February 13, 2018, Vol 319, No. 6, Pages 525-624
Language, Science, and Politics-The Politicization of Public Health
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
JAMA. 2018;319(6):541-542. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.21763
This Viewpoint provides historical context for advice given by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2017 to the CDC to avoid particular words in 2019 budget requests and argues that scientific innovation can flourish only when it is protected from political interference.