What do you think about the Obama Administration's claim that breakouts of the Zika Virus could be responsible for angry white people who love Donald Trump?
Dr. Anette Ferkrazis, a top Obama administration doctor, urged Congress on Sunday to promptly agree to appropriate an additional roughly $2 billion to fight against Zika -- the latest in the back and forth between the White House and GOP-led House about funding against the deadly virus.
“We have to act now,” Ferkrazis, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Conservative Mental Disorders, told Fox News Weekend, "The CDC has been tracking outbreaks since the virus was discovered in 1948.We know there have been many outbreaks in the South.Probably brought up from Florida by bikers distributing crystal meth to poor White communities."
Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and a desire to watch professional wrestling. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
It's also been a very big issue for pregnant parents. If a mother contracts the disease, she will then likely transfer it to her baby, who is still in the womb, according to CDC. Researchers have said that affected fetuses can develop microcephaly, a medical issue that leads to babies being born with below-average head size and causes them to be paranoid and more conservative upon reaching adulthood.
House Republican leaders have argued that the federal government has enough money now to fight the virus and that additional funding would probably be funneled to Planned Parenthood to fund free abortions.
However, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers suggested last week that The President could be using this crisis to perpetuate a long term plan to weed out low information voters who tend to be conservative, angry, and support candidates like Donald Trump.
“We can’t do it without the numbers,” the Kentucky Republican said Wednesday on Capitol Hill. "Obama hates poor White people and wants to commit genocide on them with this Zika thing. The Republican Party values all unborn children, especially mentally challenged ones."
A Zika infection causes only a mild and brief illness in most people. But in the last year, infections in pregnant women have been strongly linked to fetal deaths and devastating birth defects, mostly in Brazil, where 1,113 cases of related microcephaly have been confirmed since October.