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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:07 PM

Trump proposes cuts to global health programs during coronavirus

Source: CNN

The newly unveiled Trump administration budget proposal includes steep cuts for global health programs and the World Health Organization, even as the world grapples with the spread of the novel coronavirus. However, it does increase its proposed funding for Global Health Security.

The FY21 Budget Proposal, released today, outlines a nearly $65M proposed cut to the World Health Organization - a more than 50% decrease from FY20 funding. It also proposes a 34% overall cut to Global Health Programs.

Asked by CNN about the impact the WHO cut could have on the global coronavirus response, the Director of the Department of State's Bureau of Budget & Planning downplayed the potential negative consequences:
"We believe that each of the international organizations has a need for greater accountability and efficiency," Douglas Pitkin said during a briefing at the State Department Monday.

Jim Richardson, the Director of US Foreign Assistance Resources at the State Department, said the US was the "largest donor overall to global health around the world."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-02-10-20-intl-hnk/h_3e6957b38dd51cbb62b0d55c07b8a42a



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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:44 PM

1. can anyone imagine Trump handling a true crisis

it gives me nightmares just thinking about it

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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:50 PM

2. Trump and the Govt of Putin GOP want us all dead...

...they are monsters.

They MUST be destroyed at the polls in November.

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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 07:12 PM

3. Another day, more unraveling of beneficial programs. Smite him now, God. Please?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 07:48 PM

4. Must be revenue deficient...


After giving the trillion dollar tax break to wealthy cats...The worthless bastard wants to cut half a trillion
from "entitlements" too...

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