GMO Mosquitoes Spreading Zika Virus

MikeG

Senior Member.
According to Underground World News, GMO mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus

BIOWEAPON! ZIKA VIRUS IS BEING SPREAD BY GMO MOSQUITOES FUNDED BY GATES!

http://undergroundworldnews.com/201...ing-spread-by-gmo-mosquitoes-funded-by-gates/


The actual story cited is from Entomology Today:

http://entomologytoday.org/2015/07/...d-mosquitoes-reduce-population-by-95-percent/


It says nothing about how the Oxitec mosquitos are responsible for spreading disease. In fact, it looks like the research, published last summer, was remarkably successful.

http://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0003864#sec001

Of course that does not stop Underground World News from crafting its own narrative, a process that involves some interesting cherry picking.

http://news.sciencemag.org/2010/11/gm-mosquito-trial-strains-ties-gates-funded-project


If you look at the actual article cited, it is from a 2010 edition of Science and refers to a 2009 trial conducted by Oxitec in the Cayman Islands.

The Centre for Environment, Technology, and Development is an environmental group that is identified as such in the original Science article.

http://cetdem.org.my/wordpress/?page_id=56


Nothing in the article mentions spreading the Zika virus or anything else. The real point of disagreement has more to do with having public meetings on the release of genetically modified mosquitoes than the actual science.

A more balanced article on Oxitec and the Gates foundation is in Nature Biotechnology.

http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v29/n1/full/nbt0111-9a.html


The World Health Organization guidelines mentioned in the Science article were published in 2014.

http://www.who.int/tdr/publications/year/2014/guide-fmrk-gm-mosquit/en/
 

Auldy

Senior Member.
Came across this (very good) blog over the weekend run by a virologist where the myths and bunk of the Zika virus have been analysed and debunked. Good reading. It adds a bit to the info in the OP.

One great bit of anti-bunk ammo for this one is, IMO:

http://themadvirologist.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/debunking-myths-surrounding-zika-virus.html
 

Dan Wilson

Senior Member.
It's funny how conspiracy theories and even the media often portray the spread of these diseases as something new. Zika virus has been around for a very long time and doesn't need GM mosquitoes to spread.
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/20/6/ET-2006_article
 

cloudspotter

Senior Member.
There's a new claim circulating regarding Zika

http://www.conspiracyclub.co/2016/02/02/zika-virus-rockefeller/

Based on nothing more than this

http://www.lgcstandards-atcc.org/Global/Products/6/B/D/B/VR-84.aspx?geo_country=gb#history

1454271628_d4bfa-zika1.jpg

But as far as I can tell this is just a repository for samples which can be ordered rather than the registration of a patent.
 

Mick West

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Staff member
J. Casals was a virology researcher at Rockerfeller University, "founded in June 1901 as The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research—often called simply The Rockefeller Institute". Some things Rockefeller did:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockefeller_University
In order to think there's something to the "Zika virus invented by Rockefellers", you basically have to think all modern science and and medicine is a carefully constructed lie. Of course there are some people who think that, and it's unlikely they can be persuaded otherwise.

Jordi Casals is an accomplished researcher with many papers to his name, nearly dying for his research.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/21/n...et-who-found-lassa-virus-dies-at-92.html?_r=0
 

Marin B

Active Member
There's a new claim circulating regarding Zika

http://www.conspiracyclub.co/2016/02/02/zika-virus-rockefeller/

Based on nothing more than this

http://www.lgcstandards-atcc.org/Global/Products/6/B/D/B/VR-84.aspx?geo_country=gb#history

View attachment 17341

But as far as I can tell this is just a repository for samples which can be ordered rather than the registration of a patent.
You're absolutely right. ATCC is the repository for biological samples. I was sent the same ATCC link from my favorite CT-believer, who I presume got it from http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-owns-the-zika-virus/5505323
I can assure you that there are no patents directed to the Zika virus that are owned by any Rockefeller institution (I wasn't expecting to find any, but I searched a patent database I have access to just to be sure). There are a few drug companies that have patents claiming antiviral compounds that are purportedly effective against Zika virus, but nothing nefarious that I could see!

Came across a scienceblog that's keeping a pretty good tally on the different Zika conspiraries:
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2016/02/03/the-zika-conspiracies-have-begun/
 

Marin B

Active Member
Jordi Casals is an accomplished researcher with many papers to his name, nearly dying for his research.
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/21/n...et-who-found-lassa-virus-dies-at-92.html?_r=0
Interesting article. I wondered if Dr. Casals 1969 plasma transfusion was the first time someone with a deadly viral infection was treated this way. But found that it has been used since the Spanish flu in 1917.
 

Auldy

Senior Member.
You're absolutely right. ATCC is the repository for biological samples. I was sent the same ATCC link from my favorite CT-believer, who I presume got it from http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-owns-the-zika-virus/5505323
I can assure you that there are no patents directed to the Zika virus that are owned by any Rockefeller institution (I wasn't expecting to find any, but I searched a patent database I have access to just to be sure). There are a few drug companies that have patents claiming antiviral compounds that are purportedly effective against Zika virus, but nothing nefarious that I could see!

Came across a scienceblog that's keeping a pretty good tally on the different Zika conspiraries:
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2016/02/03/the-zika-conspiracies-have-begun/
Agreed. Considering the huge amount other virus, bacteria and altered cell lines avaliable from the ATCC, it's a wonder they haven't accidentally uncovered a massive nefarious plot. But of course, the real reason is so simple.
 

cloudspotter

Senior Member.
You're absolutely right. ATCC is the repository for biological samples. I was sent the same ATCC link from my favorite CT-believer, who I presume got it from http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-owns-the-zika-virus/5505323
I can assure you that there are no patents directed to the Zika virus that are owned by any Rockefeller institution (I wasn't expecting to find any, but I searched a patent database I have access to just to be sure). There are a few drug companies that have patents claiming antiviral compounds that are purportedly effective against Zika virus, but nothing nefarious that I could see!

Came across a scienceblog that's keeping a pretty good tally on the different Zika conspiraries:
http://scienceblogs.com/aetiology/2016/02/03/the-zika-conspiracies-have-begun/
Thanks for confirming that. Something on that page that I've seen raising eyebrows is the "blood from experimental monkey" part. I assume that just means it's from the blood of a monkey used in the lab rather than an experimental engineered monkey or whatever the CT mind reads into it?
 

Marin B

Active Member
Thanks for confirming that. Something on that page that I've seen raising eyebrows is the "blood from experimental monkey" part. I assume that just means it's from the blood of a monkey used in the lab rather than an experimental engineered monkey or whatever the CT mind reads into it?
It was a caged monkey in the forest. Below is the abstract of the paper cited in the ATCC listing.
From http://trstmh.oxfordjournals.org/content/46/5/509.abstract

 

skephu

Senior Member.
Here's an interesting article about how the GM mosquitoes could have given rise to a more deadly Zika virus:
Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster
It's a speculation about how the transposons used to create the GM mosquitoes might have jumped over into the Zika virus genome.
However, the article debunks itself at the end where it reports sequence analysis showing that there is no transposon in the Zika sequence. Besides, Zika is an RNA virus, so it's not susceptible to DNA transposons.

But these notes only appear at the very end of the article, and the headline and the rest of the article remain, and I see a lot of shares on facebook and elsewhere where it is used to spread the GM mosquitoes caused Zika idea.
 
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