Letters: Global health funding will help protect us at home

Source: Houston Chronicle - View Original Article
Published: Jun 29, 2020
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83% Conservative


Bias Score Calculation:

17% Positive Sentiment + Policies: Travel Ban = 17% Liberal
83% Negative Sentiment + Policies: Travel Ban = 83% Conservative


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Travel Ban

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96% "We are still facing a very real problem both here in the U.S. and around the world."
93% "That is why I think it is especially important for the U.S. to pass the Global Health Security Act, a bipartisan bill which invests in pandemic responses, both for COVID-19 and the future, so we will be prepared and not suffer the loss of life we did this time."
87% "This is not a time to retreat from the global community, to pass blame and continue in petty partisan struggles; rather it is time to collaborate and support each other."
86% "Supporting this supplemental will not only help impoverished nations keep their citizens from dying but it will also encourage health and prosperity of all Americans."
82% "When the world prospers, so does our country."
77% "Regarding US Supreme Court should clear way for expanding vote by mail in Texas, (June 26): The coronavirus is not going away anytime soon, especially if we continue to have responses from people like President Donald Trump, who has decided to ignore it because he's in campaign mode, and Gov. Greg Abbott, who wants credit from the business community but undercuts local authorities who are trying to contain it."
68% "It is our duty to our fellow humans to help them if we can and have the power to do so."
57% "Zoe Padelopoulos, Katy Many people see the damage that COVID-19 is doing in the United States and believe that the disease is destroying our country; However, in countries such as South Sudan, which has a population of roughly 11 million people and only four ventilators total, the situation is more dire than any American could ever imagine."
54% "If COVID-19 ever goes down in the U.S., we cannot assume that it will not return if the rest of the world is still struggling with it."
53% "We need to be prepared, informed and connected against this pandemic and any in the future."
-56% "Mail ballots are safe and have a paper trail."
-59% "Barbara Quattro, Houston"
-61% "Because the virus is a clear and present danger, all Texas registered voters should be allowed to vote by mail in the general election, regardless of their age or health status."
-74% "That is why, as a global superpower, we need to do our part to encourage our Congress to provide at least $12 billion in the next emergency supplemental for the International Affairs Budget to fight COVID-19 internationally."
-76% "Not allowing it on a state-wide basis is just another form of voter suppression."

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

96% : We are still facing a very real problem both here in the U.S. and around the world.
93% : Regarding "'Coming back and biting us': US sees virus resurgence," (June 24):
93% : As COVID-19 continues to rise in the US, in Texas especially, it is important for us to not become complacent.
93% : That is why I think it is especially important for the U.S. to pass the Global Health Security Act, a bipartisan bill which invests in pandemic responses, both for COVID-19 and the future, so we will be prepared and not suffer the loss of life we did this time.
87% : This is not a time to retreat from the global community, to pass blame and continue in petty partisan struggles; rather it is time to collaborate and support each other.
86% : Supporting this supplemental will not only help impoverished nations keep their citizens from dying but it will also encourage health and prosperity of all Americans.
83% : It will create a permanent position to oversee this initiative, whereas many global health initiatives previously relied on an executive order .
82% : When the world prospers, so does our country.
77% : Regarding "US Supreme Court should clear way for expanding vote by mail in Texas," (June 26): The coronavirus is not going away anytime soon, especially if we continue to have responses from people like President Donald Trump, who has decided to ignore it because he's in campaign mode, and Gov. Greg Abbott, who wants credit from the business community but undercuts local authorities who are trying to contain it.
68% : It is our duty to our fellow humans to help them if we can and have the power to do so.
57% : Zoe Padelopoulos, Katy Many people see the damage that COVID-19 is doing in the United States and believe that the disease is destroying our country; However, in countries such as South Sudan, which has a population of roughly 11 million people and only four ventilators total, the situation is more dire than any American could ever imagine.
54% : If COVID-19 ever goes down in the U.S., we cannot assume that it will not return if the rest of the world is still struggling with it.
53% : We need to be prepared, informed and connected against this pandemic and any in the future.
44% : Mail ballots are safe and have a paper trail.
41% : Barbara Quattro, Houston
39% : As a country with ample resources and power, the U.S. is in a position to help in this way instead of taking a backseat and withdrawing, which hasn't even helped the U.S.
39% : Because the virus is a clear and present danger, all Texas registered voters should be allowed to vote by mail in the general election, regardless of their age or health status.
33% : That is why I am urging Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to support this emergency COVID-19 relief funding during the next emergency supplemental.
26% : That is why, as a global superpower, we need to do our part to encourage our Congress to provide at least $12 billion in the next emergency supplemental for the International Affairs Budget to fight COVID-19 internationally.
24% : Not allowing it on a state-wide basis is just another form of voter suppression.

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