Tag Archives: Zika


Zika Update

Author: David R. Kotok, Post Date: March 8, 2017

We open this commentary with a link to a column by Nicholas Kristof entitled, “However Much Trump Spends on Arms, We Can’t Bomb Ebola”:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/opinion/however-much-trump-spends-on-arms-we-cant-bomb-ebola.html. We can’t bomb Zika, either. We continue to track all types of shock risks, including Zika. Right now I am traveling to three places in South America. All meetings are […]

Cuba & Zika

Author: David Kotok, Post Date: October 16, 2016

I’m in Cuba and have been meeting with doctors and others to learn what the situation is here with regard to Zika. I’ve visited a daycare center and a rural community and been briefed on mosquito control. What I’m learning is eye-opening. Cuba has 3.5 times the population of Puerto Rico. While Puerto Rico has […]

Zika, Cuba, American Politics

Author: David Kotok, Post Date: October 4, 2016

“Why is Zika so important that you write about it often?” I have gotten that question many times. An update on the Zika situation follows. But first let me offer an explanation as to why I write about it. I believe that health issues and disease threats offer us the chance to assess the functioning […]