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Oregon's US Senator Merkley Advises Particular Immediate Actions to Counter Coronavirus

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  2. White House needs to reverse proposed budget cuts to the CDC. Just weeks before the CDC’s to brace for a dangerous epidemic, Trump announced cuts to the agency. Experts like the CDC’s are our best hope at ending this outbreak. READ MORE
  3. The president needs to appoint an independent, expert, global health “czar” to coordinate response. Our top global health position has remained vacant for two years, threatening our ability to react to developments. On February 25, my Republican colleague John Kennedy grilled the acting head of DHS over the complete lack of coordination and jumbled misinformation we’re seeing from the Trump administration. Every second and every resource counts. A haphazard approach to communication with the public risks a worse epidemic and puts lives at risk. Symptoms can include: fever, cough, and shortness of breath.” 
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