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Editorials, Opinion Piece Address U.S. Zika Response

Orlando Sentinel: Don’t play politics in Zika fight: Editorial Editorial Board “[T]here should be no patience with partisan brinkmanship when public health is at stake. It’s been nearly two months since Obama formally requested that Congress appropriate $1.9 billion to fight the Zika virus. … Congress’ GOP leaders have refused…

U.S. Must Prepare For Potential Spread Of Zika Virus

New York Times: Zika Is Coming Peter J. Hotez, pediatrician and microbiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine “…If mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus reach the United States later this spring or summer, [Houston, New Orleans, Miami, Biloxi,…

Financial Times Examines Ebola Outbreak’s Effects On Liberia’s People, Economy

As part of a series of articles titled “Investing In Liberia,” the Financial Times features two pieces examining Ebola’s effects on the nation’s population and economy. Financial Times: Ebola’s effect on Liberia: ‘Everyone was in a state of confusion’ “Countries often reveal themselves in a crisis. The outbreak of Ebola…

Global R&D Efforts To Address Emerging Infectious Diseases Should Build Upon Lessons From U.S. Biodefense Product Development

Nature Biotechnology: Preparing for the next Zika Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Richard Hatchett, acting director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority “…The development of new biomedical countermeasures — vaccines, therapies, and diagnostic — requires the coordination of a wide…

Congress Should Approve Larger Budget For Zika Efforts

CNN: Spend now to fight the Zika virus Jennifer Caudle, family medicine physician and assistant professor of family medicine at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine “…Should Congress approve a larger budget to help fight Zika? Absolutely. … A common misconception is that Zika is a problem in ‘other’ countries…

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearing On Ebola Addresses Concerns Over Health Systems Strengthening, Funding, Continued R&D

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: During early Ebola crisis: ‘When minutes counted, we lost months’ Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” reports on a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy hearing on Ebola. At the hearing, committee members and speakers raised concerns…

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