Don't Say It

There are certain words that US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials have been told not to use, according to the Washington Post. It reported Friday that policy analysts at the agency were instructed to avoid using the terms "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based."

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