It is recently being learned by many that officials of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) changed the definition of “vaccine” in September 2021 to no longer include the shot granting actual immunity from the targeted virus. A recently fulfilled FOIA request is helping give the American people more insight as to why the CDC decided to massively redefine such an important word in the English languge.
Who do officials at the CDC blame for the change in defind terminology? “Right-wing covid 19 pandemic deniers,” of course. According to Technofog:
The prior CDC Definitions of Vaccine and Vaccination (August 26, 2021):
Vaccine: A product that stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease, protecting the person from that disease. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but can also be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.
Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
The CDC Definitions of Vaccine and Vaccination since September 1, 2021:
Vaccine: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases. Vaccines are usually administered through needle injections, but some can be administered by mouth or sprayed into the nose.
Vaccination: The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.
The redefinition of the word back in September drew criticism in some circles, with United States Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) being one of the first to point out the orwellian language change at the time.
“Check out @CDCgov’s evolving definition of ‘vaccination.’ They’ve been busy at the Ministry of Truth,” Massie posted on Twitter.
Documents just obtained by Technofog appear to confirm the suspicions of many that the CDC’s definition change may have had political motivations with one August 2021 e-mail showing a CDC employee complain that “Right-wing covid-19 deniers are using your ‘vaccine’ definition to argue that mRNA vaccines are not vaccines…”
Another email showed the CDC’s Lead Health Communication Specialist exchanging messages to propose a change in definitions.
“I need to update this page Immunization Basics | CDC since these definitions are outdated and being used by some to say COVID-19 vaccines are not vaccines per CDC’s own definition.”
The employee was determined, following up a week later with another email after not receiving a response.
“The definition of vaccine we have posted is problematic and people are using it to claim the COVID-19 vaccine is not a vaccine based on our own definition.”
A final email shows dialogue just before approval of the CDC’s new definition of “vaccination” on August 31st.
Big League Politics has previously covered other Orwellian attacks on the English language by American institutions including Merriam-Webster’s dictionary change on the definition of “anti-vaxxer” to include those who oppose forced vaccination.