Zika Puzzling Scientists

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/the_americas/scientists-are-bewildered-by-zikas-path-across-latin-america/2016/10/25/5e3a992c-9614-11e6-9cae-2a3574e296a6_story.html

The latest saga in the Zika Chronicles is that the Post states scientists are bewildered that Zika is

“not producing the wave of fetal deformities so widely feared….”

For those of you just tuning in, please read: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/03/08/fixation-on-zikapolio/.     The take home: 80% of those with Zika don’t even know they have it and 1 out of every 5 will have mild symptoms that last a week.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/07/17/zika-in-the-land-of-oz/.  The take home: Brazil has been using WHOLE-CELL pertussis vaccines on impoverished pregnant women in the 27th, 36th, and up to 20 days of expected birth date. There is NO SIGN OF ZIKA in many cases of microcephaly and over 40 countries have Zika with no increased microcephaly. Brazil was spraying pyriproxyfen, a pyridine-based pesticide, on drinking water used by the affected population for 18 months prior to the microcephaly outbreak directly in that area. The transmission cycles for Zika in the U.S. is near zero.

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/04/08/zika-ebola-zombies-and-the-cdc/.  The take home: Based on TWO fetal tissue samples, the CDC has stated that Zika causes microcephaly. Meanwhile Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed villages Argentina debunk this theory altogether and state it’s more likely that the pesticides and vaccines are causing the issue.

The Post admits that 75% of babies born with microcephaly are in northeastern Brazil, a highly impoverished region where nutritional deficiencies are the norm not the exception. Of course they are looking for other viruses to blame but quietly mention that environmental, genetic, or immunological factors – of coursecombined with Zika may be issues.

Although they are puzzled, researchers and health officials remain cautious about the low U.N. numbers showing just 142 cases of birth defects linked to Zika outside Brazil. The article admits that the condition was initially over diagnosed.

Ernesto Marques, originally from Northern Brazil, is now an epidemiologist at the University of Pittsburgh who states that the focus on Zika has changed from causing microcephally to being a smoking gun. He admits they don’t know who is pulling the trigger, but true to form he is working on a vaccine. As for what is pulling the trigger, he hypothesizes that northern Brazilian mothers might have fewer antibodies to Zika or perhaps that sexual habits and hygiene play a role. Researchers state it will take years to identify the dangers.

I say the one armed man did it.

Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine is complaining that they can’t even count how many actual people were infected because Congress didn’t approve Zika funding.

Now that’s the wisest thing I’ve heard all day.

Hotez is actually holding his breath to see what happens in the next few months.

Well, Peter, while you are holding your breath for something that isn’t going to happen, there are bodies piling up on the side of the road of people with tick borne illnesses that can’t get diagnosed, can’t get proper treatment, and if they miraculously do their medical insurance won’t cover a red cent.  Those who are chronically infected may lose everything trying to defeat an illness(es) that necessitates years of treatment.  
http://wapo.st/2c8cGiE  Here we have Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan accusing the Senate of “partisan filibustering” by not approving Zika funding.  Mr. Ryan you’ve been in Washington for too long and have obviously forgotten your fellow Wisconsinites who are contracting TBI’s at an alarming rate.

Zika isn’t even on the radar here.