[Marxism] Fwd: The Zika pandemic and the FMLN | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Tue Jan 26 10:55:48 MST 2016
News is spreading rapidly about the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus that
causes birth defects when a pregnant woman is bitten by an infected
insect—specifically microcephaly that afflicted one of the characters in
Todd Browning’s “Freaks”.
Like many of the diseases that are becoming epidemics in the global
South, it is a product of poverty, climate change and the destruction of
natural habitat. The most infamous examples are heretofore have been
AIDS and the Ebola virus but now Zika looms as the latest pandemic threat.
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