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So what was Fauci talking about precisely in there? Did he mean all live animal markets? Has he given any other statements on the matter that might shed light on this? In a JAMA1 audio interview (transcript available), January 23, 2020, Dr. Fauci suggests "wild game". HB: Is there something unique about the coronavirus that has allowed this jump? ...


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A wet market means a specific thing in Asia - a wet market is a place for getting fresh, perishable produce. You could get vegetables, fruit, meat, and fish of the nonexotic variety. They tend to be fairly crammed, even in the case of well organised, modern ones, and are difficult to regulate. I'm Singaporean and we invented the term - but practically, it's ...


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Yes. Category is 42b is the best fit. The Center for Disease Control is an office or agency within an executive branch department, specifically the Department of Health and Human Services within the executive branch of the United States government. The director of CDC, formally speaking, leads an an operational division within the Public Health Service and ...


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The CDC itself is federal agency, so as such it receives all of its funding from the Federal Budget. Unless you want to get into (more or less philosophical) discussions where the Federal Budget money comes from, that's all there is to say on this matter. And if you do want to ask about the latter, please ask separately. Besides the CDC, there exists a ...


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Here are some details on what got cut this year from the CDC (note: there were cuts in the previous Trump years as well) Among its proposals for CDC, the White House budget calls for a more than $236 million cut to chronic disease prevention and health promotion, a $146 million cut for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a more than ...


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The problem is exactly public data accuracy, disclosure, and transparency, as you stated in the title. With the data coming into the CDC, there's little to no politicization of the data. (At least there's not supposed to be, since it's not a political organization.) With the data going to the White House, it can potentially be manipulated before it goes to ...


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On January 17th, the CDC announced that COVID-19 screening would begin at "three U.S. airports that receive most of the travelers from Wuhan, China: San Francisco (SFO), New York (JFK), and Los Angeles (LAX) airports." They also state in this press release that: CDC is actively monitoring this situation for pertinent information about the source of ...


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To back up a bit, the Jan 8 CDC notice recommended isolating people who had traveled to Wuhan Although the etiology and transmissibility have yet to be determined, and to date, no human-to-human transmission has been reported and no health care providers have been reported ill, CDC currently recommends a cautious approach to symptomatic patients with a ...


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The 10x figure you mention originally came from a June 25th conference call with reporters. Dr. Robert Redfield, the CDC director, was one of the participants. The figure came in response to this question: Maggie Fox: Thanks. Dr. Redfield, I was very intrigued by something you said, that for every case that’s tested positive, there might be ten that weren’...


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Yes, the recommendations were released today, April 3rd, on cdc.gov. [...] In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. [...] The cloth face ...


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Shorter answer: The Departments of the CDC, FDA, and HHS all are under the direction and guidance of the Trump administration. Failures of any one of these departments is the direct responsibility of the President. Parsing which department is most responsible for failure to immediately mobilize and deploy mass testing, while interesting, is an exercise in ...


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Is there a specific individual or group of individuals who had the ability to decide to open up testing to private sector and failed to do it? That would be the FDA (emphasis mine): The Food and Drug Administration requires an onerous approval process to bring any test to market. Once the FDA granted "emergency use authorization" to the Centers for ...


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The head of the CDC is Robert Redfield, who was appointed by Trump (a fact left out of the Wikipedia page, for some reason) in March of 2018. He is a noted virologist, but like many of Trump's appointees was not chosen from the public sector. His background is almost entirely in clinical research in the private sector or the military, and thus he has little ...


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As Fizz's answer points out the CDC is a federal agency and as such is funded by Congressional Appropriations - however this is not the only source of funding. Looking at the most recent data at time of writing (FY 2018) the CDC received direct gifts of $11,477,767 - mostly from Universities and other charitable foundations. The biggest donor was GAVI ...


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Although I can find no direct information about the trip from the CDC itself, on the day after the NPR story the NY Times reported the following: In a televised speech late Friday, President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala weighed in, saying that technicians from the C.D.C. had randomly tested 12 deportees who had arrived on the Monday flight and that all ...


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Wild game always has its risks. Wild animals are exposed to an open environment in which viruses, bacteria, and parasites are constantly evolving, as well as both naturally occurring and human produced chemical poisons. Every year in the US there are a few cases of hunters or fisherman getting violently ill or dying from game meat or fish. However, this is ...


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So, to answer your first question, the CDC is not just an organization that works in the U.S: The CDC is actually a U.S. Government organization. The WHO, on the other hand, is not. As to your second question, the WHO seems more dependent on the U.S. and the CDC rather than the other way around (emphasis mine): CDC is a key partner of the Global Outbreak ...


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