U.S. Should Continue To Support Global Vaccination Efforts

The Hill: The U.S. should work to promote vaccines around the world
Richard Lane, director of the Master of Public Health Program at Liberty University

“…[M]any global health professionals fear a U.S. retreat from the world, with sharp cuts in foreign assistance influence, leadership, and funding, will harm health security in the U.S. and abroad. … World Immunization Week is a time to renew American commitment to vaccine discovery and distribution. … The role of vaccines is critical. … Diminishing vaccination rates is a preventable tragedy. It’s among the reasons global health and development professionals are deeply concerned about the White House proposal to eviscerate the foreign affairs budget … and cut NIH and CDC budgets. It’s dangerous to public health, global health, and a price no American should be asked to pay…” (4/28).

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