Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes

By Rocco Castellano

This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of an Alex Jones report. For all you people living under a rock, he’s a very popular conspiracy theory radio host. A few months back, I read a column on the Zika Virus. I have to tell you I have never read a more vanilla report of a very, very serious threat to our wellbeing. Maybe the author didn’t have all of their facts straight, or maybe they’re just too nice of a person to dig deep and turn up the cesspool of shit that comes with Zika Virus.

Zika is an extremely serious virus that will cause women to miscarry their unborn children—yes all you abortionist f–ks, unborn children. Some have even theorized that this virus may be a biological weapon, specifically made to go after unborn fetuses. (That’s where the conspiracy theory comes in.) But there is a whole bunch of other stuff that adds up to some pretty evil shit.

Doctors and scientists talk about the Zika Virus being discovered back in the 1940s. What a crock of shit. The virus was isolated in a Petri dish in April of 1947 as part of a study on Rhesus monkeys trying to isolate “yellow fever.” It’s a little peculiar that a billionaire’s foundation would hold such a patent on a “depopulation” or killer virus.

I’m not saying there were any nefarious plans; it just seems a little peculiar.

The foundation that  owns the patent was The Rockefeller Foundation, and there’s a lot of back and forth about Bill Gates’ foundation buying up the rights so he could develop a vaccine for it. I’m not really sure about all that horse shit, but I do know there are companies out there breeding genetically modified mosquitoes that contain viruses.

A company named Oxitec has released millions and millions of them to supposedly help stop the spread of the dengue fever.

These mosquitoes are bred in a lab under the auspices of tetracycline and a scientist. Once the mosquito is released, it is supposed to breed and die. Well, that sounds very good in theory and has a decent probability of working, except that the word “probability” leaves room for error. Oxitec has stated that it only releases male genetically modified mosquitoes and that only female mosquitoes bite. A little bird told me that 0.03 percent of the millions of mosquitoes were female and could quite possibly inject the dengue fever. The same mosquito that I am talking about can carry the Zika Virus. Yes, The Aedes mosquito can carry three very nasty viruses, all of which will make you so sick you’ll want to die.

Millions upon millions of mosquitoes were released. That would mean that hundreds of thousands of mosquitoes that can bite may have found their way into the population. There have been estimates that 50 to 100 million GM mosquitoes were released. If you take the 0.03 percent that “may” have been female, that math is a little scary. There could be anywhere from 500,000 to 1.5 million mosquitoes that are flying around, biting people and getting them sick. I hear the rings of stupidity blaring down on me… “But Rocco, the mosquitoes were bred to die.” Yes, my little grasshopper, they were. But how do we know they died?

Is there a mosquito-counter that I am unaware of? If you have ever gone on a camping trip near a lake, after a rainstorm, even with insect repellant on, can you tell me with a straight face that you can count how many mosquitoes bit you? I’m itching just thinking about it.

The WHO (World Health Organization) is telling us not to worry too much about these GM insects but who is keeping track, and how do you track it exactly? I’d like to see some credible evidence telling us that we are imagining this shit. Why are we assuming that everything is perfectly OK without a shred of evidence to support these very vague and blanketed statements?

It doesn’t make sense. We as imbeciles just go along and listen and follow blindly. Why isn’t Sanjay Gupta, The Doctors, Dr. OZ or fucking Dr. Phil for that matter asking questions? Or how about the thousands of seemingly qualified physicians across this land mass we call the United States of America doing their job, being responsible, and getting down to the nitty gritty? Do me a favor, go in and ask your doctor on your next physical or visit about genetically modified mosquitoes carrying virus and see what he or she says. When they start stuttering, start Googling new doctors.

I’m not saying it’s an “us” against “them” problem. Wait a second, no, that’s exactly what I’m saying. We as a community of human beings have got to start asking questions, start demanding answers, and stop letting the medical profession bully us into submission. These are your lives, the lives of your children, grandchildren and children that aren’t even born yet.

If Zika spreads the way many scientists that actually give a shit about the human population predict, it could have a devastating affect on future offspring and fertility, as well as unknown birth defects. Do your own research. Become informed and create a healthier environment by making sure you go out with insect repellant on at all times for the next several years.

Rocco Castellano is the author of “askROCCO Uncensored v1,” a speaker and a controversial fitness personality who has won an Emmy for his fitness training role in MTV’s Made. For more information, please visit

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Rocco Castellano is the author of “askROCCO Uncensored v1,” a speaker and a controversial fitness personality who has won an Emmy for his fitness training role in MTV’s Made. For more information, please visit

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