These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias, but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
- Overall, we rate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pro-Science.
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Formed in 1946, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. Its main goal is to protect public health and safety through the control and prevention of disease, injury, and disability in the US and internationally. The CDC focuses national attention on developing and applying disease control and prevention.
Funded by / Ownership
The CDC is a part of the Federal Government and funded as part of the budget of the USA Government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the primary purpose of the CDC is to protect the USA and world from infectious disease and promote general well being in regards to health. The website features information on outbreaks such as this: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Ground Beef. The CDC also publishes informational videos such as this: How Does Flu Make You Sick? In general, all information on the CDC website is factual and pro-science.
Overall, we rate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pro-Science. (D. Van Zandt 12/31/2017) Updated (11/8/2019)