ZIKA Virus – A Bit of Perspective

WHO – the Zika Virus has infected over 4 million, 1.5 million in the Americas alone. It has been reported in Portugal, Puerto Rico, Brazil, US, Canada, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, the Virgin Islands, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbeans and Italy.

If you are infected by a mosquito, you have a 20% chance of getting the virus. A person can not spread the virus to another person, it can only spread by being bitten. It’s symptoms are general flu-like symptoms that last a few days. There is only a potential health risk if you are pregnant. If you are pregnant there is a chance your baby could develop microcephaly – an abnormality wherein the babies head is significantly smaller than normal. Despite the fact that the CDC has dealt with Zika for almost fifty years, they actually have no data on pregnancies and the virus, or their possible correlation, it is a guess.

Brazil is the only country to report an increase of microcephaly cases from about 150 last year (2014) to over 3800 in 2015. Of the 3800, about 134 have been confirmed to relate to Zika. That represents a risk of .000033.  However, even while they speculate the 134 count is a result of the Zika virus, it is not an actual fact because no one has done any extensive study on the correlation given other factors are known to cause the defect. These other known causes of microcephaly include; exposure to Rubella, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus, severe malnutrition and exposure to alcohol, drugs or toxic chemicals. These are known precursors. The mosquito is – at this point – still a guess.

The Zika virus does not kill.

WHO – When Ebola initially struck in 2013, WHO estimated the number of potential infections and death to reach 1.4 million. Media experts were dire with warnings that this would be massive, like the Plague, with the potential of making a devastating impact on the population of Africa.

Reality. There have been 28,637 cases and 11,315 deaths. But, most prominently, a vaccine was developed by a handful of countries across the world looking to capitalize on the fear and the profits of a worldwide mandatory innoculation.

Perspective:

-Three times as many people die each year in automobile accidents – in just the US.

-Nearly five times as many people die each year from colon cancer – in just the US.

-Over 600,000 die of heart disease each year – in just the US.

-The number of people that die each year from the flu tops out at just under 50,000 – in just the US

The number of babies aborted and put to death worldwide – 40-50 million EVERY YEAR

But WHO sees an opportunity for profit and spreads hysteria. Already the major pharmaceuticals are ramping up to find a vaccine that can be mandatory.  The pharma industry needs new plagues and flu’s to keep their bottom line intact.  It’s business.

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