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The CDC Needs to End Its Mission Creep, Address the Problems at Hand

In a recent subcommittee hearing with appropriations committee, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, testified to several representatives regarding the budgetary affairs of the CDC. Throughout the hearing, Dr. Frieden talked at length about the various projects the CDC had been involved with recently, particularly regarding the Zika and Ebola viruses.

04/06/2016
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"As Ebola and other emerging diseases continue to dominate our headlines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to be America's front line of defense against the outbreak of a devastating epidemic. However, the agency has stumbled, and an examination of its activities reveal an institution often more focused upon advancing progressive social priorities and nanny-state interventions than simply performing well at its one intended job."
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Issue Analysis - The CDC's Mission Creep: A Dangerous and Wasteful Distraction

As Ebola and other emerging diseases continue to dominate our headlines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to be America's front line of defense against the outbreak of a devastating epidemic. However, the agency has stumbled, and an examination of its activities reveal an institution often more focused upon advancing progressive social priorities and nanny-state interventions than simply performing well at its one intended job.

10/09/2014