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Thursday April 16, 2020

Quotes of May 2017: ‘You Will Have a Pandemic’

“Sometime in the president's term, you will have a pandemic. Cutting the Centers for Disease Control, I think, leaves you very vulnerable and the American people very vulnerable.” — Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)

“They‘re making a very radical statement. The big picture is a movement toward suspicion of international programs. The administration is threatening to abandon multilateralism in a big way.” — J. Stephen Morrison, the director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

“The next weapon of mass destruction may not be a bomb. It may be a tiny pathogen that you can’t see, smell or taste, and by the time we discover it, it‘ll be too late. ... The closed-border, highly nationalistic, America-first vision is not the world’s scientific view of how to keep a population safe and healthy.” — Lawrence O. Gostin, the director of the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights

All are from the May 2017 New York Times article, “Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts.” 

Posted at 08:55 AM on Thursday April 16, 2020 in category Quote of the Day  
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