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The CDC has failed: Ex-health officials urge states to abandon agency (ars technica)

Enlarge / A security guard walks on the grounds of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, US, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is promoting policies that will prolong the COVID-19 pandemic and, as such, states and local leaders should disregard the agency and strike out on their own. That’s according to Harold Varmus, the Nobel-prize-winning scientist and former director of t...
Tags: News, Cdc, New York Times, National Institutes of Health, Rajiv Shah, Shah, Beth Mole, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Rockefeller Foundation, Atlanta Georgia US, United States Agency for International Development, Harold Varmus, Varmus


Trump Appointee With History of Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Remarks Leaves Aid Agency

Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.
Tags: Same-sex Marriage, News, White House, Social Media, House Of Representatives, Abortion, Discrimination, Trump, Democratic Party, U S Agency for International Development, Merritt, Corrigan, Engel, United States Agency for International Development, Religion and Belief, Appointments and Executive Changes


Live blog of orders and opinions (Update: Completed)

We live-blogged on Monday, June 29, as the court released orders form the June 25 conference and opinions in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, June Medical Services v. Russo and United States Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International. SCOTUSblog is sponsored by Casetext: making litigation more efficient with A.I. and machine learning technology. The post Live blog of orders and opinions (Update: Completed) appeared first on SCOTUSblog. ...
Tags: Law, Live, Russo, United States Agency for International Development, Seila Law, Alliance for Open Society International




Despite Big Promises, U.S. Has Delivered Limited Aid in Global Virus Response

The State Department and U.S.A.I.D. have spent a fraction of the humanitarian assistance that Congress approved in March to help curb the coronavirus.
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Foreign Aid, Ebola Virus, State Department, Barack, Trump, Bush, Humanitarian Aid, George W, United States Agency for International Development, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


U.S. Diplomats Struggle to Defend Democracy Abroad Amid Crises at Home

Police violence and President Trump’s threats to use the military against protesters have undercut American criticism of autocrats and called into question the country’s moral authority.
Tags: News, Xi Jinping, State Department, Police Brutality, Trump, Mike, Floyd, Communist Party of China, Pompeo, United States Agency for International Development, Donald J, United States International Relations, Misconduct and Shootings, Human Rights and Human Rights Violations, Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates


Coronavirus Meets a Drive to End Malnutrition in Africa

A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.
Tags: Food, News, Small Business, France, Germany, Masks, Africa, vitamin B12, Spina Bifida, Flour, Stanford University, Malnutrition, Medical Devices, Grain, Magufuli, World Food Program


U.S. Sends Funds to Needy Nations to Fight the Virus, but Maybe Not for Masks

The Trump administration is working to secure masks, plastic gloves and other protective medical equipment for Americans first as the pandemic sweeps around the world.
Tags: News, Foreign Aid, State Department, Trump, United States Agency for International Development, United States Politics and Government, Medicine and Health, Protective Clothing and Gear, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Needy Nations


U.S. Cuts Health Care Aid to Yemen Despite Worries About Coronavirus

The Trump administration cited interference by Houthi rebels. But humanitarian groups and some Democrats asked for a delay because of the pandemic.
Tags: News, Middle East, Foreign Aid, Yemen, Trump, Humanitarian Aid, Houthis, United States Agency for International Development, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, U S Cuts Health Care Aid


Trump, His Eye on the Border, Overlooked the Coronavirus Threat

His insistence that the danger was overseas and could be kept out led officials to downplay the disease’s spread and the need for tests.
Tags: News, Obama, Epidemics, Food And Drug Administration, World Health Organization, Ebola Virus, National Security Council, Bolton, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Barack, Travel Warnings, Trump, John R, United States Agency for International Development, Klain, Donald J


The Trump Administration’s Many Vacancies Could Complicate its Coronavirus Response

On Thursday, as the U.S. was facing its first possible case of community-spread coronavirus, President Donald Trump brought in a long-time public health official to help manage the White House response to the spread of deadly disease. Ambassador Debbie Birx, a physician and the State Department’s top official on the global effort to reduce HIV/AIDS, will report to Vice President Mike Pence, who Trump put in charge of U.S. efforts to stem the virus in a impromptu press briefing on Wednesday....
Tags: Asia, South Korea, News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Dhs, Pakistan, Va, Treasury, The White House, National Security Council, State Department, Customs, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security


No, President Trump: You’ve Weakened America's Soft Power

Armed forces aren’t the only power America projects. Its values stir admiration around the globe. But they’re taking a beating in the White House.
Tags: Twitter, Europe, News, Obama, China, America, Social Media, United States, Xi Jinping, State Department, Freedom Of The Press, Barack, Great Britain, Trump, Mick, United States Agency for International Development


Trump administration ends program to monitor animal diseases that could spread to humans (like Ebola)

Donald Trump's administration will end a federal program that monitors dangerous animal diseases that could spread to humans. This news alarms public health experts, and those who are concerned that America's adversaries, namely Russia, may be actively influencing the Trump administration to commit low-key acts of biological warfare on Americans. Never chalk up to foreign active measures campaigns what can be explained by idiocy, they say, but why not both? This is—was—@usaid's Predic...
Tags: Post, Politics, Ebola, News, Russia, America, Public Health, New York Times, Donald Trump, Usaid, Trump, Diseases, United Nations Environment Program, Robert Caruso, United States Agency for International Development, What Me Worry




Marie Yovanovitch Fought Corruption, Then Lost Her Post

For nearly 30 years, America’s diplomats abroad insisted on fighting corruption and promoting the rule of law. Now they get punished for doing just that.
Tags: News, Mexico, China, America, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, Middle East, Foreign Aid, State Department, Justice Department, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Trump, Bush, George W, United States Agency for International Development


What Trump and Corruption Cost Us

For nearly 30 years, America’s diplomats abroad insisted on fighting corruption and promoting the rule of law. Now they get punished for doing just that.
Tags: News, Mexico, China, America, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, Middle East, Foreign Aid, State Department, Justice Department, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Trump, Bush, George W, United States Agency for International Development


Attacks on Girls’ Schools on the Rise as Taliban Make Gains

Two school bombings last month in Afghanistan renewed fears of a return to repression should the Taliban become part of a future government.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Women's Rights, United States Agency for International Development, Women and Girls, Education (K-12, Teachers and School Employees, Afghanistan War (2001-, Farah Province (Afghanistan


Taliban Open New Front Against Aid Workers While Talking Peace

The group was unusually harsh in its rhetoric toward main target, pointing out U.S. ties, even as peace talks with American envoys continued in Qatar.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, Foreign Aid, Care, United States Agency for International Development, United States International Relations, Afghanistan War (2001-, Counterpart International


Taliban Attack Aid Group Office in Kabul, in Setback to U.S. Peace Talks

Experts said the attack in Kabul, the capital, was a clear signal about the state of the peace talks the United States is holding with the militants in Qatar.
Tags: News, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Terrorism, Kabul, United States Agency for International Development, Kabul (Afghanistan, Counterpart International, Taliban Attack Aid Group Office


Taliban Attack Office of U.S.-Funded Aid Group in Afghanistan

The group, Counterpart International, is involved in the country’s election process. The Taliban called it a “U.S. network.”
Tags: News, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism, United States Agency for International Development, Kabul (Afghanistan, Counterpart International, Taliban Attack Office of U S Funded Aid Group






Venezuela Closes Border to 3 Caribbean Islands Ahead of Aid Showdown

The move against Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao came before a Saturday deadline by the Venezuelan opposition and the Trump administration for President Nicolás Maduro to end a blockade.
Tags: News, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Aruba, Bonaire, Trump, Curacao, Humanitarian Aid, Maduro, Nicolas, United States Agency for International Development, Aruba Bonaire


Global Health: Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa

The discovery was part of a U.S.-led effort to spot dangerous pathogens in animals before humans are endangered.
Tags: News, Africa, Epidemics, Davis, West Africa, University Of California, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bats, Global Health, United States Agency for International Development, Marburg Virus


85,000 Children in Yemen May Have Died of Starvation

The aid organization Save the Children said the number was a conservative estimate of those under age 5 who may have died.
Tags: News, United Nations, Yemen, Save The Children, Trump, Malnutrition, World Food Program, United States Agency for International Development, Donald J, United States International Relations


U.S. Continues Giving Aid to Central America and to Millions of Venezuelan Refugees

President Trump pledged to cut off the assistance because of the caravan approaching the United States. But the money still flows. And the U.S. is helping countries with Venezuelan refugees.
Tags: News, United States, Central America, Trump, Humanitarian Aid, United States Agency for International Development, Donald J, United States International Relations, Immigration and Emigration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, U S Continues Giving Aid








US pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrants

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — The United States is pledging an additional $6 million in aid to help Colombia respond to the massive influx of Venezuelans fleeing their country’s economic and humanitarian crisis. United States Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green made the announcement Monday during a trip to the border city of Cucuta. About […]
Tags: News, US, Colombia, United States, Mark Green, Colombia AP, United States Agency for International Development, Nation & World, Cucuta