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Righting the Ship Part II

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Have the coffee pot near by.

Lawrence Mazzuckelli Feb 6, 2022

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Pr 14:8 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a long and storied global history of public health but as it has grown in size and mission it has become a master at the art of deception in order to fulfill a political agenda that has remained constant despite the politics of the White House occupant. Nothing has made this clearer than the role of the CDC during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. And, as is the case with every government agency regardless of level, it has grown far beyond its original mission of controlling malaria. In some cases the expansion of mission is a reasonable outcome of knowledge. In other words, if CDC understands disease vectors then why should it restrict its activity to just a single disease? The logic behind that is unassailable. But what happens when the tail wags the dog? An Extraordinarily Brief History of the CDC

In 1798 Congress created the United States Public Health Service (PHS) the mission of which was to provide health care to the nation’s merchant mariners. As the United States shifted from a marine based economy to a balanced economy the functions of the PHS expanded and it acquired responsibility for screening immigrants, providing healthcare on Indian reservations, and to inmates in the custody of the US Bureau of Prisons. In 1942 the PHS acquired funding for Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA). The MCWA was headquartered in Atlanta, GA. A final important PHS function came as the result of the passage of the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act which created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the Depart of Labor (DOL) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) within the the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and as I will explain it was, unfortunately placed in the direct chain of command of the Director of CDC. Expansion of the CDC Pubic Health Footprint.

The fact that Malaria was not restricted to areas outside the US gave MCWA authority over Malaria control not only in active theaters of war but in any state in which Malaria might be endemic and in any location in which someone with malaria might live. In 1944 the Public Health Service Act was revised and CDC gained investigative and quarantine authority over many other infectious diseases being brought into the country and being spread as a result of immigration and interstate commerce. Soon, its authority expanded to include any infectious disease in the United States. In 1947, CDC’s headquarters was permanently established in Atlanta. Speaking Loudly AND Carrying a Big Stick

CDC is a chauvinistic agency that has little tolerance for competition, real or perceived. That chauvinism was never more on display than when NIOSH, an agency with independent authority yet part of the Centers for Disease Control, was created. NIOSH has been a thorn in the side of CDC since its creation largely because NIOSH’s legislative authority includes making recommendations to OSHA for workplace exposure to biological hazards but CDC is not part of that process. The first time the tension between the agencies on the matter of biological workplace exposures became apparent was during the beginnings of the HIV/AIDS outbreak. While NIOSH had a legislative responsibility to protect any worker with potential exposure to HIV, a blood borne pathogen, CDC had none. This manifested in CDC’s suppression of this simple statement: “HIV can be found in every body fluid.” which appeared in a draft chapter of the NIOSH publication “Guidelines for Protecting the Health and Safety of Healthcare Workers”. That chapter was sent to The CDC’s Center for Infectious Diseases for review. After the “debate” Chapter 4 of the document was directed by CDC to be as follows:

That was it. I know this history because I was the author of that NIOSH document. The statement that CDC objected to was taken directly from CDC’s MMWR article referenced in Chapter 4 but for some reason CDC didn’t want that one fact to be so clearly presented. I’ve told this story simply to show you that what has happened since and what we are witnessing today is not out of character for the CDC.

There’s more.

In 2001, following the 9-11 attack, CDC argued that they should have their own Emergency Operations Center (EOC) apart from that of DHHS. That call later found a friendly ear in Barack Obama during the 2009 “Swine Flu Pandemic”. Obama was busily looking for any way to prove that the federal government should be in charge of the Nation’s healthcare. CDC was a natural ally. Obama ended up with Obamacare and CDC with its very EOC in Atlanta. In 2001 the Nation was also subjected to the Anthrax attacks; CDC had the health response lead. When it became apparent that the attacks had ended CDC held an “after action” meeting of all of us who participated in the response. The meeting became a “bit contentious” when CDC attempted to ignore important mortality data from two cases that they couldn’t explain and which ruined their narrative that huge exposures to the bacteria were needed to cause a fatal case of Anthrax. In 2004 CDC published a study that asserted that obesity was responsible for 400,000 deaths a year. A subsequent study by CDC and the National Institutes for Health (NIH) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 2005 showed that the original CDC report was deeply flawed and that only 112,000 annual deaths could be attributed to obesity. CDC admitted only to “mathematical errors” in its original study. CDC despite calls to do so never, retracted their original report. There have been other events in the recent history of CDC which should lead one to question whether CDC is more concerned with its stature, power, and a host of social justice issues or the health of a nation that relies on them for honest and object information. With attempts to influence gun ownership and weave social “diversity” concepts into public health issues, and the agency’s record with respect to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, the answer to that question should be clear.

Most recently CDC under the guise of tracking SARS-CoV-2 in 2020 launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) to track SARS-CoV-2 virus levels in wastewater. The alleged purpose of this project is to better track the spread of the respiratory illness COVID-19. That project now has monitoring 650 sites around the nation where it collects samples of waste water to search for mRNA from SARS-CoV-2. CDC argues that his will give the greater insight into the extent of the SARS-CoV-2 infection in symptomatic and asymptomatic populations. How they will be able to discriminate between the symptomatic and symptomatic mRNA is a mystery greater than any ever contemplated.

Clearly, CDC continues to lobby Congress to expand its authority and in the process has been deceiving the nation for decades and wasting our money. “Power corrupts and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.” — John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, 13th Marquess of Groppoli a.k.a. Lord Acton.


Feeding the CDC Octopus In 1983 Congress authorized CDC to accept “external gifts” from private sources including: individuals, foundations, universities, and, of course, corporations. In 1992 Congress formalized this gift horse by creating The CDC Foundation (The Foundation) …a quasi-governmental component of the CDC. According to The Foundation, it has raised more than $1.2 B over the last two decades. What does CDC do with that money? They fund and operate “programs” around the world; programs other than those funded by Congress. An excellent review of what CDC and The Foundation have been up to can be read here. Clearly CDC through its foundation, has been in bed with big pharma and many left wing organizations for decades. The Foundation’s FY 2021 financial report (October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021) provides insight into dozens of programs funded by organizations including:

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Amgen, Inc.

  • The World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Takeda Vaccines, Inc.

  • Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

  • Abbott

  • Pfizer, Inc.

  • Bloomberg Philanthropies

  • Harvard University

  • United Nations Foundation

  • St. George’s University of London

  • The National Insitutes of Health

  • Emory University

  • University of Miami

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This is only a partial list of the Foundation’s donors. Unfortunately, we are no longer surprised at the financial prostitution of our public health agencies by big pharma and governmental entities outside of the United States. But if there any donors to The Foundation that should cause grave concern it is NIH and CDC itself. Both NIH and CDC are taking tax payer dollars appropriated by Congress for specific program areas, payroll, benefits, operating expenses and discretionary spending and giving a portion to The Foundation to support projects not contained in the CDC budget request. In short NIH CDC appear to be “laundering money” to support projects that Congress hasn’t or won’t. In Part I of Righting the Ship, I showed how the FDA is nothing more than a component of big pharma. CDC is rapidly heading in that direction if it is not already there. In Following the Science Part I, I laid out how Rochelle Walensky, Director, CDC obfuscated the true nature of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic by taking actions that inflated the case numbers and the mortality rate associated with COVID-19. Not only did she take unilateral and quite possibly, illegal actions to inflate the risk of morbidity and mortality she also altered the definition of a vaccine so that is is no longer solely an agent that prevents the spread of a biological infection. Further, when it became apparent that the “vaccine” was not performing as asserted it would she changed the definition of “fully vaccinated” several times and now has pivoted to describing people not as “fully vaccinated” but rather as being “up to date” with their vaccinations. That simple change allows CDC to support a constant need for being inoculated against each and every variant of SARS-CoV-2 and any other virus for which a vaccine in developed. The phrase “up to date” simply means that the money supply will never end. Walensky even went as far as ignoring the recommendation from the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which voted 9-6 to not expand the CDC vaccination program to include workers between the ages of 19-49; a group for which little risk of serve illness or death was shown. Why did Walensky take this unprecedented action? She ignored ACIP for simple fact that it now put CDC in-line with the White House, FDA, and of course their common benefactors; Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and the rest of America’s pharmaceutical industry. Further, Walensky has failed to analyze the reports of Adverse Vaccine Events in the FDA/CDC Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System and she has taken the position along with FDA that common drugs known globally and supported by a wealth of peer reviewed literature to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and to stop COVID-19 from causing hospitalization and death are actually dangerous and/or ineffective. How Do We Fix It?

Again we ignore the pharmaceutical industry and Bill Gates and Bloomberg and all the universities that have monetarily aligned themselves with the CDC and go straight to CDC for the “Fix”:

  • Terminate the CDC foundation and all of its projects. If The Foundation’s current benefactors want to make donations to good causes; the US Treasury and any number of churches will be happy to accept them.

  • Require, by law, that CDC adhere to the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

  • Require, by law, that CDC and FDA, report on their findings regarding causality from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System quarterly.

  • Pare CDC to its original infectious disease role. Period. No programs on “gun violence” or “diversity” or tracking Waste Water — the EPA already does that.

  • Remove the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health from the chain of CDC command and make it a direct report to the Secretary, DHHS.

  • Ban the hiring of former pharmaceutical industry employees for ten years after they have left the industry.

  • Ban all CDC/NIOSH employees GS-12 and above, those in the Senior Executive Service, Commissioned Officers in the US Public Health Service, and political appointees from employment in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years following government service.

Again this is good first step. Union, KY 6 Feb 2022

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