President Biden’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf claims “misinformation” is the leading cause of death in the United States.
Califf, who was confirmed in February, made the comments on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio Reports.
“I have been telling Congress that misinformation is the leading cause of death now,” Califf said.
The leading cause of death, according to the CDC, is heart disease followed by cancer.
“We now have a life expectancy five years shorter than the average of high-income countries, and we’re in the negative spiral right now due to mostly common chronic disease, drug overdose and gun violence, mental health being a very important part of the problem,” Califf explained.
“If you think about the common chronic diseases we’re talking about, good old fashioned heart disease, diabetes, obesity, this is driven by day to day habits that people have driven largely by the information they’re ingesting and not driven by the information they should be getting about the measures that are effective,” he added.
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“One, that we have a lot of control over is we now have generic medicines for most of this that are pretty inexpensive. A lot of people aren’t taking them. And so we gotta reach people with secondary prevention, but also make sure that we flood the airways and our personal interactions with positive, reliable, useful information,” Califf concluded.
The Biden administration has focused on “misinformation” to allegedly combat COVID.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy put out a “misinformation advisory” for citizens and Big Tech companies to curb false information about the pandemic.
And more recently, the Department of Homeland Security appointed a “disinformation czar” that has a history of spreading anti-Trump propaganda.