The CDC is now Weaponized by ASPR
Right under the nose of most American citizens, the Biden Administration became the midwife to the new ugly stepchild of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new offspring is called, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The new department has been created under the umbrella of Health and Human Services under “Emergency Preparedness and Response”. As expected from the title, the new agency will have the power to enact policies to allegedly protect the public in the event of some threat to public health or similar emergency.
The new baby explains the reason it was born, “ASPR leads the nation’s medical and public health preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and public health emergencies. ASPR collaborates with hospitals, healthcare coalitions, biotech firms, community members, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and other partners across the country to improve readiness and response capabilities.”
Wait a minute! Isn’t that what the CDC is supposed to do? Apparently not. The dismal performance and falsities perpetrated upon the public during the COVID response became the impetus for Biden to grow the bureaucracy even bigger. The price tag for the ASPR isn’t small either. According to the HHS website, the FY 2022 President’s Budget for ASPR is $3,296,008,000, which is $521,889,000 above the FY 2021 Enacted level. The discretionary FY 2023 President’s Budget for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) is $3,814,610,000, which is an increase of +$967,152,000 above the FY 2022.
The new department is not cheap, so why is it necessary? All you have to do is look at the mission statement to figure out the question of necessity.
ASPR will Become the Enforcement Arm of the CDC
Just as the Biden Administration announced it will hire 87,000 new armed IRS agents, the same playbook with a slight twist is being employed by creating the ASPR. In the case of the IRS, individual citizens will be targeted as the IRS uses all its power to crush and intimidate the poor and the middle class by auditing their tax returns.
Similarly, the ASPR will be weaponized as well, but instead of targeting individual citizens it will target the necessary institutions the citizen needs on a daily basis. ASPR’s mission statement makes the point very clear. It plans to interface and become partners with hospitals, healthcare institutions and others to achieve the assumed readiness and response with all the muscle of the Federal government. The CDC on its own does not actively interact with these organizations, but the ASPR apparently can. The ASPR is not restrained like the CDC who is expected to only give advice and consultation, it has the authority to be proactive.
In the not-so-distant future, the CDC will come out with something which will be inevitably be an existential threat to democracy or the country. If there is another health scare like Covid, the CDC will not have the same power as it once had because it has already lost the trust of most people. If you are running a tyrannical government, that’s quite a problem.
The authorities have cried wolf once too many times and no one is going to takes seriously the masks, six-foot separation, and vaccine mandates madness, and they know it. They also know frightening the citizens into giving up their rights is far too productive to just have one go at it. To the rescue, the ‘white knight’ ASPR in shining armor comes riding in on the horse of Marxism. First, it will demand under the ‘authority of law’ that all hospitals and healthcare providers follow whatever they say under their mandate of preparedness or response. Next, they will have their hands in every institution which makes society run. No institution will be exempt. The envisioned future of a totalitarian government means they will pronounce edicts and expect the citizenry to obey them. No time for science or any rabble from the plebeians.
The Biden Administration is preparing exactly for that kind of future. They have assured COVID 2.0 or some other event, with all the dismantling of civil and personal freedoms, as a precursor of readiness and response, will be facilitated nicely, thanks to the new ugly stepchild—ASPR.