It shouldn’t really surprise anyone that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC is now a left-leaning and very woke agency. After all, it’s become very apparent as of late that the Biden Administration has them fully in their pocket.
However, just in case you wondered exactly how woke they have become, I have all the explanations you will ever need.
According to a new set of guidelines obtained by Fox News, the agency now has a set of “preferred terms” it would like you to use when talking about various people in the healthcare profession. Basically, the guide is meant to engender “health equity” and “inclusive communication.”
The title of the page reads “Key Principles.” It goes on to explain that some terms currently being used in the healthcare industry and by professionals could not only offend certain individuals but are also too “vague and imply that the condition is inherent to the group rather than the actual causal factors.”
And so, to help us all out, because you know, we are all dumb as a box of rocks over here, they’ve given a list of supposedly “stigmatizing” words and phrases followed by a list of more “inclusive” alternatives. The two together are labeled as, “Instead of this… Try this…”
Of course, there are different sections of this list, including “Corrections & Detentions,” “Disability,” “Healthcare Access & Access to Services and Resources,” and “Lower Socioeconomic Status (SES).”
At the top are words like “inmate,” which apparently is too harsh. Instead of this, we should try to use phrases like “People/persons who are incarcerated or detained (often used for shorter jail stays or youth in detention facilities).”
Note that the CDC not only gives us the preferred term to use but also adds a presumed definition of terms they would like us to use – once again as if we aren’t smart enough to know the difference.
But I digress.
Unsurprisingly, the term “disabled” is clearly listed as one that is no longer to be used. instead, they suggest you try “people with disabilities/a disability” or “people who are deaf or hard of hearing or who are blind or have low vision.”
Similarly, you are no longer to be using terms like “alcoholics,” “smokers,” or “uninsured.”
Instead, try saying or writing “persons with alcohol use disorder” or “people who smoke.” “Uninsured” should be translated to “people who are uninsured/people who are underinsured/people who do not have health insurance.”
And when it comes to immigration status and place of birth, I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that terms like “illegals,” illegal immigrants,” and “aliens” are no longer acceptable. Hell, not even “foreigners” or “foreign-born” is to be used. The “try this” term should now be “non-U.S.-born persons/foreign-born persons.”
Naturally, per Biden’s request, the CDC doesn’t want you using racially dividing terms ‘the Black community’ either. Instead, just use “persons.”
Neither should you even distinguish between those who live in rural settings and those who don’t, at least not by calling them “rural people.” As I’m sure, you’ve figured out by now, instead, go ahead and say the full definition of that term, “people who live in rural/sparsely populated areas” or “residents/populations of rural areas.”
The same thinking goes into the naming of people who are “elderly” or “senior.” Instead, just try using their actual age or call them “older adults.”
Yes, because let me tell you, that is soooo much better. Not.
Like I said, none of us should really be shocked about the new language “guidelines.” I mean, this is the same agency that recently just insisted that “pregnant people” get vaccinated immediately, as case numbers continue to surge despite the growing number of fully jabbed US citizens.
This is also an agency that reports to the same legislative body that, nearly as soon as Biden was inducted into service at the White House, changed their entire “acceptable language” guidelines to prohibit the use of terms like “mother,” “brother,” “sister,” “father,” etc., in favor of “them,” “their,” and “they.”
As one commenter recently stated, “You just said ‘pregnant people.’ And I’m expected to trust you on science?”
I think not…