As I understand it, the "ban" took the form of a recision to CDC's budget. The cut was in the exact amount of the agency's plan for research in the area. So, rather than being an explicit ban, it was a strong message.
Mark Rosenberg, you were at the CDC then, and you fought against the implied ban on firearm-related-violence research. Could you fill in some detail?
Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP
Former President and Chief Executive Officer at The Task Force for Global Health
Bindu Kalesan, MPH, PhD
Epidemiologist, Gun Violence Research
David Hemenway, PhD
Director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center
Chana Sacks, MD
General Internist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Research Fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Abraar Karan, MD
MPH Candidate in Health Policy & Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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