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By Scott Walker
Gov. Chris Christie is among the conservative leaders who have voiced support for a $10 million fund to fight the Zika virus that has swept through Central America and Caribbean.
Christie, who has been critical of President Obama over drone attacks in Yemen, has also offered to provide millions of dollars of aid for victims of flooding in Louisiana, which devastated several states after Hurricane Katrina.
The fund is scheduled to be released this spring. It would be distributed via a series of grants and matching funds tied to specific states and would not go directly to specific individuals.
«I do think it’s helpful to get an awareness of the threat,» Christie said in a telephone interview Tuesday.
«As mu바카라사이트ch as we can, I’m going to support the right thing for the right state or the right population,» he added.
Christie told USA TODAY in a phone interview that the campaign is not about the Zika virus, but about «what it means for the future.» He added: «We may be a long way from anything in terms of eradicating this disease, but we are beginning to close the gaps, and it’s very important in terms of helping them cope.»
Christie, who chairs the Republican Governors Association and is considering a presidential bid, said the aid would help people with health problems, including children born to Zika victims, and those in rural areas.
Although the money has not yet been allocated, he suggested it co우리카지노uld be used to help with disaster relief efforts.
«We need assistance for disaster relief as opposed to getting into all of these issues of Zika,» Christie said. «It’s more of a holistic approach…. We should be doing all of these things to help the people, to help the country and actually help the communities in need.»
A report by the American Red Cross, which was approved by the Obama administration, estimated that roughly 50% of babies born in the U.S. this season have been born to mothers who have been infected with the microcephaly virus — which causes small heads with paralysis, a condition that can be diagnosed only when a baby is just 24 weeks of age. The CDC said it is likely that nearly a quarter of all U.S. births occur to mothers with Zika transmission and the CDC says it will not conduct further testing.
Christie said he and his family will continue to fjarvees.comight against the Zika virus in states that have declared emergency and have received funding as they mov