US Opinion and Commentary

“VOA will present the policies of the United States clearly and effectively, and will also present responsible discussion and opinion on these policies.” — VOA Charter

Showing Archived Posts

Zika Is Coming, but We’re Far From Ready

Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 1:02 pm (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

Zika is not “coming” to the United States: It is already here….It is not a question of whether babies will be born in the United States with Zika-related microcephaly — it is a question of when and how many.

Zika Virus Is Not Ebola

Posted February 2nd, 2016 at 11:35 am (UTC-4)
Comments are closed

In many ways Zika represents a form of endemic illness that is becoming more and more familiar. We can assume that Zika will eventually distribute to many of the same areas covered by dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever and West Nile virus — all of which are carried by the same mosquito.