According to internal documents, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is in panic mode over its messaging, according to internal documents revealing the desire of the federal agency to ramp up vaccines while pushing masks to millions. At the same time, Americans question their agenda and the science behind the latest guidance.
The Washington Post obtained the internal document, reportedly showing the agency confessing a need to “revamp its public messaging” to pressure Americans to get vaccinated, attempting to sell it as the “best defense against a variant so contagious that it acts almost like a different novel virus.”
According to the outlet, one of the slides in the internal presentation points to higher virus risk rates for older age groups than younger, even among vaccinated individuals.
According to the CDC memo, there is concern over the line it must walk because the federal health official’s top priority is pushing mass vaccinations. However, at the same time, it admits the vaccines are not foolproof, and a rough estimate indicates 35,000 symptomatic infections per week among vaccinated Americans:
But it also states that the CDC must “improve communications around individual risk among [the] vaccinated” because that risk depends on a host of factors, including age and whether someone has a compromised immune system.
The document includes CDC data from studies showing that the vaccines are not as effective in immunocompromised patients and nursing home residents, raising the possibility that some at-risk individuals will need an additional vaccine dose.
The presentation includes a note that the findings and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the CDC’s official position.
The internal document also “contains some of the scientific information that influenced the CDC to change its mask guidance.” This is notable, as the CDC has come under fire for failing to release the specific data on which it based its revamped mask guidance.
The federal agency is under public skepticism, particularly the narrative that “vaccines no longer work.” It appears that part of the CDC’s mission consists of moving the goalposts and, ultimately, its definition of success.
“We really need to shift toward a goal of preventing serious disease and disability and medical consequences, and not worry about every virus detected in somebody’s nose,” Kathleen Neuzil, a vaccine expert at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said.
The survival rate was over 99 percent for individuals 69 and younger, even before the vaccinations were available to everyone.
The Biden administration also struggles with the messaging from the CDC, as they have been unable to explain how the latest guidance does not undermine their narrative that the vaccine is the solution to living a pre-pandemic life.
“The public health leaders in our administration have made the determination, based on data, that that is a way to make sure they’re protected,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday after Fox News’s Peter Doocy asked why vaccinated Americans need to mask up, given their narrative that vaccines work.
This week, Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, admitted officials are worried the virus is “a few mutations” away from evading vaccines altogether.
Meanwhile, Democrat’s opinions of unvaccinated Americans have changed, as President Biden and Walensky blame them for new restrictions and mandates. All the while, far-left politicians, such as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), admit the carrot and stick approach is fading.
“We’ve got to shake people at this point and say ‘c’mon now.’ We tried voluntary. We could not have been more kind and compassionate as a country. Free testing … incentives, friendly warm embrace — the voluntary phase is over,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC this week:
A survey recently released by AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that most unvaccinated Americans do not plan on getting the shot, indicating a firm stood decision, not a result of hesitancy, given how widely available the vaccines are.