EPA pulled scientific report as Ted Lieu prepped briefing with conspiracy theorists.
The increased risk of microcephaly from Zika is guesstimated to range form 0.88% to 13% — anywhere from 0 to 4 extra cases per 10,000 live births.
My commentary in the Daily Caller.
Maybe WHO should stop worrying about e-cigs for a bit?
The government has all the money and tools it needs to fight Zika. Any more is a taxpayer-rip-off and corruption.
The CDC already has the $1.9 billion to fight Zika. Greedy corrupt bureaucrats just want more.
“Here we demonstrate that the ZIKVBR infects fetuses, causing intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR), including signs of microcephaly in mice.”
Democrats would rather kill babies than mosquitoes.
Exposure to pesticides based on (likely inaccurate) recall.
Not a surprise. Mosquitos don’t need warm condition to thrive. Why aren’t we spraying?
“I am convinced that insecticide resistance is the next global embarrassment for the WHO.”
“The data do contradict the EPA document to some degree.”
Still waiting for the data from Colombia, though.
“The main route of ZIKV transmission is assumed to be through bites of the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, though only 38% of the patients with confirmed disease specifically remembered mosquito bites.”
Or is it about the money? — “When the president asked for $1.9 billion, we needed $1.9 billion.”
Can we spray now?
Why aren’t we spraying?
This column about IARC’s effort to railroad the pesticide glyphosphate is now backonline after IARC/activists had it pulled down.
From Risk-Monger blogger, David Zaruk:
I wrote about this sort of problem in the commercial bee industry in 2013.
But “no disease has ever been documented that stems from legal applications of pesticides,” a prominent anti-pesticide activist has admitted.
Still waiting to see microcephaly cases in Colombia.
“By all rights I should be an enthusiastic advocate and consumer of organic.”
“Some farmers are going to find themselves in a dead-end regarding crop protection … and could see their harvests fall by 15 to 40 percent depending on the crop.”
Global warming is making bumblebees an endangered species?
Because one study settles everything.
Just spray and kill the mosquitoes.
“Considering that organic agriculture yields are lower compared to conventional farming, and organic farmers often cannot cover their costs by just selling the products.”
Finally, the last report is issued.
Good thing that ” Zika is harmless to most people infected by it.”
“Glyphosate, which is the most widely applied pesticide worldwide, was declared as “probably carcinogenic to humans” last March by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).”
This issue popped up in a Twitter exchange today.
The acid test, for now, is whether microcephaly explodes in Colombia.
What is the evidence of this? Global agricultural production is steadily increasing.
The truth is more complicated: “Additional work is needed to understand if this is an isolated finding and to confirm whether Zika virus can actually cause hydrops fetalis.”
Even if so, mosquitos are the primary vector.
Oh no, there goes Tokyo. Go, go Godzilla.
“The buzz is that everyone is at risk for contracting the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Why not?”
Kill the mosquitoes.
In response to the NYTimes.