Failure to pass Zika funding forced the administration to choose between delaying vaccine work and raiding other programs to avoid these delays.
The latest Republican blame-fest is centered on the Ebola virus, and as is typically the case, the real culprits are not being held responsible for their morally and socially irresponsible actions.
The President nominated Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, an extremely qualified candidate to replace 'acting' Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin. However, the National Rifle Association blocked Murthy's confirmation because he does not recognize that the NRA is "fourth and all-powerful branch of the federal government" and called for sane gun restrictions to prevent more Americans from dying unnecessarily from the gun violence epidemic.
There is little money for the agencies tasked with helping stop the virus due to the Republicans' precious sequester the GOP House cannot possibly blame on anyone but their sick austerity economics.