Will the U.S. Congress Gift over $1 Billion to Big Pharma on False Zika Epidemic?

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by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News

Is it possible that the plan to develop a Zika vaccine might be delayed or even stopped, because some members of Congress are seeing through the misty haze of the Zika deception? Let’s find out.

Articles published this week about the Zika debate in Congress offers a ray of hope for those of us who want to stop Congress from giving a 1.8 billion dollar gift to federal agencies and Big Pharma for the development of a Zika vaccine program.

Law360, the newswire for lawyers, stated:

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid pled with his colleagues Thursday to unanimously consent to vote on the White House’s request for $1.8 billion to fight the Zika virus, a move blocked by Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, who demanded a plan. [1]

The Washington Post described the concerns of Senator John Cornyn. The Post reported:

But Republicans are standing firm, arguing that the issue can be dealt with in next year’s spending process and, as Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) put it, would give a “blank check” to the White House to use funds meant for Zika for other priorities.

‘It doesn’t take a lot of thought to realize that this is a request for a blank check without regard for the accountability that comes from . . . the appropriations process in the Senate,’ Cornyn said. ‘What they want to do is play a shell game with this money. They want to get the money and if they don’t need it to deal with Zika, they can transfer it for other purposes, again without any transparency, without any real political accountability.’ [2]

The Washington Post Continued:

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), the Appropriations Committee Chairman, said last week that the White House is ‘refusing to provide basic budgetary information’ on their Zika request. ‘This includes not answering our most basic question: What is needed, right now, over the next five months in fiscal year 2016, to fight this disease?’ [3]

The Atlantic reported on the Zika debate. They stated:

As late as Thursday morning, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was insisting the Senate not break until lawmakers move on Zika. His demands came even as a previously in-progress deal hadn’t materialized, and as Republican lawmakers continued to balk at a bill that would fully finance a White House funding request.

‘We shouldn’t be taking 10 days off as a dangerous virus threatens this nation,’ Reid said. ‘And it is threatening us.’ [4]

I wish the conflict in Congress had to do with the truth behind Zika, but it appears that the debate is just a typical Republican-Democratic standoff concerning how budgets are funded and money is spent. Even if no one in Congress is seeing through the Zika smoke screen, the pause in the momentum of the Zika debate presents us with an opportunity to try to influence Congress on this matter. I am not siding with the Democratic side or the Republican side — I am siding with the truth about Zika.

The Truth about Zika

The debate in Congress about Zika shouldn’t be about political preferences regarding the mechanism of spending money and controlling how it is actually spent, but should be about whether there is really a Zika threat and whether any money needs to be spent for that purpose. Sadly, that is not what is happening in Washington.

The previous articles published by Health Impact News about the Zika virus clearly show that there is no causal relationship between Zika and microcephaly. There also might not actually be an epidemic of microcephaly or even an epidemic of Zika infection. A fantasy world about the Zika virus has been created by the World Health Organization, U.S. government officials, Big Pharma, and the conventional media who serves them; and now Congress is trying to decide whether they want to spend more than a billion dollars to support programs that have little connection to scientific reality.

There are numerous factors that could cause birth defects such as microcephaly. In South America, and in Brazil specifically, such birth defects could be caused by vaccines given to pregnant women, intense use of agricultural chemicals such as glyphosate, chemical pesticides used to treat the water supply, the introduction of genetically modified mosquitoes, and extreme poverty and poor nutrition. But these likely causes are all being discounted so that everyone will believe that the almost harmless Zika virus is the cause of microcephaly and other health problems. It’s a major deception designed to create a market for an unneeded vaccine. Please read my previously published Zika articles for additional information, which explain the details about the deception.

Zika: A Real Threat or Another Hoax to Promote Medical Tyranny? (2/14/2016)

Are we All Being Forced onto a Passenger Train Named Zika? (2/23/2016)

The Conventional Media Message about Zika

In February of this year, President Obama called for a 1.8 billion dollar allocation of funds to fight the Zika virus. Between that call for financial action and today, the conventional media has been providing a non-stop barrage of news stories about the evil Zika virus, and how Americans are like sitting ducks waiting for certain death, because we don’t have a vaccine to protect us from Zika. Their message goes something like this:

Summer is coming – mosquitoes will be breeding – they will bring Zika into your neighborhood – and your babies and grandbabies might be born with shrunken heads unless we act now!

The Rollcall website provides this quote, which highlights the urgent call for action:

Barbara A. Mikulski, the top Democrat on Senate Appropriations, said the resources must be approved by Congress by July 1.

‘We are in a race against the clock. We are in a race with the mosquitoes, and right now I would say the mosquitoes are winning,’ the Maryland Democrat said last week. [5]

Law360 added to the discussion of Zika with quotes from Senator Reid. Law360 stated:

Weeks earlier the White House had said it would be reallocating $589 million designated for Ebola to fight Zika, but said that move would leave both efforts lacking, a point reiterated by [Senator] Reid on Thursday.

‘Two years ago we were fighting Ebola, still a worldwide problem and a problem for our country,’ Reid said, according to an unofficial transcript released by the Senate Democrats. ‘They had to take money that they were working on vaccines. Now we have a situation where both mosquito-causing Zika, the Ebola scourge — both of them are underfunded now.’ [6]

I am not criticizing Senator Mikulski’s or Reid’s perception of the Zika situation. They are simply reflecting the point of view that has been advanced in the conventional media. As far as I can tell from statements made in the media, Senators Mikulski and Reid have bought the official story and are working hard to protect America from Zika.

Even though the Republicans are opposing Zika funding, they are actually standing on the same ground as their colleagues on the other side of the isle – both parties have bought the Zika story. Their resistance to funding the Zika program is about politics and not about the authenticity of the Zika threat.

Zika and Ebola are Kissing Cousins

Do you remember the Ebola epidemic? Let’s think back two years. Ebola was going to spread across the face of the Earth and kill people by the hundreds of millions. There would be no escape unless we could make an Ebola vaccine. Well the supposed threat fizzles in a few short months and the vaccine was never needed. It wasn’t needed, because the threatened viral pandemic of Ebola was a hoax.

Now it is the Zika virus that is the threat. Removing funding for future Ebola vaccine research and diverting those funds to Zika only makes sense if you are dedicated to having a viral war to fight. Frankly, diverting and spending $589 million dollars of existing allocations for Ebola and directing them toward Zika is a total waste of $589 million dollars. Zika is a hoax just like Ebola was a hoax.

Is it Time for Congress to Save the World’s Population from Zika?

Now that hundreds of stories filled with lies about Zika have been fed to the United States public by the conventional media, and fear of Zika has spread across America, the call for congressional action is building. Is there enough fear in America to push the Zika agenda forward? Apparently there wasn’t quite enough fear to push Congress toward consensus this week, since the Senate could not agree to fund the Zika program proposed by President Obama.

Congress is going home for 10 days for a recess during which you can expect senators and representatives to push the Zika agenda into the spotlight of public view. They will likely try to gather public input about the fears and concerns of their constituents so they can return to Washington with greater resolve.

The Vaccine Won’t be Ready Unless Congress Acts Now!

I imagine that both Democratic and Republican members of Congress are wrestling with the warnings given to them by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning the dangers of Zika and the urgent need for a Zika vaccine.

The Law360 article continued:

During one of Congress’ hearings on the topic, a doctor with the National Institutes of Health told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that with the funding, a vaccine could be ready for early-stage clinical trials by this summer. [7]

On January 28th of this year, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated:

Vaccines under certain circumstances such as this with a new virus and a new disease generally take a few years before you have a vaccine that is approved by the regulatory authorities and ready to be distributed. So, we are not thinking about that for another 3 to 5 years. However, since we have experience with similar viruses we are now in the process of beginning the early stages of developing a vaccine for a phase 1 trial to determine safety and whether or not it induces the proper immune response. We fully expect that we will be able to be into that phase 1 trial within the calendar year of 2016. [8]

Will Congress Save Us From Zika?

So, the story has been set up in the conventional media this way. If Congress is willing to provide a 1.9 or 1.8 or 1.1 billion dollar Zika pie for the White House before July 1, 2016, then we will be safe from Zika and babies in the United States will not be born with microcephaly. The number of dollars and the potential distribution of those funds vary from news report to news report — the reports are very unclear. But the one message that is crystal clear in conventional media sources is, if we have any hope in being saved from the effects of Zika, Congress must act now. If Congress doesn’t act, then they will be called irresponsible and they may be putting the population of the whole world at risk.

What Will Congress Do?

Will Congress submit to the agenda of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Big Pharma, which has already made the commitment to the development of a major Zika vaccination program, or will they wake up and realize that they are being scammed?

Fortunately, the decision to fund Zika is on hold while Congress goes on break next week. This is the perfect time to contact your senators and your representative in the House, and tell them of your point of view about Zika.

As I see it, the U.S. government doesn’t need to fund a program to protect us from a virus that is not a threat to babies or adults. Scientists have not proved a causative relationship between Zika infection in pregnant women and the birth of their babies with microcephaly. There is a lot of speculation about this, but if there has been a sudden increase in microcephaly in South America, it is more likely to be caused by poor nutrition, glyphosate, chemical exposure, vaccinations, or GE mosquitoes, than by a very mild virus.

The Message to Our Decision Makers in Congress is Simple

Please do not provide funding for the Zika program proposed by President Obama. Please vote against any initiative that would release Zika funding. The science is far from being settled and the Zika virus might not be the cause of anything other than a mild illness that does not harm babies or adults. The truth is that the hysteria over Zika has been manufactured by the World Health Organization, Big Pharma, and conventional media sources to advance a certain agenda. The agenda is not worldwide health, but worldwide vaccination.

Please contact your senators and your representative today and ask them to oppose legislation that would spend billions of dollars for Zika programs.

About the Author

John P. Thomas is a health writer for Health Impact News. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

References

[1] “GOP Senator Blocks Vote on $1.8B Zika Funding,” Dani Kass, Law360, New York, April 28, 2016.

[2] “Why Republicans are opposing President Obama’s request for Zika funding,” Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, 4/28/2016.

[3] IBID.

[4] “The Zika Funding Debate in the Senate,” The Atlantic, Nora Kelly, Retrieved 4/29/2016.

[5] “Senators Seek to Settle Zika Bill’s Cost,” Ryan McCrimmon, Rollcall, April 25, 2016.

[6] “GOP Senator Blocks Vote on $1.8B Zika Funding,” Dani Kass, Law360, New York, April 28, 2016.

[7] IBID.

[8] “Why is Zika virus spreading so quickly?” Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health, 1/28/2016.

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