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In Response To Senate Inquiry, CDC Director Says Agency Has No ‘Banned’ Words

The Hill: CDC rejects censorship reports: ‘There are absolutely no “banned” words’
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it ‘has not banned, prohibited, or forbidden’ the use of certain words in official documentation, the agency director says in response to concerns from Senate Democrats. … CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald told Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) in a letter released Tuesday the HHS style guide does recommend avoiding the use of ‘vulnerable,’ ‘diversity,’ and ‘entitlement.’ … She said, ‘There are absolutely no “banned” words. These are merely suggestions of what terms to use and what often overused words should be avoided’…” (Weixel, 1/9).

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