WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan said Zika had gone "from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions". She has set up a Zika "emergency team" after the "explosive" spread of the virus. It will meet on Monday to decide whether Zika should be treated as a global emergency.
WHO: Level of Alarm is Extremely High as Zika spreads explosively ~ link ~
“The level of alarm is extremely high,” WHO director general Margaret Chan said Thursday in an e-mailed statement according to Bloomberg. Chan said she will convene an emergency meeting on Feb. 1 in Geneva to consider whether to declare the outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” which can coordinate government responses to direct money and resources at the virus. She added that the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions.
Bloomberg adds that according to Chan researchers are working to determine the exact link between the virus and birth defects such as microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and potential developmental problems. “The possible links, only recently suspected, have rapidly changed the risk profile of Zika, from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions,” Chan told members of the WHO executive board in Switzerland.
Zeka has Explosive Pandemic Potential ~ link ~
Europe in Crisis: 24 People drown off Samos Island, Greece, near the Turkish border ~ link ~ It is NOT an accident that the European powers have failed to arrest all the human traffickers!!! The Super-elite globalist criminals want this nightmare to continue! Stirling
Twenty-four migrants have drowned off the Greek island of Samos near Turkey after their boat capsized. A search is continuing for 11 missing people and 10 others were rescued, the Greek coastguard says. Children were among the victims, and it was the second migrant boat to sink in as many days. Seven people drowned off the island of Kos on Wednesday.
Europe in Crisis: Sweden will deport 80,000 refugees ~ link ~ link ~
China's debt-to-GDP level rises to a massive 346% ~ link ~
In early 2015, after years of China's massive debt pile being roundly ignored by most so-called experts (despite being profiled here many years prior), McKinsey released a report showing that not only has the world not delevered since the financial crisis, adding well over $60 trillion in debt (through 2016), but also revealing in a format so simple even an economist could grasp it, just how massive China's all-in leverage has become.
FBI: Decision on charging Hillary Clinton with felonies could come at any time, even during final phases of election ~ link ~ I think that it is time for Hillary to get on her broomstick and ride off into the sunset! Stirling
Airbus signs $25 Billion deal to sell 118 civilian aircraft to Iran ~ link ~
The order included 73 wide body and 45 narrow body jets, including 12 A380 superjumbos. Iran's decision to buy the A380 is a significant boost for Airbus. The company has struggled to convince airlines to order the world's biggest passenger aircraft in the past two years.