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This Is how the U.S. Must Lead the Fight Against Zika

Posted July 19th, 2016 at 12:18 pm (UTC-4)
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The world is not mounting a sufficient operational response to Zika in the South and Central American countries that are at risk. Brazil, Colombia and other nations are not applying the scale of resources required to rapidly reduce transmission. Within a year, Puerto Rico could have hundreds of cases of microcephaly, leading to disastrous consequences…

To Fight Zika, Let’s Genetically Modify Mosquitoes – the Old-Fashioned Way

Posted April 29th, 2016 at 11:53 am (UTC-4)
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We can accomplish the goal of producing mosquitoes incapable of transmitting human pathogens using the same kinds of selective breeding techniques people have been using for centuries on other animals and plants.

The Zika Virus Isn’t Just an Epidemic. It’s Here to Stay.

Posted February 1st, 2016 at 11:27 am (UTC-4)
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Until we have an effective vaccine and have executed mammoth immunization campaigns in all of the nations of the Americas, Zika will haunt us, sicken some of us, and endanger our babies.