United States: White House shows lack of concern for tick-borne disease outbreak. Funding withdrawn. Voter base will suffer.
The Hill, October 1st, 2019
“Clark said he considered the end of the advisory board a “great loss” to the federal government, pointing to the group’s final white paper on the role of invasive species in tick-borne illnesses as an example of their important work.
“This was specifically requested by the Defense Department because there is concern that a severe outbreak of tick-borne disease on a military installation could affect force readiness and national security,” he said. “The resulting paper has been extremely well-received throughout the public health community and scientific community.”