In the April 2016 Vol. 57 No.3 AARP Bulletin, CDC epidemiologist and director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tom Frieden, was interviewed by Bulletin senior health editor, Candy Sagon.

True to form, he stated Zika keeps him up at night.

Sagon pointed out that prescription overdoses and car fatalities kill more people than Zika or Ebola and questioned if the media is overplaying Zika.

Ya think?

But the next part is why I am gaining more white hairs every day.  He stated,

“We’ve never before identified a mosquito-borne infection than can cause fetal malformations.”  

If you have not read about the Zika virus, please go here:

The Zika virus has been known as a mild virus that’s been around for over 40 years.  Eighty percent of those infected don’t even know they have it, and one in five will have mild symptoms (fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis) lasting up to a week.

A report published by the Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Villages of Argentina debunks the theory that the increase in microcephaly is due to Zika and that it’s more likely due to pyriproxyfen being sprayed on the drinking water.  Another possibility is the Brazilian DTap mandate for pregnant women all the way up to 20 days before birth.

Please understand that Frieden is extrapolating that Zika causes microcephaly due to the results of 2 fetal tissue samples.  That’s right, two samples.

What I want to know is why the CDC has embraced a normally mild tropical virus causing fetal malformations but they deny MSIDS (multi systemic infectious disease syndrome or Lyme with friends) patients, that are infected with numerous pathogens and viruses, can have babies with birth defects.

There seems to be a bizarre disconnect.

Almost prophetically he moves to vaccines and stated that,

“…the simple fact is that the best way to protect yourself against the flu is still to get a flu shot.”

I do believe I could write their script they are so predictable.

Please, if you have not read up on vaccinations, take the time to educate yourself, particularly if you have MSIDS:  and  If there is ever a time to scrutinize everything going into your body, it’s when you are chronically infected with a burden of pathogens and viruses that your body isn’t on top of.

When Frieden was questioned about what was learned from the 2014 Ebola outbreak, he stated,

“As soon as we get new information, we adjust our guidelines to address, with the best available information, how best to protect Americans.”

Now that’s an interesting statement considering the CDC Lyme guidelines, last updated in 2006, have officially been removed from the National Guidelines Clearinghouse because they did not meet the NGC’s criteria.

The CDC seems quite concerned about updating the Zika and Ebola guidelines with the “best available information,”even though mosquitos in the US aren’t able to contain or transmit the virus, and there were only 4 cases of Ebola in the U.S. all of whom recovered but one, but are not concerned about the 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease/MSIDS diagnosed each year right here in the U.S.A.

It’s a head scratcher isn’t it?

Perhaps Lyme/MSIDS isn’t sexy, obscure and provocative like strange tropical diseases, but it’s causing thousands and thousands to go through life like zombies.

And speaking of zombies, the interview was completed when Sagon made a reference to the TV show The Walking Dead, where the CDC was portrayed as a safe haven from zombies. 

What irony.


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