Last Updated on October 2, 2021
Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appeared on CNN in August and admitted that COVID-19 vaccines cannot prevent the transmission of COVID-19, citing the delta variant.
Walensky said that the controversial vaccines are working “exceptionally well” at keeping people from experiencing severe illness and death after they contract COVID-19, but admits, “what they can’t do anymore is prevent transmission.” She then urged the vaccinated to go back to wear masks.
Specifically, those who are vaccinated should “continue to wear a mask” indoors if they are in the presence of people who are unable to be vaccinated or are immunosuppressed or “a little bit, uh, frail” or have a high risk comorbidity like obesity.
The CDC has been criticized for being partisan and authoritarian throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, first with masks and now with vaccines. Recently, National File examined available CDC data and found that the federal agency’s own numbers suggest children are more likely to die from drug overdose, suicide, and influenza than COVID-19.
Last month National File also noted that the CDC quietly changed its definition of a vaccine:
On August 26, 2021, the definition of “vaccine” on the CDC website was “a product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease.” The definition of “vaccination” at that time was “the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.”
As of yesterday, the new definition of “vaccine” on the CDC website is “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.” The definition of “vaccination” describes “the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.”
National File also recently highlighted that the CDC is developing a gun injury “surveillance” program at hospital emergency rooms, and a separate gun data collection project involving the children involved with the 4-H non-profit organization’s popular programs for rural communities.