Monday, July 20, 2020

The Politics of CDC

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Millions of Americans turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for their latest update on the Coronavirus, but there's growing concern about some of the information the CDC has been putting out to the public.

A closer look at the politics of the CDC raises even more concerns.

Be informed, not misled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plays such a forceful roll in our country and the decision making of our elected officials, I thought it would be helpful to know a little about the politics of the employees who are dispensing information that has such significant influence.

Particularly, now as we are experiencing another rise in COVID cases.

A look behind the curtain.

Out of more than 8000 federal contributions from over 550 CDC employees since 2015, only 5 have gone to Republican PACS or candidates.

Employees at CDC have made more than 8000 contributions totaling over $285,000 to Democrat candidates and causes since 2015.

Only 5 contributions were sent to a Republican PAC or candidate. Out of the 5 contributions that totaled just over $1000, three sent money to President Trump's 2016 campaign efforts according to the Federal Election Commission records. The rest went to Democrats and far-left advocacy organizations.

I'm not suggesting these people don't have a right to donate to whomever they want, I'm asking if the overwhelming response to the far-Left has any effect on what they report and when they report it?

Does their almost total allegiance to the Left influence what they do and when they do it?

The employees who have donated serve at various levels of management, ranging from nurses and information technology personnel to epidemiologists, public health advisers, and the chief financial officer in both the Atlanta and Washington DC offices.

The Daily Caller contacted CDC asking for a comment on the subject, but the CDC didn't respond as of Friday.

The most common recipient of the donations was ActBlue, an online fundraising platform for Democrat and far-Left organizations.

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren for President were the most common personal recipients.

The CDC folks also strongly support the organization Indivisible Action, which works to "elect progressive leaders, rebuild our democracy, and defeat the Trump agenda."

Could employee activist politics influence the CDC's response to the virus?

After the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, the total amount of money employees contributed to left-leaning causes by the end of the month was nearly 3 times higher than the previous 5-year monthly average. In addition, the total amount of contributions more than doubled compared to the previous 5-year monthly average.

From March 11 to the 31st, employees donated nearly $8000 through 158 contributions. During the same time span from 2015 through 2019, employees made an average of 69 contributions averaging $2,700 in total.

The White House coronavirus task force response coordinator, Dr. Deborah Brix, has been quoted by both the Business Insider and the Washington Post as saying:
"There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust."

Recently Pew published an exhaustive poll on COVID 19. Their conclusion was that it is highly politicized with Democrats and Republicans hold stark contrasting beliefs about the virus.

Who can you trust? Who can we believe?

Today on the radio, I'm talking about finding our way in the darkness of deception. Please join me. HERE'S HOW.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.