Florida governor criticizes Washington for lagging in Zika fight

by Reuters
August 8, 2016

Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott on Sunday accused the federal government of lagging in providing assistance to combat the spread of the Zika virus in a Miami-area neighborhood, the site of the first U.S. transmission of the virus.

Scott was speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about the neighborhood of Wynwood, where crews began aerial spraying on Thursday to kill virus-carrying mosquitoes. Zika can cause microcephaly, a rare but devastating birth defect.

The governor said state health authorities had identified 16 cases of Zika that were spread by local mosquitoes and criticized the federal government for failing to get more involved in battling the virus.

Scott said he asked U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Thomas Frieden earlier this week for 10,000 additional Zika preparedness kits.

“We still need the federal government to show up. The President and Congress have to work together. This is a national, international issue. It’s not just a Florida issue,” Scott said.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • The Redhawk says:

    There are about 400,000 dollars that can be spent from the Ebola left over Funds…and it is REID and his Clowns who are Filibustering the Bill passed in the House from being sent to ODUMBO for his Signature to Cure Zika….BLAME THE DUMMI C RATS Shilery you lying huge POS!!!

  • marlio says:

    I read, somewhere, the whole zika virus is fabricated as a scare tatic, possibly to generate people to take the vaccination, which means more money for the pharmaceutical, and those invested in it.

    1. The Redhawk says:

      Since it is REID tat is Filibusteruing the House passed Bill to cure Zika… I guess that Pharma must not be paying the WEASEL HARRY enough!!!

  • Rodney Steward says:

    I like Rick Scott, but these cubans and the other what ever’s should have been told if U go to these places to visit, stay and don’t come back till this plant is taken care of, and not let in the ones coming here to visit! I believe the whole world is being used for lab rats!

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