CDC's '7 Words' Rule Restricts Free Speech and Damages Science: Medical College CEO
Recent news reports revealed that policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were told by the Trump administration that the use of seven words and phrases would be prohibited. The words are: vulnerable, diversity, entitlement, transgender, fetus, evidence-based, and science-based. Shortly thereafter, another federal official told the media that this was "simply guidance" provided to people that write CDC budget proposals.
The CDC is the leading national public health institute of the United States. It is a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. At New York Medical College we have a long history of cooperation with the CDC and some of our faculty are former officials of the agency.
NYMC Leadership: Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer