The CDC is now stating Zika under certain conditions may be sexually transmitted, as well as through breast milk. According to the Associated Press: “Health officials say a person in Texas has become infected with the Zika virus through sex, in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States amid the current outbreak in Latin America.”
Now that’s a head scratcher.
So, all it takes is one case with Zika while thousands of cases of borrelia infected couples are told by the same CDC that it isn’t an STD and it isn’t congenital, even though it’s a spirochete very similar to Syphilis and researchers have found it in semen and vaginal secretions? Reference: The Journal of Investigative Medicine 2014; 62:280-281.
Am I missing something?
Zika, associated with a serious birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads (microcephaly), is a zoonotic disease similar to Lyme Disease and is transmitted from animals to humans through mosquitoes. Global health officials have said, however, that as many as 80% of people exposed to the virus have little to no symptoms.
So why is there such a big scare? One word: vaccines.
According to the CDC, 95% of people with the poliovirus have no symptoms. http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/details.asp?pid=1952 Less than 1% will develop any sort of paralysis, and of those less than 10% result in death. http://www.globalhealth.gov/global-health-topics/communicable-diseases/polio/
But, have you ever heard those statistics before?
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has already publicly declared war on Zika and the mosquitoes that carry the virus. And yet, 80% of people with Zika will not have symptoms. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only about 1 out of every five infected will become ill with mild symptoms such as fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis, lasting for several days to a week. http://www.cdc.gov/zika/symptoms/
Is that what you’ve been reading?
According to Marilyn Roossinck, PhD, professor of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology and Biology at Penn State at University Park, we have loads of viruses within us and they don’t harm us at all, in fact they can be beneficial. http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/02/viruses-always-the-easy-scapegoat/ In this link, Marco Caceres makes a valid point, “Why are we assuming that Zika is any threat to us at all?” and “What other things going on in Brazil could be causing the epidemic of microcephaly there?”
A very probable answer is that Tdap vaccines were mandated for all pregnant women in Brazil in late 2014. http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2016/02/tdap-vaccinations-for-all-pregnant-women-in-brazil-mandated-in-late-2014/ In 2011, with little evidence proving safety, the CDC instituted a similar universal vaccine policy for all pregnant women here in the U.S.
The CVE report listed the following ingredients in the GSK/Butantan Institute Tdap vaccine:
Diphtheria toxoid—not less than 2 International Units (IU)
Tetanus toxoid—not less than 20 International Units (IU)
Bordetella pertussis antigen
Pertussis toxoid—8 mcg
Filamentous haemagglutinin—8 mcg
Adsorbed hydrated aluminum hydroxide (Al (OH ) 3) and aluminum phosphate (AlPO4)
Excipients: aluminum hydroxide , aluminum phosphate , sodium chloride and water for injection. Contains formaldehyde residues, polysorbate 80 and glycine http://www.cve.saude.sp.gov.br/htm/imuni/pdf/IF14_VAC_DTpa.pdf
GSK’s Tdap product is internationally known under the brand name Refortrix® or, more commonly, Boostrix®), and it has been licensed in Brazil for more than a decade.7 In addition to the ingredients listed above for Boostrix, the following growth medium and process ingredients are used in manufacturing the vaccine:
modified Latham medium derived from bovine casein
Fenton medium containing bovine extract
Stainer-Scholte liquid medium
aluminum hydroxide http://vaccines.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=005206#header_tdap
Anybody notice all the aluminum?
According to GSK, neither the safety nor effectiveness of Boostrix have been established in pregnant women. The package insert for Boostrix reads: A developmental toxicity study has been performed in female rats at a dose approximately 40 times the human dose (on a mL/kg basis) and revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus due to BOOSTRIX. Animal fertility studies have not been conducted with BOOSTRIX. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, BOOSTRIX should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed. And yet the Brazilian government has been vaccinating tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of pregnant women in its country during the past year. A large portion of these pregnancies are occurring in Brazil’s northeastern region, notably in the state of Pernambuco—the country’s fastest growing population center. https://www.gsksource.com/pharma/content/dam/GlaxoSmithKline/US/en/Prescribing_Information/Boostrix/pdf/BOOSTRIX.PDF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1FkOj1nJWk Barbara Loe Fisher of NVIC (Approx 8 min) “Even with super high pertussis vaccine coverage in America and other countries like the Netherlands, Australia, Finland and Canada, whooping cough disease cannot be prevented. There are two main reasons for this fact.
First, pertussis vaccines widely used since the 1950’s have not prevented whooping cough disease from circulating in vaccinated populations. Unknown numbers of children and adults, who have gotten all government recommended pertussis shots, can and do develop whooping cough or are carriers without symptoms.
Because pertussis vaccine immunity is only temporary and does not last, health officials are now telling teenagers and adults to get more booster shots. But that is not going to matter if scientific evidence that B. pertussis organisms have mutated and become vaccine-resistant turns out to be correct.
A second important reason is that another Bordetella organism — parapertussis — also can cause whooping cough. B. parapertussis symptoms, while often milder, can look exactly like B. pertussis. But doctors rarely recognize or test for parapertussis. And there is NO vaccine for parapertussis.
The DTaP vaccine given 5 times to children under age 6 and booster doses for teenagers and adults does not protect against whooping cough caused by B. parapertussis. In highly vaccinated countries like the U.S., parpertussis is on the rise and it is estimated that perhaps 30 percent or more of whooping cough disease is actually caused by parapertussis!”
So, back to Zika. Could this outbreak of microcephaly have more to do with vaccinating vulnerable pregnant women with the DTap vaccine than the Zika virus. I think so, considering Zika has been around for decades but the Brazilian mandated vaccine has been around for about as long as the gestational period. Food for thought.