Without Warning, Trump Fires All Members Of HIV/AIDS Council
31 December, 2017, 04:00 | Author: Franklin Nunez
On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly sent termination letters via FedEx to all 16 remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA), a group that makes recommendations about the U.S. government's response to the HIV epidemic.
He tweeted on Thursday that Trump showed "no respect for their service" by firing the council members. Risky that Trump and Co.
While Hayes confirmed that the White House fired the remaining members this week, she also pointed out that the Trump administration has every right to appoint new members to the council. "I would like President Trump to remember what the epidemic had done not just to the LGBT community, but the entire country".
Sources with knowledge of PACHA said many council members were fired even though additional time remained on their terms as advisers.
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Six members of the council had resigned in June to protest the administration's health policies.
"Changing the makeup of federal advisory committee members is a common occurrence during Administration changes", she added, noting that similar moves were made by both the Obama and George W. Bush administrations.
The health agency estimates that some 162,500 people (15 percent of all those living with the condition) are unaware that they are HIV positive.
Following that mass resignation, Trump was subjected to much criticism for his seeming inaction on the HIV front. "I was an Obama appointee and my term was continuing until 2018".
The June op-ed, in which Scott Schoettes outlined his reasons for resigning, was headlined: "Trump doesn't care about HIV".
One of the people fired, Gabriel Maldonado, CEO of Truevolution in Riverside, Calif., toldThe Blade that he had time remaining on his appointment to the board. "I think where the discrepancy comes in is why a year later, number one?"
The council is made up of doctors, members of industry, members of the community and people living with the disease. The president's 2018 fiscal year budget seeks $150 million in cuts from HIV research at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and more than than $1 billion removed from programs like the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
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Whilst the third fell in the Nachal Oz Kibbutz in Israeli territory close to the Gaza border, reported the Times of Israel . A spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry said nobody was injured by the Israeli fire.
Slightly warmer weather moves back in for Thursday and Friday when temperatures will max out near 30° once again. EXTENDED: We'll stay cold Thursday with highs only in the low to mid 20s with partly to mostly cloudy skies.
While it will be sunny each day, it's going to feel much cooler with those wind chills staying below zero. Temperatures are forecasted to reach only a high near 18 and drop to the single-digits by evening.
Trump's tweets have caused an online backlash, with many Twitter users pointing out the difference between weather and climate. However, parts of Alaska and western Canada often see drastically low temperatures this time of year.
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