Now that everyone is rejecting fake news whether or not it is real, why are we still so obsessed with words that mean even less? Whether we are talking about inappropriate remarks at a Hollywood awards show or Trump’s latest Twittering, Americans hang on the words of prominent people as if they mean something. Sometimes they do.
American families know what they need to worry about. Zika is not on the list. What families don’t need is to be faced with a public health emergency that is just a cleverly disguised political crisis.
Families don’t need Capitol Hill’s Zika threat
Congress is selling Zika to the public for reasons that don’t have a lot to do with protecting our health.
Whether you spend your summer lounging by the pool or battling mosquitoes in the woods, life in the real world goes on. Not everything that happens during the hot months is fun or relaxing. There are plenty of bad things in the news that happen while we are out having fun. Politics tops the list. Just because Congress escapes Washington during the hottest time of the year doesn’t mean things aren’t still cooking on the political front.