The World Health Organization (WHO) has set up an emergency response team to address the outbreak of the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne infection that has been linked to severe birth defects and is spreading across the Americas with "explosive" speed.
Horrible! But could this be the impetus to put the brakes on reproduction for a while? That would certainly help our Ecological crises.
Why doesn't this comment system have a down-vote button? You make Dicken's Scrooge, and his famous "decrease the surplus population" remark look compassionate!
The "ecological crisis is being caused by rich, white, suburban, usually childless, car driving, big air-conditioned house-owning air-conditioning-using people in the Unites States, Canada, and Australia. Not people having children and living sustainably and frugally.
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You did not include the following from the CDC website:
"In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil. The outbreak in Brazil led to reports of Guillain-Barre syndrome and pregnant women giving birth to babies with birth defects and poor pregnancy outcomes."
And it is now late January, 2016 and WHO is now jumping into the fray...too little, too late for too many women and babies. Abject poverty, deplorable sanitation, no health resources/care in Brazil yet they found the billion$$$ to build soccer stadia and other massive projects to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Soccer)...and hundreds of thousands of Brazilians in: 1.Brasília 2.Cuiabá 3.Manaus 4.Recife
5.Fortaleza 6.Natal 7.Salvador 8.Curitiba 9.Porto Alegre 10.Belo Horizonte 11.Rio de Janeiro 12.São Paulo
were displaced with their homes leveled to make way for that construction. Where did they go? What were their living conditions? Were they such that the optimal conditions were created for mosquito populations to explode along with the corresponding spread of the Zika virus?