Science Undermined

Science Undermined

The title villain in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel Goldfinger declared, “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” If misinformation and mistrust are seen as the enemies of public health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal health agencies may be teetering on the precipice of aid and comfort.

Nonpartisan watchdog Protect the Public’s Trust has identified a series of incidents exemplifying an apparent disregard of the principles of scientific integrity and violations of documented scientific integrity policies at a number of agencies within the Federal Government.

June 14, 2024
Watchdog: Surgeon General’s School Distancing Guidance Was Not Science-Based

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violations Contained in the U.S. Surgeon General’s Recommendation on “Physical Distancing” to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

April 3, 2024
Watchdog Demands NOAA Climate Change Scientific Integrity Investigation

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violations Related to NOAA’s “Billion Dollar Disaster” Project

February 19, 2024
Biden Administration’s ‘Indigenous Knowledge’ Push Violates its Own Scientific Integrity Rules

The Administration’s Use of Indigenous Knowledge In Decision Making Violates Scientific Integrity Law and Guidance

February 6, 2024
HHS Can’t Provide Science to Back Up ‘Gender-Affirming Care’ Claims

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violations Regarding Statements About Gender-Affirming Care

June 20, 2023
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate or for Hysteria?

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violation by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

May 10, 2023
Government Watchdog Asks Biden Science Czar to Investigate CDC, FDA Science Misinformation

Failure by Ethics Authorities in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Investigate Repeated Scientific Integrity Violations by the Department Health and Human Services

April 26, 2023
Whatever Happened to ‘Follow the Science?’ PPT Documents Another Instance of Scientific Integrity Breach

Request for Investigation into FDA’s Prioritization of Policy Over Science at the Center for Tobacco Products

December 16, 2022
Watchdog Alleges CDC Refused to Track Known Serious Side Effects of Covid Vaccines

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violations by Refusal to Monitor Known Severe Vaccine Side Effects

November 18, 2022
Watchdog Files Complaint After Yet Another Apparent Scientific Integrity Violation at CDC

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violations by Continuing to Cite False or Misleading Data Regarding Childhood Mortality from Covid-19

August 9, 2022
Complaint: Did Political Considerations Override the Science in the CDC’s Recommendations to Vaccinate Young Children?

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violations by Inappropriately Prioritizing Political Considerations When Recommending Children Under the Age of 5 Be Vaccinated Against Covid-19

March 30, 2022
CDC & NIH to the American People: You Can’t Handle the Truth!

Request for Investigation into Apparent Scientific Integrity Violations by Inappropriately Withholding Data About Covid-19 From the Public

October 27, 2021
Complaint Alleges Scientific Integrity Violations by Federal Health Officials

Request for Investigation into Whether NIH Director and Other HHS Agency Officials Violated the Agency’s Scientific Integrity Policy