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The threat of the Zika virus continues to grow as the state of Florida experiences the first United States locally infected through mosquito infections and re-appropriated funds run out. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine (D-VA) urges Congress to reconvene to vote on Zika funding legislation, while Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump provides no plan to address the epidemic.
Obama administration rapidly running out of money to fight Zika (Washington Post)
The rise of Donald Trump’s candidacy sets off alarms for scientists concerned the electorate does not value science and innovation as it once did. Conversely, Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech from last week’s Democratic National Convention signals a stake in the ground on science for the party.