Numerous news sources are reporting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been banned by the Trump Administration from using seven words in any official documents for the 2019 budget. On the list: "diversity", "fetus", "transgender", "vulnerable", "entitlement", "science-based" and "evidence-based".
"Banned words in Trump's America apparently include "evidence-based", "transgender", and "vulnerable".
The now-taboo terms will not be used in official documents from the Atlanta institute, which issues reports on health promotion and disease prevention in the United States.
The CDC did not immediately comment Saturday when contacted about by The Star.
In a 90-minute briefing on Thursday, policy analysts at the nation's leading public health institute were presented with the menu of seven banned words, an analyst told the paper.
President Trump's administration has created a list of no-nos for the CDC.
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The Trump administration in its early days quickly scrubbed information related to LGBTQ people from the Health and Human Services website, and the Associated Press reported in March that the US Census Bureau would not include a category for LGBTQ people in its proposal for the 2020 census.
Alison Kelly, one of the senior leaders at the CDC's Office of Financial Services, reportedly led the meeting but did not provide further details as to why these phrases were being banned.
The analyst who spoke with the Post could not remember a similar ban over potentially controversial words.
Many CDC employees reportedly aren't happy about the changes. Much of the CDC's work has strong bipartisan support.
He claimed to CNN that the story was a "mischaracterization of discussions regarding the budget formulation process", but did not specifically deny that the words and phrases were verboten. "HHS will continue to use the best scientific evidence available to improve the health of all Americans", said HHS spokesman Matt Lloyd.
You can not fight against the Zika virus, or improve women's and fetal health, if you are unable to use the word "fetus.' You must be able to talk about science and evidence if you are to research cures for infectious diseases such as Ebola".