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 the Department of Health and Human Services and its sub-agencies.
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