Florida’s biggest health issue is NOT ZIKA! its Radioactive Sink Holes Poisoning the Water!
Congress just funded $1.1 Billion for a Non-Existent Zika Virus Epidemic! From the onset of the so-called Zika virus epidemic, I was incredibly leery about this ‘highly infectious disease’. Ostensibly, it was reported that the virus was mosquito borne and indigenous to the rural areas of Brazil.
The media called out that the worst effected were certain pregnant women. The disease could cause development of ‘micro-cephalic newborns’ in Brazilian/Spanish/Puerto Rican women in Miami and its environs.That is pretty esoteric and quite bizarre as a disease.
Most of the epidemics I was personally acquainted with involved millions of people –children, men, women, who acquired a certain virus and became partially incapacitated or died. Polio was one of the most devastating infectious diseases that I personally had to deal with growing up in NYC in the 1950’s. The iron lung and paralysis were the constant reminders of the devastation that polio could create, if one were not properly vaccinated.
Back to Zika virus: only affected 904 cases in Florida, and 109 of them were locally transmitted through mosquitoes.If you take 904 and place over the denominator of 24 million people, you realize that the incidence/prevalence of this so-called ‘epidemic’ in Florida is less than 1/10th of a per cent.
Yet, Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio [who could not get another job] made sure that we taxpayers would pay $1.1B for a non-epidemic.
Yet, the real epidemic in Florida is a phenomenon called “rapacious corruption” as practiced by the phosphate mining company, Mosaic which paid off/promised state senators and county commissioners [Bradford, Polk, etc.] to purposefully contaminate the Florida aquifer with their greed, insolence, and engineering incompetence.
The epic disaster that Mosaic created in Polk County, Florida with its enormous sink hole that sunk into the valuable Floridian Aquifer, remains as a bold testimony of how Gov. Rick Scott and his Department of Environment Protection [DEP] lackey, DEP Secretary Jon Steverson, arose to the highest level of their collusive negligence and rapaciousness.
It took both of them nearly 19 days to respond to the Mosaic environmental tragedy/epidemic of greed and indifference to public health.Witness the description by the Gainesville Sun [9/29/16] of what turned out to be a real health tragedy [unlike the Zika Virus] intentionally created by the almost bankrupt Mosaic Mining Company [negative asset/cash flow based company]:
“It’s estimated that up to 215 MILLION GALLONS of CONTAMINATED LIQUID drained into a 300 foot deep sinkhole, sparking fear that the pollution reached Floridian Aquifer, a major drinking source for millions of people.”
That is an epidemic of major proportions.
- What is Governor Rick Scott doing about Mosaic’s predatory practices as they intimidate local officials?
- Where are the US Army Corps of Engineers when you need them?
- Where is NIH which has just received $109M dollars to develop a completely useless vaccine for a non-existing Zika epidemic?
- Why doesn’t Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of NIH/Allergy &Infectious Diseases, come down to Florida in order to elaborate upon the potential pandemic of diseases that will arise once we drink radioactive/phosphorous, algae-saturated water?
- Where is Attorney General Pam Bondi when we need protection from criminal corporations that cover up that they poisoned our drinking water?
Am I asking too much of my legislative representatives and our executive branch of government? I would express my sincere condolences to Puerto Rico that ostensibly had a Zika Virus epidemic. However, the only outbreak in Puerto Rico that I know about it is that the Puerto Rican politicians have abused their American aid dollars and support by driving themselves and their country into complete bankruptcy. Is Zika money going to other channels that has nothing to do with Public Health? NYC has a problem with their budget and they too are receiving Zika virus money. Where is all this Zika $$$ going???
America has become one major sinkhole for egregious corporate greed and arrogance, abetted by legislators who receive pay-for-play money, and at the same time refuse to address the real problems of the day: mental illness,obesity,an inadequate education system,and contaminated drinking water.
It is far easier to concoct an epidemic and make believe it is devastating when in fact no one really wants to address the modern day problems that are spurred on by corporate avarice and unbridled power. All regulatory agencies that were supposed to look out for the public: DEP, EPA,NIH, Local Commissioners have been intimidated into silence and corrupted by greed.
Congratulations Mosaic Mining Company, for now, you are free to pollute more rivers, lakes and another aquifer. You do so at your own risk! The people will eventually stop you and your henchmen from poisoning our pristine waters.
Goethe, the famous German poet/philosopher wrote:
“If a man thinks about his physical or moral state, he usually discovers that he is ill.”