Trump's budget cuts funding to disease research, just in time for mosquito season

May 23, 2017
by Stacey Leasca

Of course, Trump's proposed budget is just that, a proposal, and will likely go through a number of changes before it is passed. But still, even the very idea of cuts to the CDC's important research is alarming many in the medical community. As John Auerbach, president and CEO of the Trust for America's Health, delicately told NPR, the proposed cut "would be perilous for the health of the American people. From Ebola to Zika to opioid misuse to diabetes to heart disease, the CDC is on the front lines keeping Americans healthy."

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