The Latest Drive to Blame Trump

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates appeared on Fox News Sunday in which he reiterated his 2018 statement that the world should be “preparing for a pandemic in the same serious way it prepares for war.” Gates, whose foundation -- the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation -- has invested heavily in global health, suggested staging simulations, war games, and preparedness exercises to simulate how diseases could spread and to identify the best response.  The concluding analysis, as per the mainstream media (and certain social/online communications), is that the Trump administration has done exactly the opposite. Among the evidence to prove their argument has been Trump’s cutting funding for the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and its infectious disease research.  For fiscal year 2020, Trump proposed cutting the CDC budget by US $1.3 billion, nearly 20% below the 2019 level. This is a complete falsehood. While it is true...(Read Full Article)
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