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‘Supposedly Pro-Life Majorities’ In Congress Must Not Delay U.S. Response To Zika

Washington Post: For Republicans in Congress, does ‘pro-life’ extend to fighting Zika? Dana Milbank, opinion writer at the Washington Post “…[T]he supposedly pro-life majorities in both chambers of Congress have done nothing with [President] Obama’s [Zika emergency funding] request, more than three months after he made it in early February.…

Opinion Pieces Urge Congress To Act On Zika Funding

USA TODAY: Step up Zika fight for Mother’s Day 2017: Column Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, professor of health policy at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School “…Zika is not a virus the U.S. can fight alone.…

Blog Post Highlights Several Pieces Discussing History Of Zika Virus, Current Outbreak

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: A year — or two — of Zika in the Western Hemisphere… We’re reading about how pandemic preparedness begins Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses several recently released pieces on Zika, including a piece from the WHO describing “how…

STAT Profiles Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar

STAT: With billions in the bank, a ‘visionary’ doctor tries to change the world “…At a time when government funding for public health research is shrinking across much of the world, and epidemics wreak havoc with what seems like increasing frequency, [Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy] Farrar stands to make a…

At D.C. Event, HHS Secretary Burwell Discusses Lessons Learned During Ebola Epidemic

Fortune: U.S. Secretary of HHS: What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Zika and Flint “Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, knows a little something about handling a crisis. Speaking at Fortune’s ‘Most Powerful Women Evening With…’ dinner in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night,…

CDC, WHO Release Reports On Zika

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: As Senate breaks without writing a ‘blank check’ for Zika responses, CDC and WHO itemize some of the shopping list Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses the CDC’s MMWR update on Zika in Puerto Rico, as well as a…

Investment In, Coordination Of R&D Essential To Responding To Global Infectious Disease Threats

Nature: Policy: Security spending must cover disease outbreaks Tadataka Yamada, commissioner on the Global Health Risk Framework Commission and venture partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners; V. Ayano Ogawa, associate program officer for the Global Health Risk Framework Commission at the U.S. National Academy of Medicine; and Maria Freire, commissioner on…

Clinton Adviser, HHS Secretary Visit Puerto Rico To Assess Zika Outbreak, Response

NBC News: Clinton Adviser Amanda Rentería Looks at Zika Prevention in Puerto Rico “The Zika virus has hit Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth reels from an economic crisis that has led to thousands of layoffs at its hospitals. … Amanda Rentería, national political adviser to Hillary Clinton and a…

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