by Scott Creighton
UPDATE: (H/T Kevin Scott King) This is just another example of biased industry sponsored research which appears to be a growing trend in America today.
“Given the recognition of this causal relationship, we need to intensify our efforts toward the prevention of adverse outcomes caused by congenital Zika virus infection…
… Moving from a hypothesis that Zika virus is linked to certain adverse outcomes to a statement (?)that Zika virus is a cause of certain adverse outcomes allows for …. the development of a Zika virus vaccine” New England Journal of Medicine
So this isn’t a fact? It isn’t proven? This is merely a “statement”? What conclusion can we draw from that?
While Robert DeNiro goes from daytime talk-show to daytime talk-show saying he regrets pulling Vaxxed from the line-up of his Tribeca Film Festival, the CDC has cobbled together a new study that purports to use a new type of evaluation process to determine a causal relationship between the Zika Virus and microcephaly. The report was written by CDC authors and forms the basis of their new conclusion.
On the CDC webpage, the fraud is evident if you take the time to read it:
“This study marks a turning point in the Zika outbreak. It is now clear that the virus causes microcephaly.” study
“The report notes that no single piece of evidence provides conclusive proof that Zika virus infection is a cause of microcephaly and other fetal brain defects.” CDC announcement
“This cautious approach toward ascribing Zika virus as a cause of birth defects is not surprising, given that… no flavivirus has ever been shown definitively to cause birth defects in humans,4 and no reports of adverse pregnancy or birth outcomes were noted during previous outbreaks of Zika virus disease in the Pacific Islands.5,6″ study
So there is no concrete proof of causality, no flavivirus has ever caused this type of birth defect and previous Zika outbreaks never resulted in increased cases of microcephaly in effected populations.
So their conclusion stands in direct conflict with all of that, yet they still published their findings and thus, the debate is over.