth for both individual employee and agency wide progress to further public health science, and maintain the public’s trust.
  3. Base all public health decisions on the highest quality scientific data that is derived openly and objectively:
    CDC ensures its science and research activities, as well as employees, comply with various federal laws, regulations, and policies in order to exercise the highest level of scientific integrity. To “enhance the quality, integrity of and access to CDC science,” is one of 4 pillars the Office of the Associate Director of Science at CDC considers a priority and responsibility.
  4. Place the benefits to society above the benefits to our institution:
    CDC employees are prohibited from participating in any manner that would pose a conflict of interest or appearance of bias. This helps ensure CDC achieves the highest quality of scientific research, and works to protect the nation’s health.
  5. Treat all persons with dignity, honesty, and respect:
    The Principles of the Ethical Practice of Public Health external icon is intended principally for public and other institutions in the United States that have an explicit public health mission. It contains values and beliefs underlying the code, principles of the ethical practice of public health, and supplemental materials.

CDC in the 21st Century

  • On the cutting edge of health security – confronting global disease threats through advanced computing and lab analysis of huge amounts of data to quickly find solutions.
  • Putting science into action – tracking disease and finding out what is making people sick and the most effective ways to prevent it.
  • Helping medical care – bringing new knowledge to individual health care and community health to save more lives and reduce waste.
  • Fighting diseases before they reach our borders – detecting and confronting new germs and diseases around the globe to increase our national security.
  • Nurturing public health – building on our significant contribution to have strong, well-resourced public health leaders and capabilities at national, state and local levels to protect Americans from health threats.

CDC’s Role

  • Detecting and responding to new and emerging health threats
  • Tackling the biggest health problems causing death and disability for Americans
  • Putting science and advanced technology into action to prevent disease
  • Promoting healthy and safe behaviors, communities and environment
  • Developing leaders and training the public health workforce, including disease detectives
  • Taking the health pulse of our nation

What Can The CDC do?

Since time immemorial, public health officials’ main weapon against the outbreak of a disease as been to restrict the ability of people to interact with one another, also known as a quarantine. The term comes from the Latin “quadraginta,” meaning 40, and is derived from the 40-day period ships traveling from plague-stricken regions were kept at bay before being allowed to dock in medieval European ports.

Imposing a quarantine—effectively stripping innocent people of the most basic right to move freely in the world—is one of the most serious actions a government can take against its own citizenry. Partly for this reason, in the American federal system (designed from the outset to check the power of the national government) the power to quarantine resides largely with state and local authorities. Should Texas, or any other state, someday face the threat of a true epidemic, the states have broad authority to restrict the movement of people within their own borders. Public health codes granting the state power to impose quarantine orders vary from state to state, of course. Violating a quarantine order in Louisiana is punishable by a fine of up to $100 and up to a year in prison; in Mississippi the same infraction could cost a violator up to $5000 and up to five years in prison.

The federal government does have its own powers. The CDC, as the U.S.’s primary agency for taking action to stop the spread of disease, has broad authority under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution to restrict travel into the country and between states of an infected person or a person who has come in contact with an infected person, according to Laura Donohue, director of the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown Law School. Federal quarantine can be imposed, too, on federal property, like a military base or National Forest land. And as the preeminent employer of experts on public health crises, the CDC is always likely to get involved within any affected state in the event of a looming pandemic.

But its power to act is extremely restricted. The agency traditionally acts in an advisory role and can only take control from local authorities under two circumstances: if local authorities invite them to do so or under the authority outlined in the Insurrection Act in the event of a total breakdown of law and order. “Our public health system is built on voluntary compliance,” Donohue tells TIME. “If the CDC starts to become the enemy holding a gun to [someone’s] head and keeping them in their house, they lose insight.”

So now that I have got all that out of the way. I pulled all the previous data from the CDC website. It covers the mission statement and all other pertinent information on what they are supposed to stand for. You may have noticed that I said, supposed to. The reality is something totally different. So before I get started, let’s ask one question, Who does the CDC report to? The answer is no one, they are autonomous.

Can any government statistics on COVID-19 deaths be trusted?

It is an open question now that we are learning that the highly respected, world-class Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been lying to us. This revelation comes a few days after I wrote here at American Thinker that New York City was lying about COVID-19 deaths.  The normal rules about reporting deaths have been violated by that city in the rush to inflate the body count, presumably to steer more taxpayer money to the Big Apple. That the CDC isn’t telling the truth to Americans is no conspiracy theory:  it’s right out there in the open for everyone to see.  The CDC openly admits that it is fudging the COVID-19 death figures.

We know this because, among other truth-tellers, a plainspoken small-town physician from Kalispell, Montana, has pulled back the curtain. Dr. Annie Bukacek, MD, explained in a presentation how death certificates are made. Why should anyone care how a certificate of death is made? Everyone should care “today when governments are making massive changes that affect our constitutional rights and those changes are based on inaccurate statistics,” Bukacek says. The system is deeply flawed, she argues.

Few people know how much individual power and leeway is given to the physician, coroner, or medical examiner, signing the death certificate.  How do I know this?  I’ve been filling out death certificates for over 30 years. More often than we want to admit, we don’t know with certainty the cause of death when we fill out death certificates.  That is just life.  We are doctors, not God.  Autopsies are rarely performed and even when an autopsy is done the actual cause of death is not always clear.  Physicians make their best guesstimate and fill out the form.  Then that listed cause of death … is entered into a vital records data bank to use for statistical analysis, which then gives out inaccurate numbers, as you can imagine.  Those inaccurate numbers then become accepted as factual information even though much of it is false.

So even before we heard of COVID-19, death certificates were based on assumptions and educated guesses that go unquestioned.  When it comes to COVID-19 there is the additional data skewer, that is –get this— there is no universal definition of COVID-19 death.  The Centers for Disease Control, updated from yesterday, April 4th, still states that mortality, quote unquote, data includes both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19.  That’s from their website.

Translation?  The CDC counts both true COVID-19 cases and speculative guesses of COVID-19 the same.  They call it death by COVID-19.  They automatically overestimate the real death numbers, by their own admission.  Prior to COVID-19, people were more likely to get an accurate cause of death written on their death certificate if they died in the hospital.  Why more accurate when a patient dies in the hospital?  Because hospital staff has physical examination findings labs, radiologic studies, et cetera, to make a good educated guess.  It is estimated that 60 percent of people die in the hospital.  But even [with] those in-hospital deaths, the cause of death is not always clear, especially in someone with multiple health conditions, each of which could cause the death.

Bukacek refers to a March 24 CDC memo from Steven Schwartz, director of the Division of Vital Statistics for the National Center for Health Statistics, titled “COVID-19 Alert No. 2.” “The assumption of COVID-19 death,” she says, “can be made even without testing.  Based on assumption alone the death can be reported to the public as another COVID-19 casualty.” There is a question-and-answer section on the memo. One question is, “Will COVID-19 be the underlying cause?” The answer is:  “The underlying cause depends upon what and where conditions are reported on the death certificate.  However, the rules for coding and selection of the underlying cause of death are expected to result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.” Another question is, “Should ‘COVID-19’ be reported on the death certificate only with a confirmed test?”

How many people have actually died from COVID-19 is anyone’s guess

The answer is: 

“COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.”  [Boldfacing in original]

“You could see how these statistics have been made to look really scary when it is so easy to add false numbers to the official database,” Bukacek says.  “Those false numbers are sanctioned by the CDC.” “The real number of COVID-19 deaths are not what most people are told and what they then think,” she says.  “How many people have actually died from COVID-19 is anyone’s guess … but based on how death certificates are being filled out, you can be certain the number is substantially lower than what we are being told.  Based on inaccurate, incomplete data people are being terrorized by fearmongers into relinquishing cherished freedoms.”

It’s hard to argue with what Dr. Bukacek says, but no doubt angry social media mobs will find a way as her chilling words enlighten the populace that has been bullied into submission. Of course, the disease’s body count is not the sole concern we should have about the Chinese contagion, but it is undeniably the primary driver of the rampant mass hysteria that has allowed state and local governments across America to crush our cherished civil liberties.

As the United States struggled to launch testing for the novel coronavirus using kits developed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization shipped hundreds of thousands of tests to countries around the world.No discussions occurred between WHO and the CDC about providing tests to the United States, WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic told CNN on Tuesday, and WHO did not offer coronavirus tests to the CDC.The United States, Jasarevic confirmed, doesn’t ordinarily rely on WHO for tests because the US typically has the capacity to manufacture its own diagnostics.

Testing began at the CDC, and on February 5, the agency announced it would begin shipping test kits to public health labs around the country. Just a day later, the World Health Organization said it had already shipped 250,000 tests to more than 70 laboratories around the world.As WHO shipped hundreds of thousands of tests, broader US testing struggled to begin. Days after CDC’s tests shipped, some labs reported that the test kits were not working as expected, which eventually required tests be re-manufactured.

On March 1, an official at US Health and Human Services said the agency had launched an investigation into a manufacturing defect in the CDC tests.Officials, though, have yet to offer a detailed account of what went wrong with the CDC’s tests. It’s unclear whether using a different country’s protocol — like the German protocol used in tests shipped by WHO — would have prevented the issue, which delayed widespread testing in the United States.As of March 9, public health labs in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., are able to test for the novel coronavirus. New commercial tests authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration have also increased US testing capacity.

What Are Gates, Fauci, Big Pharma, WHO, CDC and the Chinese Planning?

Bill Gates and his father for decades have been connected to George Soros and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx are now famous after being on the stage daily for months, with President Trump, updating the public on the coronavirus pandemic. By the way Dr. Birx’s hsband, Paige Reffe was the advance man for Bill Clinton. Dr. Shiva recently aired two very powerful interviews on the subject of the Gates Foundation and the the many actions related to the recent coronavirus and how it mirrors the actions taken by Dr. Fauci related to HIV – AIDS. Dr. Shiva says about Dr. Fauci that he is a “total front man” and no one will call him out because he is behind grant funding. He says the the current discussion by Dr. Fauci on the virus is total BS “because the immune system cannot be destroyed by a virus.” The two revealed Dr. Fauci is on the leadership counsel for the Gates Foundation and “he fundamentally practices fake science.”

CDC drops 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for international and out-of-state travelers

Since March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised travelers to self-quarantine for 14 days after all international travel, and after domestic travel to states seeing a high rate of coronavirus cases. But the CDC has changed that stance, removing the directions for two-week quarantines from the “After You Travel” section of its coronavirus travel guidance.

Instead, they share “after-travel” recommendations based on individual countries. A map of country-specific health information can be found on the CDC website, and includes a map of reported cases in the United States. The CDC’s updated travel guidance states that all returning travelers should social distance, wear a cloth face covering, wash their hands often and watch for symptoms. Notably, those are all basic measures the CDC has highlighted to Americans to follow since the beginning of the pandemic, regardless of whether traveling is involved. Doctors say that quarantines can still be a good idea after traveling to a coronavirus-impacted area, and that quarantines are especially useful in the absence of testing. Plus, if you’re from a state that requires a two-week quarantine, you’ll likely still need to complete one.

The CDC’s travel guidance does still note that travel and being in crowds increases the chance of contracting the virus, and that infected people can be asymptomatic and spread the disease. But CDC quarantine guidelines also now narrowly define those who should isolate for two weeks as “people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 — excluding people who have had COVID-19 within the past three months.” Galea calls the new CDC travel guidance a “direct contradiction” of what many states are doing — requiring quarantines. “In general, the U.S. could have benefited from having specific guidelines at a federal level from the beginning of this pandemic,” he says.

WHO backflips on virus stance by condemning lockdowns

The World Health Organisation has backflipped on its original COVID-19 stance after calling for world leaders to stop locking down their countries and economies. Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus. He also claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved. “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said.

“We in the World Health Organisation do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Dr Nabarro told The Spectator. “The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganise, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”

Dr Nabarro’s main criticism of lockdowns involved the global impact, explaining how poorer economies that had been indirectly affected. “Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry in the Caribbean, for example, or in the Pacific because people aren’t taking their holidays,” he said.

“Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world. … Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition.” Melbourne’s lockdown has been hailed as one of the strictest and longest in the world. In Spain’s lockdown in March, people weren’t allowed to leave the house unless it was to walk their pet. In China, authorities welded doors shut to stop people from leaving their homes. The WHO thinks these steps were largely unnecessary. Instead, Dr Nabarro is advocating for a new approach to containing the virus. “And so, we really do appeal to all world leaders: stop using lockdown as your primary control method. Develop better systems for doing it. Work together and learn from each other.”

Conclusion:

The answer to who the CDC and the add-on WHO answers too, is supposed to be the U.S. and the world’s countries. But what I showed you with this article, is that this doesn’t seem to be the case. It seems that they have waffled back and fourth from one side of the argument to the other. Instead of showing humility and saying that they don’t have all the answers and also not taking sides, they bluffed and gave us a bunch of bullshit. This misinformation caused countless deaths and untold hardship across the world. Now it seems that economies of scale and special interests and don’t forget China, are driving their agenda, not the health of our civilization. I certainly don’t think we are getting our money’s worth from the CDC, and I am glad that President Trump pulled funding from WHO. There has been simply too much misinformation from agencies that should have better information, because that is what they do. They deal with pandemics.

Resources:

cdc.gov, “CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;” canadafreepress.com, “The CDC Confesses to Lying About COVID-19 Death Numbers,” By Matthew Vadum; time.com, “The CDC Has Less Power Than You Think, and Likes it That Way,” By Denver Nicks; cebm.net, “COVID-19 deaths compared with ‘Swine Flu’,” By Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson; cnn.com, “WHO and CDC never discussed providing international test kits to the US, global health agency says,” By Arman Azad; washingtonpost.com, “CDC drops 14-day self-quarantine recommendation for international and out-of-state travelers,” By Shannon McMahon; news.com.au, “Coronavirus: WHO backflips on virus stance by condemning lockdowns,” By Alex Turner-Cohen;

Addendum:

CDC Funding:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office of Financial Resources (OFR) aids in achieving CDC’s mission by quickly and effectively allocating funds to where they are needed. In its Pledge to the American People, CDC commits to being a diligent steward of the funds entrusted to the Agency. OFR ensures this pledge remains intact.

Ethics and Compliance Activity:

The CDC/ATSDR Ethics and Compliance Activity (ECA) staff provides services and assistance on ethics related activities. The (ECA) is specifically responsible for:

  • Interpreting standards of conduct regulations
  • Reviewing financial disclosure reports
  • Offering ethics training and counseling services to help employees avoid ethics violations

Scientific Integrity:

Integrity is a core value relevant to all of CDC/ATSDR activities. The integrity concept involves consistency of actions, values, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. Integrity can also involve responsibility, trustworthiness, respect, caring, overall fairness and doing the right thing because it is the right thing. The mission of CDC mandates that its activities have the highest level of integrity to promote top quality public health. The Office of Scientific Integrity (OSI) was established within OADS to ensure that CDC science and research activities comply with various federal laws, regulations, and policies. OSI also combines similar scientific functional areas to facilitate the streamlining and effectiveness of critical scientific support functions often processed in sequential order.


Executive branch employees are prohibited from participating in any matter that will affect certain financial interests including:

  • the employee
  • the employee’s spouse or minor child
  • the employee’s general partner
  • an organization in which the employee serves as an officer, director, trustee, general partner or employee, and
  • anyone with whom the employee is negotiating for or has an arrangement concerning prospective employment.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

Employees cannot participate in any matter that would pose a conflict of interest or “recusal”. Options available to avoid recusal include:

  • Obtaining a waiver from the agency
  • Selling off or “divesting” the conflicting interest
  • Resigning from the conflicting position.

Agencies may, by supplemental regulation, prohibit or restrict the holding of certain financial interests by all agency employees or a group of employees, and extend such restrictions to the employee’s spouse and minor children.

Public Health Ethics

Public health ethics involves a systematic process to clarify, prioritize and justify possible courses of public health action based on ethical principles, values and beliefs of stakeholders, and scientific and other information.

As the nation’s leading public health agency, CDC primarily takes a population-based approach to public health, targeting communities or populations in its activities. The problems that CDC addresses are often complex, involving multiple risk factors, multiple stakeholders, and many different perspectives on how to prevent or ameliorate health concerns and promote well-being.

CDC staff use a variety of scientific tools in their work — epidemiology, behavioral and social science, communication science, laboratory science, and many others. Another critical tool for public health decision making and action is public health ethics. Public health ethics brings considerations, such as principles and values, to discussions of public health policies and actions.

CDC and Public Health Ethics

What is public health ethics?

Public health ethics can be subdivided into a field of study and a field of practice. As a field of study, public health ethics seeks to understand and clarify principles and values which guide public health actions. Principles and values provide a framework for decision making and a means of justifying decisions. Because public health actions are often undertaken by governments and are directed at the population level, the principles and values which guide public health can differ from those which guide actions in biology and clinical medicine (bioethics and medical ethics) which are more patient or individual-centered.

As a field of practice, public health ethics is the application of relevant principles and values to public health decision making. In applying an ethics framework, public health ethics inquiry carries out three core functions, namely 1) identifying and clarifying the ethical dilemma posed, 2) analyzing it in terms of alternative courses of action and their consequences, and 3) resolving the dilemma by deciding which course of action best incorporates and balances the guiding principles and values.

What are the goals and structure for public health ethics at CDC?

The primary goal of CDC’s public health ethics activities is to integrate the tools of ethical analysis into day-to-day operations across CDC. The Public Health Ethics Unit, located in the Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, provides leadership for this activity.

The Public Health Ethics Unit, in collaboration with the CDC Public Health Ethics Committee (PHEC) is responsible for building CDC’s public health ethics infrastructure, including fostering an environment and culture that supports and develops ethical practices, raising staff awareness of public health ethics, and providing tools for analyzing ethical issues. The Public Health Ethics Unit is also responsible for providing guidance for initiating and implementing public health ethics consultations and for educating CDC staff about public health ethics.

COVID-19 deaths compared with “Swine Flu”

“Swine Flu”

The  US Centre for Disease and Control Prevention  (CDC)  estimated that 150, 000 to 575,000 people died from (H1N1) pandemic virus infection in the first year of the outbreak.

  • 80% of the virus-related deaths were estimated to occur in those < 65 years of age.
  • In seasonal influenza epidemics, about 70% to 90% of deaths occur in people ≥65.

However, typical seasonal influenza causes most of its deaths among the elderly while other severe cases occur most commonly in people with a variety of medical conditions.

By contrast, this H1N1 pandemic caused most of its severe or fatal disease in younger people, both those with chronic conditions as well as healthy persons, and caused many more cases of viral pneumonia than is normally seen with seasonal influenza.

In a pandemic, the proportion of deaths among the young should increase, and several studies have further demonstrated this age shift in deaths to younger populations.  In a 1918 scenario, the major prevention strategies are to target younger people to minimize the loss to expected years of life. An analysis of three other pandemics over the last century also suggests pandemic viruses  cause excess mortality in ‘unusually young populations.’

COVID-19

An analysis of countries and US states or major cities with at least 250 COVID-19 deaths as of 4th  April reports that individuals aged <65 accounts for less than 10% of all COVID-19 deaths.

  • People <65 years old had 34- to 73-fold lower risk than those ≥65 years old in the European countries
  • People aged  < 65 had 13- to 15-fold lower risk in New York City, Louisiana and Michigan.

The WHO further stated that older people are at highest risk: over 95% of deaths occurred in those > 60 years. More than 50% of all deaths were people > 80 years or older.

Dr. Fauci Postings
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/10/14/the-corona-virus-exposed/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/10/14/why-is-the-coronavirus-so-confusing/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/10/08/the-covid-19-vaccine-safe-or-unsafe/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/10/01/is-dr-fauci-a-devil-or-an-angel/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/09/10/president-trump-acted-appropriately-and-in-a-timely-manner-with-regards-to-covid-19-part-2-of-2/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/09/10/president-trump-acted-appropriately-and-in-a-timely-manner-with-regards-to-covid-19-part-1-of-2/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/07/30/is-the-fda-big-pharma-and-dr-fauci-playing-god/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/06/21/dr-fauci-revisited-sour-grapes/
https://common-sense-in-america.com/2020/06/16/hydroxychloroquine-is-it-the-medication-of-the-devil/

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