[Above image: Jonathan Katz and his wife, Claire, say they got a mild case of Zika on a recent trip to Haiti. Photo Courtesy: Jonathan M. Katz]
As of the publication of this article, there have been no cases of U.S. transmitted Zika virus. But federal officials say there will eventually be a U.S. outbreak started by arrivals from other countries, and the Obama administration has asked for $1.9 billion in emergency funds to fight it.
Certain types of mosquitoes can carry Zika virus.
Sunday on Full Measure, we ask how the government arrived at that money figure and how the tax dollars would be spent. Is it possible to redirect money that’s already sitting around? Or are new tax dollars needed? We’ll also touch upon the question of whether Zika or other factors are largely to blame for birth defects in Brazil. And you’ll meet a journalist who contracted Zika on a recent visit to Haiti.
Also this week, Scott Thuman asks: with Islamic extremist terrorists repeatedly coming on the FBI’s radar, yet not intercepted… what in our system needs to be repaired?
2008 December: President Obama nominates Hillary Clinton for secretary of state. 2009 Jan. 13: Reports say the clintonemail.com domain was established. Jan. 21: Senate confirms Clinton as secretary of state. March 18: Clinton will later name this as the date she began using a private server for government business. 2012 Sept. 11: Islamic extremists launch […]