Zika continues  

 

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March 11, 2017 5:51 pm  

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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singlefin
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March 11, 2017 6:07 pm  

That would be nice, then "our administration" can divert those funds into more armored parade vehicles.


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speee1dy
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March 11, 2017 10:49 pm  

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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March 12, 2017 12:49 pm  

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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March 12, 2017 1:52 pm  

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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March 13, 2017 11:14 am  

oh sparty! 😛


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March 13, 2017 11:23 am  

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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LiquidFluoride
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March 13, 2017 11:46 am  

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?

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?


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March 14, 2017 11:02 am  

it seems to be never ending


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