KTRH Connected with Rachel Estrada

 
KTRH Connected with Rachel Estrada

The Government Shutdown Stopped Kids' Cancer Treatment Trials, Yosemite, Microbrews, and More

Kids with CANCER won't be able to start clinical trials on drugs and treatment that could help them.  All monuments and national parks were closed. 

 

Kids with cancer.  For every week the government is shut down, 10 kids with CANCER won't be able to begin clinical trials on drugs and treatments that could help them.  The National Institutes of Health had to furlough 75% of its staff.

Brain-eating amoebas might be coming after your kids.  The CDC has furloughed 9,000 employees, so it can't track possible multi-state disease outbreaks.

World War Two veterans.  Memorials around the country and in D.C. are shut down.  But that didn't stop a group of World War Two vets from Mississippi who were there yesterday to check out the World War Two memorial.

Microbrews.  The Tax and Trade Bureau had to furlough 93% of their 518 employees, which means they can't issue new brewery permits.  With the rise in microbrews and craft beers, they WERE approving at least one new brewery a day.

National parks.  Yesterday was the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park.  Google even celebrated it by changing their logo to look like Yosemite.  But, like all national parks, Yosemite was closed yesterday.

The KKK.  I guess not ALL shutdowns are bad.  There was supposed to be a KKK rally at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania yesterday.  They had their permit and everything.

 

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