IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMINS: Four Profit Driven Agendas Fueled By The Manufactured Zika Crisis

Zika

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Julie Wilson
August 11, 2016

To put it plainly, Zika is good for business. As is the case with any major crisis, if you’re able to perpetuate enough fear, you can convince people to buy or go along with just about anything. In the case of Zika, that means harmful chemical exposure and experimental vaccination.

The Zika virus is simply the latest version of West Nile, Ebola, swine flu or even measles. If you take a moment to consider who exactly is profiting off these crises, you’ll see that it tends to be a repeat of the very same industries.

“The manufactured Zika crisis is a windfall for chemical companies, vaccine companies and disease fear mongers. This is how they use tactics of info-terror to reap billions in profits while poisoning the people and the planet,” says the Health Ranger.

Below is a list of industries and agendas flourishing under Zika.

1. Increased chemical use

Since the Zika fear mongering first began, the public has witnessed a substantial increase in aerial spraying to combat disease-carrying mosquitoes, and Florida is being hit the hardest.

Congress wasted no time in trying to pass legislation that would have weakened already weak regulations for dispensing harmful chemicals into the air, soil and water.

House Republicans used the Zika hysteria to rebrand legislation that permitted the dumping of pesticides into bodies of water, violating key provisions of the Clean Water Act. They tried passing the bill on five different occasions only to succeed after renaming it the Zika Control Act in May.

Although the bill was vetoed by Democrats in the Senate, “public health” agencies including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to push for more chemicals.

Miami is currently under a chemical assault thanks to recommendations from the EPA to spray a harmful insecticide linked to paralysis in animals. Mosquito control reported that it’s conducting indefinite aerial spray missions dumping a chemical called Naled.

Naled is extremely toxic to humans and wildlife, particularly upon inhalation. Studies indicate that the chemical is 20 times more toxic when inhaled versus when ingested through food and water – and it’s prone to drift, traveling up to half a mile away from its original application site.

The insecticide is deadly to aquatic life, as well as pollinator insects such as honeybees. In short, spraying Naled into the environment and on people does far more harm than Zika ever could.

The most sickening part about it is that it’s not even effective! A study from the New York Department of Health found that aerial spraying of Naled reduced mosquito populations temporarily. But after 11 years of spraying, disease-carrying mosquitoes increased 15-fold.

The government absolutely knows this, so why is it okay to douse people with a deadly insecticide that doesn’t work to kill mosquitoes?

Profits, of course. Naled is made by an American company called AMVAC Chemical Company, owned by Vanguard Corporation.

One of its subsidiaries is Environmental Mediation, which advises clients on how to win government approval for dispensing its deadly products.

2. Vaccine development

Another industry that has a lot to gain from Zika is the pharmaceutical industry, which has been working around the clock to fast track a vaccine that could ultimately be given to millions of people around the globe, including pregnant women.

In June, Congress proposed spending $1.1 billion in taxpayer money to combat Zika, funding disease research, as well as vaccine development.

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology say that they have already developed a vaccine that is effective not only against Zika, but also against Ebola and swine flu. The vaccine is DNA-based, making it even riskier than traditional immunizations.

Some scientists suggest that DNA-vaccines could cause “insertional mutagenesis,” meaning a mutation could occur “due to the unnatural interaction of new genetic material with healthy genes.” These vaccines may also increase the risk of cancer, activating “oncogenes while switching off tumor suppressor genes.”

The establishment’s assertion that Zika causes severe birth defects means pregnant women would likely be test subjects for vaccine experimentation – making some 6.3 million American women eligible for the controversial program.

3. GM mosquitoes

Ironically, the very company blamed for creating the Zika crisis is now profiting from it. Three years ago, the British biotech company Oxitec released thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil to combat disease-carrying insects.

The mosquitoes are genetically modified to contain a “self-limiting” gene that prevents the Aedes aegypti species from producing offspring. Oxitec says 95 percent of the mosquitoes die before reaching adulthood, preventing reproduction.

But the math doesn’t quite add up. Oxitec said that the insects would decrease up to 80 percent of Aedes aegypti species. However, scientists believe that very same species is now responsible for spreading Zika.

Despite speculation that Oxitec may have caused Zika to spread, the company expanded operations in Brazil, opening a new mosquito factory in Piracicaba. The insects were also released in Malaysia, India and the Cayman Islands.

The Florida Keys may very well become the next destination pending approval from the state’s mosquito control district, which is set to vote on the proposal this fall.

4. Abortion increases

Another less obvious industry that stands to benefit from Zika is Planned Parenthood. People are so fearful about the potential of Zika-induced birth-defects that they’re willing to compromise their beliefs on abortion, according to a recent poll.

Americans said that they would be okay with late-term abortions if the fetus was harmed by Zika. About 60 percent of respondents said women should have the right to terminate a pregnancy after 24 weeks if testing found signs of microcephaly, a birth-defect resulting in decreased head size – which the establishment insists is caused by Zika.

Americans’ willingness to compromise their beliefs on abortion due to Zika could generate more profits for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s number one abortion provider.

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Florida To Deploy Thousands Of GMO Mosquitoes To Combat Zika; Scientists Say Environmental Impacts Unknown

Zika

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J.D. Heyes
August 8, 2016

The state of Florida is about to make a decision that it can’t take back: Releasing scores of genetically modified mosquitoes in a bid to wipe out other mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus.

Following approval by the Food and Drug Administration, a field trial that would see the release of the GM mosquitoes is set to take place in the Florida Keys. While Gov. Rick Scott has been vocal in his demand that federal agencies step up their efforts to help eradicate the virus-carrying insects, the way in which the government is set to approach the problem could be disastrous.

Late last week, the FDA released a final environmental assessment of the trial (see how fast the bureaucracy moves when an administration wants it to?), issuing a finding that GM mosquitoes “will not have significant impacts on the environment.” The project, which is being led by Oxitec, a biotechnology firm focusing on insect control, calls for releasing thousands of GM male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. These are bred in a lab to kill off as much of a local mosquito population as possible, through the passing on of a gene that is fatal to any offspring of wild females.

But despite the FDA’s approval of this experimental procedure, the agency doesn’t have the final word on the matter. Oxitec must still win approval from the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, which will vote on the issue after surveying local residents later this fall.

All of this for a virus that has been here for decades and is patented?

Past surveys have shown support for the experiment from a majority of respondents, but there have also been some very vocal opponents. Those critics believe that there could be major environmental implications after the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes eliminate much of the local mosquito population.

The truth is, however, that the Zika virus has been around for a while. And there is little evidence that the virus is the cause of a spike in cases of microcephaly, as Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported just days ago. As further noted by Collective Evolution, the virus has been around for about seven decades now. Not only that, but the virus is marketed by two companies, and the Rockefeller Foundation owns the patent on the virus. LGC Standards (headquartered in the UK) and ATCC (headquartered in the US) are the two marketing firms.

As for the field test of GM mosquitoes in Florida, they have already been trialed. Anti Media reported that, in fact, the Zika outbreak is in the same area in Brazil where GM mosquitoes were released in 2012 – well before the current viral spread. In July 2012, reports The Disease Daily, the GM mosquitoes – from Oxitec – were deployed to combat mosquito-borne Dengue fever. Those particular Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were engineered to pass on a gene that caused the vast majority of offspring to die before they matured. The operation was generally successful.

However, Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher published concerns in a 2010 study that a known survival rate for the GM mosquitoes of 3–4 percent meant that there should be further study before they were released. Other scientists shared her concerns then and since, but they have been ignored.

Creating ‘sub-populations’ of tougher to kill mosquitoes?

They shouldn’t have been. Later reports noted that Brazil is third in the world in its use of tetracycline – an antibiotic, in its food animals. Research has shown that food animals excrete about 75 percent of what they are given, meaning tetracycline is omnipresent in Brazilian soil.

Enter Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes. In its own report, the biotech company said that even a small presence of tetracycline could dramatically increase the survival rate of the offspring mosquitoes – to as much as 15 percent. That means that the GM mosquito plan could be a lot less effective than hoped.

But even without the tetracycline, Steinbrecher explained, a “sub-population” of genetically modified Aedes mosquitoes could theoretically develop and thrive – and cause even greater problems.

Is Florida about to open itself up to a strain of genetically modified mosquitoes that will both spread disease and not respond to biotechnology?

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