"Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden terms at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden terms are "vulnerable," "entitlement", "diversity", "transgender", "fetus", "evidence-based" and "science-based". "
In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of "science-based" or "evidence-based", the suggested phrase is "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes", the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.