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Fri May 15, 2020, 03:42 PM

Post I just made on Facebook about the distrust of the CDC and Gov. health agencies.

I had seen just one too many right wing conspiracy theories going after Bill Gates and the CDC.


There seems to be a lot of distrust for the CDC and Gov. agencies. I can understand that these agencies are not perfect but keep in mind that because of the CDC and health agencies in every country along with all the scientific advances because of Gov. funded research, we have eliminated a huge number of extremely dangerous diseases that 100 years ago killed millions every year. These agencies are constantly monitoring new diseases popping up and working on treatments. Without them we wouldn't even know what coronavirus was. It would just be some strange new disease ripping through the world exponentially. Average lifespans in 1850 was 40 years. Yes we have lost some conveniences with this outbreak and the response but because of science and because Government agencies are protecting and looking out for us we can now enjoy 40 more years of life than back in 1850. See how we would fair if we do away with the CDC etc. now. I don't know about you but I don't want things to go back to what they were like 150 years ago. Maybe we need to be a bit more appreciative of the tens of thousands of people who generally enter these kind of fields because they are good, decent people who want to make a difference and they protect all of us every day. My hats off to them! See chart showing life expectancy in the US by year.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1040079/life-expectancy-united-states-all-time/?fbclid=IwAR09iUw9X6NkZ32l7QiXp4YK0wIkW8N8mfjalijoGatvR1yKaD19j-DblAA

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Reply Post I just made on Facebook about the distrust of the CDC and Gov. health agencies. (Original post)
Quixote1818 May 2020 OP
Pantagruel May 2020 #1
Jamastiene May 2020 #3
Jamastiene May 2020 #2
Quixote1818 May 2020 #4

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 03:48 PM

1. Concept of CDC is fine

Trump/GOP politicizing the staff and policies is the problem.

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2020, 03:56 PM

3. True. Republicans ALWAYS abuse power and

use every part of government to attack Democrats and make everything unsafe for anyone at any speed. They are all about the pillaging and plundering. Their motto should be, "Damn the American people. We just want to raid the Treasury," because that is what they always do.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 03:54 PM

2. I agree with you except,

we really haven't lost any freedoms...yet. We have just been asked to stay home and goof off for a while to avoid overwhelming hospitals and spreading this crap.

I emphasis that we haven't lost any freedoms....yet, because Republicans. Give the Republicans time. They will find a way. McConnell already made it so the feds can watch our internet browsing AND search history. We know how Republicans will use that information. They will use it to attack Democrats. That's what they ALWAYS do. We will lose freedoms when they get done abusing power that way.

Otherwise, great post.

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Response to Jamastiene (Reply #2)

Fri May 15, 2020, 04:04 PM

4. Thanks. I changed it to conveniences on both posts. nt

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