Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Centers for Disease Control's mission to create hysteria and boost drug sales

Posted by DTOM on February 4, 2015 at 7:19pm

The CDC’s mission to create hysteria and boost drug sales
Outing the agency's shameful use of propaganda to manipulate the public

Readers have undoubtedly heard the perennial reports of disease outbreak and impending danger to public health. The routine messages seem almost deliberately crafted to induce fear and provoke a consumer response. It turns out, that’s exactly how the bureaucrats designed it.

Official presentations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveal that the agency purposely designs its message to scare Americans into running to the doctor. What might appear as a routine press release may very well be an example of carefully designed propaganda spread with the intent of manipulating public perceptions and behavior.  

This can be observed by analyzing the work of CDC’s Dr. Glen Nowak. Nowak served a variety of adviser and senior management positions for the CDC between 1999 and 2010, including the agency’s Chief of Media Relations.

Nowak appears to have played a central role in the CDC’s acceleration of scare tactics in the last decade. When the agency decided that the public was not sufficiently committed to buying annual flu shots, it sent Dr. Nowak to shake things up.

“The manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of orders for vaccine,Nowak told NPR, while serving as Associate Director for Communications at CDC’s National Immunization Program. “It really did look like we needed to do something to encourage people to get a flu shot.”

Suffering corporate sales led the CDC to develop a “Recipe that fosters influenza vaccine interest and demand.” In a series of PowerPoint presentations (see here and here), Nowak instructed bureaucrats and health authorities on how to effectively manipulate the public through fear.


Nowak’s slides reveal an unusual insight on what drives America’s persistent and hysterical fear over getting sick. Below are some excerpts from official CDC presentations.

According to one slide, “Medical experts and public health authorities [should] publicly (e.g. via media) state concern and alarm (and predict dire outcomes) – and urge influenza vaccination.”

The recipe was expected to result in “Significant media interest and attention… in terms that motivate behavior (e.g. as ‘very severe,’ ‘more severe than last or past years,’ ‘deadly’).”
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Editors Note: More manipulation from the government.

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