The following is a news analysis.
The disinformation, misinformation, and one-sided guidance put out by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other public health officials continues to shake public confidence in the advice they receive.
As the public has seen CDC act more as a marketer for the vaccine industry than a neutral provider of health information, many have grown wary of the dictates and recommendations that come from the agency.
In this way, public health officials have done more to heighten suspicion and distrust, whether it comes to Covid-19 vaccines or other health related matters, than all of the "anti-vaccine" activists and "skeptics" combined.
Adding to the problem is the censorship by Big Tech. The public has seen Google, YouTube, Linked In, Twitter and Facebook censor studies, factual information and/or opinions on safety issues; while allowing false information promulgated by CDC and others to be widely distributed uninterrupted. It has become clear that these entities, like CDC are sometimes acting in the interest of the vaccine and pharmaceutical industries.
Many observers are learning that when a topic, study, facts or opinions are censored, they may well be true-- but they are information that powerful interests do not want the public to see. That alerts us to pay closer attention to it and do our own research to divine why some would want the material hidden and censored.
As public health officials and some in the media blame others for the wavering trust in public health guidance, public health officials have only themselves to blame since their behavior is what's led their advice to come into question.
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows nearly one in three Americans believe officials are "lying about vaccine safety."
The following is from Rasmussen Reports:
Distrust of public health officials may be a major factor in people refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly a third of Americans believe officials are lying about vaccine safety, a number that rises to almost two-thirds among those who say they don’t intend to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of American Adults believe public health officials are lying about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Forty-eight percent (48%) don’t think so, while 20% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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