Blog Posts Discuss Issues Surrounding Zika Response

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: From French Polynesia, to Brazil, through the Americas and in Cape Verde, Zika highlights need for speed in health threat response
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses CDC Director Tom Frieden’s remarks at a House Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee hearing on the Zika outbreak, as well as an opinion piece published in the Journal of the American Medical Association written by Dan Lucey and Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown University Medical School and Law School, respectively, on the need for the WHO to convene a committee to examine and respond to future global health threats (2/11).

Health Affairs Blog: Why Are We Years Away From A Zika Vaccine?
Rob Lott, deputy editor for special content at Health Affairs, writes, “In the new and urgent fight against the Zika virus, most global health officials and policymakers are focused on immediate steps to curb the disease’s transmission. That’s important because the chances of developing a vaccine anytime soon are slim. To understand why, Health Affairs spoke with Aaron Kesselheim, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School…” In this podcast, Lott speaks with Kesselheim about the market forces that shape vaccine development and his research published in the February issue of Health Affairs (2/11).

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