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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:36 PM

Trump is letting funding for the CDC Global Health Security Initiative lapse



Trump is letting funding for the CDC Global Health Security Initiative lapse.

We fight pandemics at the source so they don’t land on our doorstep. This is a National Security issue.

Guess we have to pay for those billionaire tax cuts somehow...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/02/01/cdc-to-cut-by-80-percent-efforts-to-prevent-global-disease-outbreak/

Four years after the United States pledged to help the world fight infectious-disease epidemics such as Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of 49 countries because money is running out, U.S. government officials said.

The CDC programs, part of a global health security initiative, train front-line workers in outbreak detection and work to strengthen laboratory and emergency response systems in countries where disease risks are greatest. The goal is to stop future outbreaks at their source.

Most of the funding comes from a one-time, five-year emergency package that Congress approved to respond to the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. About $600 million was awarded to the CDC to help countries prevent infectious-disease threats from becoming epidemics. That money is slated to run out by September 2019. Despite statements from President Trump and senior administration officials affirming the importance of controlling outbreaks, officials and global infectious-disease experts are not anticipating that the administration will budget additional resources.

Two weeks ago, the CDC began notifying staffers and officials abroad about its plan to downsize these activities, because officials assume there will be “no new resources,” said a senior government official speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss budget matters. Notice is being given now to CDC country directors “as the very first phase of a transition,” the official said. There is a need for “forward planning,” the official said, to accommodate longer advance notice for staffers and for leases and property agreements. The downsizing decision was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

The CDC plans to narrow its focus to 10 “priority countries,” starting in October 2019, the official said. They are India, Thailand and Vietnam in Asia; Jordan in the Middle East; Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, Nigeria and Senegal in Africa; and Guatemala in Central America.


"money is running out", they say.

BUT WE HAVE BILLIONS AVAILABLE TO GIVE GODDAMNED TAX CUTS TO BILLIONAIRES AND BIG CORPORATIONS LIKE JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON AND NETFLIX.

America - GET YOUR GODDAMNED PRIORITIES IN ORDER!



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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:38 PM

1. There is a special place in hell awaiting the orange maggot

I hope he suffers a slow painful death.

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:39 PM

2. He's pure excrement. Unfit for anything.

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:45 PM

3. Well well

now Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon want to exterminate everyone, bastards , love the fetus, but everyone else can go to hell.



A health risk will target the perpetrator of this heinous cruelty.

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:01 PM

4. The US and the world will be dealing with the negative effect of Trump

and his cohorts for generations to come. It's frightening to realize the harm one man and a complicit Congress can do in such a short period of time when they are driven by power and greed.

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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 02:05 PM

5. K&R

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