Ethan A. Huff
August 10, 2016
From the way the news media keeps harping on about the Zika virus, one would think that it’s right up there with the plague in terms of its threat to humanity. But truth be told, Zika is typically no more serious than a mild fever, and those who contract the virus end up developing natural immunity to it for the rest of their lives.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains on its website that the vast majority of people who contract Zika don’t ever show symptoms at all. Among those who do, the symptoms are generally mild, the most common among them being a small rash, red eyes (conjunctivitis), joint and muscle pain, mild fever and headaches.
These symptoms can last for up to a week, but generally aren’t serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital. And very few people, if any, actually die from Zika, despite all the fear-mongering from public health officials and vaccine hawks pushing experimental jabs on pregnant women.
Though Zika infection is believed to cause birth defects such as microcephaly and even Guillain-Barre syndrome, a type of nervous system infection, the risk of one developing these conditions is exceptionally low. Meanwhile, the unknown risks of experimental DNA vaccines, the latest “solution” to Zika’s spread, are potentially worse than the virus itself.
The CDC’s advice if you contract Zika? Firstly, don’t panic, because Zika isn’t as nefarious as we’ve all been led to believe. Just be sure to rest, drink plenty of clean water and use pain management interventions – preferably non-drug options – if necessary.
Zika is so unassuming, generally speaking, that people who contract it often mistake it for something else equally mild in nature. The CDC admits that Zika symptoms are “similar to those of many other diseases,” which is why “many cases [of Zika] may not have been recognized.”
You’re supposed to be scared of Zika so that you’ll buy into getting a Zika vaccine
So why, all of a sudden, are we seeing all this panic over Zika? Why is the U.S. military actively testing mosquitoes all around the world, with some factions now calling for all female service personnel to be moved out of countries where Zika is present?
The answer seems to lie in all the potential profits to be made from a Zika vaccine, and not necessarily in a need to protect the public. Again, Zika is relatively mild in most cases, and once a person gets over it they earn lifelong protection from the virus. In other words, Zika is its own vaccine.
But, just as the government has repeatedly tried to do with Ebola, H1N1, avian flu and other diseases that it claimed “pandemic” status for that weren’t nearly as threatening as they were made out to be, it’s about selling fear over Zika in order to sell future vaccines for Zika.
In Florida, for instance, some families are investing hundreds of dollars in anti-mosquito equipment to keep Zika away from their homes. Pregnant women in particular, are, as one woman put it, filled with “stress and concern” over possibly contracting Zika.
Zika testing is also being offered for free to all pregnant women throughout Florida – this the result of an “explosion of demand” by Floridians panicked over Zika. This, folks, is how government agencies set the stage for getting people to line up, roll up their sleeves and practically beg for a vaccine injection to make everything better.
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