Trump 2021 Budget Cuts to CDC Under Scrutiny Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives to speak to reporters about the economic impact of the coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin arrives to speak to reporters about the economic impact of the coronavirus, at the White House, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump’s 2021 budget is under scrutiny amid the coronovirus oubreak which includes a 15% reduction in operating budget for the CDC to the tune of $1.2 billion, $9.5 billion cut to the Health and Human Services, and a $35 reduction to the Infectious Disease Rapid Response Reserve Fund.

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