New Research Shows Just How High Stakes Are As Congress Runs Down The Clock On Zika | ThinkProgress

New Research Shows Just How High Stakes Are As Congress Runs Down The Clock On Zika | ThinkProgress:

“The continental United States is on the cusp of summer, and with it, the rising threat of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

In February, President Obama asked Congress for $1.9 billion to prepare for the fight against the rapidly-approaching virus, which can cause severe brain abnormalities in children when pregnant women are infected. Yet while health experts and lawmakers stressed the urgency of having the necessary funding as soon as possible, spending-adverse conservative lawmakers have resisted.”

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