Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Medical experts shred latest CDC COVID-19 study, even as agency director echoes lockdown skeptics


Even as CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has started sounding more like COVID-19 policy skeptics, the agency continues promoting research that fits its agenda but quickly provokes professional challenge.

For the second time in less than a month, medical experts pounced on the methodology of a study published in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, which is not peer-reviewed.

The CDC's COVID and diabetes researchers found that children and teens who recovered from infections are "up to" 2.5 times likelier to develop diabetes, which was uncritically reported across mainstream media Friday.

The increased risk to this age group shows the importance of COVID prevention, "including vaccination for all eligible persons," researchers wrote. "Prevent COVID-19 by using tools like masks and #vaccines for those eligible," the agency tweeted.

Medical professors at the University of Pittsburgh, University of California San Francisco and Harvard's medical and public health schools quickly provided informal — and highly critical — peer review.