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Proposed 2019 presidential budget for CDC involves zeroing of CFS program

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Tom Kindlon, Feb 17, 2018.

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  1. Tom Kindlon

    Tom Kindlon Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://tinyurl.com/ybkbkvrv
    i.e.
    https://www.cdc.gov/budget/documents/fy2019/fy-2019-detail-table.pdf

    The CDC CFS budget is substantial: $5.4 million per year.

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    The Prevention and Public Health Fund is solely used to fund the CDC's
    CFS program.

    An article about cuts to that is here:

    Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk

    Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.

    By Ashley Yeager | February 9, 2018

    https://tinyurl.com/ybdwhgzc
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    https://www.the-scientist.com/?arti...Public-Health-Fund-Puts-CDC-Programs-at-Risk/
     
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    Not the fact that the budget was cut to 0, only that it might be a possibility given the overall cut to the program:
    The 2nd link was posted there are all right.
     
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    What specific action steps are you proposing to try and mitigate the damage?
     
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    I don't live in the US. Others would be in a better position to answer this. But I thought it deserved its own thread.
     
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    No surprise, so what should our next move be, petitioning senators, democratic minority leaders?
    Protests may not matter much since they have bigger fish right now?

    I'll bet Ted Lieu would be understanding if he was educated about ME/CFS
     
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    Thanks for the nice lead in. :thumbup:

    Please visit this thread and take action to prioritize ME Research!

    https://www.s4me.info/threads/solve...-give-me-cfs-research-a-fighting-chance.2474/
     
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    What does the CDC currently spend that money on?
     
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    It doesn't, as far as I can make out. Congress gives it to the Department of Defence to fund research with, so it's separate to the CDC funding.

    ETA: I may have misunderstood. What I've written above assumes that Cheesus is referring to the link the MErmaid posted.
     
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    I was referring to the existing $5m that the CDC will no longer be awarded, which was answered by @Dolphin.
     
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    Report from Solve ME/CFS Initiative on President Trump’s FY19 Budget Proposal

    PDF document: https://solvecfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Statement-FY19-Trump-Budget-final.pdf

    I thought we had something on this already but couldn't find it.
     
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    @Webdog and everybody here, I'm so tired, I don't even know what to say.

    I want to march, advocate. So discouraging. I would share my story in a heartbeat! Maybe write a letter to our president!

    In 1994 I received a personal letter from President Clinton congratulating me on graduating! Truth! I don't know why but I did.

    Now 22yrs later, I'm in a wheelchair and can no longer work from ME/CFS. Just talk to the famous John's Hopkins, their the ones who diagnosed me!

    Somebody has to get it!!!
     
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