September 30th, 2016
Guest writer for Wake Up World
As you may recall, the Zika virus made big headlines back in January and February when the Brazilian government blamed Zika-carrying mosquitoes for an uptick in reports of microcephaly, , a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads.
Like many other nations, the U.S. overreacted to the news by increasing states’ mosquito eradication efforts.  Some early models estimated that 200 million Americans, about 60 percent of the U.S. population, would become infected with Zika this summer  — estimates that were clearly vastly overblown. Sounds just like President Bush who 11 years ago claimed that over 200 million would not only get infected with Bird Flu but would actually die from it. They must have figured most people forgot about this and it was time for another scare to sell more chemicals and vaccines.