"And, of course, the various busy-body looks at playgrounds, smoking in subsidized housing, and the like. As The Federalist's David Harsanyi writes:
"The CDC, an agency whose primary mission was to prevent malaria and
then other dangerous communicable diseases, is now spending a lot of
time, energy and money worrying about how much salt you put on your
steaks, how close you stand to second-hand smoke and how often you do
"These other tasks may or may not be
important, but they're certainly a distraction from what's supposed to
be the CDC's "one job" — protecting America from a deadly epidemic. And
to the extent that the CDC's leadership has allowed itself to be
distracted, it has paid less attention to the core mission."
an era where new disease threats look to be growing, the CDC needs to
drop the side jobs and focus on its real reason for existence. But,
alas, the problem isn't just the CDC. It's everywhere."
And from Savage Nation (and Michael Savage is an epidemiologist by training. This is an excellent show, thanks to Kathy Shaidle for posting it in her weekly update. Listen to the whole thing.
Obama: "A zealot with no conscience."
Steve Wynn: "I'm more scared of the US than China."
"We elected a man that has had no experience with anything."
Savage exit question: "Is it too late to save it?"
And "What can we do about it?"