|Baby born with Zika Related Microcephaly.|
All we can talk about in the U.S. is Donald Trump, little more than a joke at first -- it gave me some chuckles when I thought of the birther who wore pink satin ties and sported the spun sugar hair running for President. But now it is serious stuff. He might be our next President. He can do no wrong. He even said if he shot someone, he would still have support. Insanity is out of control in the U.S. The joke is over. When is the rest of America going to realize it?
While we are living through this jarring presidential election (it seems like for years), malformed babies are being born in Brazil and elsewhere because of a virus called Zika transmitted by a mosquito. Pregnant women are most at risk as the babies born are malformed. They first thought it only caused flu-like symptoms in adults but they now think it effects the autoimmune system of adults, and can lead to paralysis. The world is almost catatonic over the spread of this incurable virus (now hitting Venzuela hard, Colombia has 16,000 cases and, yes it has been found in Florida) that no one can stop and we in the the US are giddy with excitement over who will show up at a Republican debate. All of the news shows drone on and on over will he or won't he, and he didn't. Like it mattered??
Let's change our priorities please.