Australian authorities use the CDC as a primary source of information on vaccines….so it is extremely important to understand the information below.
Copied: Most people think the CDC is an independent government agency, funded by tax dollars. Their supposed goal is to protect everyone’s health, and independently investigate what is “best” for public health and then promote it.
This is not remotely true.
A good chunk of the CDC’s funding actually comes from the independent, 501 (c) 3 organization, the CDC Foundation. This foundation, because it is not actually a government agency, can take donations and do things that the CDC wouldn’t directly be able to do. (Which follows the letter, but not the spirit, of the law.)
Lots of companies and private foundations fund the CDC. It’s no surprise that hospitals, public health organizations, and charities fund it — and not very problematic. We would expect them to share goals.
But there are a lot of private corporations funding the CDC. It’s likely that they do this so the CDC and the government in general will look the other way on issues they might have. It’s very cozy, all being in bed together. These include pharmaceutical companies, communications companies, entertainment companies, food companies, and personal care companies.
There are also multiple foreign organizations funding the CDC, including at least 3 in Canada, 1 in Australia, and 1 in Saudi Arabia.
Are you okay with the CDC posing itself as “unbiased” and “independent” when it’s anything but?
About the CDC Foundation