Marco Cáceres di Iorio

The Story of Two Pregnant Women and Logic Gone Mad

Two pregnant Hispanic women touching bellies

So, gnaw on this one for a while… There are two pregnant women. They both live in the same neighborhood. They both drink alcohol and do illegal drugs daily. They both eat a diet of nothing but junk food, so they’re both severely malnourished. There’s a toxic waste dump nearby, and every week the local public health authority dispatches trucks and aircraft to fumigate against pesky mosquitoes with highly toxic pesticides, larvicides and herbicides.

Both women drink water from local streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes that have been contaminated with all those chemicals, along with other more toxic chemicals callously dumped by local industries. (Yeah, the local environmental authorities have been paid off.) Both women also cook meals and bathe themselves with the same water. One of the women happens to get bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika virus. The other woman avoids getting bitten. Both women give birth to their babies.

Both babies are diagnosed as having microcephaly (shrunken heads and some brain damage). One of the babies tests positive for the Zika virus. The other baby tests negative. Under the current logic and science being promoted by the CDC, the baby who tested positive for Zika must have developed microcephaly due to Zika. The cause of the other baby’s microcephaly, however, is listed as unknown.

Now, remember, the CDC itself has stated for many years that microcephaly can be caused by use of alcohol and(or) illegal drugs, severe malnutrition, and environmental toxins. See, this is not fundamentally a scientific problem, but one of illogical, shallow, and inconsistent thinking. It’s like the deck is stacked. The assumption is that the presence of Zika in an infant born with microcephaly automatically means that Zika was the cause, even when there are numerous other potential causal factors involved.

Amazingly, all those other factors get little or no consideration (and definitely no research funds), while Zika takes up all the oxygen (and all the money) in the room. But what if one or more of those other factors is the cause of the microcephaly, and the Zika presence is little more than a coincidence? Now, how crazy would that be? Boy.


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