Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

News

Zika virus is a global public health emergency, declares WHO

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i657 (Published 02 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i657

Rapid Response:

Re: Zika virus is a global public health emergency, declares WHO

Half-measures are bad. False reassurance.

Does anyone really believe that tumid corpora cavernosa can be made to go flaccid by shouting ZIKA?

Does anyone believe that inebriated, pleasure-seekers travelling out a few thousand miles, watching the athletes swinging about will not, in the free hours, seek and find suitable vent for their hormonal desires?

Does anyone believe that condoms, intrauterine devices, the pill WILL be used?

The result will be more microcephaly, more terminations, all over the world.

Suggestion. Postpone the Olympics. Costly? So are the ZIKA consequences.

Competing interests: No competing interests

03 February 2016
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit
Peterborough