The Zika virus scare of summers past may have come and gone, but it should not be forgotten. After all, it was one of the greatest hoaxes pushed by the legacy media and their masters ever witnessed. After the initial frenzy died down, stories about the threat of Zika have all but been dropped by the media like hotcakes. How could this disease have gone from zero to 60 and back again, in such a short span of time?
Perhaps, because it was all a hoax; the Zika scare was conjured up to hide the effects of a toxic chemical pesticide being sprayed aerially in South American countries like Brazil. Since the Zika media circus first began, there have been those who questioned its validity. Was Zika truly the cause of microcephaly in thousands of Brazilian babies, or was it something more sinister?
Unraveling the Zika hoax
One of the first signs that the Zika scare was fake came in 2016: After the 2015 surge in birth defects in Brazil, which were all attributed to the disease, experts expected that a similar spike in microcephaly would come in 2016 when the virus began circulating again. Health officials posited that there would be at least 1,000 cases of the condition in 2016.
That surge in birth defects never came. Christopher Dye, from the World Health Organization, told NPR, “We apparently saw a lot of cases of Zika virus in 2016. But there was no microcephaly.”
Dye and his colleagues found that there were fewer than 100 cases of microcephaly in 2016 — a difference the expert described as “spectacular.”