Letter: Is this what we are now?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Is this what we are now?

In case you missed it, on Dec. 14 the Trump administration banned the Centers for Disease Control from using seven words in any official documents. What are these words that are so dangerous to require them being banned from use by a scientific organization charged with overseeing the nation’s health? Three of these words are: “evidence-based,” “science-based” and “diversity.”

This chilling ban is part of a pattern to silence or discredit any difference of opinion with the Trump administration. Is this the new set of values in today’s United States? Is this what our country now stands for? Dark times indeed.