Did or will Congress and the senile delinquent resident of the White House approve a CDC request for 28 billion dollars for MANDATORY spending on “pandemic preparedness”?
In today’s daily newsletter, the excellent Jeff Childers bemoaned the fact that it was impossible to track how much the CDC was spending on “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”.
I posted the comment below on the CDC component of Jeff’s newsletter which referenced a table with this heading and these line extracts:
Here is the comment I posted to Jeff’s SubStack article.
“Maybe this might help with the CDC funding aspects
Table 1 on page 17 of 27 - the odd extra 28 billion requested for "pandemic preparedness" for 2023 - out of the blue and well in advance of any agreement to the new pandemic treaty to be voted on in the May 2024 WHA
or how about this:
obscure as you state, but one piece (from a word search of "diversity") there is this on page 218 pf 522 in pdf format:
"CDC’s FY 2024 budget request of $106,000,000 for Public Health Workforce is $35,000,000 above the FY 2023 enacted level. In FY 2024, CDC will support State, Tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health departments through CDC fellowship and training programs to assist in hiring and recruitment, identify and address barriers to hiring at the STLT levels, address workforce gaps, and build capacity to respond to current and future public health threats. The increase would allow CDC to continue to build a pathway for epidemiologists, laboratorians, and other public health professionals, increasing the diversity of both graduate and undergraduate fellows."
Bound be a bit more from the "diversity" word search!
Insidious is as insidious does. - just how much of the request should be ultra vires and refused/denied depends on the time spent on each line item of the budget request - which has been essentially zero for a long time?”
28 billion bucks requested as “MANDATORY” – I have no idea if this was passed by the House and Senate and signed of by the White House squatter – perhaps it has been held up in the “continuing resolution” process.
Whatever, this 28 billion dollars looks like it is intended to dovetail with the adoption of the pandemic treaty that is currently mired in disputes between certain governments (who want more “equity”) and big pharma (who want guaranteed profits).
That pandemic treaty plus a bunch of amendments to IHR 2005 (which render it unrecognisable from the original 2005 regulations) are scheduled for approval by the governing body of the WHO, the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2024.
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