Saturday, August 27, 2016

Making it harder for people to vote, denying them medical care, and denying the reality of global warming apparently aren't enough for Republicans. They now want to expose everyone to an epidemic:

...On Feb. 8, wasting no time, almost as if lives depended on it, the White House issued a comprehensive fact sheet on what was collectively known at the time about the virus. The administration made its case for $1.8 billion in funding, warning that the nation needed to move “aggressively” because “there is much that we do not yet know about Zika and its relationship to the poor health outcomes that are being reported in Zika-affected areas.”

In March, the Washington Post quoted WHO Director General Margaret Chan saying, “The status of Zika has changed from a mild medical curiosity to a disease with severe public health implications.” The possibility that the bite of a single Zika-infected mosquito could be linked to severe fetal abnormalities, she said, had “alarmed the public and astonished scientists”...

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