Joe Biden’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) admitted this week that it has been concealing large sections of the COVID-19 data it has collected during the pandemic because of concerns that the public might “misinterpret” it. However, the CDC has continued to publish other information it acknowledges as unverified to promote the COVID vaccines.
The New York Times reported this week that CDC reports on the effectiveness of vaccine booster shots left out critical data regarding adults aged 18 to 49. The gathered data indicated that the group is least likely to see a tangible benefit from a booster because the two original vaccine doses provide sufficient protection from COVID-19.
The Times reported that the booster shot data and hospitalization data categorized by vaccination status, age, and race had been withheld by the CDC because it might undercut the agency’s promotion of the vaccines.
CDC spokesperson Kristen Nordlund said that the public health agency has withheld some information because it is “not ready for prime time.” She added that the agency prioritizes ensuring that the data it gathers is “accurate and actionable.” She also admitted that concerns that data might be “misinterpreted” have led the CDC to hold back on providing information to the public.
Blaze Media performed an analysis of reports published by the CDC and the New York City Department of Health that determined that their public data releases overstate the efficacy of the COVID vaccines authorized for use by the Food and Drug Administration. It is generally accomplished by classifying anyone with an unverified vaccination status as “unvaccinated.”
CDC admits in its published information that unverified persons are classified as “unvaccinated.” Therefore, the CDC counts some vaccinated persons with “unverified” records as unvaccinated, overstating the number of unvaccinated persons who then test positive for COVID-19 infection, are hospitalized, or die with COVID.
By overestimating the number of unvaccinated persons infected, the CDC also underestimates the number of vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 infection.
The CDC has offered no timeline for correcting its reporting or modifying its methodology for classifying people as vaccinated or unvaccinated.