Members Of U.S. Congress Urge President Obama, Administration To Address Zika Virus Outbreak In Latin America

The Hill: McConnell presses Obama to fight Zika virus
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pressing President Obama to move aggressively to combat the spread of the Zika virus. McConnell on Tuesday warned that Obama needs to act now before panic grips the country, as it did when the Ebola virus dominated headlines in 2014…” (Bolton, 2/2).

National Journal: Congress Begins to Tackle Zika Virus
“… ‘The ma­jor act­ors here — Con­gress, the ad­min­is­tra­tion, the World Health Or­gan­iz­a­tion — are act­ing faster than dur­ing the Ebola crisis,’ said Jen Kates, a Kais­er Fam­ily Found­a­tion vice pres­id­ent, ‘and I do think it’s in large part be­cause of the Ebola crisis. … There’s a heightened aware­ness of how glob­ally con­nec­ted we are’…” (Roubein, 2/1).

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