Post Profile






NYC health commissioner attributes failure of Congress to provide Zika funding to racism

Come on, don’t kid a kidder. I can see what’s going on here, is what  Dr. Mary Bassett, New York City’s health commissioner seems to be saying to Congress in an opinion piece on its delay in funding the fight against Zika. The media have bombarded us with images of brown babies with microcephaly who live in the Caribbean and Latin America. Our Congress, which is dominated by an increasingly anti-immigrant party, may not feel a sense of urgency to respond to this evolving tragedy.
read more

share

Related Posts


Scientists Say Failure to Pass Zika Funding Already Hurting Research

Politics / US Politics : Time: Swampland

Public health researchers say Congress’ failure Thursday to pass funding to fight the Zika virus will hurt efforts to fight it, including stalling research into a potential vaccine and how the virus causes birth defects. Scientists ...

233 confirmed Zika cases in NYC with number expected to rise

United States / New York : Crain's New York Business

A public health official says there are currently 233 confirmed Zika cases in New York City, a number that will likely rise in the coming months. Health Commissioner Mary Bassett says Wednesday more... To view the full story, click ...

New York Is Taking No Chances With Zika, Even Though It’s Unlikely to Spread Here

News : NYMag: Intelligencer

The first signs of spring have already arrived, and warmer temperatures also have city officials taking no chances in the fight against Zika. While city health commissioner Mary Bassett says she's "cautiously optimistic" that Zika w...

Obama admin says it won't use Ebola funding to combat Zika

US Politics / Liberal : SFGate: Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it does not want to use money Congress provided to fight the Ebola virus to combat the Zika virus and mosquitoes that spread it. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC