| Zika virus |
(Virus, Disease, Public Health Emergency of International Concern)
Scary colorized computer-created image of alleged Zika virus
|Interest of||• Michael Callahan|
• Robert Malone
|Rare disease that was heavily hyped by Big Pharma. The symptoms might equally plausible be misdiagnosed effects from chemical pollution.|
Zika is a virus spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes. Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947. Since the 1950s, it has been known to occur within a narrow equatorial belt from Africa to Asia. From 2007 to 2016, the virus spread eastward, across the Pacific Ocean to the Americas, leading to the 2015–2016 Zika virus epidemic.
The infection, known as Zika fever or Zika virus disease, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever As of 2016, the illness cannot be prevented by medications or vaccines. ZIKV can spread from a pregnant woman to her baby. This can result in microcephaly, severe brain malformations, and other birth defects. ZIKV infections in adults may result rarely in Guillain–Barré syndrome.
In January 2016, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued travel guidance on affected countries, including the use of enhanced precautions, and guidelines for pregnant women including considering postponing travel. Other governments or health agencies also issued similar travel warnings, while Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, El Salvador, and Jamaica advised women to postpone getting pregnant until more is known about the risks. 
Public Health Emergency of International Concern
Zika received huge attention around 2015-2016, when the WHO declared it a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern" when some governments advised women to postpone getting pregnant for an indeterminate period "until more is known about the risks". While the disease often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever, the most sensationalized claim around the pandemic was a mother-to-child transmission during pregnancy, leading to microcephaly (small brain) in babies.
Problems with official narrative
Environmental pollution and/or other diseases often are the real causes for the microcephaly, and are relegated to third rail topics by Big Pharma. For example, the use of pesticides in Brazil grew by more than 162 percent from 2000 to 2012, and these were more powerful, stronger pesticides.
Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Brazil
In 2012, a few years before the 2016 epidemic, the UK company Oxitec released genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild. The GM 'sterile' mosquitoes, were intended to tackle the spread of dengue fever and malaria, were released in Brazil, Malaysia, India and the Cayman Islands, aiming to wipe out as much as 80 per cent of the Aedes aegypti species, which are the primary carrier of Zika.
The company had developed a male mosquito named OX513A, programmed to die before adulthood unless it was grown in water that contained the antibiotic tetracycline. Batches of the sterile OX513A would be allowed to live and mate with females; however, their male and female offspring would inherit the "kill" programming and die, thus limiting population growth.
A few years later, there were claims the genetically modified mosquitoes could have sparked Zika outbreak. The company denied the allegations.
Release of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in the United States
Oxitec planned to release over 750 million genetically modified male mosquitoes into the Florida Keys in 2021 and 2022. The plan received final approval from local authorities in August 2020, against the objection of many local residents and a coalition of environmental advocacy groups. The mosquito also won federal approval to be released into Harris County, Texas, beginning in 2021.
The new male mosquito, OX5034, is programmed to kill only female mosquitoes, with males surviving for multiple generations and passing along the modified genes to subsequent male offspring.
|Sasha Latypova||“The perpetrators desperately, at all cost, need you to to believe that "mutating viruses in a lab" achieves some scary result, that then can be "leaked". That anyone can do it, even a PhD student in their garage. That our enemies are doing it and will "release" a super scary bug any time now, unless the Government is "prepared" by making a stockpile of "predictive vaccines" that can be deployed in DAYS after a new scary virus is detected in China. Or Timbuktu.|
It is, however, a narrative. There is no way to "mutate viruses" in a lab in the way they all imply - to artificially make them deadlier and more transmissible at the same time. This is a propaganda fairytale with a very specific goal. You should be very concerned about any person (on "their" side or "ours") who repeats it with a serious face.
|Sasha Latypova||27 January 2023|
- "The Emergence of Zika Virus as a Global Health Security Threat: A Review and a Consensus Statement of the INDUSEM Joint working Group (JWG)"
- "WHO and experts prioritise vaccines, diagnostics and innovative vector control tools for Zika R&D"
- "PAHO Statement on Zika Virus Transmission and Prevention"