In Wake Of Lackluster COVID Performance, CDC Targets Guns

In Wake Of Lackluster COVID Performance, CDC Targets Guns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not inspired confidence with its response to COVID-19. That’s not NRA’s opinion—it’s borne out by the data. A recent study from the RAND Corporationfound that “Surveys done among a representative group of Americans in May and October of 2020 show about a 10% decline in trust of the CDC over that period.” A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found that trust in the agency fell 16 percent from April 2020 to September 2020. A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health determined “The public’s rating of the nation’s public health system… [has] changed over time, with positive ratings of the public health system declining from 43% to 34% from 2009 to 2021.” This included a sharp drop in the CDC’s job-performance rating. Despite the agency’s waning credibility in the face of an actual disease, the big brains at CDC appear eager to further alienate the public by diving headlong into a political quagmire. In late August, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky sat down with CNN to announce the agency’s intent to target gun owners. Speaking about firearms, Walensky said, “I swore to the president and to this country that I would protect your health. This is clearly one of those moments, one of those issues that is harming America’s health.” Americans don’t want the CDC using a “public-health approach” to treat firearms as if they were germs transmitting a communicable disease. Rather, we understand that […]

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