Public health agencies should be held to a high standard, yet they are getting away with spreading false information and accusing others who have posted factual information, of doing the same.
“It’s like a horror movie I’m being forced to watch and I can’t close my eyes,” one senior FDA official said. “People are getting bad advice and we can’t say anything.”
It’s a shame that the agencies tasked with protecting us may be doing the exact opposite. It’s nearly impossible to rely on them for accurate information, guidance and data when it comes to all things health.
If physicians and public health officials in the US remain silent and fail to admit past mistakes, harmful policies will persist or resurface in the next pandemic. Why wouldn’t they? Without us defining what went wrong or creating an ethical framework to prevent the same mistakes, why would they stop?link
The study is here: Statistical and Numerical Errors Made by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic. ABN