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Zika fears to earn big payday for condom makers

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(NaturalNews) We recently revealed four profit-driven agendas that stand to benefit from what the establishment media is calling a "Zika crisis." These agendas fall under several industries, including the chemical industry, the vaccine industry, biotech companies and Planned Parenthood. However, a new, less obvious industry has emerged: condom manufacturers.

Reports that Zika could potentially be spread through sexual intercourse have excited the condom industry, as it now believes that the virus could spur an overwhelming demand for its products that protect against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

The CEO of the world's largest condom manufacturer recently told the Wall Street Journal that she expects the virus to cause a sharp increase in condom sales.

"The awareness that such a virus brings will further bolster long-term growth prospects of condom demand overall," said Miah Kiat Goh, CEO of Malaysia's Karex Berhad. The company manufactures 10 percent of condoms sold globally.

Condom industry preparing for a significant increase in sales

Fortune reports:

"The company, which produces about 4 billion condoms annually, won't see a big jump immediately, Goh said, because most of its condoms are sold to brands like LifeStyles and Durex. (USAID is also a client.) But investors think it will come in time: The company's stock price is up almost 10% since the beginning of September."

"This is after all how the big boom in condom demand during the 1980s occurred when governments first became increasingly aware of the outbreak of HIV-AIDS," Goh told the Journal.

The World Health Organization reports that the virus is typically spread through insect bites, specifically from the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but can also be transmitted through sexual intercourse and blood transfusions.

Zika virus survives in semen for months, say scientists

New research suggests that the virus can persist in semen for up to six months, which is longer than previously thought, according to the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP).

Scientists "recently documented a case of sexual spread from an asymptomatic man to his female partner and sexual spread of the virus from a woman to a man," CIDRAP notes.

The WHO recommends that men and women returning from regions affected by Zika abstain from or practice safe sex for six months.

While the establishment media portrays Zika as something to be deathly afraid of, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that most people who contract the virus do not have any symptoms, and when they do, they are typically mild and include things like joint and muscle pain, headaches and fever.

"People usually don't get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. Once a person has been infected with Zika, they are likely to be protected from future infections," the agency states on its website.

Chemicals used to fight Zika more harmful than virus

But that hasn't stopped regions like Florida from unleashing a chemical assault on its residents. Beginning in August, the Miami area launched an indefinite campaign to aerially spray an insecticide called Naled in an effort to destroy mosquitoes carrying the virus.

Naled is an organophosphate insecticide that causes "many health effects, both chronic and acute" when it breaks down in animals and the environment, according to Toxipedia, which adds that it acts as a "severe" irritant to the skin and eyes.

The chemical can affect animal and human health through ingestion and inhalation, the latter of which is believed to cause the most damage. Animal studies showed naled to be 20 times more toxic to rats when it was inhaled versus being consumed in food and water.

A study by the New York Health Department found that spraying Naled only reduced mosquito populations temporarily, while increasing them in the long-term. After 11 years of spraying, mosquito populations increased 15-fold, the study found.

A similar situation appears to be unfolding in Florida.

The Miami New Times reports that Palm Beach County Mosquito Control recently noted that the aerial spraying used to combat mosquitoes in Miami-Dade doesn't work, and "might just be for show."

Palm Beach County environmental program supervisor, Gary Goode, said that spraying Naled is "not effective" against mosquitoes that carry Zika, adding that the community has no intention of using the chemical.

Meanwhile, residents of Miami Beach are protesting at city hall, demanding that officials terminate plans to deploy Naled, while highlighting the chemical's deadly effects.

If you live in Florida or anywhere else deploying Zika chemicals, Google your community's aerial spraying schedule. Most of them have Facebook pages where you can monitor the time and area where they will be spraying.

In this way, you'll have a chance at reducing your exposure to these harmful chemicals.

Stay tuned as the Zika madness continues to unfold.











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