‘Science Speaks’ Outlines Proposed Health-, Science-Related Cuts In President Trump’s FY17 Budget Reduction Plan
Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Trump proposes $18 billion cuts to spending this year, with steep, immediate drops in science, health, human services investments
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” outlines proposals to cut federal spending on science and health programs included in the Trump administration’s FY 2017 budget reduction plan submitted to Congress last week. She notes, “The Infectious Diseases Society of America, which produces this blog, responded to the proposal with a statement Monday expressing concern about the impacts of funding cuts to global and domestic public health and research efforts, adding: ‘As we’ve seen with recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika, addressing infectious diseases abroad is an essential component of protecting the U.S., and Congress should not accept these proposed reductions’…” (3/29).
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