CDC Busts WaPo for Fake Word Ban News Story

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Original Washington Post article which went viral in national media titled CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity has been debunked as fake news by the Centers for Disease Control.

CDC can say ‘fetus,’ insists there’s no ban on words

No words have been banned from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s lexicon, according to the federal agency’s director.

In a statement sent to NBC News on Monday, CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald pushed back against reports that the agency had prohibited use of the words “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

“The CDC remains committed to our public health mission as a science- and evidence-based institution, providing for the common defense of the country against health threats. Science is and will remain the foundation of our work,” Fitzgerald said. “As I have said previously, there are no banned, prohibited or forbidden words at the CDC — period.”

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