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).