Tag: Zika virus

Jim RosicaSeptember 29, 2016

Sounding like a candidate for higher office, Florida Gov. Rick Scott Thursday rapped Congress for dithering before finally OK’ing $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus. “We repeatedly called for months to get something done,” the Naples Republican said on a conference call. “This is all about pregnant women and making sure they have healthy babies.” The Zika virus […]

Larry GriffinSeptember 20, 2016

Planned Parenthood now backs Patrick Murphy in Florida’s race for U.S. senator. Their endorsement only boosted Murphy’s resolve on fighting for women’s right to choose and health care — two things he said his opponent, Marco Rubio, is against. “This is an organization that provides vital health care to millions of women across this country,” he said. “While […]

Associated PressSeptember 10, 2016

Aerial insecticide spraying to combat mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus is underway in Miami Beach. A plane carrying the insecticide naled released the spray over the targeted area before dawn Friday. The next round is scheduled for 6 a.m. Sunday. Some residents oppose the spraying, citing the potential for harmful effects. But county officials say […]

Scott PowersAugust 4, 2016

An increasingly frustrated-sounding Bill Nelson said Thursday he has sent another letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to take action — even using arcane Senate rules — to try again to get major funding to fight the spread of the Zika virus. Nelson, a Democrat, proposed to McConnell, a Republican, earlier this week […]

Larry GriffinAugust 1, 2016

In the wake of the first four locally transmitted Zika virus cases in the U.S. last week, all in Florida, Congressman John Mica penned a letter to President Barack Obama requesting Obama use all the available and unspent funding to fight the virus. Saying Zika is a “growing threat” to the community, Mica requested Obama immediately utilize the $589 […]


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