2. This week on Zika

The world wants the Zika vaccine now. The world needs the Zika vaccine now. At least we can say significant steps were taken this week in the right direction. Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced that they will begin Phase I trials of their vaccine in the next few weeks. Also, the US House of Representativesapproved a bill to put forth $1.1 billion to fight the virus, to be voted on later by the Senate. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, “It’s still a long tunnel that we get to before we get to any vaccine and one that’s safe,” but expect continued global efforts as the disease continues to spread.

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