President Obama is calling on Congress to provide a total of $1.9 billion for this purpose. The mainstream media is continuing to make the false claim that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly in children. There is no evidence to support that claim and much that disproves it.
There are many reasons to reject the claim that the Zika virus was linked to microcephaly. Now, investigative reporter Jon Rappoport presents additional facts from Brazil to strengthen that skepticism. There are many other potential causes that range from malnutrition and poor sanitation to mosquito pesticide that was added to drinking water. All of these are more likely than the Zika-virus theory, but they don’t justify putting $2-billion of taxes into the political cookie jar.