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. 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.
The U.S. continues to be isolated around the world regarding their lax GMO labeling policy. We are losing millions of dollars in exports because countries such as China, Russian, Japan, Korea, and most of Europe will not buy our products if they are contaminated with GMOs. A recent Congressional meeting, however, concluded that the push to label GMO products in the U.S. was due to the ignorance of the American consumer. One has to wonder where the ignorance actually resides?