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While the arc of new infections seems to be tailing off, the effects of the Zika virus are still terrifying. I hope we can still obtain the money for education, testing, and support in this new "administration."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/health/zika-virus-brazil-birth-defects.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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Topic starter Posted : March 11, 2017 5:51 pm
singlefin
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That would be nice, then "our administration" can divert those funds into more armored parade vehicles.

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Posted : March 11, 2017 6:07 pm
speee1dy
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i dont see where its all that bad. most of the cases of the ( cant think of the proper name ) babies born with small heads were in brazil where heavy pesticide spraying happened. there are many other reasons why the disease happens-zika is not that high on the list

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Posted : March 11, 2017 10:49 pm
watruw8ing4
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I'm out of my NYT monthly freebies, so didn't read. But I read elsewhere there's a new possible connection to heart issues that this may have covered?

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Posted : March 12, 2017 12:49 pm
Spartygrad95
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Yes there has been a link detected in Zika infections and heart issues but I'm sure it's just the pesticides. :X

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Posted : March 12, 2017 1:52 pm
speee1dy
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oh sparty! 😛

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Posted : March 13, 2017 11:14 am
speee1dy
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https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/microcephaly.html

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/topic/diseasesconds/microcephalus.cfm

both have basically the same information. both site the main cause to be something that stops brain development.

only 1 sites zika as a cause.

interesting.

the same hyperbole for ebola is being used for this

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Posted : March 13, 2017 11:23 am
LiquidFluoride
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the same hyperbole for ebola is being used for this

well you gotta scare people to approve the monies!

How much was spent on Ebola again? $1.62 billion?

How often are we going to fall for this crap?

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Posted : March 13, 2017 11:46 am
speee1dy
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it seems to be never ending

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Posted : March 14, 2017 11:02 am
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