There seems to be some discrepancies about how often microcephaly occurs as a result of Zika transmission.
From Activist post:
AP: ‘Brazilian officials said the babies with the defect [microcephaly] and their mothers are being tested to see if they had been infected. Six of the 270 confirmed microcephaly cases were found to have the [Zika] virus.’
Six out of 270 is not exactly headline grabbing.
Here are five quick points about the upcoming Zika virus agenda.
From Activist Post:
- Health agencies and reporters will mention cases of microcephaly in other countries, and they will automatically connect them to the Zika virus, or they will suggest there could be a connection.
- There will be more stories about the rush to develop a vaccine against Zika, the virus that hasn’t been proved to cause anything serious.
- Some independent researchers will continue to insist that Zika is actually a weaponized biowar virus.
- The truth here is: absence of evidence. On the one hand, the CDC and the World Health Organization will grudgingly admit it would be useful to assemble more hard evidence connecting Zika to microcephaly.
- Investigators and researchers will ignore the fact that there is a very real health crisis in Brazil, and it has existed for a long time.
The Zika virus is the buzzword disease for early 2016, let’s hope it will fade away like previous over-hyped “pandemics.”
Source: Activist Post