OSHA = Occupational Safety and Health Administration
USDA = United States Department of Agriculture
NIOSH = National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health
and while the government can only do so much to prevent natural disasters (effective measures to combat global warming would be a great start! and something only governments can do in a meaningful way), I'm sure the emergency response services that FEMA, etc provide have made quite a big difference to those who benefitted from them.
As for corruption, well, that's a little hard to combat when, instead of having politicians influenced by vile oligarchs, we just cut out the middle man and vote in a vile oligarch as president. Maybe in 2020...
Fishbone: Corruption at the federal level happened before, sure, but not on anywhere even approaching the current administration. Not even Harding can hold a candle to Trump in terms of being most corrupt. And I didn't say corruption was new anyway. I said it was novel that we had elected a vile oligarch to be president. And that's something that is more or less unique in history. We have had businessmen presidents.. Bush Jr., Hoover, Harding (all among the worst presidents in US history because this is not the same skill set), but Trump is the first failed businessman who was born rich and had *ZERO* political experience before assuming office, and who was obviously running, by his own admission, for no other reason than branding and to try and enrich himself.
With STDs that is no agency going to kick that without input into education of children and parents but they are only going to listen if there is reliable information to base it on. These agencies work to make sure what we know about diseases and how to prevent and treat them is accurate and up to date.