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Top Health Agency Covering Up Biohazard Mishaps

In 1942, the Office of Malaria Control in War Areas was established to reduce the impact of malaria and other vector-borne diseases, such as typhus and West Nile virus, in the southeastern U.S. during World War II. In 1946 this agency was transformed to the Communicable Disease Center (CDC), as a part of the U.S. Public Health Service.  In the following years the CDC oversaw the reduction of malaria throughout the U.S., which was considered eliminated from the U.S. by 1951. From its humble beginnings, having fewer than 400 employees, the agency changed its name to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, grew to over 14,000 employees in 54 countries and developed its mission to: "Collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health — through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats." According to the CDC itself, it is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, and works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S.  However, history has demonstrated this top health agency actually operates in much the same way as large for-profit organizations, working hard to protect its secrets and bury its mistakes.  Read more...

 

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