Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
UPDATED 1:28 PM PT – Saturday, September 11, 2021
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.) pointed out the frequently changing definition of the term “vaccination.” Massie took to Twitter this week to share the CDC’s ever-evolving definition, in which key words have been changed over the past several years.
Prior to 2015, it was defined as “an injection to prevent disease.” Until 2021, it was “the act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce immunity.” Now, it has been defined as “the act of introducing a vaccine to produce protection.”
The term “vaccine” was also revised by the CDC. In 2012, the definition was “a product that produces immunity therefore protecting the body from the disease.” It has since been changed a few times and now the term was defined as “a preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.”
Massie likened the shifting definition to the Ministry of Truth from George Orwell’s 1984 novel.