Ok so where do I start? Let’s start first at the ‘Democratic presidential Debate’ where so called Presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That’s a lie… For starters, Trump hasn’t gone in cutting the budget to any such thing, and while he did propose a small cut in regulations he never went thru with it, and congress simply ignored it, and actually the budget has increased financing instead.
The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren’t suffering from budget cuts that never took effect… Why lie? Easy because well most people won’t fact check these idiots, and they will hear this information, and hate ORANGE MAN IN WHITE HOUSE MORE NOW!
This is what Nasty Nancy Pelosi calls again “The Wrap UP SMEAR!” Now let’s look at the comments from these morons one by one.
MIKE BLOOMBERG: “There’s nobody here to figure out what the hell we should be doing. And he’s defunded — he’s defunded Centers for Disease Control, CDC, so we don’t have the organization we need. This is a very serious thing.” — debate Tuesday night.
JOE BIDEN: “We increased the budget of the CDC. We increased the NIH budget. … He’s wiped all that out. … He cut the funding for the entire effort.” When comparing the Obama-Biden administration with now.
THE FACTS: They’re both wrong to say the agencies have seen their money cut. Bloomberg is repeating the false allegation in a new ad that states the U.S. is unprepared for the virus because of “reckless cuts” to the CDC. Trump’s budgets have proposed cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH. Instead, financing has increased.
Indeed, the money that government disease detectives first tapped to fight the latest outbreak was a congressional fund created for health emergencies.
Some public health experts say a bigger concern than White House budgets is the steady erosion of a CDC grant program for state and local public health emergency preparedness — the front lines in detecting and battling new disease. But that decline was set in motion by a congressional budget measure that predates Trump.
The broader point about there being “nobody here” to coordinate the response sells short what’s in place to handle an outbreak.
The public health system has a playbook to follow for pandemic preparation and regardless of who’s president or whether specific instructions are coming from the White House. Those plans were put into place in anticipation of another flu pandemic, but are designed to work for any respiratory-borne disease.
Among the health authorities overseeing the work are Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC’s principal deputy director and a veteran of previous outbreaks, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIH’s infectious disease chief who has advised six presidents.
“The CDC’s response has been excellent, as it has been in the past,” said John Auerbach, president of the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health, which works with government at all levels to improve the nation’s response to high-risk health crises. Some Democrats have charged that Trump decimated the nation’s public health leadership, but Auerbach said CDC’s top scientific ranks have remained stable during the past three years.
Will the preparations be enough?
One of the lessons learned in prior crises, such as the anthrax attacks, is not to offer false assurances when scientists have questions about the illness… The CDC, for example, can accurately test for the virus but has struggled to get working test kits to state health departments. That’s key if there’s a need to rapidly increase the number of tests being performed.
The U.S. closed borders to travelers from China to buy time as preparations began but, “classically that’s not the way you address an outbreak,” Fauci told The Associated Press this week. “If you do it for a very limited period of time, temporarily until you can get things in order in your own country, it could have some benefit. But in general, the concept of closing borders, you cannot do that for an extended period of time.” But it’s the right move, and this is what TRUMP did, and it’s helped. So far there has been zero deaths in AMERICA due to this outbreak that we know off as of now. So what Trump did actually was the right thing at the time, and he was again called racist for doing so.
This once again shows us why a border wall is so very much needed… Now as for the “Quid Pro Quo!” Well let’s hear it from Bloomberg’s own mouth!
Wait so he bought off 20 Democrats with the agenda if I pay you money you will place Nasty Nancy Pelosi in as “Speaker of the House” so she could give TRUMP a hard time? Which she has, and now we know why she got the job! Well to me this sounds like it should be investigated, and Bloomberg needs to answer for this. I mean he’s Trump’s opponent right? Didn’t they want to impeach the PRESIDENT for asking Ukraine to look into corruption in 2016? So why hasn’t the mainstream media addressed this, and why are we not impeaching Nasty Nancy Pelosi, and the 20 Democrats who are on the take with Bloomberg?