Let me recapitulate:
Dog attacks appear to be on the rise, and even small dogs can murder human infants, which are the group most at risk. This is fact, not relative to my own opinion - or yours.
The US government has curtailed the CDC’s research into dog attacks. Again, fact.
Because many owners are unwilling to treat dogs as the dangerous animals they are, insisting that facultative carnivores simply aren’t capable of doing harm, everyone should learn how to avoid and defend against dog attacks. We’re all on our own, there will be no training or licensing requirements for dog owners. If you are a large, reasonably healthy person such as myself, it would be a public service if you would learn how to kill dogs quickly and effectively, so that tragedies like the shooting referenced in the initial post are less likely.
The last paragraph is the point I care about. People need to step up, because a small percentage of dog owners simply cannot be trusted to do the right thing.