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    Donald J. Trump's Sarcastic Clorox Vaccination (Coronavirus Pandemic) thread

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    WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus spread

    GENEVA The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an "extraordinary event."

    The U.N. health agency convened an emergency meeting of independent experts in Geneva to assess the outbreak after noting a suspicious link between Zika's arrival in Brazil last year and a surge in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads.

    "After a review of the evidence, the committee advised that the clusters of microcephaly and other neurological complications constitute an extraordinary event and public health threat to other parts of the world," WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said.

    WHO estimates there could be up to 4 million cases of Zika in the Americas in the next year, but no recommendations were made to restrict travel or trade.

    "It is important to understand, there are several measures pregnant women can take," Chan said. "If you can delay travel and it does not affect your other family commitments, it is something they can consider.

    "If they need to travel, they can get advice from their physician and take personal protective measures, like wearing long sleeves and shirts and pants and use mosquito repellent."

    The last such public health emergency was declared for the devastating 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people. A similar declaration was made for polio the year before.

    Such emergency declarations are meant as an international SOS signal and usually trigger increased money and efforts to stop the outbreak, as well as prompting research into possible treatments and vaccines.

    WHO officials say it could be six to nine months before science proves or disproves any connection between Zika and the spike in the number of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads.

    WHO, which was widely criticized for its slow response to the 2014 Ebola crisis in West Africa, has been eager to show its responsiveness this time. Despite dire warnings that Ebola was out of control in mid-2014, WHO didn't declare an emergency until August, when nearly 1,000 people had died.

    Its officials say that up to 4 million cases of Zika could turn up in the Americas within the next year. Zika was first identified in 1947 in a Ugandan forest but until last year, it wasn't believed to cause any serious effects; about 80 percent of infected people never experience symptoms. The virus has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome, which causes muscle weakness and nerve problems.

    "Of course, the world and the World Health Organization have all learned from the Ebola crisis," WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said earlier Monday before the emergency was declared. "That's why we are trying to bring in the best experts we can gather for this event, to try to establish what steps to take and what the way forward should be."

    Lindmeier credited authorities in Brazil for being "extremely transparent" since the Zika outbreak turned up there in May. He said WHO first raised the possible connection between the virus and abnormally small heads back in October a prospect that has sown fear among many would-be mothers and pregnant women.

    Brazilian officials shared lab samples with foreign experts and brought in scientists from abroad, he said.

    "What we know so far is that the only microcephaly cases we see currently are from Brazil," Lindmeier said, noting that abnormally small heads in newborns can have many causes such as the effects of herbicides, alcohol use, or drugs and toxins. "This is exactly what is the concerning question: why do we see this in Brazil?"

    Jimmy Whitworth, an infectious diseases expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said we might soon see other babies born with malformed heads as the virus becomes entrenched in other countries.

    "It could be that we're getting the strongest signal in Brazil," he said before WHO's annoucement. "But having these cases occurring and pinning it to Zika is tough."

    Whitworth said it was important for WHO to act quickly, despite definitive evidence that Zika is responsible for the surge in microcephaly cases.

    "For situations like this, you have to essentially have a 'no regrets' policy," he said. "Maybe this will be a false alarm when more information is available months later, but it's serious enough on the evidence we have right now that we have to act."
    Zika spreading like the T-virus, MRSA showing up more and more, brain-eating amoebas spreading north as climate change occurs, farmers abusing antibiotics in livestock...

    WHERE WILL IT END? Discuss.
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    >virus
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    >virus
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    "Microorganisms are very diverse and include all bacterial, archaean and most of the protozoan species on the planet. This group also contains some species of fungi, algae, and certain animals, such as rotifers. Many macroscopic animals and plants have microscopic juvenile stages. Some microbiologists also classify viruses (and viroids) as microorganisms, but others consider these as nonliving."
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    A non-white issue. These mosquitoes probably won't leave the tropics (and if they do they won't be an issue in proper countries).

    >Brazil
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    I don't actually see a problem here.

    Kek...

    Good on the WHO for calling out this relative non event quicker than they did with Ebola.

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    The first case of Zika was reported in Minnesota last week. Lady brought it back from Honduras. Health officials say she isn't a threat, but we're lucky it's currently Winter.

    Also, the specific species that carries the virus is present in 6/7 continents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    A non-white issue. These mosquitoes probably won't leave the tropics (and if they do they won't be an issue in proper countries).

    >Brazil
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    I don't actually see a problem here.

    Kek...

    Good on the WHO for calling out this relative non event quicker than they did with Ebola.
    Supposedly it's worked it's way up to Puerto Rico and I think Mexico in limited fashion. Florida will probably get it because it's Florida.

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    Pfft, viruses and bacteria are basically problems of the past and there's nothing to worry about. Mankind has tamed mother nature and we know exactly what we're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frug View Post
    Pfft, viruses and bacteria are basically problems of the past and there's nothing to worry about. Mankind has tamed mother nature and we know exactly what we're doing.
    It's basically a don't get knocked up virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Larkonis Trassler View Post
    A non-white issue. These mosquitoes probably won't leave the tropics (and if they do they won't be an issue in proper countries).

    >Brazil
    >White
    I don't actually see a problem here.

    Kek...

    Good on the WHO for calling out this relative non event quicker than they did with Ebola.
    Supposedly it's worked it's way up to Puerto Rico and I think Mexico in limited fashion. Florida will probably get it because it's Florida.
    >Implying Florida residents have children...

    Isn't Florida full of retirees and elderly Cuban exiles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
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    Pfft, viruses and bacteria are basically problems of the past and there's nothing to worry about. Mankind has tamed mother nature and we know exactly what we're doing.
    It's basically a don't get knocked up virus.
    Well then it clearly won't affect the majority of FHCers anyway.

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    Can't wait till the new shrunken head babies are ready to entertain us.



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    it's only a problem if you're trying to make babby, and since that won't be an issue for FHC...

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    A non-white issue. These mosquitoes probably won't leave the tropics (and if they do they won't be an issue in proper countries).

    >Brazil
    >White
    I don't actually see a problem here.

    Kek...

    Good on the WHO for calling out this relative non event quicker than they did with Ebola.
    Supposedly it's worked it's way up to Puerto Rico and I think Mexico in limited fashion. Florida will probably get it because it's Florida.
    >Implying Florida residents have children...

    Isn't Florida full of retirees and elderly Cuban exiles?
    no

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    Are you suggesting this is some sort of Jewish conspiracy?


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