Do You Know These ‘Forbidden’ Words?

UNITED STATES

The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Do you know these words? (Washington Post)

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Vulnerable. Giant pandas, like this embarrassment at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Ya’an, China, are a vulnerable species.
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Discussion Ideas
Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden terms at a meeting with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget. The forbidden terms are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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