Science Is Collateral Damage Across the Trump Administration

The White House last week ordered hospitals to stop sending coronavirus-related data to a publicly available database at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prompting confusion and concern among public health professionals. The administration simultaneously announced plans to set up a new system that officials say will also be open and searchable and help agencies more nimbly direct resources where they’re most needed. Yet scientists detected in the chaos evidence of a more worrisome pattern.

 

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National security and environmental conditions are strongly inter-related. At UArizona, we recognize that climate, environmental change and national defense are inextricably connected: floods, droughts, hurricanes and epidemics affect the security of our country and populations across the globe.

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