on their biased 'gun violence research'. And they're still doing it.
Over a dozen public health researchers reviewed The Trace and
FiveThirtyEight’s analysis and said that the inaccuracy of the CDC gun injury data has serious implications for the national-level understanding of gun violence.
“No one should trust the CDC’s nonfatal firearm injury point
estimates,” said David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control
But many researchers have trusted these numbers, or at least
referenced them. Since 2010, at least 50 academic articles have cited
the CDC’s gun injury estimates. Last year, for example, the American
Journal of Epidemiology published a paper that used CDC data to conclude that there was a “hidden epidemic of firearm injury.”
“For those of us who are doing this kind of research, it’s
disconcerting,” said Priscillia Hunt, a researcher at the RAND
Corporation, a nonprofit research organization. “With the CDC, there’s
this general assumption that they are reliable and have good data.”
Seems that trusting the CDC on anything that has a political aspect is not a good idea. Especially if it touches on firearms.