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senate Bill S. 1379

Should Federal Programs to Combat Pandemics & Bioweapons Be Reauthorized & Enhanced?

Argument in favor

Pandemics and biological attacks are both real dangers that that U.S. needs to be prepared for. This bill would ensure that the government’s detection and response framework for these threats is adequately maintained and equipped to evolve with changing conditions.

jimK's Opinion
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06/04/2019
50 years ago, as part of a safety demonstration, I witnessed the effect of a single drop of nerve agent dropped in a fairly large container put a pigeon to an excruciatingly horrible death. After 50 years, with gene editing to enhance biological agents lethality- I cannot begin to imagine the horrific lethality that biological weapons could reach today. We have adversaries, some crazier than our President, who could with relatively small investment develop a variety of short or long term pathogens to wipe out people by race, gender or geography. It would be irresponsible to not be prepared.
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NoHedges's Opinion
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06/04/2019
Does Trump recognize the huge risk of a biological attack he is placing this country at with his rhetoric spewing at 🇮🇷 Iran? Because for a germophobic, he is playing a very risky game of biological chicken. Iran is capable of both cyber warfare and biological warfare. Moreover, I am fairly confident Iran won’t hesitate to use either. They did celebrate when they knocked our drone out of the sky. ——- Then there is the increase opportunity of contamination with all the run off from the polar icecaps and glaciers. Siberia may be the next hot bed of disease. Who knows what could start brewing in that frozen tundra.
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Cindy's Opinion
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06/04/2019
Yes but cut some other program to pay for this, do not put it on the backs of taxpayers again!!!!!
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Argument opposed

The threats that this bill seeks to mitigate are incredibly unlikely scenarios. At a time of skyrocketing national debt, it’d be better to focus the national budget and Congress’ attention on higher-probability, more immediate risks.

Tom's Opinion
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06/04/2019
This is most likely another attempt to force vaccinations! I am not going to allow the state to vaccinate me under any circumstance! The federal government is abusive at every level and I’m absolutely sick of it!
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Mart's Opinion
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06/02/2019
Ómnibus bills are always bad. Vote on separately.
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Travis's Opinion
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06/02/2019
This money would be better spent protecting our power grid from a much more likely EMP attack.
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  • EnactedJune 24th, 2019
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed on a voice vote
  • The senate Passed on a voice vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
    IntroducedMay 8th, 2019
    50 years ago, as part of a safety demonstration, I witnessed the effect of a single drop of nerve agent dropped in a fairly large container put a pigeon to an excruciatingly horrible death. After 50 years, with gene editing to enhance biological agents lethality- I cannot begin to imagine the horrific lethality that biological weapons could reach today. We have adversaries, some crazier than our President, who could with relatively small investment develop a variety of short or long term pathogens to wipe out people by race, gender or geography. It would be irresponsible to not be prepared.
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    This is most likely another attempt to force vaccinations! I am not going to allow the state to vaccinate me under any circumstance! The federal government is abusive at every level and I’m absolutely sick of it!
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    Does Trump recognize the huge risk of a biological attack he is placing this country at with his rhetoric spewing at 🇮🇷 Iran? Because for a germophobic, he is playing a very risky game of biological chicken. Iran is capable of both cyber warfare and biological warfare. Moreover, I am fairly confident Iran won’t hesitate to use either. They did celebrate when they knocked our drone out of the sky. ——- Then there is the increase opportunity of contamination with all the run off from the polar icecaps and glaciers. Siberia may be the next hot bed of disease. Who knows what could start brewing in that frozen tundra.
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    Yes but cut some other program to pay for this, do not put it on the backs of taxpayers again!!!!!
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    👍🏻Pandemic & All-Hazards Preparedness $ Advancing Innovation Act👍🏻 I strongly recommend and support the Senate Bill S-1379 AKA the “Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019” which would reauthorize programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) and amend the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. There are seven titles to this bill, each of which is summarized below. Pandemics and biological attacks are both real dangers that that U.S. needs to be prepared for. This bill would ensure that the government’s detection and response framework for these threats is adequately maintained and equipped to evolve with changing conditions. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻S-1379👍🏻👍🏻. 6*4*19.....
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    Terrorists creating pandemics are not as far fetched as the democrats would like to think. Just recently a woman was arrested on charges of not only teaching how to create one, but she herself had plans of poisoning a lake. There has to be a plan. We have no way of knowing who is coming into this country and what their intentions are. Look at the number of people coming in with Ebola. This is not a partisan issue. It is a national issue
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    Yes, due to the world’s overpopulation, either nature or enemies will find a way to wipe us out with a pandemic.
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    I hate having to say yes to this kind of thing but unfortunately with Trump in the WH this is all too real. Look at the poisoning of villages over in Syria. If anyone thinks it can’t happen here they are sadly mistaken and I hope we don’t have to find out the hard way that it can happen here. We may need this more now than in the future. I just wish they did not test on animals..
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    I have no confidence that this administration is capable of doing Right for the common good. Some fuck head will argue against it and of course the Repugnants will fall in line because they have no spine just Little dicks🖕
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    These are the weapons of mass terror,. We should be protected from threats to our air, water & food supply. Perhaps they can begin with Monsanto?
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    OMG, THIS IS EVEN A QUESTION? Absolutely, we should!
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    Yes. Our country has been extremely compromised since the Obama administration brought in so many enemies of the American people and our Constitutional Republic it would be foolish to not ramp this up in the name of national security.
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    Ómnibus bills are always bad. Vote on separately.
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    Yes. With the rise of superbugs and worse flu-seasons and more and mire people refusing vaccines, we need to be better prepared for a worldwide crisis.
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    Of course
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    We should reauthorize it and also keep the system as updated as possible, because a bioweapon attack can happen at any time. We need to make sure this nation is protected by being prepared.
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    Absolutely. We need to be at the front of this and not try to play catch-up after the fact.
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    Duh.
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    WITH GLOBAL WARMING WILL COME MORE DISEASES AND EPIDEMICS. THIS YEAR THE CONGO IS HAVING ITS BIGGEST OUTBREAK OF EBOLA AND THEY ARE NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL AT CONTAINING IT. WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR MORE OF THISE AND FAR WORSE! HEAT ENGENDERS DISEASE!
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    Richard Burr should be supported S 1379! Preparedness is good!
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