*sigh* WaPo: CDC [Centre for Disease Control and Prevention] gets list of forbidden words
or phrases in any official document being prepared for next year's budget. They are:
Bolding mine. Really???
Regarding the non-bolded ones:
Diversity could be replaced with different populations or different strains.
I can't think of where the world entitlement would definitely belong in their terminology regarding diseases, but maybe among programs or other matters.
As for Vulnerable.
Vulnerable populations. Or weak protections that leave people vulnerable
. Vulnerable could probably be replaced with another synonym, like susceptible, but I don't understand banning it.
But I can't think of a succinct objective replacement for the other ones I've bolded. And they are all applicable to the prevention, management, and/or treatment of diseases.
being at higher risk factor for this or that, or the complications they have as patients due to their transgender-related surguries/meds/etc, and the lack of informed doctors.
Um. I mean I suppose they could use a term pro-life people would like. It doesn't sound like they have banned zygote, morula, blastocyst, embryo, which covers up to about the eighth week post-conception
For 9-38 weeks does former embryo work? Pre-natal-post-embryo? Pre-natal conceptus?
Evidence-based or science-based.
I really expect I won't have to explain the importance of this in the hopefully, erm, fact-based and reproducible-result-based field of medicine. Or are we going back to blood-letting? Thought I suppose "reality-based" is a good replacement, though I am afraid that based on this list that may make some people need smelling salts to revive them
Alternative-facts appear alive and well.
Though I suspect the aim is to not so much to change language as just defund research and programs meant for work related to these words
They are banning these words from the *budget*.
Edited by sierraleone, 15 December 2017 - 10:03 PM.