The Zika virus isn’t new. It was first isolated in 1947 from a Rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest in Uganda, hence the pathogen’s name.
With a very simple Google search you will find that ATCC, a premier global biological materials resource and standards organization with it’s headquarters and bioproduction facilities located in Manassas, Virginia, shows that the Zika virus (ATCC® VR-84™) comes from it’s Depositor J. Casals, Rockefeller Foundation.
According to the a UK tabloid newspaper The Mirror, the genetically engineered insects were designed to stop the spread of dengue fever but critics now fear the programme may have had a deadly consequence states Elle Griffiths here…
The first human cases were confirmed in Uganda and Tanzania in 1952, and by 1968, the virus had spread to Nigeria. But since then, the virus has found its way out of Africa.
Here’s what it will take to stop the Zika virus
The mosquito-borne Zika virus is spreading so quickly through the Western Hemisphere that it is soon expected to reach nearly every country in the Americas. Read more.
What do we think we know?
In 2010, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for example funded Australian researchers to release GMO mosquitoes infected with a bacterium.
That same year, Bill Gates admitted he believes in population reduction by 10-15%.
“The world today has 6.8 billion people; that’s headed up to about 9 billion,” he said during the TED 2010 Conference. “Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”
And It wouldn’t be the first time large pharmaceutical companies would use clinical trials. I highly recommend Harriet A. Washington’s 2007 book Medical Apartheid (Order Now!), and Washington’s 2012 book “Deadly Monopolies” (Order Now!).
‘Deadly Monopolies’ argues that pharmaceutical companies value patents, profits more than public health.
The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling the most basic processes of human life, and more are pending.
- Watch Democracy Now’s deadly monopolies: Medical Ethicist Harriet Washington on How Firms Are Taking Over Life.
An intricate tale of “medicine, monopoly and malice”
Dylan Mohan Gray 2013 documentary “FIRE IN THE BLOOD” tells the story of how Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost AIDS drugs for the countries of the global south in the years after 1996.
Also watch Brett Leonard’s 2009 doc. Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed.
And just to name a few clinical public trials by pharmaceutical companies here:
- Abdullahi v. Pfizer, Inc.
- HIV/AIDS testing in Zimbabwe – 1990s (PDF)
- Forced sexual reassignment in South Africa – 1970s-1980s (PDF)
- Forced contraception in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) – 1970s.
- Sterilisation experiments in German South-West Africa (now part of Namibia) – Late 1900s-1910s.
Photo credit: Harriet A. Washington (Author)