But she said she did not know if there was any specific prohibition about using those seven words. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees CDC, said in a statement that it's a mischaracterization to say the CDC was banned from using certain words.
She spoke on condition of anonymity, saying she was not authorized to talk about what happened. But HHS officials did not clarify or answer any other questions.
Hell, it’s not even the producers and executives at Vile Horror 1, who keep recycling these reality-dating shows to the point where we’ll actually be disappointed if they don’t make host Riki Rachtman as VH1’s new Alpha ’Ho.
He only got his MTV job in the ’90s because he knew Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose (he was a rock star, kids), and everything Rachtman has done since then (from Hollywood club owner to NASCAR radio host—yes, skank spillage, Big John still has a modicum of dignity.
Earlier this year, for example, the HHS proposed deleting a question of sexuality from a federal data-collecting survey.
"What is clearly happening is those people are afraid to use those words in any talks or papers.
Everybody's afraid to do their job right now," he said.
She said she was informed of the meeting but she was not there, and did not know who made the language suggestions.
Since President Donald Trump took office, a number of federal agencies have moved to downscale data collection on topics like climate change and homeless people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and to remove information on such topics from some government websites.