Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
On Monday, Elizabeth Warren announced how she’s gonna fight the outbreak of infectious diseases.
Trust her — she’s (not) a doctor.
Ever wonder if anyone in Washington means anything they say?
Liz is leading the revolution by pairing the relevance of an issue at hand with the Democratic buzzword of another.
Know how to beat China’s coronavirus?
Fight climate change.
As observed by The Daily Wire, the horrid disease has infected roughly 5,000 people, leaving 1,000 in critical condition and taking the lives of 100.
The most populous country in the world has quarantined over 50 million folks in an effort to stop the the monster.
But we just gotta ride bicycles and everybody’ll get better?
Is there any sense whatsoever to her bugling?
On her official website, here’s how Warren described her cracker jack plan:
Experts believe the world is due for another bout of pandemic influenza. The latest threat comes from coronavirus, a respiratory condition in the same family of viruses as SARS that is spreading throughout China and just last week reached the United States. With well over 2,000 people infected and a rising death toll, China has restricted the movement of 56 million people. The world is watching closely to determine if this will be designated as our next global Public Health Emergency.
On the global stage, [Trump’s] decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement demonstrates reckless denial about the role of climate change in fueling epidemics. His foreign policy has damaged long-standing alliances with partners like the U.K. and France, who are critical partners in responding to global health crises.
So the points of attack:
Fight climate change. A changing climate means infectious diseases will spread to new places, and it’s already happening. In 2016, the Zika virus threatened more of the U.S. because changing climates mean the mosquitos that carry it now thrive further and further north. And Lyme disease is expected to increase by 20% in the next decade due to climate change. West Nile is projected to more than double by 2050 due to warming, costing upwards of $1 billion annually. Our health depends on fighting climate change. And I have a lot of plans for that.
And this is what she’ll do on the first day of her presidency:
Recommit to the Paris Agreement and invest in the Green Climate Fund. On Day One of my administration, I’ll commit the United States to rejoin the Paris Agreement, including meeting Obama era commitments to the Green Climate Fund — a critical funding stream to prevent the spread of climate fueled pandemics — and backfilling the contribution that the Trump administration neglected to deliver.
Last but not least, let’s all consider our connection. Me, you, some dude in Ecuador. An old lady in Inda. A kid in Belgium. A squirrel in Slapout, Alabama. A Democratic congressman watching golf during the impeachment hearings:
— Bob Estes (@BobEstesPGA) December 13, 2019
Recognize interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health. When it comes to pandemics, we must think about how animal, human, and environmental factors interact. Last year the Trump administration shut down the Predict program to test animals for dangerous pathogens that could cross over to humans. As President, I would restore this essential work. And I will support new scientific research to help understand and predict the impact of warmer temperatures on disease emergence and transmission.
I’m not sure about the interconnectedness of things; if we all feel warm and fuzzy, won’t that worsen global warming?
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