The first four cases of Zika transmitted directly by infected mosquitoes inside the United States were announced Friday by the Florida Department of Health. CNN reports:
“While no mosquitoes trapped tested positive for the Zika virus, the department believes these cases were likely transmitted through infected mosquitoes in this area,” according to a statement from the Florida Department of Health.
“As we anticipated, Zika is here,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Friday, adding that “all the evidence we have seen indicates that this is mosquito-borne transmission that occurred several weeks ago.”…
Officials believe the local transmission is confined to a small area north of downtown Miami within a single ZIP code.
Now that the disease has arrived, Democrats are demanding the GOP hold an emergency session of congress to pass new funding.
House and Senate must return to Washington immediately to provide the Zika funding public health officials need to protect Americans.
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) July 29, 2016
I call on GOP Congressional leadership to #doyourjob &interrupt recess to immediately address #Zika public health crisis
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) July 29, 2016
There’s just one problem with this fresh outrage from Democrats. They are the ones whoblocked the Zika funding bill last month knowing congress was about to leave town for a month. Why did they do this? Because the GOP bill cut Planned Parenthood out of the Zika funding. From the Wall Street Journal:
Obama also was upset with the Zika funding bill.
It wasn’t generous enough in his view.
He looks at every bill as an opportunity to use taxpayer money as a slush fund for his liberal buddies.
I guess Planned Parenthood was one of those he wanted to be generous to with other people’s money.
BTW, the logic in FLA of banning blood transfusions until the medical officials know how to deal with accurate testing for Zika in blood sounds suspiciously like Trump’s idea of temporarily ceasing Muslim immigration until we know how to deal with proper vetting, huh.
The DNC needs to all get Zika after all their acts of treason and crimes against humanity they need to get realy sick but not die hell already has too many and heaven dont allow for traitors
So tell me John Sexton, you lying sack of fill in the blank, why did republicans add a provision barring Planned Parenthood funding to the Zika legislation to begin with?
Zika Bill Fails Largely Because of Planned Parenthood Debate
Indeed, sexual transmission cases in Florida have now been verified, as well as mosquito transmission.
This kind of moronic crap is why your republican-majority House and Senate now have a 12.8 percent approval rating.
@Greg: What does it matter? Unless Democrats want innocent babies to be born with birth defects due to Zika infection, they need to vote for the funding.
That’s how the liberals have worked it for about 10 years now. How do you like it turned on you? Vote for the bill or hate babies. Those are your choices.
Zika in america do you suppose its becuase of all those so called refugees Obama the Fink and the Useless Nations is bringing in?
@Spurwing Plover: I think I predicted this several months ago due to the uncontrolled immigration of illegals from south of the US border. This is another example of the unintended consequences forced upon our country by the left wing ideology. If the blame is assigned fairly upon Obama’s illegal immigration, FL my move more towards Trump.
U.S. officials provide stopgap Zika funds, Congress urged to act
…because continuing to politicize the issue is crazy. Maybe republicans should have chosen that guy.