ANOTHER PAPER ON MICROCEPHALY INCIDENCE IN BRAZIL UNDERMINES WHO’S ZIKA CLAIMS

February 9, 2016

*INCIDENCE OF MICROCEPHALY IN BRAZIL HAS REMAINED THE SAME SINCE 2000, SAYS NEW PAPER ANALYSING LIVE BIRTH DATA

WHO’s declaration of Zika as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern is based on the alleged association between the mosquito borne Zika virus and unexpected cluster of microcephaly in Brazil.

But a new paper by Charles Simmins shows there was no significant nationwide increase in microcephaly in 2015 in Brazil compared to the previous fifteen years.

The paper has been posted on Zika Open, WHO’s page for research in emergencies together with a study by Sandra da Silva Mattos proving that the incidence of microcephaly has been under reported in Brazil for years.

http://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/zika_open/en/

The paper called “Establishing Base Levels of Microcephaly in Brazil Prior to the Arrival of Zika Viral Illnesses,” shows the incidence of microcephaly for every 100,000 live births has remained roughly the same 5.5 to 5.7 cases for every 100,000 live births since the year 2000 according to information on the Brazilian life birth information database.

http://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/BLT.16.171223.pdf?ua=1

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So, regardless of whether genetically modified mosquitoes are responsible for the Zika outbreak or not, the central claim that WHO has used to justify the Zika virus as a public health emergency does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.

There does not seem to be an unexpected or significant increase in the number of cases of microcephaly in Brazil and therefore to claim there has been one association with the Zika virus epidemic is false.


GREECE FACES PERFECT STORM

February 8, 2016

*FARMERS PLAN TO BLOCKADE ATHENS FOR TWO DAYS AT LEAST

*EXPAND TRACTOR BLOCKS TO ROADS AND BORDER CROSSINGS TO RAILWAYS

*MACEDONIA AND NORTHERN EUROPE ACCELERATE PLAN TO CLOSE BORDERS

*RIOTS IN THESSALONIKI AND KOS OVER MIGRANT PLANS

*GREECE FACING EXCLUSION FROM SCHENGEN, EURO ZONE AND UNPRECEDENTED INFLUX OF MIGRANTS IN THE PERFECT STORM

Greece’s farmers plan a blockade of at least two-days of Athens city centre as part of their protests against a new round of taxes and social security contribution hiles.
The farmers plan to drive to Athens with thousands of tractors and park them all over the centre to bring the city centre to a halt. They aim to establish a camp in Syntagma square outside of parliament.

Farmers are also expanding their motorway and border blockade to parts of the train service.

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/griechenland-landwirte-wollen-athener-zentrum-blockieren-a-1076165.html
 
http://www.morgenpost.de/politik/article207018139/Griechische-Bauern-wollen-Athen-belagern.html

http://www.protothema.gr/greece/article/551347/apovasi-agroton-stin-athina-tha-stisoun-bloko-gia-treis-imeres-sto-sudagma/

The farmer’s blockade of Athens will add to the pressure of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to resign.

In addition to facing exclusion from the eurozone, Greece is also facing exclusion from the Schengen zone as the Balkans countries and Austria strengthen and expand border fences and barriers to stem an unprecedented influx of migrants.

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has begun to build a second wire fence on its border with Greece.

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/02/08/fyrom-raises-second-wire-fence-on-border-with-greece/

The EU is considering sending police and troops to protect the Macedonian border.

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/02/07/brussels-and-berlin-plan-to-send-armed-forces-to-greek-fyrom-border/

Austria’s Interior Minister Johanna Mikl Leitner has said the quota of migrants allowed into the country will be decided on a day by day basis.

http://derstandard.at/2000030333928/Mikl-Leitner-kuendigt-taegliche-Obergrenze-an

Austria announced plans to build barriers and fortifications across the country’s entire southern border, also with Italy.

http://derstandard.at/2000030532653/Neue-Grenzzaeune-fuer-Mikl-Leitner-moeglich

Meanwhile, there is no sign that Tsipras has made preparations for housing and feeding the potentially millions of migrants who could end up being stranded in Greece in spring and in summer as the northern borders close. There also seem to be no plans to use the navy to patrol the coast or return migrants to Turkey.

The backlog of migrants waiting at the main border crossing at Idomeni has reached five to seven thousand, according to media, but migrants arriving in Greece continue to be sent there by bus.

Residents of a suburb of Thessaloniki stormed a barracks that had been hastily designated to house migrants. Riot police used tear gas to break up a protest against a hot spot on Kos.

http://www.derwesten.de/politik/zehntausende-menschen-fliehen-weiterhin-nach-griechenland-id11539091.html

“The pressure of thousands of migrants is piling on the pressure on a Greece struggling with a stagnant economy, rising social tensions and political pressure and could push the country back towards an exit from the euro zone, analysts Eurasia Group have warned,” reports CNBC.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/08/
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/02/08/fyrom-raises-second-wire-fence-on-border-with-greece/

The pressure of thousands of migrants is piling on the pressure on a Greece struggling with a stagnant economy, rising social tensions and political pressure and could push the country back towards an exit from the euro zone, analysts Eurasia Group have warned.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/08/


NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES AND CIVIL COMPLAINT

February 8, 2016

I got some legal advice today on what steps to take in relation to the evidence that there have been substantial violations of procedure and misconduct by the Larisa police, state prosecutors and lawyer in relation to my case.

I was advised to file a criminal complaint against the individuals involved as well as a civil complaint with the first state prosecutor at the court listing all the violations of procedure.

The criminal complaint is almost finished, must still all the evidence in order, get relevant emails and other documents translated into Greek and certified.

Read the latest version here:

New charges


AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTER PICKS UP BRAZILIAN SURVEY SHOWING MICROCEPHALY HAS BEEN UNDER REPORTED FOR YEARS

February 8, 2016

Excerpts from  a report by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on the Brazilian survey showing Zika is not the cause of microcephaly:
A four-year survey of more than 100,000 newborn babies in north-eastern Brazil has uncovered hitherto unrecognised patterns of microcephaly.

The discovery suggests microcephaly is not necessarily a new phenomenon, and questions whether Zika virus is even the cause.
The scramble in Brazil to discover the cause led paediatric cardiologist Dr Sandra Mattos to realise she was sitting on a database which could provide some answers.

Over four years, she and her colleagues surveyed more than 100,000 newborns for congenital heart disease in the Brazilian state of Paraiba.

But importantly, in just over 16,000 of these babies, the nurses also collected other information, such as length, weight, and head circumference — the indictor for microcephaly.

“We tried to establish the pattern of microcephaly over the last four years,” Dr Mattos said.

Dr Mattos and her colleagues were surprised by the numbers.

“What we expected was that we would have something like three to four cases a year of microcephaly — that is what has been documented in the official sites.

“But we then noticed that we had much, much higher numbers.”

As part of the survey, Dr Mattos’ team assessed head size in three ways to ensure it was as accurate as possible.

“Independent of what criteria we used, we had between 2–8 per cent of babies that would fall into the criteria of microcephaly,” she said.

This represents between 2,000 and 4,000 babies per year in the state of Paraíba — about 1,000 times more than the team expected.

The survey calls into question whether these microcephaly cases are caused by Zika virus or something else.

If it is Zika virus, it has been in Brazil for a lot longer than people have thought, but that does not explain why after 50 years Zika has only now been linked to microcephaly.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-08/zika-link-questioned-microcephaly-cause-brazilian-survey/7147602


BRAZIL REFUSES TO GIVE ZIKA VIRUS SAMPLES TO WHO

February 8, 2016

Brazil’s unwillingness to share Zika virus samples and data with WHO collaborating centres could delay the development of rapid and reliable diagnostic tests, vaccines and therapies

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/zika-virus-outbreak-when-research-goes-off-the-rails/article8203618.ece

Flashback to 2007 when Indonesia refused to give WHO samples of the birdflu virus, suspecting perhaps that the birdflu virus was a bioterrorism agent.


Indian redflags biotech over false Zika vaccine claims

February 8, 2016

NEW DELHI : The Health Ministry has pulled up the private players like a Hyderabad firm claiming to develop the world’s first Zika vaccine and many laboratories in the capital advertising costly tests for the Zika virus, warning them not to cash on the public health emergency with false claims.

http://www.freepressjournal.in/government-debunks-zika-vaccine-claim/774449


CHINA AND DEUTSCHE BANK UNDER ATTACK

February 7, 2016

Central banks are draining the markets of liquidity, and  helping speculators destroy markets and share prices, targeting  oil and commodity producing countries, China as well Germany’s main bank Deutsche Bank.

http://ww2.cfo.com/credit/2016/02/liquidity-woes-hit-non-energy-junk-bond-issuers/

Germany needs to prepare a defence of Deutsche Bank by pumping the market with liquidity or stopping the speculators. If Deutsche Bank is destroyed by the Globalists, Germany will face a massive social and econic upheaval.

China has responded vigorously to the attacks mounted on its currency by George Soros, flooding the market with liquidity.  It has even issued an official warning against Soros.

http://www.businessinsider.com/china-warned-george-soros-against-war-on-the-renminbi-2016-1

But where is the German response? Where is the investigation into the alleged massive losses of Deutsche Bank? Where is the emergency plan to save it from collapse?

As for the oil price, even Saudi Arabia is beginning to realize it must stop pumping oil into the market to push up the price. If necessary, Saudi Arabia should halt all production immediately for six months acting on its own.


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