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Maybe The Zika Virus In The US Is Not As Big Of A Deal As Many Americans Thought

Maybe The Zika Virus In The US Is Not As Big Of A Deal As Many Americans Thought

Maybe The Zika Virus In The US Is Not As Big Of A Deal As Many Americans Thought

Last year the Obama Administration as well as DC’s top scientists released a map of the United States with Zika risk areas highlighted. According to a congress watchdog, the fear many Americans felt about Zika was a little unnecessary because last year’s maps were exaggerated.

The Government Accountability Office claimed that the CDC showed entire states as being areas where residents were at high-risk for contracting Zika. In reality, however, only certain areas in some US states were high-risk areas. The National Institute of Health added that a vaccine has yet to be produced, and researchers with the government do not know how far they are towards reaching that goal.

The fact that there is not yet a vaccine is troubling to many people since taxpayers funded the four hundred million dollar Zika-vaccine effort. Now many Washington insiders are speculating that the risk was overblown. Without a serious threat to the health of Americans, most Americans probably would have rebelled at the idea of funding a four hundred million dollar Zika vaccine. At the time, the Obama Administration was asking for more than two billion dollars for a Zika vaccine.

Last year, only two hundred and twenty two cases of Zika infections were reported among US citizens. But, this number only counts the Zika victims that contracted the virus locally. The problem with creating a new vaccine now involves the number of Americans infected. Some medical experts believe that the vaccine cannot be tested in America because there are not enough Zika victims on American soil. Such a small amount of people will not allow researchers to have an adequate amount of test subjects, and they won’t know how the vaccine influences populations. However, one vaccine has just made it past animal testing, and is now gearing up for human testing.

Did the state that you live in have a Zika-infected resident?

Maybe The Zika Virus In The US Is Not As Big Of A Deal As Many Americans Thought

Last year the Obama Administration as well as DC’s top scientists released a map of the United States with Zika risk areas highlighted. According to a congress watchdog, the fear many Americans felt about Zika was a little unnecessary because last year’s maps were exaggerated.

The Government Accountability Office claimed that the CDC showed entire states as being areas where residents were at high-risk for contracting Zika. In reality, however, only certain areas in some US states were high-risk areas. The National Institute of Health added that a vaccine has yet to be produced, and researchers with the government do not know how far they are towards reaching that goal.

The fact that there is not yet a vaccine is troubling to many people since taxpayers funded the four hundred million dollar Zika-vaccine effort. Now many Washington insiders are speculating that the risk was overblown. Without a serious threat to the health of Americans, most Americans probably would have rebelled at the idea of funding a four hundred million dollar Zika vaccine. At the time, the Obama Administration was asking for more than two billion dollars for a Zika vaccine.

Last year, only two hundred and twenty two cases of Zika infections were reported among US citizens. But, this number only counts the Zika victims that contracted the virus locally. The problem with creating a new vaccine now involves the number of Americans infected. Some medical experts believe that the vaccine cannot be tested in America because there are not enough Zika victims on American soil. Such a small amount of people will not allow researchers to have an adequate amount of test subjects, and they won’t know how the vaccine influences populations. However, one vaccine has just made it past animal testing, and is now gearing up for human testing.

Did the state that you live in have a Zika-infected resident?

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