At last count, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was working to understand and cure over 30 different mutant strains of the flu; (cq) when the government shutdown started on October 1st, (cq) the CDC had to shut down its disease- monitoring systems. That means that no one is monitoring the nation’s disease outbreaks. Even when the shutdown is over, there are many outbreaks that will never be identified that can cause immense destruction.
Also, the Food and Drug Administration closed on October 1st (cq) which means that our nation’s food supply is not being inspected. Fruits, vegetables, and seafood are entering our country from foreign lands for our consumption without scrutiny.