Bad Words at the CDC
The Trump administration has issued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the nation’s top public health agency, a list of seven words or phrases to be avoided in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Some federal health officials are saying that calling this a word ban is overstating matters. Coming up, we look at why the words matter.
- Lena Sun, health reporter, The Washington Post
- Bernadette Melnyk, vice president for health promotion, university chief wellness officer, dean and professor in the College of Nursing at Ohio State University, Ohio State University
- Rush Holt, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Michael Halpern, deputy director, Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists