U.S. Government Shutdown Would Affect Operations At Health Agencies, Including CDC, NIH
STAT: How a government shutdown could affect drug safety, flu response, and more
“Unless Republicans coalesce this week around a short-term spending deal, the federal government will shut down — a scenario that will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health. … The last government shutdown — which lasted for 16 days in October 2013 — sheds light on just how far flung are the consequences of congressional inaction, especially for health companies and public health workers. STAT talked to former officials at the FDA, CDC, and NIH about how that shutdown affected the work they could do…” (Mershon/Swetlitz, 1/17).