• What’s the truth about new disease spreading across Americas?
By James Spounias —
Horrific stories recently reverberated through the news cycle that Brazilian babies had been born with a condition called microcephaly, which results in “shrunken” brains. It was claimed that this terrible illness has been caused by the Zika virus, and that, now, this previously unheard-of virus has spread, with millions of people possibly affected.
Shocking pictures of innocent babies with obvious deformities struck fear into millions worldwide. However, the devastating imagery aside, the actual connection between the Zika virus and microcephaly has not been clearly established. As with most other hyped pandemics, the truth will not be found in establishment reporting or political grandstanding.
The Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus, transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. It was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It was later discovered in humans in 1952 in Uganda, and outbreaks were recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and the Pacific.
Symptoms of Zika include mild fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, and malaise or headache. They usually last for two to seven days, similar to the flu or some other illnesses.
Zika only recently made it to the big time of dangerous viruses because in Brazil it is now linked to microcephaly, which is a condition where a child has an underdeveloped, or a “shrunken,” brain.
Reporting has suggested that more than 4,000 babies born in Brazil since October 2015 may have microcephaly brought on by Zika, and the Brazilian government is taking measures to stamp out mosquitoes with massive mosquito-killing spraying campaigns. On February 1, WHO declared Zika a global emergency.
But how solid is the connection between Zika and microcephaly?
Reading between the lines of establishment reporting paints a different story. Washington Post journalists noted on January 29 that scientists who scrutinized 728 of the 4,180 cases found only 270 instances where Zika could possibly be linked, and the rationale for these 270 is less than solid.
The Post quoted researchers as saying: “It is possible that the number of cases of microcephaly with suspected relationship to Zika will be much less.” So said Esper Kallas, an infectious diseases specialist and professor of medicine at the University of São Paulo. “I think it will be less than a third of the possible cases that have been reported.”
Dr. Leslie Lobel, an Israeli establishment virologist who holds the chair of virology at Ben-Gurion Hospital, was quoted in the UK Guardian on February 17, saying “the evidence is not yet conclusive. . . . It’s not clear that what’s going on in Brazil is linked to the Zika virus. There’s no definitive proof that Zika is causing microcephaly. I believe the hysteria is way ahead of the research or the facts about the pathology surrounding this virus.”
Yet the fearmongering continues.
The question of what is causing microcephaly is a matter of differing opinions among those in the alternative news community.
Dr. Gary Kohls, a retired Duluth, Minnesota M.D., wrote in the Duluth’s Weekly Reader on February 11 that rather than Zika causing microcephaly, “it is Brazil’s desperate act of mandating that every pregnant women in Brazil—starting in early 2015—be inoculated with GlaxoSmithKline’s Tdap vaccine (a neurotoxic aluminum-containing vaccine that is supposed to prevent whooping cough). Pregnant women, trusting the wisdom of the public health agencies and also their physicians, took the shot (some right along with their mercury-containing flu shot) and, before the year was out, those deceived women began delivering an increased number of microcephalic babies with shrunken, underdeveloped brains and therefore shrunken skulls. What could possibly go wrong when neurotoxic heavy metals like aluminum or mercury (thimerosal) or lead get into the developing brains of fetuses, whose blood-brain barriers are at their most immature?”
Kohls is unafraid to make the connection between a vaccine given to pregnant women and microcephaly, but few in the establishment dare mention this possibility because of the power of Big Pharma and the vaccine indoctrination program that thrives on inflicting psychological terror on citizens of the world.
Another likely cause lies in the prolific use of a pesticide that has been applied to stamp out Zika-carrying mosquitos. An Argentine group called Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns (PCST) suspect that pyriproxyfen, a larvicide that disrupts the development of mosquito growth, is responsible for causing birth defects. Pyriproxyfen was added to drinking water in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, where Zika was prolific. Ironically, the pesticide is made by a Japanese subsidiary of Monsanto.
The PCST issued a report that stated, “Malformations detected in thousands of children from pregnant women living in areas where the Brazilian state added pyriproxyfen to drinking water are not a coincidence, even though the Ministry of Health places a direct blame on Zika virus for this damage, while trying to ignore its responsibility and ruling out the hypothesis of direct and cumulative chemical damage caused by years of endocrine and immunological disruption of the affected population.”
On February 14, the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul suspended the use of pyriproxyfen following the release of the PCST report.
This writer contacted Wayne Rhode, author of The Vaccine Court: The Dark Truth of America’s Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, for his opinion, given that Rhode has reviewed virtually every vaccine injury case in the United States and is now focusing on the global effects of vaccination. From Rhode’s perspective, there seems to be a “very mixed pattern of pesticide use for crops and also for mosquitoes in the U.S. in proximity to known microcephaly births. Could it be that microcephaly is a genetic disorder that needs an environmental trigger?”
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Rhode questioned the motive and wisdom of promoting the connection between Zika and microcephaly, stating, “I wonder if we are now entering into a new order of Pharma and WHO/CDC creating and embellishing outbreaks to create vaccines as a means to get their hands on government money with no questions asked?” The question answers itself, fitting another example of the Big Pharma-Big Government agenda.
Other issues linger. As more information comes forth, genetically modified mosquitoes and broad use of pesticides as well as social behavior among pregnant women in Brazil may all rise to the level of notable factors bringing this dreadful condition to the innocent.
James Spounias is the president of Carotec Inc., originally founded by renowned radio show host and alternative health expert Tom Valentine and his wife, Carole. To receive a free issue of Carotec Health Report—a monthly newsletter loaded with well-researched and reliable alternative health information—please write Carotec, P.O. Box 9919, Naples, FL 34101 or call 1-800-522-4279. Also included will be a list of the high-quality health supplements Carotec recommends.
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