Why Has BARDA/HHS Cut Zika Vaccine Research Spending?

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Is the Zika virus a genuine global health emergency?

How come after Zika has been around for about seventy years—or more, which medical science has known about—“all of a sudden” it’s become a teratogen, or birth defect and determining health factor?

Is the Zika virus the current “threat du jour” for vaccine research?  Can it be ‘groomed’ or genetically modified into a possible pandemic in the near future? Parts of Zika’s medical history may prompt readers to think something may be a little fishy in medical science, I think.

Are you aware there’s a patent on the Zika virus?

Back in 1947, J. Casals and the Rockefeller Foundation discovered that virus while doing research in the Zika Forest of Uganda, Africa.   It was considered a ‘similar virus’ in the family of flavivirus such as dengue, yellow fever, West Nile, and Japanese encephalitis viruses.  From various reports over the decades, Zika was considered and ‘acted’ as a benign virus not known to cause microcephaly, a birth defect causing smaller head size than normal, until a 2015 outbreak in Northeast Brazil occurred during a time when an insecticide (pyriproxyfen) was sprayed onto reservoirs to prevent mosquito larvae from hatching and developing.

Pyriproxyfen, according to the National Pesticide Information Center website

mimics a natural hormone in insects and disrupts their growth. It is a type of insect growth regulator that affects mostly young insects and eggs. Pyriproxyfen affects many types of insects, including fleas, cockroaches, ticks, ants, carpet beetles, and mosquitoes. It has been registered for use in pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1995.

Note that an “insect growth regulator” disrupts how insects grow and reproduce!  Since insects are life forms, can similar biochemical effects from pyriproxyfen take place in the human life form?  Is that what may have occurred in Northeast Brazil to unfortunate infants whose pregnant mothers drank pyriproxyfen-contaminated water which, in turn, acted as a teratogen, a man-made chemical substance that causes birth defects?

A group of Argentine physicians (Physicians Against Fumigated Towns) investigated and found pyriproxyfen had been applied to drinking water sources by the state for eighteen months prior to the Brazilian Ministry of Health reporting microcephaly birth defects in newborn infants.  Prior to that, no such birth defects were reported in Brazil.  Was there a “cause and effect” connection with and from pyriproxyfen?  Why isn’t that aspect being investigated further?  Would performing such investigative science become an ‘inconvenient monkey wrench’ in getting a new Pharma Zika vaccine to market?

Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez, a pediatrician in Cordoba, Argentina, the PAFT report’s main author, said, “It’s a hypothesis, a probability, and for us, it’s more likely that it’s the chemical larvicide and not Zika.”

Why would Dr. Vazquez make such a statement?  Medically, no microcephaly had been reported prior to the 2015 NE Brazilian outbreak.  Zika had been identified in other countries of Africa and Asia for decades with no known microcephaly connected to that virus since 1947, according to research.  Why “all of a sudden” in Brazil, where a poisonous insecticide had been sprayed onto drinking water sources for eighteen months?  After the doctors’ report identified what probably was the cause and effect, the Brazilian state announced it would stop using pyriproxyfen to aerial spray areas for mosquito control.

However, rather ‘incriminating’ information was reported by Aljazeera on May 12, 2017:

From January through mid-April, the Ministry of Health recorded 95 percent fewer cases than during the same period last year. The incidence of microcephaly has fallen as well.

[A definitely dramatic and remarkable reduction!  However, I think I need to point out the government stopped spraying pyriproxyfen on reservoirs February 13, 2016.]

The World Health Organization lifted its own world health emergency in November, even while saying the virus remained a threat.

The move follows a dramatic fall in number of victims, 18 months after a surge in cases caused a public health scare.

Source: Brazil ends state of emergency over Zika virus

Furthermore, according to the PAFT report:

Previous Zika epidemics did not cause birth defects in newborns, despite infecting 75% of the population in those countries. Also, in other countries such as Colombia there are no records of microcephaly; however, there are plenty of Zika cases.

What needs to be pointed out historically is this:

In October 2015 Brazil reported an association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly. [5]

30 October 2015: Brazil reports an unusual increase in the number of cases of microcephaly among newborns since August, numbering 54 by 30 October. [5]

11 November 2015: Brazil reports 141 suspected cases of microcephaly in Pernambuco state. Further suspected cases are being investigated in two additional states, Paraiba and Rio Grande do Norte.

11 November 2015: Brazil declares a national public health emergency as cases of suspected microcephaly continue to increase.  [5]

21 November 2015: Brazil reports that 739 cases of microcephaly are being investigated in nine states. [5]

24 November 2015: French Polynesia reports the results of a retrospective investigation documenting an unusual increase in the number of central nervous system malformations in fetuses and infants from March 2014 to May 2015. At the date of reporting, at least 17 cases are identified with different severe cerebral malformations, including microcephaly, and neonatal brainstem dysfunction. [5]

30 December 2015: Brazil reports 2975 suspected cases of microcephaly, with the highest number occurring in the north-east region. [5]

12 January 2016: In collaboration with health officials in Brazil, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention release laboratory findings (notified to WHO under IHR protocol) of four microcephaly cases in Brazil (two newborns who died in the first 24 hours of life and two miscarriages) which indicate the presence of Zika virus RNA by PCR and by immunohistochemistry of brain tissue samples of the two newborns. In addition, placenta of the two fetuses miscarried during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy test positive by PCR. Clinical and epidemiological investigations in Brazil confirm that all four women presented fever and rash during their pregnancy. The findings are considered the strongest evidence to date of an association between Zika infection and microcephaly. [5]

15 January 2016: The Hawaii Department of Health (USA) reports a case of microcephaly in Hawaii, born to a woman who had resided in Brazil early in her pregnancy. [5]

21 January 2016: Brazil reports 3893 suspected cases of microcephaly, including 49 deaths. Of these, 3381 are under investigation. In six cases, Zika virus was detected in samples from newborns or stillbirths. [5]

The above timeline documents the ‘history’ of microcephaly in Brazil taken from the World Health Organization’s “Zika: the origin and spread of a mosquito-borne virus.”  You will note no other microcephaly statistics appear other than for Brazil’s various states (2015), French Polynesia (retrospective 2014-15) and Hawaii (2016).

Even though serious health complications can occur from both Zika and dengue, WHO documents the spread of Zika virus throughout the globe, but only Brazil has dramatic statics for microcephaly.

Interestingly and historically, we have to factor in the relevance of what happened in 2007 on the Pacific Island of Yap:

An estimated 73% of Yap residents over three years of age were infected with Zika virus. No deaths, hospitalizations, or neurological complications are reported.21   [5] [CJF emphasis]

What happened to ‘prompt’ Zika to become a teratogen?

We have to wonder if the answer to preventing microcephaly in countries or regions without sanitary systems and potable water infrastructures can be is to provide clean, sanitary and safe water supply systems of piped water rather than spraying insecticides to control mosquitoes or to provide inoculations using yet another possibly unproven and unsafe vaccine, since many vaccine makers rush the ‘science’ and studies, if any are performed at all, to get their chemical vaccines to licensure?

Furthermore, the World Health Organization lifted its Zika world health emergency in November 2016.  But something more ‘intriguing’ has surfaced regarding development of the Zika vaccine by one of the large Pharma firms, Sanofi Pasteur: “Sanofi quietly pulls the plug on its Zika virus vaccine,” as reported September 2, 2017 at statnews.com.

Here is Sanofi’s “Statement on Zika Vaccine License,” which volunteered what possibly can be interpreted as a ‘cryptic’ message regarding the epidemiological status of Zika and its possible projected trajectory as a future pandemic:

Given the evolving epidemiology of Zika, which has seen a profound reduction in the number of new Zika cases in the United States and around the world in 2017, as well as the results of the Phase I study, it was necessary to substantially extend our projected vaccine development timelines.  Therefore, we respect BARDA’s decision to re-purpose limited resources to meet their priorities.   [CJF emphasis]

The above statement by Sanofi Pasteur in the United States was in response to a U.S. Health and Human Services BARDA assessment regarding Zika-related projects:

On August 17, 2017, Sanofi Pasteur was informed by The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that they completed an assessment of all Zika-related projects they are funding and have decided to focus on a more limited set of goals and deliverables.

Statnews.com reports,

‘Consequently, Sanofi does not intend to continue development of, or seek a license from, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research for the Zika vaccine candidate at this time, the company stated. [1]

The above remark by Sanofi confirms the Army’s and U.S. military’s involvement in vaccine production and licensure, something most people may not know, as the U.S. military is a driving force behind vaccine research and development.

Natural News.com, back on August 29, 2011, stated:

Because of the IoM’s [Institute of Medicine’s] unchallenged influence in setting public health policy, we are all being set up for a military-run mass vaccination campaign funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, and relying on vaccine-tracking information technology from companies like Northrup Grumman, a weapons manufacturer with a history of illegal international arms trafficking. (More details below.)

This is what vaccines have become in America today: A military agenda against the People. And the IoM sits at the hub of influence for this diabolical command center. This is all explained in more detail in the rest of this story, as well as in upcoming stories about the IoM slated for publication here on NaturalNews.


The million-dollar question now, in this writer’s opinion, is: “What will become a more limited set of goals and deliverables?”

Furthermore, how will Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases affect residents of Texas and other U.S. Gulf states where semi-tropical weather allows certain mosquitoes to be vectors of infectious diseases?

Does genetically modifying mosquitoes [2] help, or will GM/GE-mosquitoes contribute to the disease process as proffered in the article “Was Zika outbreak caused by release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil?  The genetically engineered insects were designed to stop the spread of dengue fever but critics now fear the programme may have had a deadly consequence.”


The Zika virus outbreak currently gripping the Americas could have been sparked by the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in 2012, critics say.

The insects were engineered by biotechnology experts to combat the spread of dengue fever and other diseases and released into the general population of Brazil in 2012.


The Aedes aegypti mosquito sub-species that carries both the Zika virus and dengue was the type targeted with genetically modified mosquitoes.


This offspring would then die off before breeding again due to the GM coding in their genes.

But experts expressed concerns about the programme at the time of its inception, arguing that further studies were needed on the potential consequences.


In August of 2016, the U.S. FDA approved Oxitec-genetically modified mosquitoes for release in Florida [3].  However, there were official military operations regarding the dispersal of mosquitoes as “entomological warfare” research in two projects I’ve been able to find:

  1. Operation Big Buzz (yellow fever mosquito: Georgia, 1955, U.S. Army Chemical Corps)
  2. Operation Drop Kick (uninfected female mosquitoes:  Savannah, Georgia,1956;  Avon Park, Florida, 1958; U.S. Army Chemical Corps)

In April of 2017, genetically modified mosquitoes were released in Florida:

As explained in a presentation by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District, when these infected male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes mate with female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the eggs she produces won’t hatch, thus they can’t reproduce. The result, they hope, will be a reduced or eliminated population of female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and the viruses they spread, including Zika virus. [4] [CJF emphasis]

We only can hope that genetically modified mosquitoes don’t go the way of genetically modified crops that use glyphosate in their crop cultures.  Many of the critters have become resistant to glyphosate; gotten stronger so now new, stronger insecticides/herbicides need to be used, which contaminate our food and water supplies.

A similar adaptation occurred on the part of a disease, i.e., Pertussis (whooping cough) becoming ‘immune’ to the vaccine and morphing into a stronger disease.  In Australia “They found a new strain that carried different antigens on its surface.” [6]

This, perhaps, really hits the nail on the head:

The emerging strain [of pertussis] has also been seen outside Australia, which raises the specter of a worldwide epidemic–whooping cough is highly infectious, and the world population is now very mobile, so someone catching the infection in Australia one day could be spreading it in Norway the next. This suggests the need for new vaccines, with a broader spectrum of antigens, or a change in vaccination strategy. [6]

Yes!  There is a very definite need for change in vaccination strategy, I think and also propose.  Pharmacology should learn how to enhance and guide the immune system into safer and more efficient natural immunity, not adaptive responses to vaccine aluminum or squalene adjuvants.

Toxic chemicals, neurotoxins, and foreign DNA are not biological means for enhancing immunity, as human biochemistry has not evolved with them during human evolution, so they tend to cause autoimmune problems.  There’s Homeoprophylaxis, a system that works effectively, as the following indicates:

There are many studies on the effectiveness of homeoprophylaxis (HP). Here’s one example:

In 1974, during a meningococcal epidemic in Brazil, 18,640 children were given HP for protection against Meningococcal, and 6,340 were not. The following results were obtained:

  • 18,640 protected homeopathically – 4 cases of Meningococcal infection.
  • 6,340 not protected – 32 cases of Meningococcal infection.


What does that tell you about the politics of healthcare and vaccines, in particular?

Here are two CDC maps indicating the likely ranges of mosquitoes that can carry and spread Zika, dengue and chikungunya in continental USA, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.  At the end of that website, CDC instructions appear on how to protect you from disease-carrying mosquitoes.  However, the last bullet item, I question, since you can experience reactions to permethrin.


[1] https://www.statnews.com/2017/09/02/sanofi-zika-vaccine/
[2] http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/dengue-fighting-mosquitoes-are-suppressing-wild-populations-brazil/
[3] http://www.popsci.com/fda-okays-oxitec-proposal-for-gmo-mosquito-release-in-florida
[4] http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/health/florida-mosquito-wolbachia-trial-zika/
[5] http://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/16-171082/en/
[6] http://sanevax.org/whooping-cough-bug-evades-vaccine-in-australia/


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Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

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5 Comments on "Why Has BARDA/HHS Cut Zika Vaccine Research Spending?"

  1. the citation :

    [4] http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/20/health/florida-mosquito-wolbachia-trial-zika/

    is talking about release of Wolbachia INFECTED mosquitos (the ones developed by Alphabet, google’s ‘child’), and only a consideration of release of the OXITEC totally genetically modified monsters, which supposedly were not yet released down in Florida…

    This cnn article deceives everyone by saying, quote: “The mosquitoes, which do not bite, have been manually infected with a naturally occurring bacteria called Wolbachia.”
    The fact is, Wolbachia is not ‘natural’, it is a pathogenic bacterial symbiont, living inside of bacteria…

  2. I should add here my old summary of genetic ‘ingredients’ of OXITEC OX513 which suppose to ‘fight’ Rockefeellers ZIKA:
    Not only transcription regulators highly similar to the one from E.Coli and many
    other bacterial species, are listed in OX513 patent, but as the patents itself states, the
    autoregulatory tetracycline based system for inducible gene expression in eucaryotes
    is the main point, and eucaryots, are not only insects, these are also us, humans!
    The inserted viral fragment from HUMAN HERPES VIRUS 1 (!!!, not any herpes virus
    among many out there, it HAD TO BE HUMAN version!!) of the s.c. immediate early gene
    products, contains a key activator of lytic infection, based on initiating an assembly
    of transcriptional regulatory viral VP16 protein, a switch, promoting or extending that
    infection into a latent status. In one word, this viral part in GMO mosquito’s is there
    to cause an infection with lethal outcome. Thus the viral morphogenesis tool in OXT513
    mosquito is highly suspicious just from the simple point, why to program essential
    HUMAN HERPES virus switch into GMO MOSQUITO, which suppose to kill itself BUT BEFORE THAT ALSO applied massively on human populations in given ENVIRONMENT, under the cover of other mosquito’s extinction??? Not only this is highly alarming. Another essential part of the genes ‘programmed’ into the insects is even more alarming.
    It is the human homolog of promoter of HSP70 protein, playing a role in almost every cancer
    out there, the gene of which, namely the hsp70, contains an ELECTROMAGNETIC switch, which can be driven remotely by electromagnetic fields. Dr. Reba Goodman’s patents describe many of these effects. Her and many other scientists articles are summarized in
    BioInitiative Reports (2007 and above) and indicate how that switch makes us sick when
    exposed to certain wi-fi fields…
    Last, but not least, the GMO mosquito’s glow red, a light which comes from another
    artificial protein, called LUCIFERASE. Does anyone remember the bible sentence, saying
    what was at the begin? Was it light? Now, geneticists programmed the light into a protein, they named exactly the opposite of what creates life..
    If there is one profession in this world which should be severely limited and highly controlled, that would be GENETICS, since it looks like, it is taking over the role of our creator, certainly steering our lives!! How many of the diseases which broke out after the exposure in Brasil and other places depend on the genetic slurry prepared for the masses by OXITEC?? Maybe all of it.

  3. ***Note that an “insect growth regulator” disrupts how insects grow and reproduce! Since insects are life forms, can similar biochemical effects from pyriproxyfen take place in the human life form? Is that what may have occurred in Northeast Brazil to unfortunate infants whose pregnant mothers drank pyriproxyfen-contaminated water which, in turn, acted as a teratogen, a man-made chemical substance that causes birth defects?***
    this article makes more sense than the SCARE right before the Rio Olympics.
    amazing how it ALL disappeared after an incident-free olympics, or at least no more cases reported
    the PTB seem to use every opportunity to SCARE us, asian avian influnze, zika virus, swine flu – and then by a year later, there haven’t been 300 million deaths to get all smug about – unfortunately, when they have cried wolf once too often, it will all occur…

  4. New…World…Order…needs…smaller…brains…of…the…population.

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