Ann McFeatters: We’re paying the price for Trump’s cuts

WASHINGTON — We’ve suddenly leaped into a real-life thriller movie where the scientists are frantically and futilely warning about a pandemic and the political leaders are pooh-poohing it, determined to squelch fear that might hurt business.One of Donald Trump’s potentially most fateful acts as president in 2018 was firing the scientist in charge of preparing for a pandemic – a disease that sweeps the globe too fast to be contained — and axing the global health team. Unpersuaded that he might face a global disease catastrophe, this year Trump is proposing a 16% cut in the budget of the Centers…

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