Staff Writer, DL Mullan
Zika Virus / CDC
The new government scare tactic this year has been the Zika Virus out of South America.
When one goes to the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) website and reads the article, Zika: The Basics of the Virus and How to Protect Against It, the reader is given information and the standard statement of:
However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects.
Yet when a reader looks further, the CDC's own page about the Zika Virus: Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment, information pertaining to pregnancy and associated brain issues are all but nonexistent.
If the reader looks closely at the CDC's information about Zika, one sees a few reoccurring points:
- Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.
- The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).
- The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
- Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.
So if the disease is mild and resolves itself and the host is protected from future infections after one bout, then why is the CDC pushing the fear and hype?
Shouldn't all women of child-bearing age infect themselves in a bid to protect themselves and future pregnancies if this information were the case?
Or has the CDC become so corrupted by the pharmaceutical industry that a push for vaccines means kickbacks for a chosen few and bad science for the rest of us?