Blumenthal Decries "Public Health Suicide" Budget


by New Haven Independent

New Haven Independent— U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal railed against the “public health suicide” that is President Donald Trump’s newly proposed federal budget, which would cut $3 billion from the National Institutes of Health at the same time that the deadly coronavirus continues to spread throughout China and the world.

www.dailykos.com—Same House GOP that decried classified briefings boycotts public hearing as 'publicity' stunt. The idea that House Republicans were in any way compatible with a committee bearing the word "intelligence" in its name was always a stretch. Apparently, that reality has finally sunk in with the House GOP and its members sitting on the Intelligence Committee, who declared that they would boycott a public committee hearing Wednesday related to developing new methods of intelligence gathering.  In a letter to House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff, Republican panel members accused Democrats of...

/CBSdenver—What Does The New Public Health Emergency Mean To You?. The Department of Health and Human Services declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency on Friday.

Reason.com—China's Coronavirus Censorship Hurts Public Health. Unsurprisingly, the Big Brother-ish Chinese government's first response to the outbreak of a new and troubling variety of coronavirus was to try to muzzle anybody who publicly discussed that illness. But, accustomed to censorious authorities, Chinese citizens are responding with clever workarounds including using euphemisms for the outbreak in online discussions and leaking information to overseas outlets. The result, as anybody could have predicted, is a steady trickle of news and rumors of...