“When seven hundred thousand (700,000) Puerto Ricans are expected to become infected, the news is reported locally and soon forgotten…and as soon as the news is forgotten, the US congress quietly denies the Zika prevention funds.” ….. this is because Puerto Ricans are “less citizens of the great nation of the USA!!
Dr. Anne Schuchat, the Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) declared yesterday that the Zika Virus is “scarier than we initially thought,” with serious complications for pregnant women.
In a heavily attended press conference, Dr. Schuchat admitted that these complications include “not only microcephaly,” but also serious risks for “premature birth, brain abnormalities” and even “blind babies.” The press conference can be viewed here…
With roughly 33,000 babies born annually in Puerto Rico, this could lead to substantial suffering throughout the island.
The CDC had previously warned that 700,000 people on the island of Puerto Rico will contract the Zika virus by the end of this year, and that 20% of the island’s population will contract the Zika virus within the next nine months.
THE U.S. RESPONSE
The US response to this explosive health crisis has been deeply disturbing.
Last year, in…
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