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Protests, Debate Continue on Miami Beach Over Zika Spraying as Politicians Meet in Washington D.C.

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    Controversy Over Zika Spraying in Miami Beach Continues

    NBC 6's Jamie Guirola has the latest on the controversy over Zika spraying in Miami Beach and the fight for Zika funding in Congress. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016)

    As Miami Beach prepares for another round of aerial spraying for the Zika virus scheduled this weekend, some residents and politicians are doing what they can to try and stop those plans.

    Protests continued outside of the City Hall on Wednesday, with residents still unhappy with the use of the Naled over the transmission zone, located between 8th Street and 28th Street. Two rounds of the spraying took place last week, with another one scheduled for Sunday.

    Inside the chambers, city commissioners took up the subject of Zika spraying. Talk of a possible injunction being filed to stop the spraying was quickly silenced, as was a motion by Commissioner Michael Grieco to file suit against the county over the spraying. None of the other five commissioners would second that motion.

    Protests at Miami Beach Zika Meeting as Lawmakers Fight for Funding

    [MI] Protests at Miami Beach Zika Meeting as Lawmakers Fight for Funding
    Demonstrators protest aerial spraying at Miami Beach meeting as Florida lawmakers call on Congress to pass an anti-Zika funding package.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016)

    While debate continues in South Florida, Governor Rick Scott is in Washington D.C. in an effort to try and get more funding for the fight against Zika. Scott met with several members of Florida’s Congressional delegation – including South Florida representatives Mario Diaz-Balart , Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Carlos Curbelo and Frederica Wilson.

     

    Protests, Meetings Continue Over Zika Spraying on Miami Beach

    [MI] Protests, Meetings Continue Over Zika Spraying on Miami Beach
    NBC 6's Steve Litz has the latest as the city of Miami Beach continues to figure out how to fight the virus - and residents continue to protest certain pesticides.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016)

     

    “We continue to learn important lessons about Zika and the efficacy of our own emergency response efforts, but our community deserves even more transparency and cooperation between federal, state and local agencies during the difficult road ahead as we work to eliminate the virus and its invasive mosquito host,” said Ros-Lehtinen.

    Wilson added “It is gratifying to know that we are on the same page about the urgent nature of the Zika outbreak in our state and its impact on both public health and Florida’s economy.”

    Protests Continue Over Zika Spraying on Miami Beach

    [MI] Protests Continue Over Zika Spraying on Miami Beach
    Residents and those who work on Miami Beach continue to protests the aerial spraying to combat Zika, in particular the type of pesticide being used.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016)

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