You can’t do much worse than angering WWII veterans and hurting kids with cancer, Washington. Every week the government is shut down, 10 children with cancer will be barred from starting clinical trials due to the National Institutes of Health’s furloughing nearly 75 percent of staff. An estimated 200 patients will be delayed each week of the congressional impasse, around 10 of whom are children with cancer, because there will be no new patients enrolled in trials or new trials beginning during the shutdown.
could it get worse? Douglas C. Pizac/AP