By Maggie Martin
Mosquitoes are once again in the news … and so are vaccines. Angola, Africa is the site of the latest “outbreak,” this time yellow fever. So far, at least 225 people have died, with over 1,600 reported cases. The outbreak is of particular concern as it first took hold in the nation’s capital of 6 million people, Luanda, in December of last year.
Yellow fever – similar to Zika, chikunguya and dengue – is carried by the now globally dreaded Aedes aegypti mosquito. Unlike the knowingly inflated numbers of the mass hysteria that surrounded Zika, yellow fever has long been recognized as a source of mass casualties in the 40+ countries where it has appeared, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths annually.
While the illness and deaths unfolding across Angola are horrific for those currently in yellow fever’s path, it is notable that the mainstream media is pushing the apparently much larger question: Could yellow fever return to the USA? On cue, stories are beginning to emerge about “migrant Chinese workers” who could ultimately take the virus out of Africa and back to their home country, while the general question about global travel routinely invokes the question about when, not if, a formerly eradicated disease might make its return to the First World via global transportation. Maybe the EU?
Naturally, the touted solution coming from officialdom is a ramped-up vaccine initiative between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).
Readers might recognize this partnership as the source of mass corruption and cases of paralysis and mortality that includes the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as backers of multiple vaccine programs in Africa and other Third World countries. Before proceeding please read the following in-depth articles to refresh your memory or to share the information with others who may not be familiar:
With this as a backdrop, we can retain a healthy skepticism when looking at the “problems” that are being identified by these organizations. Namely:
Despite the 80-year existence of a yellow fever vaccine, and the record of high casualties, officials claim that the global emergency stock of 6 million doses is already depleted, leaving new territories completely unprepared. According to a retired virologist formerly of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, Jack Woodall, “…this is something I’m really panicking about.” A spread to higher populated areas of Africa and on to Asia is viewed as “catastrophic.”
Although the cost of the yellow fever vaccine is less than $1, it still represents an increase of 68 times the cost that it was in 2001, and is now a prohibitive amount for poorer countries, as noted by Doctors Without Borders. This has reportedly been the impetus behind the partnership subsidies with organizations like GAVI.
Whether or not these two claims are true, there is a third, and probably more accurate elephant in the living room that strangely fails to make headlines: poor sanitation. This reason is often mentioned in mainstream reports, but only in passing toward the end of the article, and after the call for increased vaccine production has been made.
As journalist Jon Rappoport has repeatedly documented through his research, the ready link made between viruses and disease outbreaks – and the subsequent calls for increased vaccine production (read: massive funding) – are likely too little too late, at best. While poorer nations (poor for a variety of engineered reasons, many suggest) are literally wading in uncollected trash, impure water, and worse, the shortfalls in basic sanitation and nutrition never seem to be a priority for cash calls.
As Rappoport specifically notes:
Now, here are vital and real matters the fear-mongering press largely ignores.
One: Is there really an outbreak? How many confirmed cases are there, vs. suspected cases? Is the outbreak more than just a clustering of people who have similar general symptoms that can result from a number of different causes?
Two: Is the announced virus actually causing anything serious? What tests have been done to confirm that? Are the tests useful or useless?
Three: Is the virus actually spreading, or has it been present in countries for decades, centuries, millennia?
Four: Actually, has the virus ever been isolated from a human and identified? Or have tests always been indirect and misleading and insufficient?
Five: Have obvious causes of the “condition” been ignored? For example, toxic chemicals—pesticides, industrial pollutants, vaccines, medical drugs. Also: severe malnutrition, lack of basic sanitation, extreme poverty, overcrowding, contaminated water supplies, stolen farm land.
Six: Would the virus cause anything at all in the body of a person whose immune system is strong; or does it only run roughshod over people whose immune systems are severely compromised, owing to the causes listed in the previous paragraph?
While not all points mentioned above might apply to this latest yellow fever outbreak, number five stands out as worthy of much deeper research. On the surface all criteria seem to be met, even the mention of pesticides, which will only increase as calls for mosquito eradication campaigns also ramp up. This serves to highlight exactly how the medical establishment serves to fund its particular form of salvation.
A perfect example of how these “epidemics” are combated just made news yesterday, and it doesn’t bode well for the effectiveness of the repeated calls for donations: “Obama Administration to Transfer Ebola Funds to Zika Fight.” The staggering numbers involved in this transfer are only cited as a temporary solution. Which begs the question that all government solutions tend to invoke: Where did all of the other money go that was supposed to solve past problems and head-off the current ones? Emphasis added…
In an effort to break the two-month deadlock over funding to fight the encroaching Zika virus, Obama administration officials announced on Wednesday that, as congressional Republicans had demanded, they would transfer $510 million originally intended to protect against Ebola to the Zika battle.
In addition to funds moved from the Ebola budget, an additional $79 million would come from several other accounts, including money previously allotted to the national strategic stockpile of vaccines and other emergency supplies for epidemics, said Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Despite the transfers, “these repurposed funds are not enough to support a comprehensive Zika response and can only temporarily address what is needed,” said Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget
In February, the Obama administration asked Congress for a more than $1.8 billion emergency appropriation for the effort to defeat the Zika virus.
Until Wednesday, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services had been adamant that they could not spare any Ebola funds because they had already been spent or had been allocated to strengthening surveillance and health care systems in Africa to spot and suppress any new outbreaks.
Last week, at the Zika Action Plan Summit at the C.D.C. headquarters in Atlanta, Amy E. Pope, a White House deputy assistant for homeland security, said: “Congress is asking the American people to choose what disease they want protection from — when Ebola threatened, they didn’t do that.”
We will have to continue paying attention to how the yellow fever outbreak progresses; and, perhaps more importantly, how the media and the government/pharmaceutical establishment that drives its message roll out its local solutions and potentially global implications.
In the meantime, for those who might be concerned about yellow fever arriving to their area, or might be traveling into affected zones, there are testing kits available which can help alert you before symptoms even appear. Rather than rely on potentially dangerous – and now possibly unavailable vaccines – for protection, you can take matters into your own hands and strengthen your immune system naturally.
About the Author: Maggie Martin is completing her PhD in Cell Biology, works as lab tech for Mybiosource.com and contributes content on Biotech, Life Sciences and Viral Outbreaks. Follow on Twitter @MaggieBiosource