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CDC data analyzed by Dr. Nancy Swanson

“Zika virus” panic: Coverup for consequences of government pesticide applications?

President Obama has requested $1.8 billion of U.S. taxpayer funds to “fight Zika virus” globally. This follows a World Health Organization declaration that Zika is a serious pandemic, leading to congenital malformations, especially newborns with small brain size.

The panic fed by WHO and Ministry of Health officials in Brazil is already terrifying pregnant women across South America. The “pandemic” story now has media momentum, with newspapers such as the London Daily Mail publishing lead features.

However, skeptics of the “connection” between the Zika virus and microcephaly in newborns are pointing to other causes — which implicate government-sponsored toxins used to treat water supplies in the most-affected areas. The official effort was intended to inhibit mosquito development with a chemical in water.

Brazilian officials downplay this challenge as simplistic and uneducated, pointing to a World Health Organization report declaring the suspected chemical, pyriproxyfen, as safe. A safety evaluation by the WHO says, in part:

“The 2001 JMPR assessed the safety of pyriproxyfen as a mosquito larvicide in potable water and concluded that intake at the target concentration for control would not present unacceptable risks.”

Here’s one such rebuttal from Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez, a pediatrician and neonatologist in Argentina. He’s active in a group of doctors struggling to show how the outbreaks of serious diseases in South America often overlay the most intense regions of agricultural pesticide applications. 

Dr. Medardo Avila’s main points:

“1. The Dengue epidemic in Brazil persists endemically (on an ongoing basis) due to the marginalisation and misery of millions of people, especially in Northeast Brazil. On top of that, Zika virus, a similar disease although more benign, is now spreading.
“2. A dramatic increase of congenital malformations, especially microcephaly in newborns, was detected and quickly linked to the Zika virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, they fail to recognise that in the area where most sick persons live, a chemical larvicide producing malformations in mosquitoes has been applied for 18 months, and that this poison (pyriproxyfen) is applied by the State on drinking water used by the affected population.
“3. Previous Zika epidemics did not cause birth defects in newborns, despite infecting 75% of the population in those countries. Also, in other countries such as Colombia there are no records of microcephaly; however, there are plenty of Zika cases.
“4. The pyriproxyfen being used (as recommended by WHO) is manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese company.  
“5. Brazilian doctors (Abrasco) are claiming that the strategy of chemical control is contaminating the environment as well as people, that it is not decreasing the amount of mosquitoes, and that this strategy is in fact a commercial manoeuvre from the chemical poisons industry, deeply integrated into Latin American ministries of health as well as WHO and PAHO.
“6. Massive spreading using planes, as the governments of Mercosur are considering, is criminal, useless, and a political manoeuvre to simulate that actions are taken. The basis of the progress of the disease lies in inequality and poverty, and the best defence is community-based action.
“7. The last strategy deployed in Brazil, and which might be replicated in all our countries, is the use of GM mosquitoes —a total failure, except for the company supplying mosquitoes.
Update Feb. 15: The website summarizes the Argentine physicians’ points, and adds that Columbia’s president claims there’s no evidence linking zika virus to microcephaly. Here’s the link.
In the GreenMedInfo website, analyst Jagannath Chatterjee goes even farther to describe how this “crisis” is manipulated as a pretext for pumping millions of taxpayer dollars into vaccine firms and government “health” agencies.
Update Feb. 16: Some Brazilian states have discontinued use of the larvicide Pyriproxyfen in drinking water, pending a further study of any “official” connection with newborn microcephaly. The Brazilian government dismisses any connection between the disease and use of the chemical. The Telegraph has the report at this link.
Crop consultant Bob Streit makes several trips to South America each year — especially to Brazil. He has watched government efforts to curb Dengue fever, a malaria-like disease spread by mosquitos.  Bob points out that the cause of high microcephaly cases in certain regions of Brazil:
“appears to be the application of a juvenile arresting hormonal insecticide which the government officials had applied to the water supplies in hopes of stopping the dengue fever. It appears they did not recognize it was not labeled for human consumption. These products were thought to be safe in that they keep mosquito larvae from developing into the adults. It appears they keep the human fetus in the same mode and stop cell division.”
Bob is flying to Brazil in the near future, and will meet with some of the medical specialists closely involved with this rather confused scientific picture. 
This chemical used by the Brazilian government is the pyriproxyfen as described by Dr. Medardo Avila. Here is a more complete compilation of data on health impacts in the regions heavily sprayed with glyphosate and other pesticides, compiled by physicians on the scene.  The active ingredient is used to control other insects such as fire ants.  Here’s a link to the label of a pyriproxyfen-containing “insect growth regulator” sold in Australia.  This label warns against its use near waterways. The label refers to a dry formulation with 5% pyriproxyfen as the active ingredient.

One unnerving side of the Zika panic is the degree of official manipulation involved — and the use of panic to extort billions of dollars into the “health” agencies which are supposedly guarding the global public.  For a penetrating series of reports on the shakedown within this particular crisis, click through the series of blog posts by longtime analytical journalist Jon Rappoport.  You can start at this link,  which opens to a Feb. 4 report.   As of Feb. 9, Jon points out that scientists were urging another “solution” to Zika:  Kill all mosquitos (which carry the virus) with “gene editing” which would eradicate the species.  But the presumption that Zika and microcephaly are linked is highly suspect. His latest analysis, as of Feb. 15, is at this link.

Brazil’s Ministry of Health data indicate 4,783 suspected cases of microcephaly of record as of Jan. 30, 2016. Only 3,670 cases had been medically investigated closely enough to confirm a diagnosis. Of those 3,670, only 404 were confirmed as some type of alteration in the nervous system of babies, indcluding microcephaly. And finally, of these 404 nerve and brain disorders, only 17 had any relationship with the Zika virus. Yet, the World Health Organization is sounding alarms that Zika virus is the root cause of microcephaly.  What WHO doesn’t emphasize is that 98% of the microcephaly cases occurred in Northeastern Brazil, where the government has been spraying pyroproxyfen for the past 18 months.

Jon Rappoport has a series of updates before and after the Feb. 4 summary. You can click on the “Older posts” or the “Newer posts” button on Jon’s blog page to see his earlier and most current reports.  Jon’s chain of facts and opinion will not reassure you about the cohesion and sanity of officialdom when it comes to evaluating pandemics. 

The World Health Organization has showed no significant response to an Argentine medical group, “The National Congress of Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Towns” as they’ve reported soaring rates of serious toxin-linked diseases in regions of intensive glyphosate usage.  Here’s a summary of what these physicians are saying, posted on GM Watch.

Fanning a panic over a supposedly virus-induced “epidemic” can be a pretext for huge public spending on immunizations or other medical intervention. Ebola, or swine flu are recent examples. But what’s really worrisome is that our Centers for Disease Control or Health, Education and Welfare see no urgency in the parabolic rise in the U.S. rates of more than a dozen chronic diseases, from heart disease to cancer to celiac to autism. 

The officially induced panic over Zika, an organism known since the 1940s which has caused little serious human illness, could also provide a pretext for massive funding of “genome editing” to eradicate the mosquito species involved, as Jon Rappoport points out in his report today.  On Feb. 9, James Clapper, U.S. director of National Intelligence,  added genome editing to the list of “weapons of mass destruction and proliferation.” Because of gene transfer between organisms, there’s no guarantee that a sterility gene imposed on mosquitos by the CRISPR technique wouldn’t transfer to other species.

There’s an even broader issue on human health in America which the “officials” are virtually ignoring.

Most of these debilitating, costly and chronic diseases show a parabolic increase in the rates per thousand population. Autism in children, shown in the chart below, is just one example. Incidence of this toxemia-induced tragedy has a 99% correlation with the rising and pervasive presence of glyphosate in America’s food, water and mother’s milk.  The data aren’t secret. The chart below, courtesy of a presentation by Dr. Don Huber, indicates that one out of two American children will be diagnosed with autism by the year 2025. What this means is a largely dysfunctional society, with a large segment of our population struggling to care for the disabled. 

Where is there a federal-government sense of urgency to track down the reasons for this very genuine pandemic? 

CDC data analyzed by Dr. Nancy Swanson


Published Feb. 9, 2016