As some athletes say that they are pulling out of the summer Olympic Games in Brazil because of concerns about Zika virus, most Americans favor the idea that the Games should be cancelled, postponed or moved to another country.
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Majority Agree on Idea of a Presidential Public Health Emergency Fund
In the survey of U.S. adults, 63% of respondents agree that the president should be able to use a public health emergency fund to respond to an epidemic without waiting for Congress.
Few Report Taking Steps to Protect Themselves Against Zika
Just 1 in 5 people say that they have taken steps in the past three months to protect themselves from getting Zika virus, according to a new survey from the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
A Majority of People Say They Would Get a Zika Vaccine If It Were Available
A majority of people in the U.S. said that they would be likely to get a vaccine to protect them against Zika virus if it were available, according to the latest APPC survey, No vaccine exists yet.
How to Avoid Zika? Only 1 in 3 Says Protect Against Mosquito Bites
Only 1 in 3 Americans says that protecting against mosquito bites is a step that scientists think people can take to avoid the negative health effects of Zika virus, an Annenberg Public Policy Center survey found.
Who Does the Public Think Is Most at Risk From Zika?
A majority of Americans say that pregnant women or infants born to women who had Zika during pregnancy are the ones scientists think are most likely to suffer severe health effects from Zika virus.
Visiting Scholar Dan Kahan Talks About Science, Identity and Climate Change
Visiting scholar Dan Kahan spoke in Vermont and Connecticut about his research in science communication. His research disentangles what people know about science from what they believe on issues like climate change.
Only One of These Mosquitoes Bites. Which Is It?
Most Americans know that the Zika virus is transmitted by a mosquito but many don’t know which mosquitoes transmit it, which ones bite, and what regions they inhabit, according to a new survey on Zika.
Just Over Half of U.S. Public Favors Using GM Mosquitoes to Fight Zika
A little more than half of U.S. adults (53 percent) favor having scientists release genetically modified mosquitoes to minimize the spread of the Zika virus, according to a new survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Nearly 2/3 of Americans Claim ‘Poor’ or ‘Fair’ Understanding of GMOs
Nearly two-thirds of Americans claim to have a “poor” or “fair” understanding of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), suggesting more knowledge is needed in food labeling and using GM mosquitoes to fight Zika.