The Zika virus has certainly been in the news frequently, but exactly what is it and how dangerous is it?
Zika was first identified in 1947 in Uganda, and subsequently patented by the Rockefeller Foundation, under the name ATCC VR-84. The virus is available on the internet for 599 euros (approximately $680). All proceeds go to the Rockefeller Foundation. Two corporations, one British and one American, market the virus.
The British corporation, LGC Standards, describes itself as, “…a leading global producer and distributor of reference materials and proficiency testing schemes . . . and more than 30 years experience in the distribution of reference materials.” The American corporation, ATCC, describes itself as, “…the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization whose mission focuses on the acquisition, authentication, production, preservation, development, and distribution of standard reference microorganisms, cell lines, and other materials. While maintaining traditional collection materials, ATCC develops high quality products, standards, and services to support scientific research and breakthroughs that improve the health of global populations.”
The ATCC-LGC Partnership describes its mission as, “…the distribution of ATCC cultures and bioproducts to life science researchers throughout Europe, Africa, and India and […] to make access to the important resources of ATCC more easily accessible to the European, African, and Indian scientific communities through local stock holding of more than 5,000 individual culture items supported by our local office network delivering the highest levels of customer service and technical support.”
The Zika virus stayed in the Africa/Asia area until it appeared in Micronesia in 2007. Next, it appeared in French Polynesia in 2013. The virus made it to Easter Island, part of Chile, in 2014, and to northern Brazil in May 2015.
Zika is most commonly spread by mosquitoes that also spread dengue, chikungunya, and other viruses. It can also be spread through sex, though this is not a common method of transmission.
Most people that contract the Zika virus don’t even know they have it because they have no symptoms. Approximately 20% of those that have Zika will have the typical symptoms that include fever, joint pain, and pink eye, and they will begin appearing 2 – 12 days after a mosquito bite. According to an infectious disease specialist, “Zika virus doesn’t stay in the blood for very long, only a matter of days. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says up to seven days.” It is thought that once the virus is no longer present in the body, a woman would be able to get pregnant and not have to worry about microcephaly from Zika occurring in the baby.
Zika was never a dangerous virus until the introduction of genetically-engineered (GE) mosquitoes in mid-2015. Since that time, if a pregnant woman is bitten by a GE mosquito, or a man that has recently recovered from Zika impregnates a woman, there is approximately a 1% chance the baby could be born with microcephaly. If a pregnant woman is concerned she may be carrying a child with microcephaly, an ultrasound can usually identify microcephaly around the seventh month of pregnancy.
Zika is a concern if the victim is a woman that is pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or is a man that recently recovered from Zika and could impregnate a woman. Previously Zika was known to last in semen 62 days after first noticing symptoms, but in a recently documented case, the virus lasted in the semen for 93 days.
According to Dr. Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO), Zika itself is “not a clinically serious infection.” He added that reports of Guillame-Barre Syndrome, which can cause paralysis, have occurred in the same areas of the Zika outbreaks. Does this mean the WHO has proven a connection between Zika and Guillame-Barre Syndrome? Saying there have been “reports” of something doesn’t prove its existence; it just creates fear.
Guillame-Barre Syndrome is a rare disease resulting in damage to the peripheral nervous system from the immune system. There is no known cause of the disease. Approximately two-thirds of cases occur 3 – 6 weeks following an infection, including a respiratory tract infection, the flu, or gastroenteritis. Some people develop Guillame-Barre after having surgery or vaccinations. Guillame-Barre can also be caused by the dengue virus and the chikungunya virus, both of which are carried by the same mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. The disease can be life-threatening if the breathing muscles are affected, and death occurs in approximately 7.5% of the cases worldwide. In about one-third of the cases, some form of paralysis is permanent.
In determining if a specific virus is responsible for a specific disease, it must be proven that the virus exists in the body. Large amounts of the virus must exist in an infected body, and many people thought to have the virus must be tested. So far two tests have been performed to identify the Zika virus, an antibody test, and the PCR test. According to the inventor of the PCR test, the test can only measure the presence of a virus in an infected body, not how much of the virus is present. The presence of a virus does not mean a person is sick with the virus or will become sick with the virus. If the antibody test detects antibodies of a specific virus, it means the body has come in contact with that virus, but false positives are a common occurrence. As with the PCR test, the antibody test does not determine if a person is sick with the virus or will become sick with the virus.
In Brazil in mid-2015, the benign Zika virus became associated with microcephaly, a potentially terrible birth defect where a baby is born with a small head and underdeveloped brain. Severe microcephaly is a very devastating birth defect. According to an ophthalmologist treating these babies in Brazil, “The babies cannot stop crying.” The newborns are very irritable and inconsolable. It has been estimated that caring for one of these babies through adulthood can cost more than $10 million. Some forms of microcephaly do not cause brain damage, although the child will be smaller than usual.
Amazingly, it has not been determined if Zika actually causes microcephaly. That was before the GE mosquitoes were released.
According to Brazil’s health minister, “Before the explosion of cases since mid-2015, Brazil had an average 150 cases of microcephaly a year. Today I can tell you that we have 100% certainty of the connection of the Zika virus with increasing cases of microcephaly in Brazil.” The increase of microcephaly cases began being noticed in September 2015. Well, what caused the “average 150 cases of microcephaly a year” before Zika came along?
In a shocking article published in 1993, Noam Chomsky wrote about the U. S. takeover of Brazil in 1945 to control resources, land, and labor, and use it as a “testing area for modern scientific methods of industrial development”. Those working in northeastern Brazil lived in miserable conditions and suffered from extreme malnutrition from generation to generation. Then the article said, ” . . . In the northeast, Brazilian medical researchers describe a new subspecies: ‘pygmies,’ with 40% [actually 60%] the brain capacity of humans, thanks to severe malnutrition in a region with fertile lands, owned by large plantations that produce export crops in accord with the doctrines preached by their expert advisers. Hundreds of thousands of children die of starvation every year in this success story, which also wins world prizes for child slavery and murder of street children . . .”
Is this why it cannot be positively determined that Zika causes microcephaly?
Micronesia had a Zika outbreak in 2007, and 75% of the people came down with Zika. A French Polynesia outbreak in 2013 sickened 10% of the population. Yet, no increase in microcephaly cases were reported in either outbreak.
What are the Causes of Microcephaly?
There are numerous causes of microcephaly that are not related to a virus or mosquito bite, according to the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. In a joint report published in Neurology in 2009, it said, “Microcephaly may result from any insult that disturbs early brain growth…Annually, approximately 25,000 infants in the United States will be diagnosed with microcephaly…” This report was published approximately six years before Zika was identified in Brazil.
If Zika wasn’t a cause of microcephaly until mid-2015, what else could cause it?
The various causes include infection, traumatic brain injury, and lack of oxygen to the brain. Things the mother does while pregnant can also cause microcephaly, such as substance abuse, not getting proper nutrition, and toxic chemical exposure, such as pesticides.
Several viruses are associated with microcephaly. The majority of virus-induced microcephaly cases are caused by the human cytomegaloviruses (CMV). In the U. S., approximately one in 750 children are affected by CMV at birth. According to a 1995 national survey, 40% of CMV cases might have microcephaly.
Chickenpox and rubella are also linked to microcephaly.
The medication Accutane, which is used to treat severe acne, can cause microcephaly.
A significant known cause of microcephaly is pesticides in the environment.
A 2010 Argentina study of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Monsanto’s (a NWO corp) Roundup, used frog larvae and chicken embryos and discovered that the embryos developed “reduction of optic vesicles” and “microcephaly.” According to the authors of the study, “The direct effect of glyphosate [on the embryos]… opens concerns about the clinical findings from human offspring in populations exposed to GBH [glyphosate-based herbicides] in agricultural fields . . . There is growing evidence raising concerns about the effects of GBH [glyphosate-based herbicides] on people living in areas where herbicides are intensely used. Women exposed during pregnancy to herbicides delivered offspring with congenital malformations, including microcephaly [small heads], anencephaly [missing major parts of brain and skull in embryos], and cranial malformations.”
Remember, Zika did not appear in South America until mid-2015, when the first cases were diagnosed in Brazil.
A 2011 study appearing in Environmental Health Perspectives made the definitive connection between microcephaly and pesticides and herbicides. “The presence versus absence of quantifiable levels of [the pesticide] atrazine or a specific atrazine metabolite was associated with fetal growth restriction… and small head circumference… Head circumference was also inversely associated with the presence of the herbicide metolachlor.” Both of these poisons are used in Brazil.
According to a 2015 report, “The use of pesticides in Brazil grew by more than 162 percent from 2000 to 2012, according to the latest report by the Brazilian Association of Collective Health (ABRASCO), making the country the number one consumer of pesticides in the world. According to the entity, the Brazilian agriculture sector purchased more than 823,000 tons of pesticides in 2012.”
Another 2015 report stated, “Not only are we using more [pesticides] but we are using more powerful, stronger pesticides. We have been forced to import pesticides which were not even allowed in Brazil to combat pests which attacked GM soybean and cotton plants…22 of the fifty main active ingredients used in pesticides in Brazil today have been banned in most other countries.“
Roundup was named a probable human carcinogen by the World Health Organization in March 2015. Brazil tried to ban glyphosate in 2013, but to no avail.
According to a February 2016 report by a doctors organization in Argentina, the pesticide Pyriproxyfen is to blame for Brazil’s microcephaly outbreak. “The increase in this birth defect, in which the baby is born with an abnormally small head and often has brain damage, was quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, according to the Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns, the Ministry failed to recognise that in the area where most sick people live, a chemical larvicide [pesticide] that produces malformations in mosquitoes was introduced into the drinking water supply in 2014. This poison, Pyriproxyfen, is used in a State-controlled programme aimed at eradicating disease-carrying mosquitoes.”
The Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical manufacturers Pyriproxyfen. Sumitomo Chemical is a “strategic partner” of Monsanto (a NWO corp), whose pesticide Roundup also causes microcephaly.
In a different report, Abrasco, a Brazilian organization of doctors and public health researchers, also identifies Pyriproxyfen as the cause of the microcephaly outbreak. In addition, Abrasco says trying to chemically control the mosquitoes is not decreasing the mosquito population, but is contaminating people and the environment. According to Abrasco, the chemical industry is deeply entrenched in the health ministries of Latin American countries, the WHO, and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Oxitec’s strategy of using GE mosquitoes was called “a total failure, except for the company supplying mosquitoes,” by Abrasco.
Interestingly, on May 19, 2015, an article was published about Brazil trying to sue pesticide manufacturers. Part of the article said,
“Brazilian prosecutors said on Monday they would seek at least 50 million reais ($16.6 million) from multinational pesticide manufacturers for alleged safety violations at a collection facility for used pesticide containers… Those manufacturers, prosecutors said, include the Brazilian units of BASF, DuPont, Monsanto, Nufarm, Syngenta, Adama, FMC and Nortox… The charges come as scientists, regulators, public health officials and consumers increasingly complain that Brazil’s ascent as an agricultural powerhouse has led to unsafe and excessive use of pesticides. Reuters reported in April that at least four foreign manufacturers sell pesticides in Brazil that they are not allowed to sell in their home markets.”
Some of the companies listed in the article, including BASF, DuPont, Monsanto, and FMC, are known NWO corporations. What are the odds that a virus would come along that could be blamed for the identical problems their pesticides cause?
In addition to pesticides causing microcephaly, another cause is vaccines being given to pregnant women.
In Brazil, the DTaP (Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis) vaccine was ordered to be given to pregnant women. Due to a shortage of the DTaP, the DTP was also given. The pertussis part of the vaccine is a known cause of microcephaly. Giving the DTaP vaccine to pregnant women was financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (a NWO org).
The U. S. National Library of Medicine published a pertussis study that stated, “…in late 2014, the [Brazilian] Ministry of Health announced the introduction of the Tdap vaccine for all pregnant women in Brazil.”
According to the co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center,
“Drug companies did not test the safety and effectiveness of giving influenza or Tdap vaccine to pregnant women before the vaccines were licensed in the U.S and there is almost no data on inflammatory or other biological responses to these vaccines that could affect pregnancy and birth outcomes…The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists influenza and Tdap vaccines as either Pregnancy Category B or C biologicals which means that adequate testing has not been done in humans to demonstrate safety for pregnant women and it is not known whether the vaccines can cause fetal harm or affect reproduction capacity. The manufacturers of influenza and Tdap vaccines state that human toxicity and fertility studies are inadequate and warn that the influenza and Tdap vaccines should ‘be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.’”
Pregnant women in Brazil also have to take the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine. The rubella virus is a known cause of microcephaly.
A July 2016 study reported that a deficiency of the trace mineral selenium could cause microcephaly and other abnormalities associated with Zika. This study concluded that Zika mimics PCCA, a genetic disease that reduces the selenium level in the body.
Microcephaly can also be genetic if the baby inherits a gene defect that prevents the growing and maturing of the brain.
Occasionally microcephaly doesn’t develop until after the baby is born. In these cases, the baby appears normal, but microcephaly signs begin showing up a few weeks or months after the baby is born.
Sometimes the cause of microcephaly cannot be determined.
Jurassic Park Science to the Rescue!
What solutions are there for dealing with mosquitoes?
A typically used method for reducing the mosquito population involves spraying chemicals into the air. According to the CDC, “adulticiding, application of chemicals to kill adult mosquitoes by ground or aerial applications, is usually the least efficient mosquito control technique.”
New York Department of Health researchers confirmed the CDC’s opinion. New York used the insecticide naled for 11 years and was “successful in achieving short-term reductions in mosquito abundance, but populations of the disease-carrying mosquito of concern “increased 15-fold over the 11 years of spraying.” Florida began spraying naled in August 2016.
Mosquito spraying has a very devastating side effect: killing honey bees. Approximately one-third of our food supply comes from honey bees. According to Cornell University, “Naled is highly toxic to bees.”
In last August 2016, Dorcester County, S.C., sprayed Naled, killing approximately 2.5 million honey bees in their hives. Astonishingly, not all the areas the bees were in were on the list of areas to be sprayed. One beekeeper that had not been notified by the county of the spraying, said the devastation looked “like it’s been nuked.”
Well, Jurassic Park science to the rescue! What could possibly go wrong with that?
The solution the experts agreed on involves releasing genetically-engineered (GE) Aedes aegypti mosquitoes into the environment. Theoretically, in time, these mosquitoes that carry Zika, dengue fever, yellow fever, and chikungunya.will essentially be eradicated. That sounds like the GMO food that is everywhere. No problem with that, right? Not at all, except that it kills you and destroys the land the crops are grown on. Other than that, no problem! No long-term studies on what the mosquitoes will do to the health of individuals, not to mention the environment, have been performed.
Only the female Aedes aegypti mosquito bites humans because she needs blood for her eggs. The lifespan of the adult mosquito is typically four weeks. The eggs can survive in a dry state for more than a year. Were any of these natural characteristics of the mosquitoes changed by the genetically engineering process?
What happens if the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are eradicated? What will fill the void? Some scientists have speculated the faster breeding Asian Tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) might move in, and it also carries several viruses, including dengue fever, and, Zika! Surprise!
A genetically engineered mosquito is created by adding two genes to a male mosquito. One of the genes causes the mosquito to produce a protein that will kill the mosquito unless it’s given the antibiotic tetracycline.
According to the “science”, “Those genetically-modified mosquitoes work to control wild, potentially disease-carrying populations in a very specific manner. Only the male [GE] modified Aedes mosquitoes are supposed to be released into the wild — as they will mate with their unaltered female counterparts. Once offspring are produced, the [GE] modified, scientific facet is supposed to ‘kick in’ and kill that larvae before it reaches breeding age — if tetracycline [antibiotic] is not present during [the larvae’s] development. But there is a problem.”
Of course there’s a problem. Brazil is the third largest consumer of tetracycline for food animals in the world. According to experts, about 75% of antibiotics are excreted as waste by animals and not absorbed. This would include tetracycline. The mosquito larvae would eat this tetracycline-rich animal waste and tainted water. In a confidential 2012 document, Oxitec, the manufacturer of the mosquitoes, admitted that up to 15% of the offspring of the GE mosquitoes could survive. Oxitec is funded by the eugenicist Bill Gates, who believes vaccines are a great way to reduce the population.
What new dangers will these surviving GE mosquitoes present for people? Brazil’s explosion of microcephaly cases is happening where these GE mosquitoes were released. A continual rise in cases of dengue fever has also been reported.
Another solution to eradicate the mosquitos was created by MIT (a NWO school) and could be ready in 2017. According to the February 8, 2016 MIT Technology Review,
“A controversial genetic technology able to wipe out the mosquito carrying the Zika virus will be available within months, scientists say . . . Three U.S. labs that handle mosquitoes, two in California and one in Virginia, say they are already working toward a gene drive for Aedes aegypti, the type of mosquito blamed for spreading Zika. If deployed, the technology could theoretically drive the species to extinction . . . Any release of a gene drive in the wild would be hotly debated by ecologists…But with Zika sowing fear across Latin America and beyond, the technology is likely to get a closer look. ‘Four weeks ago we were trying to justify why we are doing this. Now they’re saying “Get the lead out. It’s absolutely going to change the conversation.’”
“But a gene drive [gene editing] can also make mosquito populations disappear. The simplest way to do that is to spread a genetic payload that leads to only male offspring. As the ‘male-only’ instructions spread with each new generation, eventually there would be no females left, says Adelman. His lab discovered the Aedes aegypti gene that determines sex only last spring. The next step will be to link it to a gene drive.
“Kevin Esvelt, a gene-drive researcher at MIT’s Media Lab who has been outspoken about the need to proceed cautiously, also thinks Aedes aegypti eradication should be the goal, so long as the public is onboard and the safety of the idea proved. ‘Technologically, we could probably do it in a couple of years . . . I’m sure we’ll be able to do it before people can agree if we should.’”
Notice the comment, ‘Four weeks ago we were trying to justify why we are doing this. Now they’re saying “Get the lead out.”‘
The New World Order would like to completely eradicate a species of mosquito (or maybe more than one species) that carries a harmless virus, while they release modified versions of the same mosquito that now carries a dangerous version of the harmless virus. Will the New World Order try this method of eradication on humans?
In February 2016, Brazil said it was going to sterilize male mosquitoes with gamma rays that are spreading the Zika virus. Portugal has used the method to control fruit flies. A machine called an irradiator is required for the sterilization process, and the International Atomic Energy Agency said it would provide one.
More than 500 microcephaly cases have been confirmed by Brazil, and they believe most of them are from Zika infections. Why don’t they know for certain if Zika is causing the microcephaly? Remember, Brazil had 150 annual cases of microcephaly before May 2015, so in what timeframe did these 500 cases of microcephaly occur? What does Brazil think is causing the non-Zika related cases of microcephaly? Why couldn’t that be the cause of all microcephaly cases? To name a specific cause for a certain condition, the cause has to be identified in almost all cases of the condition.
The Anatomy of Creating Mass Hysteria —
On January 27, 2016, it was reported that there were 4,180 cases of microcephaly in Rio de Janeiro. A follow-up article significantly reduced the number of actual cases. “Researchers have been looking at 4,180 suspected cases of microcephaly reported since October. Officials then said they had done a more intense analysis of more than 700 of those cases, confirming 270 cases and ruling out 462 others,” the article said.
On January 28, 2016, the WHO predicted that three to four million people in the Americas would be affected by Zika by the end of 2016. Dr. Margaret Chan, the WHO director general, said that Zika has changed “from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions”.
The WHO believes between 500,000 and 1.5 million people have already been affected by Zika in Brazil, and it has spread to approximately 20 countries in the area. In addition to the significant increase in microcephaly cases, there has also been an increase in Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare nervous system disorder that can cause paralysis, sometimes permanent.
Chan created an “emergency team” to determine if Zika should be classified a global emergency as Ebola was, and to advise “on the appropriate level of international concern”. The Ebola emergency resulted in the deaths of more than 11,000 people, and some doctors believe many of those deaths were the result of delayed action by the WHO.
The U. S. National Institute of Health is working on two vaccines, and hopes for vaccine trials to begin on one of them towards the end of 2016. This potential vaccine was originally based on a potential West Nile vaccine that was reconfigured for Zika.
A regional WHO director, Dr Carissa Etienne, admitted there was no confirmed link between Zika and microcephaly, but said, “We cannot tolerate the prospect of more babies being born with neurological and other malformations and more people facing the threat of paralysis.” So, she’s waiting on a vaccine to prevent microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, but a potential side effect from all vaccines is Guillain-Barre syndrome.
A January 28, 2016 media release by the WHO included the following:
“In May 2015, Brazil reported its first case of Zika virus disease. Since then, the disease has spread within Brazil and to 24 other countries in the region.
Arrival of the virus in some countries of the Americas, notably Brazil, has been associated with a steep increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads… A causal relationship between Zika virus infection and birth defects and neurological syndromes has not been established, but is strongly suspected.
WHO’s Regional Office for the Americas (PAHO) has been working closely with affected countries since May 2015. PAHO has mobilized staff and members of the Global Outbreak and Response Network (GOARN) to assist ministries of health in strengthening their abilities to detect the arrival and circulation of Zika virus through laboratory testing and rapid reporting. The aim has been to ensure accurate clinical diagnosis and treatment for patients, to track the spread of the virus and the mosquito that carries it, and to promote prevention, especially through mosquito control.”
It sounds like the WHO is doing everything possible to identify the spread of the virus and treat anyone that comes down with the virus and any of the serious health conditions “associated” with the virus. Only one problem: very little of what was said in the media release is actually true. As stated earlier in this article, the “steep increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads” was associated with the release of GE mosquitoes, not Zika. Also in May 2015, it became known that Brazil was trying to sue pesticide manufacturers for unsafe use of pesticides in Brazil. One of the manufacturers, Monsanto, makes Roundup, a known cause of microcephaly.
According to the timeline given in the media release, the first case of Zika was reported in Brazil in May 2015. Yet, the PAHO has been working with Brazil and other countries since May 2015. Why would the PAHO start working with Brazil as soon as the first case of Zika was reported? Remember, before the GE mosquitoes were released in Brazil at about the same time the first case of Zika was discovered, Brazil had 150 cases of microcephaly each year. It would take months before it could be determined that there was a significant increase in the number of microcephaly babies being born. Was the GOARN also immediately sent to investigate the first case of Zika reported in Brazil before it was determined an epidemic was happening?
The mission of the GOARN is to create and/or perpetuate anything the WHO tells them to. The GOARN is the WHO’s equivalent of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (see below).
On February 2, 2016, it was announced that 14 more people in the U. S. might have contracted Zika, even though they did not travel to any of the infected zones. This suggests sexual transmission of the virus might be occurring frequently. It was reported that, “In each of the episodes, a man was traveling to a Zika affected area, developed symptoms that were consistent with Zika, and within two weeks…a female partner developed symptoms consistent with the virus.”
The first known case of Zika being spread through sex occurred in 2008.
The WHO declared Zika a “public health emergency of international concern” on February 2, 2016. WHO Director-general Chan called Zika an “extraordinary event.” After the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee met Chan said, “Members of the committee admit that the situation meets the conditions for a public health emergency of international concern,. I have accepted this advice. I am now declaring that the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities reported in Latin America following a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014 constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. The experts agreed that a causal relationship between Zika infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is strongly suspected, though not yet scientifically proven.” Yet, there were no neurological abnormalities reported following the French Polynesia outbreak of Zika.
The purpose of the public health declaration by the WHO was to coordinate an international response to the Zika virus. Even the WHO admits Zika is “not a clinically serious infection.” However, according to Dr. Bruce Aylward, the serious side effects associated with Zika are the reason for the declaration.
Does anything else happen when the WHO declares an emergency or pandemic? Of course there is (hint: cha-ching!). Pharmaceutical companies start “working and testing” vaccines that they have already made.
A recent example of collusion between the WHO and pharmaceutical companies would be the Swine flu “pandemic” of 2009. The amount of people falling sick from the swine flu was not enough to earn a pandemic finding by the WHO, so the WHO changed the definition of a pandemic to allow pharmaceutical companies to create vaccines that could be mass-produced.
The CDC is a co-conspirator through its Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). According to the CDC website, “EIS is a gateway to successful careers. Many alumni continue public health careers at CDC, state or local health departments, and other organizations. Many other graduates are leaders in public health, medicine, academia, research, industry, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, and the media.” Some graduates are “leaders in public health, medicine, academia, research, industry, foundations, nongovernmental organizations, and the media.” All the important sectors needed to create and control the narrative of an actual or created medical crisis.
On Februasry 19, 2016, the WHO said the link beween potential birth defects and Zika is becoming clearer all the time. Yet, proving the link is still four to six months away. Then why did the WHO immediately have the PAHO begin working with countries where Zika spread after it first appeared in Brazil in May 2015?
Dr. Bruce Aylward, executive director for health emergencies and outbreaks for the WHO, reported that Zika had been identified during autopsies of babies brains that were born with microcephaly. Was Zika the only virus identified in the autopsies?
Zika is exploding in Puerto Rico. At the end of February 2016, there were 117 confirmed cases, including five pregnant women,which was four times more than there were at the end of January. According to CDC Director Frieden, the number of cases will continue to rise sharply, which significantly increases the chance Zika will spread to the United States.
The CDC estimated that 20% of the population, about 700,000 people, could be infected throughout Puerto Rico by the end of 2016.
The head of the CDC’s dengue branch in Puerto Rico said, “I don’t think we’re going to be able to stop the Zika outbreak. There will be a substantial Zika outbreak that will peak in the summer and fall. It’s likely that thousands of pregnant women will be exposed and infected, so that’s why our efforts are focused on protecting as many pregnant women as possible.”
Puerto Rico sprays for mosquitoes with the insecticide permethrin. It is known that the Zika mosquitoes are resistant to permethrin in certain areas of Puerto Rico. Testing is being done to deterime the most effective insecticides to use.
On March 8, 2016, WHO Director Chan announced, “reports and investigations in several countries strongly suggest that sexual transmission of the virus is more common than previously assumed.” It was also announced that the WHO’s emergency committee determined the evidence is mounting that Zika is causing a disturbing increase in birth defects.
On March 11, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that GE mosquitoes to be used in a field trial would not be an environmental danger if released in the Florida Keys. The CEO of Oxitec, the company that produces the GE mosquitoes, said in a statement, “The Aedes aegypti mosquito represents a significant threat to human health, and in many countries has been spreading Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses. This mosquito is non-native to the US and difficult to control, with the best available methods only able to reduce the population by up to 50 percent, which is simply not enough.”
Some Florida Keys residents fought against the release of the mosquitoes by collecting 160,000 signatures on a petition. According to the originator of the petition, “People just don’t want to be guinea pigs.” The originator felt that previous methods used against the Aedes aegypti mosquito by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District were successful. Any agreement with Oxitec would need to be approved by the district board.
On April 10, 2016, it was reported by Brazilian scientists that acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), a rare condition, is associated with Zika in adults. Yet, ADEM affects children more often than adults. ADEM usually appears 7 to 14 days after a person has an infection. There is no specific cause of ADEM, and it is caused by many infections, frequently an upper respiratory tract infection, bacteria, and viruses. In rare cases, it is caused by a vaccination, usually the MMR vaccination. If a vaccination is the cause, it may take three months for ADEM to appear.
How did Brazil determine that Zika is associated with ADEM? A Brazilian neurologist did a small study with 151 patients that were treated at Restoration Hospital between December 2014 and June 2015. “Though our study is small, it may provide evidence that in this case, the virus has different effects on the brain than those identified in current studies,” Dr. Brito said. Remember, no conclusive link between Zika and other brain disorders has been proven. The WHO frequently speculates there are links, but also says it may take years to positively prove any links.
According to the study, all of the patients had arboviruses, which includes dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, and are carried by the same mosquito. Six of the patients had Zika, with four of the six diagnosed with Guillain-Barre, and the other two were diagnosed with ADEM. Yet, the first case of Zika wasn’t identified in Brazil until May 2015, but the study was conducted between December 2014 and June 2015. Is it reasonable to think that six Zika cases were diagnosed between May 2015 and June 2015, when it only causes mild symptoms in 20% of the cases? Did any of the non-Zika infected patients in the study also have ADEM and/or Guillain-Barre? Did the six patients diagnosed with Zika also have dengue fever and/or chikungunya?
How was the Zika virus diagnosed? If it was with the PCR test or antibody test, both of those tests just identify the presence of a particular virus. The tests cannot say if a person is sick with that virus, or will become sick with that virus.
The WHO again says it may take months or years to prove a link between Zika and microcephaly. If they haven’t been able to conclusively prove a link between Zika and microcephaly in more than one year of trying, why should we believe other conditions “associated” with Zika actually have anything at all to do with Zika?
On April 11, 2016, federal officials announced that 30 states are now infected with the mosquitoes that carry Zika virus. The same mosquitoes also carry dengue virus and chikungunya. Based on outbreaks of dengue and chikungunya, Zika outbreaks in the U. S. are not anticipated to be widespread.
Three days after the WHO again reiterated that proving a link between microcephaly and Zika could take months or years, the CDC announced on April 13, 2016, that there was definitely a link. “It is now clear … that Zika does cause microcephaly,” CDC Director Frieden (CFR) said. “We believe the microcephaly is likely to be part of a range of birth defects. Never before have we seen an illness spread by mosquitoes leading to a birth defect.” Remember, in previous Zika outbreaks, no increase in microcephaly was documented.
The findings of Zika causing microcephaly were based on several autopsies performed on miscarriages and stillbirths caused by microcephaly, as well as one abortion performed because of microcephaly. Researchers found the entire genome of Zika in a fetus’ brain, and not just traces of the virus.
Prior to Brazil noticing a dramatic increase in babies born with microcephaly, Zika was considered a harmless virus. Studies revealed the virus was killing brain cells and thereby preventing the growth of a fetus, and frequently killing a fetus. Unlike other viruses, Zika can affect a fetus at any time during a pregnancy.
Remember, the significant increase in babies born with microcephaly in Brazil did not begin until mid-2015, after the release of GE mosquitoes. Apparently these GE mosquitoes carry a modified version of the Zika virus that now causes microcephaly in some instances.
In fact, Brazilian scientists have admitted to being perplexed by the “new, different, and vastly more dangerous” strain of Zika that has thwarted containment efforts of the disease.
The CDC has confirmed that Zika can also be transmitted through sex. In reality, the first known case of sexual transmission of Zika occurred in 2008.
According to officials, a vaccine (surprise) is needed against Zika, as well as medications to treat Zika. Which version of Zika would a vaccine be created for? The version not caused by GE mosquitoes, or the version caused by GE mosquitoes? Will they recommend antibiotics to treat Zika? Antibiotics only work on bacteria, but Zika is a virus, so a superbug immune to the antibiotic would be created instead of treating the virus.
Why is a vaccine even needed? The three identified methods of dealing with the mosquitoes all concentrate on eradicating the mosquito population, or reducing it by 85%. Depending on the method used, results could be expected in less than a year. A vaccine is estimated to take several years to finalize and mass produce.
On April 29, 2016, it was announced that an FDA-approved test to diagnose Zika would be available at the beginning of May for physicians to use. Only government health departments had been able to diagnose Zika prior to the approval of the test manufactured by Quest Diagnostics.
According to the Pan American Health Organization, the Aedes albopictus mosquito, called the “Asian tiger,” is now a carrier of Zika. This is the first time this species of the Aedes mosquito has been linked to the Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere. The Asian tiger carries more than 30 viruses, but only a few affect humans. The Asian tiger is not considered a significant health risk, even though it carries serious diseases such as dengue, because it is does not easily spread the viruses to people. This is because once the Asian tiger bites a human, it keeps on biting until it gets its fill of blood. An Aedes aegypti mosquito will take little bites and keep on moving, thereby infecting many more people than the Asian tiger can.
This discovery is seen as particularly significant for health officials that thought they didn’t have anything to worry about if they didn’t have Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in their state.
In 2007, the Asian tiger had been identified as the cause of a Zika outbreak in Gabon, in West Africa. Yet, there was no mention of an outbreak of cases of microcephaly in addition to the Zika.
Identical methods for eliminating the mosquitoes cannot be used because the mosquitoes live in different environments. For example, the Asian tiger can survive in cold climates, but the Aedes aegypti is a warm weather mosquito. Also, the Asian tiger has built up a tolerance to several insecticides.
At the WHO’s annual assembly that began on 5/23/2016, Director Chan continued the globalist plan to divert the public’s attention from the fact that they caused the surge in microcephaly cases through genetically engineered mosquitoes that contain a genetically engineered strain of the Zika virus. Chan blamed the discontinuation of the very effective mosquito control programs in the 1970s for causing the Zika outbreak and the microcephaly cases of today. Chan said, “The spread of Zika… (is) the price being paid for a massive policy failure that dropped the ball on mosquito control in the 1970s. A significant threat to global health” has been the result.
Chan did her part in supporting the New World Order’s depopulation agenda by criticizing Christianity. According to Chan, the Catholics “failure to provide universal access to sexual and family planning services” is aggravating the severity of the crisis, since most of the hardest-hit Zika outbreak areas are in predominantly Catholic countries.
Does it seem strange that Zika, a benign Asian virus, suddenly becomes a different acting virus when it appears in Latin America in 2015? Not according to Chan, “The rapidly evolving outbreak of Zika virus warns us that an old disease that slumbered for six decades in Africa and Asia can suddenly wake up … on a new continent to cause a global health emergency.” Translation: Don’t pay attention to the other outbreaks of Zika that occurred as the virus moved to Latin America, with zero cases of microcephaly being reported.
According to the WHO, the Asian strain of Zika is now spreading throughout an African country, for the first time ever.
Chan gave “a stern warning” to the members present at the WHO’s annual assembly. But was it something else, such as foreshadowing what will come in the near future?
The fear mongering continued throughout Chan’s remarks as she said, “What we are seeing now looks more and more like a dramatic resurgence of the threat from emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The world is not prepared to cope . . . The rapidly evolving outbreak of Zika virus warns us that an old disease that slumbered for six decades in Africa and Asia can suddenly wake up … on a new continent to cause a global health emergency.” Zika is now “a significant threat to global health.” The 2014 Ebola outbreak that killed more than 11,000, showed “the absence of even the most basic infrastructure” that might have coped with the outbreak.
Did you catch the code phrases: “first time ever”; “the world is not prepared to cope”; “a global health emergency”; “significant threat to global health”; “absence of even the most basic infrastructure.” The New World Order creates a crisis, such as Ebola in 2014 and now Zika in 2016, and then provides the cure so that people will gladly accept the New World Order. What is the cure? Vaccines, of course, to generate revenue for the New World Order, but no one will know exactly what’s in the vaccines. Remember the infamous words of Obama’s former Chief of Staff, now Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel: “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
On June 3, 2016, it was reported that the National Institutes of Health hoped a Zika vaccine they are developing can be ready for testing by September 2016.
According to the NIH, a woman is most likely to get sick from Zika during the first trimester of pregnancy, since she may not know she is pregnant. As a result, the NIH believes all women of childbearing age should be vaccinated before trying to get pregnant. Hmmm . . . what else might that vaccine contain?
On June 7, 2016, the most recent statistics for microcephaly cases in Brazil were reported. There were 854 confirmed microcephaly cases with 97 of those having the Zika virus. That means 11% of the microcephaly cases could have been caused by Zika. If Zika were the cause of microcephaly, it would have been present in all, or almost all of the microcephaly cases.
The first Zika-related death in the U. S. was announced on 7/8/2016. Earlier in the year, the victim, an elderly male resident of Salt Lake County, had visited a Zika-infested area. The medical director of the health department said it might be impossible to determine Zika’s role in the person’s death, because the person had “an underlying health condition.” The medical director later said that officials believe Zika did contribute to the victim’s death, but it was unknown if it was the only cause. Ten days later it was announced that the man’s caregiver, a relative he did not have sexual contact with, had recovered from Zika. The caregiver could not have contracted Zika in any of the known ways, so the case remains a surprise as well as a mystery. It was also reported that the elderly man had a more than 100,000 times higher rate of Zika virus in his blood than other infected people have had.
Top health officials testified at a Senate hearing on 7/13/2016, that most of the Western Hemisphere, especially Florida, Puerto Rico and Brazil, are threatened by the Zika virus. The CDC director is trying to get more than one billion dollars in funding to fight Zika.
“We have made difficult decisions and redirected resources from other important public health activities to support our most critical needs,” CDC Director Frieden said. “These redirected funds, however, are not enough to support a comprehensive Zika response, and they divert funding from other critically important public health activities. This is no way to fight epidemics,” Frieden added.
The Zika outbreaks in Florida and New York are believed to be the result of one million Puerto Rican residents traveling back and forth between Puerto Rico and the United States.
The current microcephaly infection rates show that of the 599 cases of pregnant women in the United States and its territories with Zika, seven babies were born with birth defects related to Zika. That means there is a 1% chance a pregnant woman with Zika will give birth to a baby with birth defects. Why didn’t he specify what the birth defects are? How many of those seven babies had microcephaly? In Brazil, there is a 5% microcephaly infection rate with 5,000 babies born with microcephaly out of 100,000 cases of Zika.
According to the CDC’s website, “When Zika is first introduced into a country, it generally spreads quickly through the population.” Only 20% of the people that get Zika have symptoms, so how would they know if the disease spreads quickly throughout a country?
On 7/30/2016, it was confirmed that four people in Florida contracted Zika from mosquitoes in the United States. All previous cases of Zika were contracted when visiting Zika-infested areas in other countries. Widespread outbreaks are not expected in the United States according to health officials.
On 8/2/2016, it was reported that no country has been able to conclusively prove a correlation between microcephaly and Zika. It has been estimated that Zika is detected in approximately 20% of all microcephaly cases. In the United States the rate is 1%, and in Brazil the rate is 5%. Scientifically, this means Zika does not cause microcephaly.
On 8/3/2016, the Pentagon announced that 33 members of the military have become infected with Zika, including a pregnant woman. Although it is unknown where they contracted Zika, it is believed to have been outside the United States.
On 8/4/2016, it was reported that an investigation had been launched by Brazil’s Ministry of Health as to why the cluster of Zika virus linked birth defect babies remains in the northeast region of Brazil. The investigation is a result of the fact that the expected “explosion” of microcephaly cases throughout the country never occurred.
According to the Health Ministry, “We can see there is a kind of cluster in [part of] the northeast region with high prevalence and high severity, of miscarriage and congenital malformation that is really severe. But we didn’t find this in other states – even the [adjacent] states didn’t see the same situation as in the epicentre.… We were preparing for an explosion and it didn’t come. So we started to think that in this central area maybe more than Zika is causing this intensity and severity.”
The Ministry is looking into whether other viruses being a co-infection with Zika could be the cause.
Social factors are also being looked at by the Ministry. Approximately 77% of the mothers with the microcephaly babies are black or mixed-race, and the vast majority are poor. Remember, in 1993 an article was published about workers in northeastern Brazil living in miserable conditions and suffering from extreme malnutrition generation after generation. According to the article, ” . . . In the northeast, Brazilian medical researchers describe a new subspecies: ‘pygmies,’ with 40% [actually 60%] the brain capacity of humans, thanks to severe malnutrition in a region with fertile lands . . .”
The next country expected to experience massive numbers of babies born with birth defects from Zika was Colombia, because it had the next highest number of Zika cases after Brazil. Colombia had more than 12,000 women with Zika that were also pregnant, but just 21 of the babies had microcephaly. That’s a 0.001% rate of microcephaly being associated with Zika. Some doctors have speculated this low rate is due to the women being affected later in their pregnancies, and as time goes on the microcephaly rate will increase. Other doctors have speculated the low rate is due to abortion.
Finally, the truth about Brazil’s Zika outbreak and explosion of microcephaly cases appears to have been revealed.
Problems with Brazil’s data reporting about microcephaly could also be a contributing factor as to whether there is a significantly increased microcephaly problem or not. Some areas of Brazil reported very low microcephaly rates even though researchers believe those rates were incorrect. After the WHO declared an emergency, Brazilian health officials began overreporting the cases of microcephaly. Very few of the mothers with microcephaly babies had confirmed cases of Zika. Officials from the Ministry told the media in February that there was no way of knowing how many affected babies went undetected and therefore not diagnosed with microcephaly. Also, it can never be known how many miscarriages occurred from an affected pregnancy. The last two statements about other possible cases of microcephaly that were not diagnosed is a technique for deflecting attention from the fact that Brazil’s incompetent reporting procedures raise significant doubts as to whether the Zika epidemic actually caused microcephaly. Remember, in several other Zika outbreaks around the world, an increase in microcephaly cases was never mentioned.
On 8/4/2016, progress was announced in creating a Zika vaccine that might be ready for humans in early 2018.
There are currently three vaccines being tested on monkeys and the results are encouraging. The vaccines consisted of one vaccine being the traditional method of using the dead virus, and the other two being cutting-edge vaccines. Two of the vaccines are in human trials, and the third vaccine is expected to begin human trials before the end of the year.
On 8/5/2016, the FDA announced that based on a field test, GE mosquitoes would make “no significant impact” on the environment. As a result, the mosquitoes could soon be released in Florida. These mosquitoes are currently being used in Brazil, and an “explosion of cases” of microcephaly began soon after their release.
Why haven’t they done studies to determine if there will be any adverse impacts on humans?
On 8/7/2016, it was announced that the organophosphate insecticide naled was being sprayed in some areas of Miami to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Even though the EPA has called naled, a neurotoxin, perfectly safe, Puerto Rico has rejected its use because of safety concerns.
Naled is most effective if it’s airborne. To try to keep it in the air, it is sprayed in droplets. Approximately two tablespoons would be sufficient for an area the size of two football fields. Florida’s Department of Health said that using naled in a ‘far greater’ amount ‘could cause a person to salivate more, feel numbness, headaches, dizziness, tremors, nausea, abdominal cramps, sweating, blurred vision, difficulty breathing and a slowed heartbeat.’
Some experts say spraying would not be effective in reducing the mosquito population since it doesn’t kill the larvae. In addition, the Aedes aegypti mosquito can live indoors and other areas that would be inaccessible to the spray.
According to the encyclopedia Toxipedia, the EPA has identified an ingredient in naled as a “possible carcinogen.” Also, “Unfortunately the most toxic route of exposure is inhalation and the most common application is as a mist making inhalation the most likely route as well.”
Exposure to naled caused learning and memory deterioration, as well as increased aggressiveness, in laboratory testing. Females are more sensitive to naled than males.
Naled breaks down into the organophosphate insecticide dichlorvos, which interferes with the proper development of the brain of a baby. Incredibly, brain size was reduced by 15% in laboratory animals when exposed for only three days when the brain is developing during pregnancy. This didn’t happen with other organophosphates. Remember, a symptom of microcephaly is an underdeveloped brain.
The International Agency for Research on Carcinogens has designated dichlorvos as a cancer causing agent that has caused pancreatic and leukemia cancer in laboratory tests. Other studies have shown that “no-pest” strips containing dichlorvos have been linked to a higher amount of brain cancer in children exposed to the strips.
Dichlorvos contamination of some crops, including beans, peppers, and strawberries, has been proven by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. It has also been found in rivers and streams.
On 8/13/2016, it was reported that a 2014 study stated, “Gestational exposure to several common agricultural pesticides can induce developmental neurotoxicity in humans, and has been associated with developmental delay and autism.”
During the study, “Approximately one-third of the CHARGE study mothers lived, during pregnancy, within 1.5 km (just under 1 mile) of an agricultural pesticide application. Proximity to organophosphates at some point during gestation was associated with a 60% increased risk for ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorders], higher for third-trimester exposures…and second-trimester chlorpyrifos [an organophosphate pesticide] applications… This study of ASD strengthens the evidence linking neurodevelopmental disorders with gestational pesticide exposures, particularly organophosphates…”
This means that in Florida, they are spraying neighborhoods with a toxic substance that increases the likelihood of having a baby born with autism by 60%, to get rid of the mosquito-borne disease Zika that has incorrectly been linked to microcephaly that appears in 1% of births of mothers with Zika.
On 9/1/2016, it was reported that recent Zika epidemics in seven countries also had significant increases in Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which causes paralysis, sometimes permanent. The conclusion that increases in Guillain-Barré and Zika occurred at the same time was determined by the PAHO after analyzing data from confirmed and suspected cases of Zika. What percentage of the data analyzed consisted of suspected cases? Did they have to add suspected cases because without them they couldn’t reach the conclusion they wanted to reach?
Incredibly, the seven countries in the study consisted of northeast Brazil, three countries that border northern Brazil, and three countries that do not border Brazil. The time frame of the study coincides with the release of the genetically engineered mosquitoes in northeast Brazil!
Remember Brazil first sounded the alarm about a connection between Zika and microcephaly, but six months later admitted only a small percentage of the mothers with microcephaly babies actually had Zika, and poor recordkeeping was the reason for a reported association between Zika and microcephaly.
In all seven countries, there was an increase in the number of Guillain-Barré cases reported, which means a small number of Guillain-Barré cases is normal. What caused those small number of cases? Why couldn’t that also be the cause of the increased number of cases?
One of the countries in the study was northeast Brazil, where the outbreak of microcephaly cases is permanent and has been going on for decades. Remember, researchers refer to these people as “pygmies.” Could the increased cases of Guillain-Barré be caused by the same things that cause the microcephaly?
Interestingly, another country included in the study was Colombia. A massive increase in microcephaly cases was predicted for Colombia following a Zika outbreak, but the increased microcephaly cases never appeared.
The 2013 Zika epidemic in French Polynesia was studied for a Guillain-Barré connection. It was estimated that approximately 1 in 4,000 people with Zika might get Guillain-Barré. This means they were not examining actual patients, just medical records. Since this study occurred several years after the fact, how accurate can it be? Is this how the PAHO study was conducted, and why they used suspected cases as well as confirmed cases?
According to the CDC, Zika is “strongly associated” with the paralysis syndrome, but did not say Zika causes Guillain-Barré syndrome.
The Steps Followed to Create Fear During a Virus Outbreak are the Same, Only the Name of the Virus Changes —
Steps to Follow
Ebola Outbreak (2014)
Zika Outbreak (2016)
???? Outbreak (2018)
|A virus is immediately named as the likely cause||Ebola is identified as the cause of the deaths even though people were seen pouring a substance into the water supply in a few areas.||After genetically-engineered mosquitoes were released, a Zika outbreak in Brazil was immediately blamed for increased cases of microcephaly. Later it was admitted that Zika was present in only a few of the microcephaly cases.|
|A new strain of the virus never seen before||A new strain of Ebola is seen that is more lethal than before because more of the virus is present than has been present in the past.||“New, different, and vastly more dangerous” strain|
|The virus travels an unbelievably long distance before becoming a threat||Approximately 1,700 confirmed cases from 1976 to 2013 in Uganda. Then there were more than 16,000 confirmed cases in 2014 in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, more than 2,900 miles away on the same continent. Amazingly, there were no Ebola outbreaks during the trip from Uganda to Sierra Leone.||It was discovered in Uganda in 1947, and an outbreak occurred in Brazil in 2015, more than 5,000 miles away, and across an ocean.|
|There is a patent on the virus||The CDC obtained a patent on one strain of Ebola virus in 2010.||The Rockefeller Foundation obtained a patent in 1947.|
|The virus can cause other conditions as well||Ebola is one of numerous viral hemorrhagic fevers.||The autoimmune syndrome called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, orADEM; and Guillain-Barre syndrome are identified as also caused by Zika.|
|The inaccurate PCR test is used for diagnosing the virus||CDC Director Frieden says Ebola is being diagnosed with a test that is “highly accurate. It’s a PCR test of blood.“||The PCR test is used to identify Zika. According to the inventor of the PCR test, the test can only measure the presence of a virus, not if a person is sick with it, or will become sick with it.|
|Wildly inaccurate predictions for the number of people that will become infected are made by the authorities||On 9/23/2014, the CDC predicted that Liberia and Sierra Leone would see550,000 to 1.4 million cases by late January 2015. In reality, there were approximately 22,500 cases by the end of January.||The WHO says 3 – 4 million could become infected in the Americas before the end of 2016.|
|The virus can be sexually transmitted, and lasts in semen 93 days, not 62 as originally thought||In 1995, lasts in semen 61 days; in 2014, lasts in semen more than 90 days||Lasts in semen 93 days, not 62 as originally thought|
|Some U. S. military members are exposed to the virus||Some of the 3,000 soldiers sent to assist in Ebola-infected areas had to go through quarantine after leaving Liberia. They were housed in a facility that had medical care equivalent to a nurses station, and family members were allowed to be with the soldiers. Why were they quarantined in this manner if they had potentially been exposed to a highly infectious disease?||33 members of the military have Zika, but they don’t know where they contracted it.|
|The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is involved||The Foundation partially funded the ZMapp treatment which is made from GMO mice antibodies and GMO tobacco plants. ZMapp imitates antibodies in a survivor’s blood that has been a treatment for more than 100 years. A company that will store survivors blood plasma and treat it with a never before tried pathogen inactivation system, that could carry other diseases like malaria, is also funded by the Foundation.||The genetically-engineered (GE) mosquitoes made by Oxitec, giving the MMR and DTP vaccines to pregnant women, and creating a vaccine to fight Zika are allfinanced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.|