Outbreaks of lethal diseases like Ebola and the Wuhan coronavirus happen regularly. The US government just cut funding for the hospitals that deal with them

After cases of Ebola begin showing up in the United States in 2014, the US government created a tiered system of hospitals to deal with the virus and other serious infectious diseases. Despite the fact that outbreaks of lethal diseases–like the coronavirus that’s spreading in Wuhan, China–are common, the US government has stopped funding dozens of specialized hospitals across the country meant to deal with them.