Today President Barak Obama has called on Congress to step up with funding and fight the Zika virus. He fears that the delay is putting more Americans health at risk.
Congress has rejected past appeals for Zika funding and has been redirecting the funds for Ebola and other diseases instead.
Obama added that Congress “should treat Zika like the threat it is” and “fully fund our Zika response”. “A fraction of the funding won’t get the job done. You can’t solve a fraction of a disease.”