Zika Numbers Spike – A Manipulation of Statistics?

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Health officials in the United States have recently changed how they are counting cases of Zika. Is this to support a push for yet another vaccine for pregnant women?

Interestingly, a redefinition of diagnostic criteria also happened with the polio virus. This resulted in statistics that showed the vaccine to dramatically lower the incidence, when, in fact, it was due to the redefinition/renaming.

When you look at the small print its clear that statistics can lie.

Zika Now Defined as All Pregnant Women Who Test Positive

Previously, Zika was defined by the presence of both a positive blood test and Zika symptoms. Now, the CDC has announced that they will count all women who test positive – with or without symptoms.

Because of this new counting method, the number of pregnant woman in the United States infected with Zika is now 157 – previously it was 48 – a very significant spike – one with the underpinnings of epidemic.

After all, the measles epidemic in Disney had a total of 125 cases (source).

According to the CDC website,

Monitoring all pregnant women with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy, whether asymptomatic or symptomatic, will enhance understanding of possible adverse outcomes and allow better estimates of the number of pregnancies at risk for adverse outcomes. This information will assist health care providers who counsel pregnant women and will facilitate planning services for affected families.

This seems to make sense – to collect data in order to further understand the issue and help families.

However, this change in the diagnostic criteria may also be for other reasons.

What is the REAL Reason for the Change in Diagnostic Criteria?

There could be several issues working.

A – to boost the numbers of women who have the disease (according to the new guidelines) in order to get more funding for research and government prevention programs – not a bad idea.

B – to boost the numbers of women who have the disease in order to justify research funding for a vaccine.

Are pharmaceutical companies rubbing their hands in glee over these emerging statistics?

The fear is certainly palpable – no one wants to risk having a baby with microcephaly and other brain abnormalities.

What Happened with Polio?

I’ll quote Dr. Suzanne Humphries, because she says it so eloquently in her article called, Smoke, Mirrors, and the “Disappearance” Of Polio, published at the International Medical Council on Vaccination in 2011.

Unbeknownst to most doctors, the polio-vaccine history involves a massive public health service makeover during an era when a live, deadly strain of poliovirus infected the Salk polio vaccines, and paralyzed hundreds of children and their contacts.  These were the vaccines that were supposedly responsible for the decline in polio from 1955 to 1961! But there is a more sinister reason for the “decline” in polio during those years; in 1955, a very creative re-definition of poliovirus infections was invented, to “cover” the fact that many cases of ”polio” paralysis had no poliovirus in their systems at all. While this protected the reputation of the Salk vaccine, it muddied the waters of history in a big way.

Even during the peak epidemics, unifactorial poliovirus infection, resulting in long-term paralysis, was a low-incidence disease[2] that was falsely represented as a rampant and violent crippler by Basil O’Connor’s “March Of Dimes” advertising campaigns. At the same time as Basil O’Connor was pulling in 45 million dollars a year to fund the Salk vaccine development, scientists started to realize that other viruses like Coxsackie, echo and enteroviruses, could also cause polio.  They also discussed the fact that lead, arsenic, DDT, and other commonly-used neurotoxins, could identically mimic the lesions of polio. During the great epidemics in the United States, the pathology called polio was reversed by alternative medical doctors who attested to great success, using detoxification procedures available at the time – yet they were categorically ignored[3]. (My emphasis in bold).

Here we see how statistics can be manipulated by how the disease is defined – by the diagnostic criteria. It was done with polio to protect and ensure the future of the vaccine.

Today, even the CDC acknowledges that the polio vaccine was contaminated with Simian Virus 40 (SV40) between 1955-1963 and may be the reason for millions of cases of cancer in adults who were vaccinated during that time (source: this is an internet achieved report as the CDC took down their original report after it went viral).

Read more information about the polio infected vaccines here.

All that being said, sure, we should investigate everything about Zika – what it can do and how it is spread – but let’s guard against over-reacting to manipulated statistics.

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  • BeOhBe-* May 25, 2016, 8:38 pm

    I’m old enough to have been right in the middle of that polio debacle, and, lucky for me, my Mom refused to “take advantage” of all those vaccines that were coming out left and right, including the polo. They pressured her from my school with notes I had to bring home, trying to make her out as some criminal, until she finally wrote them a nasty letter that basically stated, “If you want an affidavit in blood, bring your lawyers to the meeting.”

    Later days I learned why: she had several friends that were nurses who strenuously warned her against All vaccines as “guaranteed/ known in advance that a percentage of all takers will be given the disease by the vaccine itself. Worse, they knew then that vaccines caused bad side effects in later years in virtually every person inoculated. Even worse yet, they told her then, in the 1940’s! that the reason these vaccines were being pushed so hard is because there were huge amounts of money to be made by the pharmaceutical companies, and “They don’t give a damn how many people they kill.”

    Then I was old enough to remember the huge, after-the- fact controversy that came up when a non-live type of vaccine came out, and the public began to realize that virtually all vaccines are made by killing “all but a few” of the microbes involved, such that your systems can kill/handle them, and you create your own immunity because of this limited, supposedly minute, quantity..EXCEPT, quality control was/is all important, and money was/is more-so!

    The news was full of it..people wondering why no one was going to jail… …

    You might think/say, with chagrin, Nothing’s changed, but you’d be wrong, in spades. Pharmaceuticals are a multi billion dollar..amounting to trillions of dollars thing today, and they are killing more people than ever!

    Look closely at one, any one, of these ads in magazines for new drugs coming out; this will be a two page spread..glorious color pictures of happy people, seniors, children, a woman in a gauzy gown with butterflies coming up off her… turn the page and the next 4 are fine-print disclaimer, and, buried/camouflaged way down in the fine print you will find that the (“symptoms of”) “side effects may include upset stomach, nausea, and death.”

    Less than a week after Bayer was chastised by Congress over Reyes disease, I saw one of these ads..all the above glorious etc. of children, only, advertising Bayer aspirin; “reyes,” uncapitalized, buried as above; obviously trying to sell aspirin to parents for their children without it actually being children’s aspirin.

    These ads cost up to hundreds of thousands of dollars….

    Need I go on?

    Robert Leslie

    • Jill May 27, 2016, 9:48 am

      Hi Robert,
      Yes. I agree. In fact, my mother, in the 1950’s also refused vaccines for my sister and I until she was totally strong armed into it. I know she experienced severe anxiety about it. Luckily back them, it was only a few – not the assault forced on children today.