CDC Director Tom Frieden Says Government Out Of Zika Money
FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden told reporters the U.S. has basically run out of money to fight Zika.
Frieden spoke with reporters as Congress was in session working on a spending bill that included money government agencies have been waiting on to use in the battle against Zika.
Zika first hit Puerto Zika and has now hit Florida and government agencies have had to wait for Congress to to work after a seven-week summer vacation to have money allocated to fight Zika.
Frieden was reported to have said that Congress’ lack of action to get monies approved before is went on vacation undermined the CDC’s ability to get research and production done in the fight against Zika.
According to the Associated Press, Frieden said the U.S. is “about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly.”