Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Why in the World Does the CDC Have to Rely on Data From Israel to Guide Our COVID-19 Response?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our health agencies could not provide the detailed, concise data Americans needed to make decisions about their health and the health of their families.

Based on the CDC's only study on natural immunity, she might tell you that data doesn't matter.

Dr. Marty Makary, a professor of medicine and surgeon at Johns Hopkins, wrote a scathing editorial in the Wall Street Journal pointing out the lack of actionable data coming out of our healthcare bureaucracies.

While data from individual states like Connecticut and local reporting indicate breakthrough cases are rising as they did in Israel and the UK, the CDC does not either collect or report this data clearly and concisely.

"It's Epidemiology 101." Even The Atlantic reported the quality of the data on hospitalizations is not granular enough to give an accurate picture of how many Americans are suffering from a severe illness from COVID-19.

Despite having data on all 50 states, the CDC only reported data from Kentucky.

"We had a vacuum of good data to answer those questions and, as a result, political opinions filled that vacuum." 


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