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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response

Nature: Don’t redirect Ebola cash to Zika vaccines Editorial Board “…Taking money from much-needed research and health care to develop a vaccine against one disease itself costs lives. … When Congress returns to session on 6 September, the U.S. administration should insist on a permanent fund from which public health…

U.S. Must Implement ‘Full-Scale Defense Against Zika’

Forbes: The Inconceivable Future Of Zika Inaction David Barash, chief medical officer at the GE Foundation, and Jonathan Quick, CEO of Management Sciences for Health “…The longer we wait to mount a full-scale defense against Zika, the worse the consequences will be. … Each one of us can support [the…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss U.S. Zika Response

Washington Post: Zika is spreading in Florida, but Congress still hasn’t approved cash to fight it Editorial Board “…Local governments and public health agencies are scrambling to control [Zika’s] spread, provide diagnostics, educate the public, and search for a vaccine. But instead of acting, Republican majorities in Congress have taken…

U.N. Secretary General Says Agency Has ‘Moral Responsibility’ To Assist Haitian Cholera Victims After U.S. Court Upholds U.N. Immunity In Compensation Case

Al Jazeera: U.N. admits role in deadly Haiti cholera outbreak “The United Nations acknowledged on [August 18] that it played a role in the 2010 Haiti cholera outbreak that has killed nearly 10,000 Haitians and infected more than 770,000…” (8/19). CNN: U.N.: We have ‘moral responsibility’ to help Haitian cholera…

After 2 Years With No Cases, Nigeria Records 2 Polio Cases In Children

Associated Press: Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says “Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said…

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