CDZ Zika..."much ado about nothing"...enough with the alarmist stance toward it

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    It has to do with brain development in utero. If the brain (part of the neurological system) under develops, then the skull will also underdevelop. For 99 percent of the time in utero, there is no hard bone in the skull plates. The soft skull develops only as far as the brain needs. If the brain is stunted, so will the skull be.
     
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    There is reason to be alarmed about the Zika virus. The birth defects specifically. You may be a man, or a woman past child bearing years and you may think "so what?" , but thousands of deformed and/or handicapped children hurts all of us at least financially.

    It is the job of the CDC and the government to alert the public. IMO, the government should be limited and restricted quite a lot, but this is one of their jobs.
     
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    It fosters hysteria by suggesting that folks who have a clear financial interest in considering the potential implications of Zika on behalf of their customers find that it is a legitimate thing for anyone, not just pregnant women, to fear. It also does so by keeping Zika and its impacts in the headlines.

    Yes, the airlines' actions foster goodwill for them. As I said, it's the right thing to do for pregnant women and their spouses/families. For the rest of the population, it's just ridiculous. Might it be that it be that airlines just don't want to deal with assessing who is pregnant (or trying to be) and have thus just offered the option to everyone? Yes, it could well be exactly that. I certainly wouldn't want to be bothered with that sort of verification, for trying to do so wouldn't look good, even though it's fair to try.
     

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