“In a public health emergency, speed is critical. A day, a week, a month can make all of the difference,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the National Press Club.
The chamber adopted a procedural motion to begin a House-Senate conference panel on a Senate measure that combines $1.1 billion to fight Zika with broader spending bills for transportation, housing and veterans.
The study by the U.N. heath agency detailed 594 attacks on hospitals and clinics in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere in 2014 and 2015 that killed 959 medics, support staff, patients and visitors and left over 1,500 injured
“Today marks a milestone — for this Congress and for the American people as we make great strides to update our nation’s chemical safety laws,” said Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. “This bill is good for jobs. It’s good for consumers. And it’s good for the environment.”
“We don’t have an international airport here. We don’t have a lot of tourism. We don’t have a cruise, we don’t have a port — nothing. So we don’t have the international intake like you would in Miami or the Keys. But yet — we had dengue here,” Heid said.
“We’d expect continued declines in smoking, as we’ve seen in the past 50 years. But it’s hard to say what future holds,” King said.
“I have been reading a lot of reports about Zika and there have been some articles coming out saying that it might be worse than they’re saying and I have to monitor that situation,” McIlroy told the BBC.
Lawyers for 35-year-old Purvi Patel will ask the Indiana Court of Appeals court to throw out the convictions that led to her 20-year prison sentence.
“Stealing money from myself” is how Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health describes raiding his agency’s malaria, tuberculosis and influenza programs to fund a Zika vaccine.