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Zika Bill: Vote Changed from Tomorrow to Tonight

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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 05:42 PM
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The first source I find is twitter...I am still looking. this is a developing story.


Change of plans. House intends to debate and vote on bill to fund Zika efforts TONIGHT. Had been planned for tomorrow.


twitter- @Chad Pergram

As noted before, Republicans are trying to pass a bill giving 621 million, while The Whitehouse asked for 1.9 billion with offsets. Democrats are not expected to vote for the 621 million bill.

There is still disagreement over how serious Zika is and even if it is just a fun topic for the MSM. I have previously posted that it is more virulent than first thought and sterilized mosquitoes released in South America with a view to reduce the mosquito population may have caused mutations in the Ageis Aegypti mosquitoes and others.

The WHO states Zika will reach Europe this summer.


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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Why the hell should we pay anything for Europe?

Let them deal with it.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: reldra

Why the hell should we pay anything for Europe?

Let them deal with it.



The money is not for Europe. It is for the US. Zika will reach here sooner or already has, in regard to local transmission.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: reldra

What is the basis for the reduced amount?

And what are the justifications for the Obama higher amount?




posted on May, 18 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: reldra

What is the basis for the reduced amount?

And what are the justifications for the Obama higher amount?



The CDC came up with the higher amount. The Republicans seem to state anti-spending measures and not wanting to pull any funding from Ebola.
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Though not all Rebublicans agree. Marcio Rubio is behind the 1.9 billion plan:
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"We see the people of this country facing a public health threat," said Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who supports the full $1.9 billion Obama request. "Our response should be 'Let's deal with it the way that medical experts are saying we need to deal with it.'"

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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 05:53 PM
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0 deaths related to Zika virus.

Therefore, A total of 0 dollars should be spent combating Zika.

If we are going to drop a billion fighting something, let's get our priorities straight.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 05:57 PM
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originally posted by: GodEmperor
0 deaths related to Zika virus.

Therefore, A total of 0 dollars should be spent combating Zika.

If we are going to drop a billion fighting something, let's get our priorities straight.


There have been deaths attributed to Zika. It was discovered in 1947. recent deaths are mainly in South America, but Puerto Rico reported it;s first Zika death on April 29th. Puerto Rico has called a state of emergency in regard to Zika.

NBC news


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Mosquito season has barely started in the mainland.
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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:01 PM
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a reply to: reldra

DDT
Extremely effective and cheap.

Safe when used properly-used safely throughout WW2

But, for Zika like for Malaria, the agenda today is not to look for a solution.

Perpetuating the problem is the objective....
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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: reldra

Why the hell should we pay anything for Europe?

Let them deal with it.



The money is not for Europe. It is for the US. Zika will reach here sooner or already has, in regard to local transmission.


So we're going to let the US government take care of it?

hahahahahahahaha

What, they want to make it worse?



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: M5xaz
a reply to: reldra

DDT
Extremely effective and cheap.

Safe when used properly-used safely throughout WW2

But, for Zika like for Malari, the agenda today is not to look for a solution.

Perpetuating the problem is the objective....


DDT: Not safe and banned for a reason.

The spending bills all have components for prevention, education, research and spraying, just not with DDT.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: reldra

What is the basis for the reduced amount?

And what are the justifications for the Obama higher amount?



The Obamas need more $$$ to pay for toilets and sex changes...


Edit: Maybe airplanes can squirt DDT out the back. Heck, they could probably equip a commercial airliner to also squirt it, killing 2 birds w/1 stone, or kill millions with 'The Cure' ala chemo..
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posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: M5xaz
a reply to: reldra

DDT
Extremely effective and cheap.

Safe when used properly-used safely throughout WW2

But, for Zika like for Malari, the agenda today is not to look for a solution.

Perpetuating the problem is the objective....


DDT: Not safe and banned for a reason.

The spending bills all have components for prevention, education, research and spraying, just not with DDT.



Just pay me 300 million.

I'll do a few commercials telling people that mosquitoes are bad.

Because, you know, some might not know that mosquitoes are, um, bad.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: reldra

Why the hell should we pay anything for Europe?

Let them deal with it.



The money is not for Europe. It is for the US. Zika will reach here sooner or already has, in regard to local transmission.


So we're going to let the US government take care of it?

hahahahahahahaha

What, they want to make it worse?


We are not the only country spending money on this. What you say makes no sense.

So, you don;t trust the government to take care of it. What is your plan and where is your funding?



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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We need to give the government more money because we don't know how to beat mosquitoes?

hahahahahahahaha

(My safe space has netting)



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: JimNasium

originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: reldra

What is the basis for the reduced amount?

And what are the justifications for the Obama higher amount?



The Obamas need more $$$ to pay for toilets and sex changes...


Actually, Obama's plan would save on constructing extra single person use bathrooms! lol



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: reldra

We need to give the government more money because we don't know how to beat mosquitoes?

hahahahahahahaha

(My safe space has netting)



Your safe space is clouding your judgement.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Sorry, I'm being cruel.

But really, we spent billions on Ebola, and guess what, we still have Ebola.

We spend all this money. . . . . bird flu, diseases, and none get eradicated.

But we still spend the money.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:13 PM
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The WHO states Zika will reach Europe this summer.


I am pretty sure this is incorrect as I remembered reading about Zika cases in the UK a few months ago. I just checked.



Four cases of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus associated with brain damaged babies in Latin America, have been discovered in the UK in the last six weeks, Public Health England has said, warning that the number is likely to rise.

In total, seven people have been diagnosed with Zika in Britain in the last three years but more than half of those have been reported since January, the body added.


Guardian

Was that a recent WHO statement?



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: reldra

Sorry, I'm being cruel.

But really, we spent billions on Ebola, and guess what, we still have Ebola.

We spend all this money. . . . . bird flu, diseases, and none get eradicated.

But we still spend the money.



Ebola is still there. but it is drastically contained. We did have a very bad situation at one time with a particular strain iof bird flu. It has been drastically contained and many countries implemented more effective programs so it doesn;t get out of control.

This one - has had deaths, does cause a horrible birth defect, can cause severe sickness in people. There are simple ways to reduce mosquitoes around your home- I have looked at all of them.

One is this half piece of a tire. You hang it, put a little water in it. You put these sticky tabs in it. mosquitoes die and can;t get out. They also release pheremones into the water that cause more mosquitoes to come, you just change the sticky paper.

But we cannot rely on the fact that even 50% of people are even paying attention. And that is just the reduction of mosquitoes part.

Zika has been brought to the US by people that travelled. it has had minor local transmission in Florida. Men carry it around for months. In about a year and a half...lots of sick babies.

It is important to handle this.



posted on May, 18 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: Morrad
a reply to: reldra



The WHO states Zika will reach Europe this summer.


I am pretty sure this is incorrect as I remembered reading about Zika cases in the UK a few months ago. I just checked.



Four cases of Zika, the mosquito-borne virus associated with brain damaged babies in Latin America, have been discovered in the UK in the last six weeks, Public Health England has said, warning that the number is likely to rise.

In total, seven people have been diagnosed with Zika in Britain in the last three years but more than half of those have been reported since January, the body added.


Guardian

Was that a recent WHO statement?



The statement was probably in the last couple months, I will have to find it again. I think they meant 'local transmission' rather than people that just brought it back.

BBC News, today There it is.
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Zika has been linked to a rise in brain defects in babies and the virus has been seen in more than 50 countries during this outbreak.And WHO experts say the risk of spread increases in late spring and summer as Aedes mosquitoes - thought to carry the virus - become more active.

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