MANY OF MY READERS HAVE QUESTIONS AND ANXIETY OVER THE POSSIBLITY OF A ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION. LETS TAKE A UNBIASED LOOK AT THE ZIKA VIRUS AND ITS POTENTIAL TO HARM HUMANS WHO HAVE BECOME INFECTED.

THE ZIKA VIRUS WAS FIRST ISOLATED IN THE ZIKA FOREST OF UGANDA IN 1947. FIRST HUMAN INFECTION WAS DOCUMENTED IN 1952. IN 1952 SCIENTISTS  IN UGANDA , NIGERIA AND INDIA TESTED LOCAL POPULATIONS AND FOUND A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OR MORE THAN 50 PERCENT ALREADY HAD ANTIBODIES TO THE VIRUS. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO 2007 ONLY 14 CASES OF PATIENTS WITH ZIKA WERE RECORDED WORLDWIDE.

THE HOST FOR THE ZIKA VIRUS IS NOT HUMANS BUT RATHER MONKEYS AND INFECTIONS WERE RARELY NOTED TO SPILL INTO HUMAN POPULATIONS.

THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION SET UP CAGES WITH RHESUS MONKEYS THAT CONTRACTED THE VIRUS. THEY CLAIM IT WAS NEVER PATENTED DESPITE REPORTS TO THE CONTRARY

ZIKA VIRUS IS IN THE FLAVIVIRUS FAMILY WHICH ALSO INCLUDES YELLOW FEVER, DENGUE, WEST NILE VIRUS AND JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS . FLAVIVIRUSES ARE A TYPE OF ARBOVIRUS MEANING IT COMES FROM THE BITE OF AN ARTHROPOD USUALLY A MOSQUITO OR A TICK. FLAVI IN LATIN MEANS YELLOW AND IS SO NAMED AFTER THE YELLOW FEVER VIRUS WHICH CAUSES JAUNDICE AND HENCE THE YELLOW COLOR OF ITS VICTIMS.

THE MOSQUITOES THAT TRANSMIT THE VIRUS ARE THE AEDES TYPE MOSQUITOES WHICH ARE DAYTIME ACTIVE NOT NIGHTTIME.  THERE ARE TWO PRINCIPAL TYPES OF AEDES MOSQUITOES: A. AEGYPTI AND A.ALBOPICTUS : THESE TWO ARE ALSO KNOWN AS THE YELLOW FEVER MOSQUITO AND THE TIGER MOSQUITO.

AEDES MOSQUITOS ONLY LIVE IN TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL AREAS, ALTHOUGH THEY MAY BE SLOWLY ADAPTING TO COOLER CLIMATES. THESE AEDES MOSQUITOES SPREAD ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF FLAVIVIRUSES. ONLY THE FEMALE VIRUSES BITE FOR BLOOD WHICH SHE NEEDS TO MATURE HER EGGS. THESE MOSQUITOES NEVER TRAVEL FARTHER THAN 300 FEET FROM THEIR BIRTH PLACE.

ZIKA VIRUS IS SPREAD BY MOSQUITO BITES, SEXUALLY, FROM MOTHER TO FETUS AND TRANSFUSIONS. NOTE THE SEX CAN BE ORAL , ANAL OR VAGINAL FOR THE TRANSMISSION TO TAKE PLACE. IT IS BASICALLY SPREAD BY MOSQUITO TO HUMAN TO MOSQUITO IN A CYCLE.

THE RO OR REPRODUCTIVE NUMBER (WHICH MEASURES THE INFECTIVENESS OR TRANSMISSIBILITY OF AN INFECTION IS 1.4 TO 6.6 MEANING FOR EVERY ONE HUMAN INFECTED THE POTENTIAL IS THERE FOR INFECTION OF 1.4 TO 6.6  NEW PATIENTS.  THIS NUMBER OF COURSE WILL GO DOWN ONCE A POPULATION DEVELOPS IMMUNITY . IT IS BELIEVED THAT AN INITIAL INFECTION MOST LIKELY CONFERS LIFETIME IMMUNITY FROM REINFECTION.

SYMPTOMS OF ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION:  80 PERCENT OF INFECTED PEOPLE HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. OF THE REMAINING 20 PERCENT THE VIRUS CAUSES VERY MILD SYMPTOMS OF JOINT ACHES, FEVER , HEADACHE RED EYES AND A MACULOPAPULAR RASH.

TIMELINE OF THE BRAZILIAN INFECTION:

MAY 2015 ; FIRST ZIKA CASES REPORTED IN BRAZIL

OCTOBER 2015 : COLUMBIA REPORTS ITS FIRST LOCAL CASES.

OCTOBER 2015: BRAZIL REPORTS UNUSUALLY HIGH NUMBER OF MICROCEPHALY NEWBORNS.

NOVEMBER 2015 : WHO GIVES ITS FIRST WARNING TO WATCH FOR MICROCEPHALY CASES.

JANUARY 2016 : BRAZIL SHOCKS THE WORLD BY ANOUNCING 4,783 NEW CASES OF MICROCEPHALY AND NEWBORNS WITH DAMAGED CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS. IN THE PRIOR 14 YEARS THEY HAD ONLY 163 CASES OF MICROCEPHALY. THEIR DATA COLLECTION WAS POOR AND THE DEF. OF MICROCEPHALY USED BY THE DOCS WAS INCONSISTENT. HOW BAD WAS THE DATA COLLECTION , WITHIN ONE MONTH THAT NUMBER WAS REDUCED TO 404 CASES OF MICROCEPHALY AND OF THOSE ONLY 17 HAD EVIDENCE OF ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION. 96 PERCENT OF THE CASES HAD NO CONNECTION AT ALL TO ZIKA VIRUS INFECTIONS.   AT THE SAME TIME IN COLUMBIA THERE WERE OVER 12,000 CASES OF ZIKA VIRUS WITH NO MICROCEPHALY.

90 PERCENT OF ZIKA VIRUS INFECTIONS HAVE OCCURRED IN ONE SECTION OF BRAZIL , A VERY POOR PROVINCE IN THE NORTHEAST CORNER.  THE ZIKA VIRUS HAS SPREAD ALL OVER BRAZIL , BUT THE MICROCEPHALY HAS NOT. THIS REGION IS POOR AND USES A LARGE AMOUNT OF BANNED PESTICIDES IN  ITS AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION.

LETS LOOK AT THE KNOWN CAUSES OF MICROCEPHALY.  MALNUTRITION IS KNOWN TO CAUSE M. ESP DIETS LOW IN ZINC AND VITAMIN A , BOTH OF WHICH ARE CRITICAL FOR BRAIN DEVELOPMENT.  TOXIN EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY ESPECIALLY FROM PESTICIDE , LARVACIDE AND HERBICIDE USE. INFECTIONS DURING PREGNANCY INCLUDING CYTOMEGALOVIRUS , TOXOPLASMOSIS AND RUBELLA TO NAME A FEW.  ALCOHOL AND RADIATION EXPOSURE DURING PREGNANCY AND OXYGEN DEPRIVATION ALL LEAD TO M. IT CAN ALSO BE GENETIC WITH PREMATURE FUSION OF THE SKULL BONES. ANOTHER POSSIBLE CAUSE IS VACCINATIONS OF MOTHERS WHO ARE PREGNANT.

THE PRESS IS NOT REPORTING THAT THE USUAL NUMBER OF CASES OF MICROCEPHALY IN THE USA WITHOUT ZIKA VIRUS IS AN INCREDIBLE 25,000 CASES A YEAR, EVEN WHEN YOU ADJUST FOR POPULATIONS THE USA HAS A RATE 40 X THAT OF BRAZIL.

LET’S LOOK AT THE USE OF PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES  AND LARVACIDES IN BRAZIL.  FIRST OF ALL , IN THESE IMPOVERISHED AREAS THE USE OF MASKS, GLOVES AND ANY KIND OF PROTECTION IS ALMOST NON EXISTENT. THE PEOPLE ARE TOO POOR TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THESE PROTECTIONS.

ABOUT 2014   A MONSANTO SUBSIDIARY BEGAN PUTTING A LARVICIDE KNOWN AS PYRIPROXYFEN DIRECTLY INTO THE WATER SUPPLY IN BRAZIL, IT IS KNOWN TO BE AN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTER  AND THE CAUSE OF BIRTH DEFECTS.

ANOTHER COMMONLY USED CHEMICAL IN BRAZIL IS THE HERBICIDE  ATRAZINE. IN THE USA THIS IS THE SECOND MOST COMMON HERBICIDE ONLY SURPASSED BY ROUNDUP OR GLYPHOSATE. IN THE USA IT IS USED ON LAWNS, FARMS AND ON HALF OF OUR CORN CROP. IT IS KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS BUT ITS PARENT COMPANY SYNGENTA (FORMERLY KNOWN AS NOVARTIS) SUPPRESSED THIS RESEARCH AND TRIED TO DISCREDIT THE SCIENTIST IT ORIGINALLY HIRED .  IN BRAZIL ITS USE IS WIDESPREAD, ESP ON TOMATO CROPS WHERE ITS UNPROTECTED WORKERS HAVE A RATE OF MISCARRIAGE OF 71 PERCENT AS WELL AS AN 11 PERCENT RATE OF MENTAL RETARDATION.  ATRAZINE WAS SO DANGEROUS THAT IT WAS BANNED IN THE EUROPEAN UNION IN 2005, BUT IS STILL WIDELY USED IN THE UNITED STATES.

NEO-NICOTINOID INSECTICIDES:  THESE ARE ALSO CALLED NEONICS, ARE A CLASS OF NEURO TOXIC INSECTICIDES THAT ARE SIMILAR TO NICOTINE.  THIS IS THE SAME CLASS OF INSECTICIDES THAT APPEAR TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HONEY BEE COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER AS WELL AS WIDESPREAD KILLING OF BIRDS DUE TO LOSS OF INSECTS FOR FOOD. SINCE 2013 THEIR USE IN EUROPE HAS BEEN SEVERELY RESTRICTED, BUT VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE US CORN CROP IS SPRAYED WITH IT.  IT IS KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS IN BABIES AND CHILDREN. SINCE OCTOBER OF 2012 BRAZIL HAS BEEN USING THIS VIA AERIAL SPRAYING OF ITS CROPS. THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PEDIATRICS AS OF 2016 NOW REPORTS THAT AFTER AERIAL SPRAYING EACH SUMMER TO COMBAT MOSQUITOES THERE WAS A 25 PERCENT INCREASE IN AUTISM AND NEUROLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT.

VACCINES AS A SOURCE OF MICROCEPHALY HAS ALSO BEEN RAISED. THE WHOOPING COUGH OR PERTUSSIS VACCINE HAS BEEN MANDATORY IN BRAZIL  AND THERE HAS BEEN MASS VACCINATIONS OF PREGNANT WOMEN. THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS WARNS OF TDAP VACCINES CAUSING BRAIN INFLAMMATION AND DAMAGE IN INFANTS AS WELL AS MICROCEPHALY AND HEPATOMEGALY. THESE VACCINES ARE KNOWN TO BE POTENTIALLY NEUROTOXIC.

OTHER POTENTIAL PROBLEMS COULD BE FROM GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED IN BRAZIL FROM GRANTS FROM THE BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION. WIDESPREAD USE OF ROUNDUP, GMO FOODS, CHEMICAL EXPOSURES FROM BRAZILS LARGE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, WIDESPREAD ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE, MALNUTRITION OF EXTREME POVERTY AND EXPOSURE TO CMV, RUBELLA AND TOXOPLASMOSIS DURING PREGNANCY.

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE USA TO COMBAT ZIKA:

AREAS WHERE THERE HAVE BEEN OUTBREAKS , THERE HAVE BEEN AERIAL SPRAYING SUCH AS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, CAUSING WIDESPREAD BENEFICIAL INSECT DEATH INCLUDING HONEY BEE COLONIES. IN MIAMI THERE WERE FOUR CASES OF ANTIBODY POSITIVE ZIKA THAT THEY COULD NOT INDENTIFY THE SOURCE SUCH AS SEX PARNTER ETC. THOUSANDS OF MOSQUITOES WERE COLLECTED AND NOT ONE WAS FOUND TO BE POSITIVE FOR ZIKA. THE AEDES MOSQUITOES THAT CARRY ZIKA NEVER TRAVEL FURTHER THAN 300 FEET FROM THEIR PLACE OF BIRTH, YET A TEN SQUARE MILE AREA OF MIAMI WAS AERIAL SPRAYED WITH THESE KNOWN TOXIINS.

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED BY CONGRESS TO COMBAT ZIKA WITH AERIAL SPRAYING AND ALSO IS GOING TO BE GIVEN TO BIG PHARMA TO DEVELOP A VACCINE FOR A NON EXISTENT THREAT.  THE PESTICIDE THEY ARE AERIAL SPRAYING IS NALED (DIBROM) WHICH IS TOXIC TO THE NERVOUS SYSTEM , IN LAB ANIMALS JUST EXPOSED TO NALED FOR THREE DAYS DURING THEIR PREGNANCY HAVE A 15 PERCENT REDUCTION IN BRAIN SIZE OR MICROCEPHALY STARTING. IT IS ALSO KNOWN TO CAUSE BRAIN, PANCREATIC CANCERS AND LEUKEMIA IN CHILDREN. NALED WAS BANNED IN EUROPE IN 2005 AND EVEN PUERTO RICO REFUSED TO HAVE IT SPRAYED AERIALLY.  IT ALSO CAUSED BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR AND DETERIORATION OF MEMORY IN ADDITION TO ASTHMA AND RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.

WHAT WE BASICALLY ARE DOING IS POISONING OUR OWN POPULATION IN AN ATTEMPT TO CONTROL A VIRUS THAT IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES IS PROBABLY ONLY TRANSMITTED SEXUALLY OR VIA BIRTH OR TRANSFUSIONS. IN ADDITION TO WHICH THERE APPEARS TO BE ABSOLUTELY NO CONVINCING EVIDENCE OF ZIKA VIRUS BEING THE CAUSE OF THESE CASES OF MICROCEPHALY. EVEN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) CANNOT BRING THEMSELVES TO SAY THAT ZIKA IS THE CAUSE OF MICROCEPHALY , THEY INSTEAD SAY THERE IS  A POSSIBLE LINK TO MICROCEPHALY BUT NOT THE CAUSE.

I THINK OUR HYSTERIA OVER THE ZIKA VIRUS IS A COLLECTIVE LUNACY THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO MEDICAL EVIDENCE AS THE CAUSE OF MICROCEPHALY, BUT RATHER IT CAN BE EASILY EXPLAINED BY OBJECTIVELY LOOKING AT THE KNOWN CAUSES AND THEIR PERFECT STORM IN BRAZIL.

ZIKA IS A HARMLESS VIRUS THAT IS TOTALLY WITHOUT SYMPTOMS IN OVER EIGHTY PERCENT OF THOSE INFECTED . THE REMAINING TWENTY PERCENT HAVE A VERY MILD VIRAL SYNDROME THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE ANY MEDICAL TREATMENT AT ALL.  IN MY OPINION THERE IS NO MEDICALLY PROVEN LINK BETWEEN ZIKA INFECTION AND ANY SEVERE MEDICAL PROBLEMS.  THE DRUG COMPANIES HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN SPREADING THIS HYSTERIA FOR WHICH THEY WILL BE REWARDED WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN RESEARCH MONEY AND A POTENTIAL PIPLELINE OF NEW VACCINES THAT CAN BE SOLD TO GOVERNMENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD. THEY ALONG WITH CHEMICAL COMPANIES WILL ALSO HAVE A NEW MARKET FOR PESTICIDES TO KILL INSECTS OF ALL TYPES. THE SAD IRONY OF THIS ALL IS THAT THE VERY CURE THEY ARE PROMOTING WILL CAUSE WIDESPREAD NEUROLOGICAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS INCLUDING MICROCEPHALY.

 

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