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Sun Jan 28, 2018, 07:59 PM

Politico - Trump cuts to CDC worry health experts in NY - Smallest Budget in 20 Years

As the U.S. confronts the worst flu season in a decade, remember that Trump proposed a 17 percent cut to the CDC that would leave it its smallest budget in more than 20 years. But hey, we have to give the rich their tax cuts.

https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2017/05/23/trump-cuts-to-cdc-worry-health-experts-in-ny-112282

It's this kind of coordination that often goes unnoticed by the public even as it likely saves lives. The CDC is typically in the news during major outbreaks but itís the day-to-day warnings, the data gathering and information sharing that have public and private health officials so concerned about Trumpís budget, which proposes to cut $1.2 billion from the CDC. The 17 percent cut would leave the CDC with its smallest budget in more than 20 years.

A presidentís budget isnít meant to pass as-is. Itís usually described as a set of guiding principles for Congress. This budget is no exception and while it wonít pass as it is currently written, Republicans in Congress canít entirely ignore it either.

The budget includes a 17 percent cut to CDCís global health programs, which track and respond to global outbreaks such as Candida auris. It also cuts roughly 10 percent from CDCís office of public health preparedness and response. There is an $82 million cut for the center that works on vaccine-preventable illnesses such as influenza, and a $186 million cut from programs at CDCís center on HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis prevention.

Tom Frieden, CDC director under former President Barack Obama and health commissioner under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said on Twitter that the proposal was ďunsafe at any level of enactment. Would increase illness, death, risks to Americans, and health care costs.Ē




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Sun Jan 28, 2018, 08:43 PM

1. Maybe they'll name a epidemic after him.

He'd like that.

"I have the best epidemic ever!"

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 29, 2018, 02:43 PM

2. I Came Down With a Case if the Trumps

Nt

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