(Above image: Full Measure investigates the Zika "crisis" in Puerto Rico)[hr]
Note: This story was first published on Dec. 8, 2017[hr]
Projections were dire. In July of last year, CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden called Puerto Rico’s Zika epidemic “horrifying.” He warned it could sicken 10,000 pregnant Puerto Rican women in 2016 alone, causing catastrophic birth defects in hundreds of babies.
Fortunately, that didn't happen. How could CDC have gotten it so wrong? And what happened to the $1.6 billion U.S. tax dollars spent on the Zika "crisis"?
This week on Full Measure, we report from Puerto Rico where some officials say the crisis was largely manufactured.
Also this week, the razor thin divide between families who get "free" health insurance under Obamacare, paid for by other taxpayers, and families who have to pay $6,000 and more for coverage they don't like. Sometimes as little as $400 more in annual income takes a family from the gravy train into a money pit.
And wait until you hear a sitting member of Congress explain why they can't seem to pass a regular budget and seem to go into crisis mode just before Christmas. He says it's part of a swamp syndrome that's costing all of us big time.[hr]
Watch Sunday on TV or online at www.fullmeasure.news 9:30a ET. Replays anytime.[hr]
[hr] Read Sharyl's New York Times bestseller, "The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote."