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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    The CDC might do something inconvenient if they had good funding.

    Like publish gun death statistics.
    Firearms related violence is not within the purview of the CDC. If you want gun death statistics, the numbers are available from the DOJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    They're also grossly inflated by suicides.

    In addition, the statistics make it look as though gun deaths are a problem around the entire nation, when in reality, they're geographically focused on specific urban centers. Most of our nation is a very, very safe place to live, but the stats don't reflect that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    See more at the link https://centralnewsnow.com/scientist...their-funding/

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    In a move that worries many public health experts, the federal government is quietly shutting down a surveillance program for dangerous animal viruses that someday may infect humans.

    The United Nations Environment Program estimates that a new animal disease that can also infect humans is discovered every four months. Ending the program, experts fear, will leave the world more vulnerable to lethal pathogens like Ebola and MERS that emerge from unexpected places, such as bat-filled trees, gorilla carcasses and camel barns.

    The program, known as Predict and run by the United States Agency for International Development, was inspired by the 2005 H5N1 bird flu scare. Launched 10 years ago, the project has cost about $207 million.

    The initiative has collected over 140,000 biological samples from animals and found over 1,000 new viruses, including a new strain of Ebola. Predict also trained about 5,000 people in 30 African and Asian countries, and has built or strengthened 60 medical research laboratories, mostly in poor countries.
    It is a redundant program. Each of the military services, well, at least the Army and Navy, have these programs. I have a friend in the Navy who does this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    The CDC might do something inconvenient if they had good funding.

    Like publish gun death statistics.
    Like the FBI does?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Like the FBI does?
    Complete ones.
    "Everybody knew".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    In addition, the statistics make it look as though gun deaths are a problem around the entire nation, when in reality, they're geographically focused on specific urban centers. Most of our nation is a very, very safe place to live, but the stats don't reflect that.
    True. Much off it is associated with specific areas. Once suicides and gang violence are accounted for the "problem" evaporates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    See more at the link https://centralnewsnow.com/scientist...their-funding/

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    In a move that worries many public health experts, the federal government is quietly shutting down a surveillance program for dangerous animal viruses that someday may infect humans.

    The United Nations Environment Program estimates that a new animal disease that can also infect humans is discovered every four months. Ending the program, experts fear, will leave the world more vulnerable to lethal pathogens like Ebola and MERS that emerge from unexpected places, such as bat-filled trees, gorilla carcasses and camel barns.

    The program, known as Predict and run by the United States Agency for International Development, was inspired by the 2005 H5N1 bird flu scare. Launched 10 years ago, the project has cost about $207 million.

    The initiative has collected over 140,000 biological samples from animals and found over 1,000 new viruses, including a new strain of Ebola. Predict also trained about 5,000 people in 30 African and Asian countries, and has built or strengthened 60 medical research laboratories, mostly in poor countries.
    Don't woory Just, it probably wasn't so much shut down as it was confiscated by the military or a clandestine agency. LOL

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    LOL at Predict's Predicament

    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    See more at the link https://centralnewsnow.com/scientist...their-funding/Excerpt:
    In a move that worries many public health experts, the federal government is quietly shutting down a surveillance program for dangerous animal viruses that someday may infect humans.The United Nations Environment Program estimates that a new animal disease that can also infect humans is discovered every four months. Ending the program, experts fear, will leave the world more vulnerable to lethal pathogens like Ebola and MERS that emerge from unexpected places, such as bat-filled trees, gorilla carcasses and camel barns. The program, known as Predict and run by the United States Agency for International Development, was inspired by the 2005 H5N1 bird flu scare. Launched 10 years ago, the project has cost about $207 million.The initiative has collected over 140,000 biological samples from animals and found over 1,000 new viruses, including a new strain of Ebola. Predict also trained about 5,000 people in 30 African and Asian countries, and has built or strengthened 60 medical research laboratories, mostly in poor countries.
    Only superstitious fear of their scare stories would lead a sucker into supporting low-grade scientists who personify and protect wild beasts. This is the mindless, conceited, and self-serving clique that won't let us exterminate useless vermin. See how they extort funding for a problem that they created using different pretexts and pretenses to manufacture a caring image for their lucrative nonsense of humanitarianism for non-humans? Is it no wonder that they also elevate feral humans and make the same kind of money off that?
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