CDC Accused of ‘Unacceptable Incompetence’

In an ironic twist of fate, the CDC, while endeavoring to debunk COVID vax misinformation, inadvertently ensnared itself in a web of errors.

An analysis spearheaded by epidemiologists from the University of California San Francisco revealed the CDC committed a staggering 25 fundamental statistical and numerical inaccuracies.

These were about COVID-19, most notably concerning children.

Inaccuracies Amplified Gravity of COVID-19 Predicament

In a preprint that awaits the scrutiny of peer review, the document enumerates 20 instances where inaccuracies boosted the sensed gravity of the COVID-19 dilemma.

In addition to this, three errors were identified that simultaneously heightened and undermined the situation’s severity. The remaining two inaccuracies were either neutral in effect or served to magnify the risks associated with the vax.

A substantial portion of these errors, over half, occurred in 2022. However, researchers discovered nearly an equal number of inaccuracies were committed within the initial two months of 2023 as those made throughout 2021.


Among the identified mistakes, a number of them pertained to the agency’s COVID data tracker, which exhibited inconsistencies with the data from its National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

Upon being notified of 16 specific errors, the CDC took action to rectify at least 13 of them, to some degree.

Research Paper Underscores the Impact of CDC Errors

The research paper underscores the far-reaching impact of CDC errors, which can disseminate extensively, even if subsequently rectified.

Platforms such as YouTube and Spotify often feature links to the CDC’s website on videos and podcasts that address COVID-related topics.

Additionally, schools, businesses, and healthcare facilities tend to place significant reliance on CDC guidance. Consequently, the implications of such inaccuracies can reverberate throughout various sectors of society.

Vinay Prasad, a coauthor of the study and former fellow at the National Institutes of Health, took to Twitter to express his disapproval, stating, “The errors are damning.”

He emphasized the gravity of the situation, pointing out the flawed figures related to deceased children and the causes of their untimely deaths. Prasad condemned the inaccuracies as a display of “unacceptable incompetence.”