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Preoccupied with re-election bid, Ukraine push for prosecution Bidens, sending in corruption mayor Giuliani ... the President took it upon himself to dismiss the decades old CDC post in Beijing and close cooperation for epidemic watch. Fighting them over there before it shows up at our borders.


Trump's China CDC dismissal reveals more U.S. pandemic negligence | CGTN |

A breaking report from Reuters on Friday evening revealed that U.S President Donald Trump had "eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China." "It was heartbreaking to watch," said Bao-Ping Zhu, a former official in the role, which was funded by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). "If someone had been there, public health officials and governments across the world could have moved much faster."

The position, removed last July, comes amid a relentless public relations campaign by the Trump administration to attribute responsibility to China amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, which now amasses over 38,000 cases.

The President has repeatedly referred to the pathogen as the "Chinese virus" while a chorus of messaging from other senior American officials, departments and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have also sought to set the same narrative.

The development of course is nevertheless another piece of evidence that Trump's own decision-making and attitude towards public health issues, both at home and abroad, is in fact negligent, and combined with other cuts made to the U.S. CDC, shows just how serious the presidency took the risks of potential pandemics.

In this case, once again responsibility lies with the White House and it also further exposes the administration's dishonesty in claiming that it wanted to help China, both in prevention and treatment.

China, International Society, and Global Health Governance

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 at 03:16:31 PM EST

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