The Zika-carrying mosquitos are coming!
Never fear! The government is handing out free bug spray and condoms!
“The D.C. Department of Health will distribute free Zika virus prevention kits in all eight wards Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (See below for a full list of kit pickup locations.)
“In addition to educational materials, each kit will include insect repellent, condoms and mosquito dunks. You can put mosquito dunks in ponds, puddles or other standing water to kill off mosquito eggs…” Continue reading: DC Department of Health Giving Out Free Bug Spray, Condoms to Fight Spread of Zika http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/health/DC-Department-of-Health-Fights-Zika-With-Free-Bug-Spray-and-Condoms-Prevention-Mosquito-378831261.html
“Just a day after a new study came out suggesting that the Zika-carrying mosquito could make its way to New York this summer, Governor Cuomo announced a six-point action plan for tackling the virus in the state, where there have been 49 cases of Zika so far.
“Though a relatively mild virus in most people who contract it, Zika is thought to be more of a risk for pregnant women, as there is evidence that it may lead to birth defects in newborns. As such, the state will give pregnant women free “Zika Protection Kits” containing insect repellent, educational materials, larvicide tablets, and condoms, as the disease can be transmitted sexually.
“The state will also distribute 100,000 larvicide tablets in target regions, of which New York City is one. The tablets can be dissolved in permanent places of standing water, such as flower pots, which are the ideal breeding environment for the Aedes albopictus mosquito…” Continue reading: Cuomo Will Hand Out Condoms & Bug Spray As Part Of Zika Prevention Effort http://gothamist.com/2016/03/18/cuomo_will_hand_out_condoms_and_bug.php
Mosquito dunks? Larvicide tablets? Isn’t larvicide what doctors said caused the microcephaly?
Estafany Perreira holds her nephew David Henrique Ferreira, 5 months, who has microcephaly, on January 25, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
“The microcephaly outbreak in Brazil, which coincided with the spread of the Zika virus, continues to stun the world, even months after the incident was first reported.
“Pregnant women all over the world have been advised to take caution. The Zika virus infection has been linked to newborn babies with the birth defect microcephaly. This is a congenital condition in which babies are born with unusually tiny heads.
“The notion, however, has recently been challenged by a group of Argentine physicians. The group suspects that the Zika virus is not to blame for the rise in microcephaly cases, but that a toxic larvicide introduced into Brazil’s water supplies may be the real culprit.
“According to the Physicians in Crop-Sprayed Towns (PCST), a chemical larvicide that produces malformations in mosquitoes was injected into Brazil’s water supplies in 2014 in order to stop the development of mosquito larvae in drinking water tanks…” Continue reading: Doctors: Zika May Not Be to Blame for Outbreak https://shar.es/14PihP
“The chemical, which is known as Pyriproxyfen, was used in a massive government-run program tasked to control the mosquito population in the country. Pyriproxyfen is a larvicide manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a company associated [PDF] with Monsanto. However, PCST has referred to Sumitomo as a subsidiary of Monsanto.
“Malformations detected in thousands of children from pregnant women living in areas where the Brazilian state added pyriproxyfen to drinking water is not a coincidence,” the PCST wrote [pdf] in the report.
“For instance, the Brazilian Health Ministry had injected pyriproxyfen to reservoirs in the state of Pernambuco. In the area, the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus, is very high, the PCST said.
“Pernambuco is also the first state in Brazil to notice the problem. The state contains 35 percent of the total microcephaly cases in the country.
“The group of Argentine doctors points out that during past Zika epidemics, there have not been any cases of microcephaly linked with the virus. In fact, about 75 percent of the population in countries where Zika broke out had been infected by the mosquito-borne virus.
“In countries such as Colombia where there are plenty of Zika cases, there are no records of microcephaly linked to Zika, the group said… “ Read more: Larvicide Manufactured By Sumitomo, Not Zika Virus, True Cause Of Brazil’s Microcephaly Outbreak: Doctors http://www.techtimes.com/articles/133548/20160214/monsanto-larvicide-not-zika-virus-true-cause-of-brazils-microcephaly-outbreak-doctors.htm
Zika Threat via Council on Foreign Relation
But “experts” have “debunked” doctors’ claim that larvicide causes microcephaly!
Everyone knows chemicals don’t cause birth defects! Only viruses do!
The claim that larvicide causes microcephaly is… a “conspiracy theory”!
“A report making the rounds online claims that a larvicide called pyriproxyfen — not the Zika virus — is behind the recent surge in the cases of microcephaly in Brazil.
“The claim has fueled conspiracy theories and allegations of a cover-up around the Internet, and even prompted officials in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul to suspend the use of the insecticide over the weekend to allay concerns.
“But Brazil’s Ministry of Health and independent experts say there is no scientific basis linking the chemical to the birth defect in babies…” Continue reading: Experts debunk claim blaming larvicide, not Zika, for microcephaly http://www.cbsnews.com/news/health-experts-dismiss-claims-larvicide-linked-to-microcephaly
Surely the government, large corporations, and the internet wouldn’t lie to us!
Astroturf and manipulation of media messages
“The whole point of astroturf is to try to convince you there’s widespread support for or against an agenda when there’s not.
“The language of astroturfers and propagandists includes trademark inflammatory terms such as: anti, nutty, quack, crank, pseudo-science, debunking, conspiracy theory, deniers and junk science. Sometimes astroturfers claim to “debunk myths” that aren’t myths at all. They declare debates over that aren’t over. They claim that “everybody agrees” when everyone doesn’t agree. They aim to make you think you’re an outlier when you’re not.
“Astroturfers and propagandists tend to attack and controversialize the news organizations, personalities and people surrounding an issue rather than sticking to the facts. They try to censor and silence topics and speakers rather than engage them. And most of all, they reserve all their expressed skepticism for those who expose wrongdoing rather than the wrongdoers. In other words, instead of questioning authority, they question those who question authority…” Read more: Top 10 Astroturfers http://sharylattkisson.com/top-10-astroturfers/
No doubt the government will provide abortions via Planned Parenthood for those poor unfortunate women who have been infected with the Zika virus so they won’t be forced to give birth to a child suffering from larvicide caused, I mean Zika caused, microcephaly…
“The Centers for Disease Control confirmed on Friday that it knows of nearly 300 pregnant women in the U.S. who are infected with the Zika virus.
“The announcement has serious implications for unborn babies. The virus has been linked to birth defects in newborns, one being microcephaly. The brain disorder is not typically fatal, but it can cause health problems throughout the child’s life. Abortion advocates have been using the virus scare as an excuse to push for more abortions on babies with disabilities.
“Politico reports the CDC identified 157 pregnant women in the continental U.S. and 122 in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories who have Zika. Two already chose to abort their unborn babies because they possibly had microcephaly, the CDC reported in February…” Continue reading: Almost 300 Pregnant Women Have the Zika Virus, Will They Be Pushed to Abort Their Babies? http://www.lifenews.com/2016/05/20/almost-300-pregnant-women-have-the-zika-virus-will-they-be-pushed-to-abort-their-babies/