Government Three Point Plan to Stop the Zika Virus
Senator Chuck Schumer has proposed a three-point plan to stop and contain the Zika virus. He approached the federal government with his plan, urging them to make a greater push to stop and contain the Zika virus, and keep it from spreading to the U.S. So far three dozen citizens in 11 states and Washington, D.C. have contracted the virus while traveling abroad. One of the cases involved a pregnant woman, the demographic at the greatest risk from the disease. The Zika virus has been linked to the birth defect microcephlay in newborns with mothers who contracted the disease. Senator Schumer’s plan includes the Centers for Disease Control and The National Institutes of Health making a greater effort to expedite the development of Zika virus vaccine, calls for the U.S. government to urge the World Health Organization to declare the Zika virus a public health emergency, and asks the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase the effort to aid in the prevention and treatment of the Zika virus and provide more resources to aid affected countries abroad.
Do you think the government should accept this plan? Should they step up their efforts to fight the spread of this virus?