Sunday, 31 July 2016

Zika 'outbreak' in Miami, Florida

The Florida Department of Health has gathered enough information as part of its ongoing investigation into non-travel related cases of Zika in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to conclude that a high likelihood exists that four cases are the result of local transmission. 

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Zika & FEMALE sexual transmission

The "First female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus infection reported in New York City" is important to note for a couple of interesting, and seemingly tangential, reasons; 1) reveals the misandrist overtones of press and media that hitherto all but 'blamed' spread of the disease on men. 2) further exposes the equally misandrist language suggesting women were previously unable to spread the disease because they don't engage in 'male' behaviours (hidden code for 'aggressive', 'warlike' and other synonyms associated with 'maleness'), rather than due to biological inhibitions. 3) that women are now openly documented as a vector of infection (although press coverage of this fact was and is limited/suppressed).


It's astonishing how many news outlets are actively and intentionally white-washing the Munich teenage "Ali Sonboly" by instead calling him "David S" (German press especially). It's a deliberate attempt to minimise what might otherwise be considered natural, if somewhat reflexive, assumptions about the boy based on his Arabic sounding name.

It's also an astonishing example of actual racism, of dehumanising, or perhaps de-culturalising the boy - a disavowal of his true name and cultural identity/roots, a kind of posthumous bullying similar to what he appears to have suffered at the hands of contemporaries when alive (the DailyMail suggest he was bullied by similarly ethnic individuals).

If ever there were a need to example the so-called progressive media caring more for narrative and issues rather than facts (individuals), this would be it.

Friday, 15 July 2016

Zika virus & Guillain-Barre syndrome

Zika fever, considered as an emerging disease of arboviral origin, because of its expanding geographic area, is known as a benign infection usually presenting as an influenza-like illness with cutaneous rash. So far, Zika virus infection has never led to hospitalisation. We describe the first case of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) occurring immediately after a Zika virus infection, during the current Zika and type 1 and 3 dengue fever co-epidemics in French Polynesia.

[EDIT] Some discussion has occurred in relation to this finding between the authors and a number of commentators, some of which can be found here in The Lancet -

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Trump will never be President

With the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton openly admitting her running a private email server to conduct Public Office affairs was "grossly negligent" and "criminal" were it done by anyone else, her no being convicted of those crimes (and they are crimes), it means she's gotten off Scott-free.

Because of this, Trump will never be President.

Think about it.

If Trump were to be elected President what would he do first? Call for the criminal prosecution of everyone linked to things like Benghazi, Fast and Furious, 9/11, the dodgy Trade Deal with China, the list goes on. The Clinton's, and other Interests, wouldn't want that. So Headshot to Trump at or before his inauguration.

Alternatively, he does get elected, and he does call for prosecutions. Which results in a 'putsch' of sorts, a clearing of all the people whose actions and inactions caused all the troubles endemic to America today. If that happens Clinton, or someone else, may rise to power under the rationale of their being involved in a democratic counter-coup of the people, one press and media would be only too happy to get behind, resulting ultimately in Trump being removed from office, one way or the other.

Either outcome reveals the US political system being no better than a banana republic.