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house Bill H.R. 6074

Providing $8.3 Billion for Coronavirus Response, Preparedness, & Vaccine Development

Argument in favor

This bipartisan funding package will provide much-need resources to respond to the coronavirus outbreak and develop therapeutics for treatment & vaccines for prevention in the future.

burrkitty's Opinion
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03/04/2020
Kinda late to this party, but sure. Go on and close the gate now that all the cows are gone. Maybe fund the CDC from the get go next time instead of waiting on people to die due to your stupidity.
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03/04/2020
Next time fully fund the CDC to begin with so you don't have to do this
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Dara's Opinion
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03/04/2020
This addendum to the budget would have been unnecessary if stupidity and the attacks on scientists and science, the CDC and NHIS hadn’t been gutted the White House. This is precisely why we have government agencies and professionals so we are ready on day one to address emergencies. Governments are NOT a business, they protect the citizenry.
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Argument opposed

Congress has taken far too long to develop this funding package to respond to the coronavirus outbreak because of their desire to score political points.

J's Opinion
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03/04/2020
C’mon 8.3 billion? Really? How could it possibly require that much money? That seems like a crap ton of waste in that bill! Whose pockets are being lined??
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Ronald's Opinion
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03/05/2020
Our Nation is in debt. Congress is foolishly making our debt worse through deficit spending. We must deal with this virus. We must not allow Congress to use this as a means to enrich their political friends, or punish their political foes. Stop borrowing money on our credit!
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Bwana's Opinion
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03/04/2020
What a ridiculous waste. $8.3B is about $25 for every man woman and child in America. Just give me the cash and I'll take care of my own preparedness. Listen - if its in the news - it is a sure bet NOT to happen. Why? Because if it was common it wouldn't be news. Remember the Measles Epidemic last year? What?...maybe a 100 cases? Last year the Ukraine had about 40,000 case of measles. QUIT CATASTROPHIZING the news! Stop reacting like a bunch of puppets on strings of crisis.
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    Kinda late to this party, but sure. Go on and close the gate now that all the cows are gone. Maybe fund the CDC from the get go next time instead of waiting on people to die due to your stupidity.
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    C’mon 8.3 billion? Really? How could it possibly require that much money? That seems like a crap ton of waste in that bill! Whose pockets are being lined??
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    Next time fully fund the CDC to begin with so you don't have to do this
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    This addendum to the budget would have been unnecessary if stupidity and the attacks on scientists and science, the CDC and NHIS hadn’t been gutted the White House. This is precisely why we have government agencies and professionals so we are ready on day one to address emergencies. Governments are NOT a business, they protect the citizenry.
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    Yes. I remember the good old days when our country took the lead when dealing with the spread of infectious diseases. I am probably a little more worried then most because my wife and I are in the higher risk demographic and I really would like see broad testing to determine where COVID-19 is now and how it is spreading. The nonsense of screening information from health officials before it can be released is asinine, not at all recommended practice and threatens all of us. This is yet another example of trumps ‘shoot, rationalize, aim’ approach to problem solving. Actions taken without thinking or planning ahead have consequences - potentially severe consequences. In this case, trump’s gutting of our country’s pandemic response capabilities built under the Bush and Obama administrations, who each recognized the risk of a pandemic from new pathogens or new strains (in part, concerned about old strains not seen for 50,000 years being released from melting ice and permafrost). I don’t care what political spin is spewed - the dismantling of our country’s ability to quickly respond was hazardous, consequential and threatens our population as we try to play catch up with the rest of the world. The 1918 world influenza outbreak decimated world populations and was initially politically ‘pronounced’ to be of low risk in this country. After the initial outbreak slowed in warming months (as many, but not all, of the influenza strains are known to do), the world governments stopped worrying about the outbreak only to be totally unprepared for a more virulent strain which took out somewhere between 17 and 50 million people (possibly as many as 100 million people) world-wide over the next flu season. As COVID-19 is a new and significantly different coronavirus strain, no one knows if or how it will subside in warmer weather or if it or a more violent strain may follow next season. I want to hear from the experts, I want everyone to realize the potential gravity of the threat and to take it seriously. So far, our country’s leadership has not. … … … trumpublicans have been politicizing the hell out of this and blaming Democrats for doing so (classical ‘projection’). trump said testing was inhibited because of an Obama rule requiring FDA involvement in the development of test kits. That is a flat out lie. The FDA studied this proposal but it was abandoned after the study and never implemented. McCarthy is blaming Democrats for crafting too good a response package saying it is being only being so detailed as a political tool to embarrass the trumpublicans. trump’s autocratic control of information puts a highly political spin on everything our health agencies are trying to do and risks keeping the public uniformed when it needs to be informed directly by the experts and not by politicians.
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    We may need even more. If it will save lives and the bank accounts of American’s, it’s worth the price tag. And tell Trump we don’t want his $100,000, it’s not worth everything else he’s stolen from America.
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    Better late than never! Thank you Jamie Raskin for voting, “Yea”. Really need to up our game on preparedness for not only Covid-19 but also other viruses like SARS, MERS, Ebola, etc. Need test kits, vaccines, treatments and funding for everyone to be tested, isolated if needed & treated; and paid leave from work. Need to control the spread or mortality will be higher than the global actual rate of 3% especially for over 60 years of age (10%), over 80 (15%), cardiovascular disease (10%), diabetes (10%), respiratory disease (6%), hypertension (6%), cancer (6%). https://www.marketwatch.com/story/coronavirus-fatality-rates-vary-wildly-depending-on-age-gender-and-medical-history-some-patients-fare-much-worse-than-others-2020-02-26
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    This idiot president we have already proposed cuts to the CDC. How about taking some of that money to fund his stupid wall and fund the CDC then some. Nobody’s pockets are being lined... It costs money to research and develop these vaccines let alone then have to test them. Maybe people do your homework!!.. “Pandemic” it’s a good Doc on Netflix if y’all really want to know about Pandemics. I’m a medical professional and know what I’m talking about. People also need to stop panicking this is just another higher virulent of a flu type virus. Those that will succumb to this will mostly be those that have co- morbidities (look it up). Just remember the US is strictly advanced with our medical practices compared to most countries.
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    Only Trump and his MAGATs can turn a pandemic into a Party driven lie-fest. When will all the lies and hate mongering stop? Look at Trump’s beautiful stock market now! Our so-called “stable genius” set us up for this all-time biggest drop in the market.
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    Better late than never!
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    Eliminate the budget cuts to CDC. Give up the wall money. Restaff with competent scientists. Stop censoring the information available to the public. Behave like a literate adult and not a petulant child.
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    Passed by the house! Thank you Rep Gianforte Vote Yea ! Now the Senate needs to get their collective butt in gear! Vote in support HR 6074 Nita Lowey! I cringe hearing Trump say”I have a hunch”
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    Many Americans cannot afford to take time off of work if they are sick. So in addition to providing funding for the coronavirus Congress should mandate paid sickleave for all Americans. Otherwise the probability that the virus will spread as the folks who cannot afford to take time off of work bring the contagious disease into the office place will become a reality.
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    Click on details above to see the funding breakdown. We need this yesterday. There are no testing kits available for the sick, unless very sick and often those have to be sent to the cdc for testing because no local kits are available, so it takes days. This is a hot mess. Did you see T on tv in a meeting with health professionals thinking a reg flu shot would make this all go away? OMG, his level of ignorance continues to amaze me. FUND it. This bill would also make testing costs be covered by insurance, so nobody would have to choose if they could afford a test.
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    It’s ok but it’s really too little too late. This should have been done while it was still contained in China so we were acting rather than reacting, but ImPOTUS can never pass up an opportunity to be inept and put American lives at risk. I’ve read through all the information and nowhere can I find where this money is coming from so I assume we will just continue to print the stuff and add it to our unbelievable national debt.
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    I agree with this bill as the number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities increases not just in the United States, but across the world, on a daily basis. We need a plan like H.R. 6074 to pass in order to properly prepare the country for the viral outbreak and to decrease the number of cases in the United States.
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    Thanks to my Congressman and Senators for swift passage of this bill. I am pleased and slightly amazed that the “fair and reasonable” price conditions survived the rapacious attempt to hold America hostage over a COVID-19 vaccine. A necessary and bipartisan bill passed absent the corruption and pork sought by the lobbyists. An all too rare ray of hopes in these dark times!
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    What a ridiculous waste. $8.3B is about $25 for every man woman and child in America. Just give me the cash and I'll take care of my own preparedness. Listen - if its in the news - it is a sure bet NOT to happen. Why? Because if it was common it wouldn't be news. Remember the Measles Epidemic last year? What?...maybe a 100 cases? Last year the Ukraine had about 40,000 case of measles. QUIT CATASTROPHIZING the news! Stop reacting like a bunch of puppets on strings of crisis.
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    Our Nation is in debt. Congress is foolishly making our debt worse through deficit spending. We must deal with this virus. We must not allow Congress to use this as a means to enrich their political friends, or punish their political foes. Stop borrowing money on our credit!
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    It is Kind of like shutting the barn door after the animals have gotten out. But it’s a start. Can’t understand why it’s taken this long to get started on this except for the fact that Trump and his bunch do not know what the hell they’re doing, so there will be people who die in this country because they are inept
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