The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has come under fire for failing to publish large segments of data related to COVID-19. The data includes statistics on hospitalizations and the efficacy of booster shots. The importance of the data cannot be overstated because it contains information broken down by age, race, sex, vaccination and economic status. For example, the data would show who was at the greatest risk of hospitalization, who was more likely to get severe disease, and how well booster shots were working for various populations.
The New York Times broke the story.
Speaking of the CDC, an article entitled, ‘How the CDC Abandoned Science’ was published in Tablet Magazine on February 14 by Dr. Vinay Prasad. In his article, Dr. Prasad, a hematologist-oncologist, and associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco said that, “Throughout this pandemic, the CDC has been a poor steward of that balance [between being a scientific agency and a political agency], pushing a series of scientific results that are severely deficient. This research is plagued with classic errors and biases, and does not support the press-released conclusions that often follow.”
Furthermore, Dr. Prasad issued the following warning. “As a society, we cannot afford to allow this to occur. Impartial, honest appraisal is needed now more than ever, but it is unclear how we can achieve it.”
On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the CDC said it may be optimal for some people 12 and older to extend the time period between first and second shots — especially for males ages 12 to 39. The CDC altered its recommendation for this cohort in order to help reduce the risk of vaccine-associated myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart.
A just posted study on the issue of post-vaccine myocarditis— by FLCCC physician Dr. Flavio Cadegiani— proposes a preliminary hypothesis as to why there have been increasing reports of myocarditis in young males. Briefly, the conc