The Zika Virus is Coming
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is a time of elections madness in the United States and the springtime promise of warming weather and daytime drizzles. But the two may now be coming together in an ominous way.
The Zika virus is coming.
When mosquitoes in North America come out of their winter hibernations, feed on virally infected human blood, and start spreading the virus, the U.S. population will likely become hysterical. Sadly, Americans tend to overrespond to new viral threats, their fears fanned by cable television, the Internet, and social media. And in this especially wacky presidential election season, public anxieties quickly become fodder for candidates’ cannons, fired without consideration of such trivial matters as facts, fearmongering, or the admonishments of public health experts.
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