NIH Official, Florida Governor Urge Congress To Approve Emergency Zika Funding

Bloomberg BNA: Fauci: Zika Funding Lack Hurts Other Health Efforts
“It’ll be ‘very destructive’ to other public health efforts if Congress doesn’t provide the Zika funds requested by the Obama administration, the head of the NIH’s infectious disease programs said May 3. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, reiterated previous statements about the need for Congress to appropriate the $1.9 billion requested by President Barack Obama in February to combat the mosquito-borne virus that’s been spreading throughout the Americas…” (Baumann, 5/3).

The Hill: Florida’s GOP governor urges Congress to approve Zika funding
“Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) will meet with GOP leaders in Congress next week, urging them to drop the ‘political grandstanding’ and quickly approve funds to fight the Zika virus…” (Ferris, 5/4).