Indiana AG Responds to U.S. Surgeon General’s Request for COVID “Misinformation” with CDC Falsehoods Backed by Medical Professors

 Todd Rokita
Attorney General Todd Rokita released a letter he sent to the CDC which contained a series of statements put out by officials that University medical professors say contained harmful misinformation that “have shattered the public’s trust in science and public health and will take decades to repair.” Image credit: Fox News / YouTube.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Attorney General for Indiana, Todd Rokita, responded to a recent request made of states by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office for examples of COVID-19 “misinformation” by sending the back an unexpected source – a list of what Rokita claimed was a series of falsehoods put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rokita publicly released the letter he sent to the CDC on Monday, which contained a series of statements put out by officials representing the CDC that was put together with assistance from Stanford University medical professor Jay Bhattacharya and former Harvard University medical professor Martin Kuldorff.

The letter, dated May 2, supported the Surgeon General’s assertion that there was a great deal of misinformation during the pandemic, but claimed – with supporting documentation – that a good portion of said misinformation was actually the result of the machinations of the CDC and other health agencies.

The letter referred to allegations that the CDC has used unreliable methods when calculating the exact number of deaths that can be directly attributed to COVID-19.


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“CDC has not distinguished deaths where COVID-19 was the primary cause of death, where COVID-19 was a contributing cause of death, or where the death was entirely unrelated to COVID-19, but they incidentally tested positive,” the letter said, claiming that the CDC was over-counting the overall number of COVID deaths in the country.

Another topic that Rokita branded as misinformation on the CDC’s part was the agency’s denial and downplaying of the concept of “natural immunity” to the virus after a previous infection in favor of multiple vaccinations.

Impact of Health Misinformation in the Digital Information Environment in the United States
Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Rokita also claimed in his letter that school lockdowns and remote learning were harmful to children in the long run, and did not benefit them in any way, citing Sweden’s decision to keep their schools open throughout the pandemic without major issues for either students or staff.

The letter also cited several other CDC policies, including what he claimed was the ineffectiveness of cloth masks, lockdowns, contact tracing, and quarantining in preventing the spread of COVID-19; these alleged falsehoods on the part of the CDC, Rokita’s letter concluded, “have shattered the public’s trust in science and public health and will take decades to repair.”


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