It can be really funny when “experts” say things that so clearly show that they have no idea what they are talking about. Now such self-proclaimed experts warn that the Olympic Games pose an “unimaginable risk” for spreading Zika. They even want the Games to be moved or postponed. This gives me the strong impression that these experts have no idea what the Olympic Games are and that they live in some kind of fairy land.
“Rio, the second most affected city in Brazil by the Zika crisis,” Affected how exactly? Do the people drop dead there in large numbers? Is the city at a standstill because of all the sick people who don’t show up at work? Are the hospitals overflowing with sick babies? Is there a gigantic number of babies with microcephaly? Nope, none of these. So what is this Zika crisis? That’s a good question. There doesn’t seem to be anything else than a hype orchestrated at the WHO head quarters. To call that a crisis is a bit of the top.
“Australia should take steps to make sure that Zika virus introduction here is either prevented or the harm is minimised when it actually gets here” Professor Watson, explain how you could prevent the introduction of the Zika virus in Australia. Are you going to test everyone who enters the country? And what will you do with those who test positive? Are you going to quarantine them? For how long? What if they never get sick? I see a few problems here, that you seem to have overlooked. And how do you minimise the harm from a virus that doesn’t cause any harm in the first place? I know that WHO hypes can be contagious, but they are usually not very harmful in themselves.
“A single person actually caused the epidemic that’s happening [in Brazil] now,” Please, show me patient zero. I would love to know the name. But you can’t, because you just make a very wild assumption here. But can I make a small comparison? Every time someone is diagnosed with measles there are headlines about how extremely contagious the virus is. But in spite of the majority of the Australians not having any proven immunity against the disease, large outbreaks never happen. So if this doesn’t happen with measles, then how would it happen with Zika? Oops.
“make sure they’re given the right advice.” And what is that right advice? To stay home? But they just made a huge trip, so that wouldn’t make much difference. Besides a very contagious virus will spread anyway. So would the advice be that pregnant women go straight to the abortion clinic? That would be a crime against humanity. So what is the right advice about a disease the experts have recentely admitted they don’t know much about?
Here we immediately have a big problem: very little is known about Zika and all the scare stories are based on wild assumptions or rightout lies. A while ago I wrote a blog explaining why the whole Zika hype is nothing but lies. Have you noticed that after the first hype with the thousands of handicapped children there haven’t been any more of those babies? The problem at once has seemed to have disappeared, which would show the lies. But in reality there never was a wave of handicapped babies.
But don’t worry. The WHO has rejected a call for the Rio Olympic Games to be moved or postponed This is actually quite remarkable, considering they have created the hype themselves. But then again, it’s actually just a neat trick. And the trick isn’t so hard to see. “Based on the current assessment of Zika virus circulating in almost 60 countries globally and 39 in the Americas” The virus has spread fast, for a few months ago it was still largely contained to South-America. Those mosquitoes have done a good job flying all over the world. And by the way, how do they know this? Six months ago hardly anyone had ever heard about Zika, but at once there wasn’t only a test available, but that test was already in the cupboards of hospitals all over the world. That means that either it was known that there would be a Zika hype in 2016 or the tests don’t exist and patients are tested for whatever any doctor can think of. Considering tests for viral diseases are notoriously unreliable we should take any numbers about Zika cases with a truckload of salt.
“attend the Games, potentially acquire that strain, and return home to places where it can become endemic” Here we see the usual scientific gibberish again. They can potentially acquire the strain and take it home where it can become endemic. Let’s see. This virus is supposed to be highly contagious. In that case pretty much all visitors of the games should get in contact with it and get infected. So the potential would be an almost certainty. But healthy people get rid of such a virus easily and won’t be infectious anymore when they go home. And if they would take the virus home then it’s unlikely to become a problem, as most people would simply get rid of the virus without even knowing they are sick. There are a LOT of holes in the theory.
“can be introduced to a new region when a local mosquito picks it up from an infected human” Wow, that’s a very nice theory about a virus that you have said you know very little about. Would you mind to show me how you got the proof for this in just a few months? I think the mosquitoes get blamed for something they don’t do. Innocent until proven guilty should also apply to mosquitoes.
So what exactly his happening here? I said that it’s not so hard to see. A lot of publicity for the statements of experts who warn that the Olympics will spread Zika. Then the WHO that says that it’s not such a big risk and you can’t postpone the Olympics. Then in August everyone will go home and “take the virus to other countries”. Then there will be loads of “outbreaks” everywhere in the world and then early 2017… the vaccine is expected to be ready. By then everyone should be scared enough to line up for the shot. It’s a nice scheme. A very nice scheme. What’s not so nice is that still so many people believe this kind of stuff and think it’s based on science. I still need to see the first piece of science in the whole Zika hype. It’s 100% fiction.