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When Fauci called for China to shut down the "wet markets" (on Fox News) was he specific what he meant by that term?

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 (...
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When Fauci called for China to shut down the "wet markets" (on Fox News) was he specific what he meant by that term?

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 ...
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Why was the budget for the Center of Disease Control being cut drastically?

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 $...
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Is the CDC Director really below the former Ambassadors to Palau?

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 ...
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How much funding (if any) does the CDC receive from private industry?

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 ...
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What did the US CDC say about COVID-19 human-to-human transmission between Jan 14 and 21?

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 ...
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Covid-19 public data accuracy, disclosure, and transparency

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 ...
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Why hasn't the USA done a statistical sampling of COVID cases?

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 ...
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What did the US CDC say about COVID-19 human-to-human transmission between Jan 14 and 21?

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 ...
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Has the CDC (already) published these mask recommendations that Trump has just revealed?

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 ...
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How much funding (if any) does the CDC receive from private industry?

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 ...
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Who was responsible for deciding the CDC would produce all COVID-19 tests instead of immediately opening up test production to the private sector?

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 ...
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Who was responsible for deciding the CDC would produce all COVID-19 tests instead of immediately opening up test production to the private sector?

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 ...
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Have there been any results of the CDC investigation in the Guatemala suspension of deportations allegedly due to Covid-19-infected deportees?

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 ...
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What is the difference between the CDC and the WHO as it pertains to the USA?

The value of international organizations is that they are a forum for international coordination and are designed to act as a neutral party between countries (even if that often makes them look ...
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