How to Avoid the Zika-Pandemics Problem
The Trump administration has proposed a sweeping new regulation for the nation’s tap water.
The new rule would require all tap water in the U.S. to have certain microbiological and biological tests.
But as I reported yesterday, it seems that a lot of the testing requirements are not so specific, and that the actual results of those tests might be pretty poor.
For example, a recent survey found that only 1.7% of Americans have been able to detect the Zika virus in tap water, and a whopping 20% have been unable to tell the difference between tap water with and without Zika-related symptoms.
Meanwhile, another study found that about 3.2% of the U and Canadian population have been infected by the Zika mosquito, and 3.6% have died from the virus.
As you may recall, this is a much higher percentage than the percentage of the American population that is infected by Zika, but even so, the study found no statistically significant difference between the populations tested and the U S. population.
A more detailed survey, conducted by the University of Chicago and the University at Buffalo, found that between 40 and 50% of those who tested positive for Zika-associated viruses did not have symptoms and were able to avoid the virus by drinking tap water that was clean.
The researchers found that the most common reason for drinking water that is not clean was a “taste-induced” reaction to a flavoring.
In other words, people might have a “weak or strong reaction” to a water flavor, but they may also not have any symptoms at all.
The taste-induced reaction is an unpleasant and potentially harmful reaction, but it is possible that the people drinking the water have not been exposed to the flavoring, which is why the people who are most likely to experience a “strong” or “tasteless” reaction are those who have not yet been exposed.
This means that those who do not have detectable symptoms from the Zika infection will not be able to drink tap water containing Zika-causing flavoring that is “clean.”
Moreover, the researchers noted that while the results of these tests might indicate whether or not people who have been tested have been exposed, they do not tell you if they have been affected by the flavors.
In short, the taste-related tests do not reveal any clear, quantifiable difference between water with Zika-specific symptoms and water with no symptoms, but that does not mean that those people who were not exposed will not get sick if they are exposed.
That is why, according to a recent report from the Center for Food Safety, people should avoid drinking tap-water containing the flavored flavoring in the first place.
As the Center noted, “if you do not feel well or have a mild rash, avoid drinking the tap water if it is not a taste-stimulated reaction.”
That should not be a problem if you have been drinking tapwater for a long time. In the U