Saturday, April 30, 2016

Z - Zika

                     A while ago, I read a book called Inferno by Dan Brown. The plot of the book was how a geneticist believed the spiraling-out-of-control world population will eventually result in the extinction of mankind, if not halted in time. So he designs and develops a special kind of virus, which if released in air and breathed by people, will render them infertile. So there will be no births for a while. This was his way of 'stabilizing' the world population. His belief is based on historical occurrences like the epidemic in Europe called 'The Black Death' which killed nearly 75 million people or the 1918 Spanish flu which killed more than 200,000 people or the more recent Tsunami which killed another 200,000 in one sweep. He believed such mass deaths need to occur to have the numbers in check and save humanity.

Its such a bone-chilling thought.

When the Zika virus was reported and its effects on pregnant women was confirmed, countries started taking steps and advising women to postpone their planning. Though its not the same, the stark similarity between that theory and this event sent shivers down my spine.

I hope it is just a coincidence.

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