It doesn’t look like the Zika story will end soon, no matter the absurdities. Now the Zika virus has been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome. Note the word “linked”, which can mean anything and everything. Scientists love these kind of words, as they produce such nice smoke screens.
The Zika virus is “blamed for severe birth effects”. Well, you can blame anything for whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean anything. As I explained in my previous blog, there is no huge number of babies with birth defects in Brazil. And if there were, then it wouldn’t be because of a virus that has been known for a long time and never caused any trouble. So how does this virus then at once trigger a severe neurological disorder? That’s actually not so hard. You simply ignore all other things that can be the cause of the disease, then you look for something that you can call a virus and then you blame the disease on the virus. That’s how virology has always worked, so it’s nothing new.
“team probed Zika’s suspected role” Suspected role? It’s amazing how much scientists suspect. But that doesn’t mean they can prove anything. Just like the 4800 “suspected cases” of microcephaly, which at closer inspection appeared to be 1 or 2. So I suspect that this suspected connection between Zika and GB syndrome is just as non-existing. (That’s assuming that there are indeed increasing numbers of people with GB syndrome, which we can’t be sure about.)
“a rare condition” It’s actually not so rare anymore. But the definitely of “rare disease” has changed during the last decades. A quick check told me that the number of new cases in western countries is 1 in 5-10,000. That is not very common, but not quite what most people would consider “rare”. And the number is growing, just like all auto-immune diseases.
“proved that the mosquito-borne virus was the culprit” Proved? Can I please see that proof? Considering that viruses have never ever been proven to cause disease this would be very interesting. But of course there is no proof. Saying that you have proved something isn’t remotely the same as actually having proved it.
“They found a 20-fold increase in the number of GBS cases during the Zika epidemic” Which Zika epidemic? Till recentely most people hadn’t even heard of Zika, so this epidemic doesn’t seem to have been particularly serious. Besides, only a few weeks ago Zika wasn’t more than a mild infection with mild symptoms. Nothing to worry about. But in that short period of time this harmless virus has been “proved” to cause a variety of diseases. And it’s spread in a variety of ways. Considering that this kind of research usually takes years there are a lot of huge red flags here. “had been infected by the mosquito-borne virus the week before.” How do they know when someone has been infected? Did the mosquito stay around to get recorded? Considering that the official opinion is that 80% of the people don’t notice anything of a Zika infection this statement is highly suspicious. It sounds a lot like wishful thinking.
“The syndrome — which can also be caused by bacterial infections as well as the dengue and chikungunya viruses —” So you have one syndrome, which can be caused by viruses and bacteria. Explain please? This doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. I do know what is the main cause of GB syndrome: poisoning. That actually does make sense. Muscle weakness in arms and legs, that’s often the result of poisoning. And it sounds an awful lot like another disease: polio. Which was also caused by poisoning. So let’s see what usually happens shortly before someone develops GB syndrome: they get injected with poison, a.k.a. vaccines. You see why that is ignored. In case of Zika there are also likely other kinds of poisoning going around, but they are also ignored. All likely causes are ignored and the scientists keep looking for an extremely unlikely cause.
“With 1.5 million cases of Zika infection already recorded in Brazil,” How do they know? Considering that it’s said that 80% of the people don’t have symptoms and the others have very mild symptoms that can be anything, how do they know how many people are infected? Exactly, they don’t know. This is just a political number and has nothing to do with actual cases of disease. That’s a very common phenomenon.
“is suspected to be the cause a sudden increase in cases of neonatal microcephaly, a severe deformation of the brain and skull among newborns.” Huh? A few weeks ago this was proven and now it’s back to just being suspected. It’s hard to keep the lies straight. And again, it’s amazing how research that usually takes years at once can be done in a matter of weeks. “For Professor Fontanet, there was no doubt that the virus caused the upsurge in GBS cases.” Nice that you don’t doubt it, professor, but people with common sense and no financial interest will see holes that are big enough to drive a train through. Take a piece of Swiss cheese. That might help you see the truth.
“On February 1, the WHO declared a public health emergency due to rising cases of microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, even though the link to Zika remained circumstantial.” Well, the link isn’t even circumstantial, but actually requires a lot of direct searching. If you really want to find a link you will eventually. And else you can make one up, as many people don’t think for themselves and blindly believe what they are told. The WHO-ever-pays-us-the-most is not known for telling the truth, but it is known for having a very cozy relationship with the pharmaceutical industry. And that’s what all this will lead to: a vaccine that won’t work, will kill and injure many, will be pushed on the people and will make some people very, very rich. And that’s in the end what it’s all about.