Government Shutdown Threatening Food Safety

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 7:53 am

In theory, essential workers should be immune to a government shutdown caused by Congress and the White House not being able to get their act together. The Pentagon has already recalled a sizable portion of their workers back from furloughs. But one function of the government that seems rather essential is, in fact, being threatened [...]

CDC: Suicide Rates Increase During Recessions

By: Friday April 15, 2011 12:40 pm

The CDC has done an eighty-year study of suicide rates and economic performance, which reaches the unsurprising but still bracing conclusion that suicide goes up in times of economic stress. If that’s the case, we’re not only in the midst of the biggest economic hole since the Depression, but the biggest suicide risk. And notably, [...]

GOP Budget Cuts Would Reduce CDC Immunizations for Diseases

By: Tuesday March 22, 2011 9:15 am

I’m not so keen on reporting every single budget cut proposed by the Republican-led House of Representatives, mindful that a high percentage of them will end up going nowhere. But if you believe that a budget is an expression of priorities, you get a sense of the GOP’s priorities here: The House GOP’s 2011 budget [...]

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