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Zika Virus to Strike, Women And Children Hardest Hit

Ok, scratch the children. However I only only savor the Washington Post headline, had the Bush administration ever issued such a tone deaf proclamation, from Hill [1]:

The Obama administration is looking to ease public fears over the Zika virus as it becomes increasingly likely that the mosquito-borne disease will spread to the U.S.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday that federal officials are planning a “conspicuous, concerted effort” to communicate the risks of the disease, making clear that it poses a far different — and less severe — threat than the recent Ebola epidemic.

While both viruses had a rapid spread, the Ebola virus can be fatal for anyone who becomes infected, while the Zika virus is most dangerous to women who are pregnant. Healthy, non-pregnant adults who contract the Zika virus will encounter symptoms like a “mild form of dengue fever,” Earnest said.

As the Zike virus is most dangerous to women, maybe the regime can fund development of non-gender biased version of the virus.

Then we have a proven method to combat mosquito-borne disease.  Bring back the DDT.