Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is A Biological Weapon

Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is a Biological Weapon

It hasn't even been a week since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global emergency, and already the conspiracy theories are piling up. Of course they are. A pandemic that's sparked an abortion rights dystopia and legit discussion of genetic warfare? The Rockefeller family must be involved. Here are a few "theories" on the origin of the Zika virus, culled from the bastion of rational scientific discourse also known as the internet.

GMO Mosquitos / Oxitec

Perhaps the most ubiquitous rumour circulating online is that the Zika outbreak was caused by genetically modified mosquitoes released by insect control company Oxitec. While it's true that Oxitec is in the business of making GM mosquitoes, and it's also true that Oxitec has conducted GM mosquito trials in Brazil, that's where this theory's links to reality end.

Oxitec's GM mosquitoes carry a heritable genetic trait which renders any offspring unable to survive without the antibiotic tetracycline. When a wild female breeds with a GM male, the larvae die long before reaching adulthood. For the Oxitec plot to work, a bunch of GM mosquitoes would have had to be released with an ample supply of tetracycline.

Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is a Biological Weapon

GM Aedes aegypti mosquito, via Oxitec

And then, also, the insect control company had a bunch of Zika virus on hand? And somehow the epicentre of the Zika outbreak occurred hundreds of kilometres from where Oxitec was conducting GM mosquito trials? Moreover, in what world are mosquitoes programmed to self destruct also likely carriers for a pandemic?

These are questions that don't have simple answers.

Rockefeller Monkey Experiments / Illuminati

Did you know that the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT has had the Zika virus in biological archives since 1947? Did you know that Zika was originally isolated from monkeys created in a secret Rockefeller laboratory experiment and is now "available for order" online?

Here, check out some proof:

The idea that the current Zika epidemic stems from samples taken from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) is a special brand of paranoia. Yes, the ATCC has known pathogenic samples in its biological culture collection, and yes, Zika virus is one of them, and YES, scientists can request access to these specimens for research purposes. But it isn't exactly like ordering a pizza. If you put in a request for any specimens that are even mildly pathogenic, you need to show a lot of credentials, and you need to back those up with legal documents signed by representatives of your research institution.

Then again — can we really trust any organisation associated with the man who sank the Titanic?

Population Control / Vaccines / Bill Gates

Conspiracy Theorists Think Zika Is a Biological Weapon

Of course population control — why else would the virus' main victim be pregnant women? And what better way to cull the sheeple than with vaccines?

There are a few different versions of this theory out there, and it's all a bit nebulous. But here are some "facts" I've managed to glean through my "research":

  • In late 2014, the Brazilian government added Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) to its list of routine vaccinations for pregnant women
  • Zika virus broke out in Brazil in 2015
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation recently launched a program to study the immune responses of pregnant women to tdap. Purportedly, this was to "test to the safety of the vaccine regimen". However:
  • Bill Gates is a Known Eugenicist

I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

[Discovery News, Science Blogs]


Comments

    That's because your mind has been blown, and the tinfoil is all that's holding it together.

    The conspiracy theorists have it right, when you think about it.

    Any vaccine issued now will cost a fortune, and the poorest communities in latin america won't get access to it. A US company will protect it's "intellectual property" using the TPP as a new weapon.

    After the europe refugee crisis it would not surprise me at all if it's later revealed that some well meaning americans did spread this on purpose to make a buck form the richest and eradicate the poorest so that the same type of refugee crisis doesn't happen to them. Whilst south america is relatively peaceful (compared to syria) right now, a war could come at any time and it's reasonable to suspect these ultra wealthy people know a few things we don't.

    Last edited 05/02/16 10:14 am

      This failed with the "AIDS" drug. Thailand, Brazil and a few other countries just reversed engineered the drug and distributed it via their health care systems. The Pharmaceutical companies got all upset and demanded big money but the countries basically said its an epidemic so F#$K YOU! to the Pharmaceutical companies. South Africa was soft and chose to pay the Pharmaceuticals their large asking price for a drug that is basically free in Thailand and Brazil.

        How long would that take though (to reverse engineer the drug) meanwhile people are dying?

        Is it illegal for america to do the same thing?

        Just last week a drug company CEO was ordered before congress, after his company raised prices of a life saving drug by more than 10 times making it unaffordable for the people who need it:
        http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/business/drug-prices-valeant-martin-shkreli-congress.html
        and
        http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2016/feb/04/martin-shkreli-congress-daraprim-hearing-video

          It would be a tough call but I am guessing that if the companies did not come to the table to discuss viable and affordable options, some countries would still go ahead with making their own version. In the "AIDS" drug deal I believe from what I read many years ago, the drug patent was given to the non-paying countries by dodgey means so they could could manufacture it almost straight away.

            Sounds like it was stolen, but good on whoever did that.

            Corporate greed is one of those common enemies the whole world can unite against, which of course is how bittorrent became so popular.

    >Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes carry a heritable genetic trait which renders any offspring unable to survive without the antibiotic tetracycline. When a wild female breeds with a GM male, the larvae die long before reaching adulthood.

    OH YEAH? Don't you remember what happened in Costa Rica?!

    The Lysine Contingency was a genetic alteration Henry Wu performed in the dinosaur genome. The modification knocked out the ability of the dinosaurs to produce the amino acid Lysine. This forced the dinosaurs to depend on lysine supplements provided by the park's veterinary staff. In this way dinosaurs could never escape from the park because they would never survive long without the food supplements.The Lysine contingency was intended to prevent the dinosaurs from damaging the global ecosystem.

    It was also explained that without the Lysine, the animals will collapse into a coma and eventually die. However, it is shown in The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III that the dinosaurs can survive well without the crew giving them Lysine by eating Lysine rich food, like chickens or soya beans and carnivores could acquire Lysine by eating herbivores.

    Life finds a way

    Brazil: 270 of 4,180 suspected microcephaly cases confirmed, only SIX out of those cases have been confirmed to have the Zika virus.

    "Brazilian officials said the babies with the defect and their mothers are being tested to see if they had been infected. Six of the 270 confirmed microcephaly cases were found to have the virus. Two were stillborn and four were live births, three of whom later died, the ministry said."

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/medical/article/Brazil-270-of-4-120-suspected-microcephaly-cases-6787928.php

    Some facts about Zika and TDAP
    http://yournewswire.com/is-zika-virus-or-the-dtap-vaccine-causing-birth-defects-in-brazil/

    It does not matter if zika is/isn't a bioweapon or if it's even causing microcephaly, you are already seeing people begging for zika vaccines to be made and GM mosquitoes to fight zika, business is good for the biotech industry

    Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean that they are NOT watching you!

    hahahahaha these comments dont disappoint. i needed a cheer up, its been a lousy day.

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