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10/15/13 7:45 P

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This is all such complete and utter childishness. They are doing nothing more than throwing temper tantrums. I'm so sick of them playing politics!

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10/15/13 5:16 P

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Did you hear the latest? Apparently the Republicans attached a clause to the budget bill (or was it the healthcare bill?) that only the person who brought up the bill (Cantor) can call for another vote on it - not even Boehner can!! Absolute insanity! They really want to destroy the US over one little law??!!??!?!?!

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10/15/13 7:02 A

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Sorry to hear about your friend. Hopefully, this blackout will be over sooner than later.

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10/15/13 6:26 A

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I have a friend who works at NIH, she's furloughed at the moment, and mostly just frustrated by it all.

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10/15/13 6:13 A

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Yup, we will all feel it sooner or later.

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10/15/13 6:08 A

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In the long run, this shut down affects everyone....

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10/15/13 5:59 A

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Just when we were starting to make some really good progress, the government mucks it up.

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October 4, 2013

Government Shutdown Obstructs Work at NIH and CDC

After a battle over the health care law has shut down the federal government, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has suffered crippling repercussions, with clinical trial enrollment grinding interrupted and research on potentially fatal diseases and programs to monitor outbreaks grinding to a halt, FierceBiotech Research reports.

As of October 1, HHS had furloughed 52 percent of its workforce of about 78,000 employees.

While the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a division of HSS, initially had to suspend enrolling new participants in clinical trials, the Boston Globe reports that the agency received permission on October 3 to bring back certain workers from furlough so they could process new applications starting October 4.

NIH training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows is suspended, along with scientific meetings and travel to meetings. Those scientists who maintain cell and animal cultures for their research will have to stop their experiments and will probably have to start over when the gridlock in Washington finally clears.

Posing a threat to those who are immunocompromised, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), another HHS division, was forced to suspend its annual seasonal flu surveillance program right at the outset of the flu season. Disease surveillance programs have also taken a blow, as the CDC won’t be able to work with state and local agencies to prepare for disease outbreaks such as the H7N9 flu or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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