Tag: Tom Frieden

Mitch PerrySeptember 7, 2016

After an eight-week break, Congress has returned to Washington this week, and the matter mostly on the minds of Florida’s delegation is to somehow finding a way to break the logjam regarding funding for the Zika virus. On Wednesday, Jupiter Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy and Pinellas County Republican Congressman David Jolly penned a letter to the leaders in the House […]

Mitch PerryJune 15, 2016

Tom Frieden, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told a bipartisan group of Florida’s members of Congress on Wednesday that his agency lacks adequate funding to contend with the Zika virus, and that a vaccine “will take years to develop.” Frieden called the virus “unprecedented,” in its development, saying,”never before have we […]


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