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December 7, 2011

The Disease Continuum

Of all the subject matter in this blog, the collective weight gathers on the topic of the Disease Continuum, so named as a manmade phenomenon of modern times. I’m challenging myself here to grasp its scope, locate its origins, describe its momentum and filter out a sensible narrative.

Like an exhausted competitor in an old-time Depression-era Dance Marathon, I’m leaning hard on my ‘partners’, relying on refreshment and support until the music stops. When it stops (if it stops), the grand prize will be survival –merely that– in a fiction of celebration designed for the desperate by the cruel. Thus, simply, stands my take on the practical medical ‘establishment’ paradigm.

In general terms, the mater materia of the Disease Continuum compares to the elements of the ancients [fire, water, earth, air]; four fundamental essences from which it’ s composed. By disease names they are influenza, polio, cancer and AIDS and together, they forge a Ring of Power in the kingdom of Public Health.

…”One Ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them”

   Common to the four elements of the Continuum is the eugenical substrate on which they emerge in history; they are timely, political, and as inevitable as the science and industry that sustains them. It should interest us that they are characterized as viral and not the foreign biological intruders we suppose.
   “We have travelled a long way from the mysterious filtrable infective particle of..years ago… [W]e have even the evidence that..portions of certain..viruses can be dissociated and later recombined to form a reconstituted infective particle… Clearly discoveries of this sort are providing the basis for an understanding of the host-virus relationship… For virus multiplication is after all a special case of protein biosynthesis… We seem thus to have reached a point at which biochemical and biophysical studies of viruses have really come into their own and offer the greatest prospects of advance.”
–Sir Charles Harington, March 1956,
Ciba Foundation Symposium at the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mill Hill London [ref. The Nature of Viruses, 1956, Little Brown & Co.]
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From the same publication, Sweden’s polio researcher Sven Gard wrote, “The question of the kinetics of chemical virus inactivation has become a problem of more than academic interest after the occurrance in the USA of inoculation poliomyelitis in children vaccinated with formalin-treated virus… Salk (1956) has repeatedly stated that inactivation of polio virus by formaldehyde (F) runs the course of a first order reaction.  At the Third International Poliomyelitis Conference in Rome in 1954 I pointed out that the Swedish observations did not conform with this statement (Gard, 1955). On the contrary, we had found a systematic and consistently reproducible deviation...”  http://polioforever.wordpress.com/polio-vaccine/
   Work on polioviruses helped to prove that intestinal “Enteroviruses can infect all tissues of the human body. The tropism of each virus for certain tissues is not well understood…”. Reconstituting pathogens in the form of gut bacteria and viruses was learned early. Simon Flexner designed experiments in 1897 to alter the properties of harvested human colon bacilli and turn them virulent several years before he became the director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Flexner’s cadavers in 1890s Baltimore, taken to the labs of the newly medicalized Johns Hopkins University, were mostly victims of pneumonia and influenza, a ready surfeit of bodies that littered the northern port cities of industrial America.  http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/enter-o-viruses/
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Dr. Nancy Banks writes in AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire on cancer and AIDS, ..”new research suggests that ..[what] may be the primary cause of malignant growth..[is] the reduced efficiency of mitochondrial energy conversion as the result of oxidative/nitrosative stress… What is becoming imminently more difficult to suppress is the evidence that impaired mitochondrial metabolism, and specifically the Krebs cycle activity, may promote malignant growth… People diagnosed with AIDS are in a hypercatabolic low oxygen state where the body becomes exhausted in attempting to repair itself.” As she explains, “no virus need apply”. [p58]
… “There is no scientific data validating the contention that what is currently referred to as HIV is, in fact, a virus! …The goal was perception management… [and] the proteins claimed to be specific for HIV are universally present in everyone.” [pp306-308]
… Dr. Banks treats readers to a quote from Peter Duesberg: “Even very few oncogenic retroviruses –those endowed with cancer genes– hardly play a role as carcinogens for two reasons. First, viral cancer genes accidentally acquired are never kept by retroviruses after they are generated because they are entirely useless to the virus… Second, even if a rare oncogenic retrovirus infects an immunocompetent animal, a small tumor will appear within days after the infection, only to disappear again as the animal develops antiviral immunity. Antiviral immunity kills both the virus and all virus-infected cells.” [p54, AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire] http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2011/01/05/immortal-cancer/
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   So all is not peace and harmony in the Disease Continuum. But we should remember the words of H.R. Shepherd, 1993 founding chairman of the Sabin Vaccine Institute:  “Vaccines are the most powerful tool available to equalize the health of human beings in every corner of the world. Enlightened leaders understand the power of vaccines to help bring peace and opportunity to the most troubled places…” http://polioforever.wordpress.com/sabin-vaccine-institute/
   No story of great or worldly achievement in the 20th century seems complete or soluble without a reconciliation to public medicine. It electrifies the most compelling events of our time like the JFK assassination. http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/the-jfk-conspiracy-con/
   Edward Mandell House, the intimate alter-ego and adviser to Woodrow Wilson, was reputed to have said (prior to WWI), “Very soon, every American will be required to register their biological property in a national system designed to keep track of the people… They will be our chattel… stripped of their rights and given a commercial value…”
   Without this knowledge can we know anything about the new designs of peace and opportunity planned for the 21st?
 As is my recent posting custom, this article is going to grow long and thick expositioning currents of power and change in the methods of modern disease.
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For a blog review that covers a lot of disease-continuum content, read here http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/apocalypse/
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“Throughout history, infectious diseases have killed more soldiers than have weapons… It has always been very hazardous to be a soldier.. but in recent decades the greatest risk seems to be carried by civilians… In 1993, the World Bank provided one of the first attempts to combine both death and suffering into a single number to represent the burden of disease (Disability Adjusted Life Years, or DALYs)… They found in 1990 a total of 1.4 billion DALYs lost in the world. Twenty-four different conditions each accounted for more than one percent of that total. Five of these 24 conditions involved violence: automobile injuries, falls, homicide, suicide, and war… The five violence conditions were second only to respiratory diseases..” –pages 4-5, War and Public Health, 1997, editors Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel
So, there’s your commercial value –the unit measure of productivity representing your (everyone’s) worth.
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INFLUENZA, notoriously lethal as the 1918 Spanish Flu, became a very interesting disease in the pandemic of 1889-1893, known as the Russian Flu: “The pandemic spread rapidly, taking only 4 months to circumnavigate the planet, peaking in the United States 70 days after the original peak in St. Petersburg.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20421481
An 18 page document describing the collective experiences of doctors with 6,000 Philadelphia patients notes that “The most important symptoms were undoubtedly those connected with the nervous system, and it is a serious question whether all the symptoms were not due primarily to derangement of that system.” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2526633/?page=2
…”The duration varied from one week to three months of more…The sputum..was frequently noticed to be quite black from minute particles resembling soot or coal dust… Insane ideas were acknowledged by many…Fear of going crazy was excessively frequent… Vertigo was common… Violent headache..often continued for months… Cases which were left with local or general paralysis were subject as a premonitory symptom to exceptionally violent headache… Sight was often temporarily lost… We noted numbness of the limbs… A sudden loss of power in the limbs was sometimes an initial symptom… In many cases power was lost for long periods– ten months or a year, and sometimes it seems, permanently… For months after apparent recovery, fatigue or exposure would bring on exhaustion… Sustained thought was often utterly impossible… in effort there was a sudden slowing down of the heart… Heart-failure caused most of the deaths in the earlier part of the first year’s epidemic… The influenza type seemed to be stamped upon all diseases, modified them, and caused confusion in diagnosis… In what light are we to regard the persistent occurrance of innumerable paralyses of involuntary muscles? The list is too full to be accidental –bronchial, vesicular, ocular, intercostal, cardiac, gastric, biliary, hepatic, vascular, intestinal and rectal. These occur at once to the mind, and do they not indicate some disorder, some disarrangement, some alteration or possession of the nerve-centres and nerve-trunks concerned in the vital processes of the economy?” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2526633/?page=17
   Spanish Flu was another complex of neurological, hemorrhagic, and mixed illnesses confounded in wartime with lingering and permanent disabilities in survivors. I wrote of it here http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/07/18/tracking-the-spanish-flu/ as an additional consequence of nitrate toxicosis, opening material for this blog as the H1N1 was advancing. My look back in history then, at influenza, was also looking like polio and AIDS moreso than any respiratory disease. Spanish Flu was a special case, rather a complicated set of conditions, and could not be a beginning for the “DC” but its extension. The pandemic of 1889, however, distinguishes itself with consistency as a conumdrum of “confusion in diagnosis”. The Philadelphians wrote, “The initial nasal cartarrh so associated with the name of influenza as to be popularly synonymous with it, often failed to appear early and was manifested later amid other affectations… vertigo and unsteady gait [was how] some cases began their attacks (in the first year) and in relapses these symptoms were often forerunners of renewed attack… The influenzal poison, whatever its nature, exhibits in protracted cases a likeness to malarial poisoning in symptoms and length of duration… The most severe and protracted cases were generally in the educated classes… Influenza cannot be a filth disease, as its initial outbreak was among the wealthy rather than the poor.
   Suggestive of something malaria-like, the Pennsylvania doctors concluded uncertainly that they were dealing with a bloodborne agent vectored similarly (by mosquitos) in a fashion of today’s West Nile Virus. Interest in the Russian Flu has revived since 2009 “reinforced by..the work of French epidemiologist Alain-Jacques Valleron from the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in Paris.” http://www.elementshealthspace.com/2010/06/03/the-russian-pandemic-of-1889-and-the-h1n1-pandemic-of-200910/  Valleron’s research is visualized in a short (and silent) video clip displaying a progressive ground-zero approach to the spread of 1889 Russian Flu: http://212.193.9.230/import/2010_50_Id_en/file049.pdf
   What is most interesting to me about the flu pandemic is that it followed so closely on the heels of the world’s first major polio epidemics in Sweden, which occurred in Stockholm shortly after modern vaccination practices came into being. Vaccination’s foremost advocate, Pasteur, found an institutional home in Paris during 1887-1888 with an international cast of fellows and more interesting still, the first credited scientist to isolate virus with disease-transmitting filtrate, Dimitri Ivanovsky, joined the University of St. Petersburg in 1887. By 1892, botanist Ivanovsky had proved his transmissable”virus” theory with the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, marking the birth of virology in history.
   The next year, 1893, with the Russian Flu still circulating, the United States had its first recorded outbreaks of epidemic polio.
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POLIO (poliomyelitis) was a bugaboo of unknown causes when it emerged in the 19th century, called infantile paralysis for its most recognizable signs as a children’s disease. In this “golden age” of medicine (referring to the next link), a sparse timeline which appears dedicated to polio demonstrates the importance attached to it, retrospectively.
   “Confusion in diagnosis”, however, is polio’s outstanding historical feature. Even as late as the public distribution of Salk’s polio vaccine (the IPV) in 1955, polio was often diagnosed as grippe –the French-language equivalent of influenza– with significant intestinal involvement. Albert Sabin proved in 1947 that (enough) polioviruses caused grippe. For the longest time what could not be proven was that polioviruses caused polio.
   Researcher/author Jim West writes, “Mainstream science admits that most viruses are harmless, yet the word “virus ” adds to a biased and highly promoted language of fear regarding natureearly virus studies considered virus filtrates to be a poison… My site has several articles by the Nobel Laureate Alexis Carrel regarding injections of highly dilute poisons, similar to formaldehyde in Salk vaccine, which was 1:4000 concentration. Carrel injected carcinogens at 1:5000 to 1:250000 and caused reliably, cancer in chickens… Central nervous system diseases other than polio continue in the U.S. and throughout the world: acute flaccid paralysis, chronic fatigue syndrome, encephalitis, meningitis, muscular sclerosis… The unique correlations between CNS disease and CNS toxins present a variety of research opportunities not only in medical science, but political science, philosophy, media studies, psychology, and sociology.http://www.whale.to/a/west_h.html
   Mr. West’s well made and far-reaching point, unfortunately, is just not far-reaching enough. Janine Roberts, too, followed the West path, augmenting the polio resources and writing, “I had begun my research by looking at the many contaminants in the vaccine, but finally was forced to conclude: 1) that polio..was not primarily caused by the nominated ‘poliovirus’ –but primarily by human environmental pollution, particularly..insecticides… 2) that the disease was not stopped by the vaccine, but many cases were deliberately hidden by relabelling it –this led to the vaccine being attributed with a fictitious victory…[and]… 3) that polio might well be curable –if it is treated as a toxin-caused disease.” http://www.sparks-of-light.org/poliomyth.html  Broadly speaking, all diseases not classed as genetic in origin are toxin-caused. The statements above are a benign way of not being wrong but they’re also a clever way of not being forthright. Perhaps for some researchers it’s a beginning –not my beginning– that ‘settles’ prematurely.
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The first recorded U.S. outbreak was in 1841 in West Feliciana, Louisiana (10 cases, no deaths). There was a half-century gap until the next cluster, in 1893 in Boston (26 cases, no deaths). Then, in 1894, came what is widely regarded as the first major epidemic, in Rutland and Proctor, Vermont (132 cases, 18 deaths). Thirty more outbreaks – from such seemingly disparate locations as Oceana County, Michigan, and California’s Napa Valley — were reported in the United States through 1909. The worst by far was New York in 1907, with 2,500 cases and a five percent mortality rate, a harbinger of the 1916 epidemic… Setting aside for now the 1841 Louisiana outbreak, reported retrospectively, something seems to have happened around 1890 to launch The Age of Polio in the United States. And something else must have changed around the end of World War II to create the large modern epidemics seared into the minds of older Americans, thousands of whom are poliomyelitis survivors and almost all of whom know someone who was afflicted.” http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/09/the-age-of-polio-how-an-old-virus-and-new-toxins-triggered-a-man-made-epidemic-1.html
  The authors and editors of ‘age of autism’, Dan Olmstead and Mark Blaxill, cite West and Roberts in an exemplary description of early pesticide-caused polio (from 1893 onwards, incriminating the poisons arsenic, lead, mercury and DDT) and then appear to lose track of the subject –polio– and follow pesticides, venturing conclusions that neither West nor Roberts suggest: “To summarize our theory: Polio is a virus, contagious like all viruses… When it is introduced into the human body, it has the capacity to enter the nervous system when nerves are damaged. Damage can occur many ways: mechanically through needle puncture or surgery, or, we propose, biochemically via pesticidal or other toxic exposure. Once the virus enters the nervous system, it becomes dangerous..[and] spreads through the nervous system via “retrograde axonal transport… lead[ing] to paralysis or death.”
   The failures and limitations of polio researchers presented so far unanimously neglect to actually follow the occurrence of the disease –if they did, they would fall over a body of evidence that associates polio with influenza and the most potent of co-factors that is a cause on its own, radiation. This was my beginning, and it immediately opened not just a door on disease, but a dimension. Welcome to the continuum…
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THE POLIO TIMELINE is an expanding resource that initially listed polio incidence but is growing to accommodate the confluence of factors in the DC: http://polioforever.wordpress.com/polio-timeline/
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“We have the capacity to ignore the obvious, to become fatalistic about what we do not understand, and to accept because of familiarity what should not be acceptable” –p3, War and Public Health

(post in progress– I’ve been temporarily diverted by Manipulative Extraterrestrials http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/those-manipulative-extraterrestrials/
but I will return…)

October 4, 2009

Quarantine

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Quarantine is “old medicine” reinvigorated for our times because “novel pathogens, both deliberate and newly emerging, may not be amenable to existing modern countermeasures..” . According to this policy report created by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS, Homeland Security), we live in “a time that has witnessed almost twenty new diseases in two decades [1980-2000] and the deliberate release of Bacillus anthracis through the mail”. http://www.birdflumanual.com/resources/Official_Pandemic_Plans/files/Quarantine%20Guidelines%20CSIS%202Nov2005.pdf

In the history of the United States, public health measures were matters for individual states with the federal government adopting a support role by a formal request for assistance, codified in 1824 by a landmark Supreme Court case, Gibbons v. Ogden. “The Court held that ‘the completely internal commerce of a State..may be considered as reserved for the State itself’ [and] that under the Constitution ‘states are [therefore] able to pass inspection laws, quarantine laws, health laws of every description, as well as laws for regulating the internal commerce of a state’.” In the decades that followed, however, new diseases like yellow fever and cholera strained at the meager resources of pioneer towns and unprepared officials.

In 1878, during a major spread of yellow fever up the Mississippi Valley that claimed 20,000 lives, Congress passed the National Quarantine Act that empowered the Marine Hospital Service (MHS) to dispatch health officers and materiel to any needed area. The Surgeon General of the time, John Maynard Woodworth, is described as having “ambitious goals for the MHS..to provide health services to the entire nation”. http://leda.law.harvard.edu/leda/data/525/vanderhook2.html The Marine Hospital Service had been chartered 80 years previously in 1798 as the Act for the Relief of Sick and Disabled Seamen, funded by a tax on sailors’ salaries, long noted as vectors for the spread of illness dating back to the Black Plague of 1347 when the first quarantine was imposed on ships in Venice, Italy.

The National Quarantine Act of 1878 strengthened US government power to regulate immigration, granted in 1875, which was formerly a right of the states. (US Supreme Court, California case ‘Chy Lung v. Freeman et. al’). Over the next 22 years federal authority was bolstered by a series of legislation designed to exclude undesirable immigrants and impose interstate quarantines until a turning point was reached for the consolidation of federal public health powers in 1900 with a return of the Black Death. It was far from the first time that plague had circulated in America, but the difference was in newly acquired facilities and agencies developed in the intervening years since 1878.

During an outbreak of smallpox in 1895 in Eagle Pass, Texas, MHS physician Milton J. Rosenau was appointed by the Surgeon General to manage a ‘sanitary cordon’ with 20 guardsmen to prevent a group of 300 itinerants from infecting the townspeople. Milton Rosenau was soon appointed as the chief of the new U.S. Hygienic Laboratory, becoming its second director in 1899. The initial director appointed in 1898, Joseph Kinyoun, was the first responder to an outbreak of plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He called upon his associate Milton Rosenau*, to bring a 2-man team to manage the crisis; Simon Flexner** and Llewelys Barker. The entire event was fiercely controversial and lasted for several years. The city of S.F. was undergoing intense political turmoil at the onset and the threat of plague, spread widely by stories in national newspapers, dealt a devastating blow to the state’s economy, eventually unseating its governor who claimed all along that the proofs of plague were unfounded.

Two years before the outbreak in 1898, the Marine Hospital Service and its reigning Surgeon General Wyman, had lost a major bid for federalization at the hands of states-rights defenders, but from 1901 onward the federal government had the power to “enforce quarantines without deference to state health laws”. The record of dissent against this power remains in the arguments raised in 1878: “that such power would interfere with fundamental states’ rights…the power to control quarantine is, in essence, the ability to control the threats visited upon one’s own body…[and] would remove from cities and states the ability to protect themselves..as they saw fit and give the MHS [todays NIH] undue power: Is the General Government preparing for the mustering and maintenance of an expensive local health police –an army of sanitarians that, like locusts in the field, eat up our substance and usurp our liberties?”


*Milton J. Rosenau
-served the MHS as SanFrancisco’s quarantine officer from 1895-1898 and would have been well familiar with the socio-political climate in the years before the plague outbreak! Prior to his service in San Francisco, Rosenau was in Europe attending courses in Berlin and Vienna and advising the US consulars in Hamburg and Antwerp. During his years as the chief of the Hygienic Laboratory (1899-1909) he transformed the agency from a ‘one-man-show’ into a campus-based research facility, and continued his career (1909-1935) at Harvard where he became the chair of the new Dept. of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene, Harvard’s School of Public Health.
   During the Spanish Flu of 1918, Rosenau was a Navy chief supervising Boston’s Chelsea Naval Hospital, where he famously attempted to infect ‘volunteer’ sailors, released from detention, with the mucous of flu victims. Despite direct spraying in the face/nose/throat and subjecting the men to continual exposure in the sick wards, they did not contract the Spanish Flu. Boston was a notorious hotspot for the contagion, and the most frightful accounts emanate from the Army’s Fort Devens.
   In addition to his quarantine and Naval duites, Milton Rosenau became an expert on polio and milk-pasteurization, writing “The Milk Question” in 1912. He served the Massachusetts State Board of Health from 1913 to 1922, after which he traveled to Russia and Palestine on fact-finding missions. After 1935 and his term at Harvard, Rosenau moved to the University of North Carolina where he established the School of Public Health,  its dean until his death in 1946.

**Simon Flexner
-previously at Johns Hopkins working with William Welch (1895-1898) and also traveling abroad on investigative medical missions, accepted a post at the University of Pennsylvania until his appointment as Director of the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research (RIMR) in 1903, where he served until his retirement in 1936. His most enduring medical legacy is the development of a meningitis vaccine, presumed to have been the test vaccine given to soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas in 1918 by Rockefeller administrator Frederick Gates. 


On page 11 of the CSIS/bird flu manual linked above, the claim is made that “The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19..infected a fifth of the world’s population, killing an estimated 675,000 Americans…Many of those suffering from the Spanish Flu were subjected to quarantine and isolation,…existing local quarantine stations were gradually turned over to federal control. By 1921, all quarantine stations were transferred to the federal government.” What had been a national ‘stealth’ power of public health in 1901 was functionally manifest in the aftermath of the Great Influenza and defined again in 1944 with the passage of the Public Health Services Act, passed in wartime under the administration of FDR. The US Army documents that the greatest number of influenza cases ever on record occurred in 1943-44, albeit less fatal.

But, for modern purposes, health authorities look to tuberculosis in bringing definition of the challenges inherent in disease control. “TB was once the leading cause of death in the United States…Globally, in 2003, an estimated 8.8 million people were infected and 1.75 million deaths occurred due to all forms of the disease.” Why choose TB for an example and not HIV/AIDS? The true answer may be a complex confrontation between the ‘overlapping’ definitions of “contagious” and “infectious”. TB is an aerosolized pathogen like influenza with the property of having developed multi-drug-resistant forms (MDR-TB) which “requires a minimum regimen of six months of daily drugs..[if] treatment is completed”. It has a long history of being fearful and fatal to the public resulting in quarantines, and the creation of an early NGO, the National Tuberculosis Association, which changed its name to the American Lung Association and came under the political control of the Laskers***. Modern TB patients who do not finish the entire course of drug treatment as prescribed are considered “noncompliant” and “In 1992, the US CDC found that 25 percent of all TB patients were noncompliant [and] recommended the use of quarantines to ensure treatment”.

The CDC’s euphemistic ‘guidelines’ were applied in New York City to “detained noninfectious TB patients in the Goldwater Hospital until they were cured…median length of confinement was 168 days; one patient was detained for an unprecedented 654 days [22 months]. Patients in other hospitals were only held an average for half that time” [10 or 11 months?]. Somehow and at some time, quarantine has become synonymous with forced treatment in lieu of a public perception to the contrary. Seemingly, forced treatment was not the case in the recent SARS outbreak of 2003, but forced quarantine with accompanying violence was a part of the larger picture of SARS.

***Laskers
Albert D. Lasker (1880-1952), considered the founder of modern advertising, was the CEO of ‘Lord and Thomas’ company for 40 years, specializing in the promotion of liquor, tobacco and food products. Lasker’s family roots in Galveston,TX and Germany generated wealth through the cotton exchange and flour-milling. Albert got a jump on a political career as well in 1917 as an assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture. Under FDR, he became an Asst. Sec. of the Navy. His friends, William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan (OSS) and Lewis L. Strauss (Navy Admiral and chief of the Atomic Energy Commission), introduced him to his future wife Mary Woodard, a daughter of a banker who worked as a New York art buyer. The Laskers are noted for taking control of the American Cancer Society in 1944 and using a power base that included the American Heart Assoc., the American Lung Assoc. and the American Public Health Assoc. to drive national health policy. The 1946 National Mental Health Act was a key piece of legislation for the Lasker agenda, enabled by high-powered friends and insiders like Clark M. Clifford and Paul G. Hoffman. Mary Lasker worked together with Florence Mahoney and Anna Rosenberg lobbying privately in Wash,DC. The Lasker Award in medicine is presented by the foundation they established in 1942.


In the section “Quarantines Post 9/11″ on page 12 (birdflumanual/CSIS) it’s stated that “most US states are ill prepared to undertake a large-scale quarantine…no large-scale quarantine has been implemented within US borders in modern day”. This is one of the many reasons, along with uncontrollable international travel and commerce, that the federal government has instead funded “international disease prevention”. Federal authority at home, however, is poised to override the actions of any state “if it is believed that a state’s actions are inadequate” and the CSIS evidently found this to be so, writing “most –if not all– states today lack operational plans”.

“Through a combination of vigilance and pure luck, the United States was able to elude a large-scale SARS outbreak” notes CSIS. What happened with SARS? Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome was an emerging infection that started in November of 2002 in Guangdong Province, China –the same region that saw China’s first influenza over a century ago. What began as a local outbreak was ‘carried’ to Hong Kong by a medical doctor who reportedly infected 12 people in his hotel who then further carried the infection into Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam and Toronto, Canada. The outbreak spread to Taiwan where the highest recorded number of people were affected; 150,000 ordered into quarantine, bringing the global total near to 200,000. The undeniable element in the SARS outbreak was that medical personnel became the VECTOR.

“In Hong Kong, over 22% of those hospitalized for SARS were medical workers; in areas of Taiwan the number reached 33%; and in Toronto, 46%”!! Only in an upside-down, inside-out reality does it seem as if exposed medical workers were victims of the public, and yet sick medical workers were allowed to continue and interact with “proper equipment”. Is it not curious, with known and documented associations of vaccines causing illness, that 46% of the Toronto health workers who were hospitalized corresponds very closely to western statistics of health workers who receive regular vaccinations? Sick medical workers who were able to perform did so because “almost all response teams were severely overburdened and understaffed”, an echo of the state of stress in US Public Health labs during the 2009 spring H1N1 episode. Field tactics used during the SARS epidemic included “phone calls, house visits, electronic picture monitoring and electronic tagging of noncompliant detainees” in a variety of settings from family homes to detention camps; the same techniques being broadcast as applicable to today’s pandemic, minus other measures forecast to ensure compliance such as road-block dragnets. What is the likelihood that these measures will be used? On a return to this subject, I’ll post some examples from the news.

September 26, 2009

ONE MEDICINE


The agencies that are managing the current swine flu plan-demic are promoting the program of One Medicine: the merging of human and veterinary treatment protocols for “integrating control of disease…in a quest for more knowledge in management of populations.” [quoted here, http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/mpvm/newsletter.pdf] One world, one system, and One Medicine.

With this view in mind, the swine flu pandemic is an opportunity to test the current status of the human population for genetic modifications already accomplished over decades of inoculations and treatment with animal-based DNA products. Statistics provided so far from military flu surveillance and the outbreak in Mexico are showing that approx. one-third of younger people (under age 40) in North America carry the zoonotic AH1N1 flu genes, that manifest in the case of illness. I can only speculate at this point what the true intentions of differentiated batches of vaccines are meant to do, but it does seem clear that One Medicine seeks to adapt the coming generations to universalized protocols.

At the other end of this spectrum are the genetically modified animals such as these dairy goats developed at the University of California at Davis –GMO goats, http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/0609/better_milk/index.html?homeflash=true, modified with human genes to give human qualities to their milk. The soft-sell is always about the usefulness of these “agricultural products” (goats) in solving human problems. The reality is that forced genetic modification is dissolving important species barriers, and human beings themselves will simply become two-legged livestock.

As if this is not spooky enough, a news story today (video found here, http://gmy.news.yahoo.com/) titled “Expecting two, but not twins” reports that a human mother is having a ‘rare’ multiple pregnancy “like animals have”. According to this report, only 10 such pregnancies in humans have ever been recorded. This story, in symbol if not in substance, reminds me where this is going…..

September 22, 2009

Vaccine Nation

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Video documentary, Vaccine Nation
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TdSp3hyuHk&feature=related ( 10 parts, complete)

The film opens with historical scenes of the Salk polio vaccine, declared the greatest victory of modern public health practice, only polio is not contagious. The cause is systemic poisoning by chemicals and radiation. It’s a type of ‘flu’ that can, if severe, result in paralysis and death. Early neurologists of the Victorian era understood polio/paralysis as a brain and central nervous -cns- “infection”. Yale researcher David Bodian (in the 1940s) flatly called it encephalitis “in every case”.

The nutshell on polio: In 1902, the medical data collected in Europe on the illness for over three decades was finally published in the United States, including the long-term degenerative ‘sequelae’ which is called post-polio syndrome today (PPS, weakness, brain ‘fog’, myalgia, “aging”, etc.). Before WWI, the Rothschild’s hospital in NYC became a center for polio research and treatment while this ‘phenomenon’ of paralysis was hardly known to the broader medical community. Results of thousands of case studies were published by the Hospital of Joint Diseases’ most prominent practitioner, founder and world polio expert, Dr. Henry Frauenthal, who plunged to his death in 1927 from the top of the 7-story hospital building. For many years of its expansion(1919 to 1925), the Hospital for Joint Diseases was guided by its young president, Lewis L. Strauss (Kuhn, Loeb & Co. partner) who later became the executive chair of the Atomic Energy Commission during the mid-1950s when the polio vaccine was given to the public.
 
Poliovirus discovery, credited to Karl Landsteiner in Vienna in 1908, was subsequently confirmed by Simon Flexner, director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York City,who went on to lead the nation’s research effort during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. During the same time frame (earlier, autumn 1917), his younger brother Bernard, known as an “ardent Zionist”,  led a Red Cross mission to Romania which routed supply trains across Siberia to Russia’s capital, Petrograd, in the weeks before the Bolshevik revolution.  Bernard, founding member of the CFR, and signer of the Paris Peace accords for the Zionist Organization of America,  spearheaded Nation-building for the Zionists in Palestine during the 20s and selective relocation for displaced Jewish scholars making their exodus out of Germany in 1933. Their younger brother Abraham, who wrote the Flexner Report (1910) which completely ‘reformed’ medical education in the U.S., went on to serve as president of both Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations’ General Education Board(s). In 1930, Abraham Flexner founded Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study, where many displaced scholars found an institutional home, including Albert Einstein, John von Neumann and Eugene Wigner, 3 key persons in the making of the Atom Bomb. After WW2, J. Robert Oppenheimer became the director at Princeton IAS, and Lewis L. Strauss was its Board of Directors chairman.
 
The Rockefeller Institute also opened a Princeton, N.J. facility prior to U.S. involvement in WWI to specifically study animal diseases and perform field testing –cited in the blog (Pandemic Unfolding) as supervising the ‘swine flu’ experiments that inserted a human influenza virus into an infectious ‘swine’ flu bacterium in 1937. At the time of the Spanish Flu outbreak (Feb-Mar 1918), however, The Rockefeller Foundation’s administrator and chemobiologist, Frederick Gates, was in Fort Riley Kansas overseeing a meningitis vaccine program for the troops, perhaps a major contributor to the deaths on base. Influenza is caused by systemic poisoning, vaccine or not.  Any number of viruses may be involved, just as in polio, there as a crisis-response.  Adjuvants and additives were possibly much more deadly in earlier vaccines,  like “Freund’s Complete Adjuvant” which was quickly discontinued after mass inoculations, as was silicone. Today the adjuvant squalene is known as a trigger in multiple and horrific auto-immune reactions in the complex of Gulf War Syndrome illness. In the film linked above, producer and health practitioner Gary Null looks at the tragic consequences of Shaken Baby Syndrome as another result of vaccine-induced damage.
 
After the 1976 swine flu vaccine debacle, a number of public statements by physicians were published in reports by Eleanor McBean and Ida Honorof, including this, from Dr. Robert M. Simpson:
“Immunization programs against flu, measles, mumps and polio may actually be seeding humans with RNA to form proviruses which will then become latent cells throughout the body…some of these could be molecules in search of a disease, which under proper conditions become activated…”

…that is, if you survive the inoculations. Vaccines bypass not only the natural defenses of the immune system, but as the previous post would indicate, they bypass the natural regulation of the brain. In other words, vaccines are an attack upon the human brain. Flexner, Landsteiner, Salk, Sabin, George Merck, Maurice Hilleman, and all the creators of vaccines have been imposing the war strategy of Protocol No. 5 “to debilitate the public mind”.  Last century’s polio researchers may not have had an elegant biological explanation, but they did understand the nature of the damage.

September 15, 2009

Anatomy of an Outbreak

 

Before it slips into popular memory as the first pandemic second-wave outbreak affecting “thousands”, events of Washington State University’s swine flu scare need a closer look. For the benefit of distressed parents, students, and staff, WSU created a blog to keep their community informed, so says the WSU administration, listed here http://hws.wsu.edu/blog/default.asp as a service of the campus Health and Wellness Services, executive director Bruce R. Wright. The blog was initiated on Sept. 1, with the first post appearing as Sept.2.

According to general news reports, such as Sept.7 (http://www.kansascity/440/story/1429055.html) the swine flu was suspected of infecting 2,200 students. Subsequent reports over the next 2-3 days raised the number to 2,600. (http://cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/09/washington.flu.university/index.html?… and http://cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/09/10/washington.flu.university/index.html). The end result, if it can be considered ended, is that one person was hospitalized for dehydration and in a statement from Dr. Dennis Garcia, “The symptoms are fairly mild; some people have said milder than a regular case of the flu.” The kansascity.com version (Sep07) is more forthcoming on details than CNN: “About 2,200 students at WSU have contacted the health service so far, and Garcia estimated 1,000 more may have gotten sick…The outbreak at WSU began soon after classes started [Aug24]..and officials at that time thought it might last six to eight weeks, ‘But if this weekend
is any indication, it could be over in another couple of weeks’ Dr. Garcia said.” WSU had been informed to expect as many as 5,000 cases.

The flu blog indicates, in part, the meaning of the 2,200 students who “contacted the health service” and ended up counted as H1N1 swine flu victims. The entry on Sep02, http://hws.wsu.edu/blog/default.asp?Username=healthycoug&EntryID=127 records “in addition to tracking the patients we checked in, we started to track all patient contacts for influenza-like illness. This number would include conversations with our telephone nurse as well as patients who came in, spoke with a nurse, and then decided they could self-care…
   “We had a total of  208 patient contacts yesterday for influenza-like illness (…86 phone nurse conversations, 72 drop-ins who decided to self-care and 50 patients who were seen by providers)…”

As the Sep02 entry notes, all testing had previously been discontinued –in other words, the only specimen tests of the outbreak were taken sometime on or between Aug 25 and Sep 01 when the numbers totalled 400 patient contacts. The other 1,800-2,200 counted by CNN, et.al., had to have come within the next 8 days, which piles on as much as 270 or more cases each day, at a time when the WSU staff was reporting that things were beginning to wane, perhaps 40 to 50 people calling or coming to the clinic.

The CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has yet to record or report any positive swine flu results from WSU, but as the blog states, “It is also possible to have H1N1 and not test positive for type A influenza. We are treating all patients with influenza-like illness symptoms as if they have H1N1.”

Incidentally, on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (listed here, http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5810.pdf) Seattle’s University of Washington is the only institution that has more than one person on the committee, and one of them, Kathleen Neuzil, happens to be the Chair of the ACIP Influenza Working Group –just a coincidence. ( WSU is way to the east, on the Idaho border just a few miles from the University of Idaho http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pullman_Washington ) Washington University’s other participant, Janet Englund, was noted last year at the ACIPs Feb08 meeting to have a “conflict of interest” where she was advised to disclose “that she has research support from **Sanofi Pasteur and MedImmune. All other ACIP members present declared no conflicts” according to the CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip/downloads/min-feb08.pdf (page 7).

Is it reasonable to assume that 1,000 WSU students could go missing 3-5 days without the health authorities or campus staff knowing? The University’s flu guidance page (http://h1n1flu.wsu.edu) recommends under “more flu guidance” that students follow Regulation 73 for Absences which states, “Absences impede a student’s academic progress and should be avoided”, continuing with proceedures on squaring the missing time with instructors, www.registrar.wsu.edu/Registrar/Apps/AcadRegs.ASPX. Given ‘pandemic awareness’ and tracking protocols, does that make sense?

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**Sanofi (makers of FluZone, Lyons France) and MedImmune (makers of FluMist, Gaithersburg, Maryland) exclusively  provide the U.S. military with mandatory vaccines http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/13/4/617.htm

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Wash. and Spin, cleaning up the numbers from WSU

Using the given data provided by the WSU Health & Wellness blog, the maximum number of possible suspect cases of flu does not exceed 1,700 right up to the present (Sep18). At the time the AP wire advertised the story around the country, claiming 2,200, (Sep07), the figures out of WSU showed a max. possible of under 1,000. The holiday weekend was still in progress (four days counted, Sep04-07) averaging 50 ‘total contacts’ each day. ‘Contacts’ include the phone-based outreach done by the H&W clinic.

The graph below uses WSU figures from the flu blog. Accepted as given is the possible cases for August beginning on the first day of classes, Aug. 24, as 392 possible cases. (Posted Sep01 http://hws.wsu.edu/blog/default.asp?Username=healthycoug&EntryID=125)

Date(posted)// Date(actual)// Total contacts//phone only//self-care,spoke to nurse//seen by provider

Sep 2…………….9-1……………………..208……………….86………………72…………………………….50
Sep 3…………….9-2……………………..185……………….72………………53…………………………….60
Sep 4…………….9-3……………………..114……………….42………………49…………………………….23
Sep 8…………….9/4-7………………….210……………….86………………65…………………………….59
Sep 9…………….9-8……………………..169……………….89………………36…………………………….44 *(saw physician)
Sep10……………9-9……………………..128……………….64………………37…………………………….27 *
Sep11……………9-10……………………..68……………….17………………28……………………………..13 *
Sep14……………9-11……………………..42……………….19……………….3………………………………20 *
Sep14……………9/12-13………………..26………………..9………………..–………………………………17 *
Sep15……………9-14……………………..60……………….26………………12……………………………..22 *
Sep16……………9-15……………………..33……………….12………………11………………………………10 *
Sep17……………9-16……………………..29……………….10……………….9………………………………10 *
Sep18……………9-17……………………..38……………….15………………12………………………………11

The actual number of students who saw a “provider”, sometimes listed as ‘physician’ (*), is 366 for Sep 1–17. At another WSU blog, http://osa.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=949&PageID=77 , the numbers for August are mentioned on (Friday) 8/28/2009 under Announcements: “The WSU Health & Wellness Services (HWS) staff has seen 179 patients with influenza-like illness since Monday. Of these 179 patients, 32 were tested for type A influenza and 7 of those tests were positive [emphasis on "type A"]. These numbers were gathered from our database and are more accurate than previous estimates. Healthcare providers in the local community have also seen WSU students…but we do not have numbers available…”

The town of Pullman, Wash. is truly an American “college town” with the campus population rivalling that of the locals. Washington State University, founded in 1890, is the state’s original and largest land-grant university, according to the wiki –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_State_University . The Univiversity of Idaho is nearly it’s twin, chartered even a year earlier, with both schools opening their doors to students in 1892- they are also connected by a 7-mile paved bike trail and appear to have some uncompetitive parity of curricula. WSU is by far the dominant ‘tech’ school and research contractor, partnered with US gov’t agencies Dept of Energy, USDA, DARPA, and the CDC with whom it “works closely” on infectious animal diseases. In 2008, WSU received a $25million grant from the Gates Foundation for its Global Animal Health program and hosts the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. See another blog article called “Global Emerging Infections System” –applied to people by the US Dept of Defense, but clearly having the stated goal of ONE MEDICINE: the merging of veterinary and human medical science and applications.

Some of WSU’s notable alumni include Edward R. Murrow, Bill Nye “the science guy”, Timothy Leary, a past long-time San Diego Zoo director, and a leading researcher on “slow virus diseases”. 

Health policy on college campuses follows CDC and the American College Health Association guidelines, which state “Meningococcal vaccination is recommended for all first-year students living in residence halls…” http://www.acha.org/projects_programs/meningitis/disease_info.cfm#recommendation How many of the 545 students (179 + 366) whom we can assess were seen by a ‘provider’ who actually looked back at them were incoming freshman, newly vaccinated, or perhaps in need of the mandatory meningitis vaccine?

September 12, 2009

Global Emerging Infections System

The Global Emerging Infections System (GEIS) was originally created in 1995 by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), supervised by the Pentagon‘s “top doc”, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) or as the documents refer to the job, the ASD(HA), when new mandates expanded the military’s Defense Medical Surveillance System beyond its role of managing the Dept. of Defense Serum Repository (DoDSR), itself established to archive the physical specimens of military personnel in the wake of HIV/AIDS. The focus of GEIS is to maintain a worldwide state-of-the-art laboratory network with its partners –the W.H.O., the CDC, and the host nations’ research infrastructure. Part of the story is available from the federally-funded RAND study of 2008, http://www.scrbd.com/doc/15240085/usrandpandemicflustudy2008
Influenza surveillance programs sponsored by GEIS are primariliy laboratory based [with a] focus on collection and characterization of viral isolates sampled from military and civilian populations from approximately 273 participating sites in 56 countries in FY06 [Fiscal Year 2006], with an additional 38 sites in 9 countries that were added in FY07. Permanent overseas medical research laboratories are located in Egypt [the largest], Indonesia, Kenya, Peru and Thailand, and serve as collaborative centers with host nation research entities, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These research centers host the GEIS surveillance functions for DoD.”

In this website, http://www.afhsc.mil/About_GEIS.asp, money to support this global network records that, “In FY06 GEIS received congressional supplemental funding for pandemic and avian influenza which represented a five-fold increase in the annual GEIS budget…” Supplemental?!! ..Meanwhile…the domestic public health laboratories were on a down-spiral of cutbacks as the APHL webpage illustrates (see Pandemic Unfolding, http://www.aphl.org/AboutAPHL/publications/Pages/LMFeatSummer2009.aspx) so much so that by Mar/Apr and the arrival of the long-awaited pandemic, the public lab system scurried to enlist the resources of other U.S. programs, “Medicare and Medicaid Services, for example, [which] delayed its routine regulatory surveys and suspended influenza proficiency testing in state labs during the crisis.”…”Fiscal downsizing cost the the Washington D.C. and 50 state labs about 185 staff positions in the first quarter of this year, on top of significant losses last year.” Back in 2006, while GEIS was quintupling its annual budget…”FY06..the federal government disseminated $225 million to states for pandemic influenza preparedness through the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Grant, although public health laboratories received few of these dollars. No funds were allocated in FY08.”…”The emergency supplemental appropriations bill signed June 24 [2009] includes 260 million of immediately available funding for state and local..activities…Unfortunately, only a portion of $65 million will be spent on laboratories…public health laboratories were substantially left out of the federal stimulus package enacted in February..[The National Institutes of Health, by comparison, rec'd $10 billion in stimulus funding].”

ABC news reported on April 29 “To fight the epidemic, the Obama administration is asking Congress for 1.5 billion…to enhance our nation’s capability to respond to the potential threat of this outbreak. The government’s request underscores how seriously US officials are treating the threat.” http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFlu/story?id=7456439&page=1. Yes, it does indeed. Americans are accustomed to measuring ‘seriousness’ in dollars.

In the http://www.afhsc.mil/About_GEIS.asp page, the reason for the existence of the GEIS program is summed up by its director, CAPT Kevin Russell, MD : “The victory over infectious disease that we thought we had from the antibiotic era showed our understanding of infectious disease was arrogant, and it was incomplete.” He doesn’t mention exactly when he thinks the antibiotic era ended, or how the global system is going to resolve the incompleteness, but as the 2008 RAND study highlights, the DoD is demonstrating its preparedness by the quality of the surveillance: laboratory-based surveillance.

What follows are highlights from 33 pages of a meeting address given by Col. Loren Erickson to a professional military-associated audience on May 23, 2007 describing the scope and activities of GEIS (pages 14-47)
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2601521/THE-DEPARTMENT-OF–DEFENSE-TASK-FORCE-ON-THE-FUTURE-OF-MILITARY

—[presenting a photo slide show]…”this is our new home..just outside the beltway [in Wash.DC] within site of the Mormon Temple…This in fact will be probably the first home of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, a new entity which is expected to take shape in the coming months. This will not be an operations center, but rather a communications center which will handle the flow of information for outbreak investigations…
…just to let you know, we are working at an interagency level on a weekly basis, working a lot of very strategic issues…

We have a collaboration going on with NASA at the present time where they use a variety of modalities of satellite imagery and modeling..

…and we’re looking again at respiratory disease…In Afghanistan..we might have pertussis…Adenovirus as you’ve been previously briefed by Kevin Russell, continues to be a problem at our basic training posts…hepatitis E is a concern of ours in deployed forces…these are just some of the ticklers…

[page 20] Let me talk about some of the relationships that GEIS is forming…
..with France [tropical medicine institute in Marseilles, part of Pasteur]…Places like French Guiana in the northern part of South America is actually considered part of the country of France. It’s called a Departement. It’s not a colony…
…[Africa] last year, 20,000 cases of meningococcal disease in the Ivory Coast, and this included 1,600 deaths…

…work that GEIS is doing also with the State Health Department in Bavaria…the Germans’ work is nearly always with the U.N. They have some very interesting lab capabilities with the Microbiology Institute in Munich. The director is Colonel Dr. Finke…[who] prior to reunification of Germany was actually head of the BW Program for East Germany so he has tremendous background in plague…

Let me move on and talk in particular about flu very quickly…documents that many of you are aware of from the White House, the National Strategy. Stemming from that was the National Implementation Plan which had a total of 323 tasks that were given to the cabinet-level secretaries. Of those 323 tasks, 114 of those came to the Dept. of Defense [DoD]…six of those relate to the work of GEIS.

[page 25] We do 3 types of lab-based surveillance for flu, and I am going to go through each of these very quickly. We are collecting isolates from 56 countries [9 more countries were added in 2007] and I can tell you that I think that’s more than any other entity on the face of the planet right now…
…We also do special population-based surveillance at the basic training sites…In addition we now are putting PCR machines aboard some of the ships that are part of these three different fleets…we need to know what’s going on, and we need good answers.

..Central Europe [EUCOM] is now participating in laboratory base surveillance. They do ILI surveillance [Influenza-Like Illness]…isolates are sent to the Primary Reference Lab which is now at Landstuhl.

A couple of things that were different in terms of seasonal flu epidemiology this year, the predominant strain of flu in the States was an H1 whereas in Europe it was an H3…

…internationally..I’ll just talk about flu…[there's] work that’s going on regionally in Nepal and Thailand…a new effort going on in Cebu City in the Philippines…
There’s a big question as to why have we not seen bird flu yet in the Philippines…everything is there…Maybe we haven’t been looking hard enough…we’re building up a BSL-3 lab there for their use as well.

In Indonesia..exactly a year ago..[in] the northern part of Sumatra, not so far as Banda Aceh where the tsunami was, but a part of the same island..this family..died of H5N1…
…obviously of international concern because we went to look, and this was a team effort with W.H.O., C.D.C. and members of the Navy lab, at the chickens and the pigs, they were not able to isolate H5N1…this may be a lead for future research, that there may be certain genetic elements to who gets sick and how severe their illness is…

There’s a lot of work that we’re doing in South America. We went to Buenos Aires…in the Andean Ridge countries, helping them to build their own capacity…but in addition to collecting isolates. Beyond that, new effort is in fact working with Billy Koresh with the Wildlife Conservancy doing bird surveillance…but in addition looking for other new novel influenza viruses.

In Kenya we have..the largest influenza surveillance effort in sub-Sahara Africa…We intend in the coming months to expand to Uganda and Cameroon…in the month of June I’ll be making a trip..to confirm the preparation…We’re also looking to go to Nigeria. As many of you know, we have an extensive DoD HIV presence in many countries as far as PETFAR and DEHAP…

[page 31] A real workhorse for us is the Cairo lab in Egypt, working in many countries. They have the unique position of being the Eastern Mediterranean Regional office for W.H.O. for influenza. So when you hear about flu in Turkey or the Stans or in Egypt, any of those EMROC related countries, the Cairo lab is the one that has done the the diagnostic work, period…they are the ones..to actually do the investigation…They are the ones to detect and confirm H5N1 in poultry in Ghana…in this next year they’ll be collecting even more specimens. It’s becoming quite an industry for them.

…we have an ongoing collaboration with Global Health, with Dr. Steve Blount at the Centers for Disease Control…we talk to them on the phone on a regular basis. They have a parallel program called Global Disease Detection which looks alot like GEIS, but it’s CDC. We are collaborating with them. In fact, they have an individual who is now assigned to the Cairo lab to help the CDC start to build some of their efforts in that country and in that region…[and] other isolates and other work that is occurring along the Nile.

[Question and Answer segment]:
…they do have the ability in many of these labs to do their own virology work, higher-level diagnostics. But we work closely with the CDC to make sure that we’re matching…
…the only place that we’ve had any issues right now have been Jakarta…Of course, the international health regulations that the W.H.O. is promulgating call for the sharing of isolates…It certainly hasn’t stopped our progress, but it underscores the importance of having a full-functioning BSL-3 in a country so that if the isolates can’t leave, at least we’re able to work with the virus locally…But..that’s a burgeoning issue.

[regarding numbers of GEIS personnel, Col. Erickson replies]..At my immediate reach I’ve got about 15 people at the GEIS headquarters…you won’t see a whole lot of people, but very senior people who are managing the network. Across the network..literally thousands of individuals…there is not a set training for people to belong to GEIS. There are training programs for those who are working in the labs…

[regarding the inclusion of China]..We’ve had a number of good contacts..

[the Questioner says] I had an opportunity to look at [the new GEIS command facility] with Dr. Poland and it’s one of those gee-whiz–wow things..very state-of-the-art…at what point would you activate that COM center..in other words, the size of the outbreak?
[Col. Erickson response]..In the coming months we’re going to be practicing with the technology…we’ll be doing some notional exercises. My sense is when we reach the point where we have an outbreak, and it could be any emerging infectious disease but flu is the one for which it is funded, at that point..where we need to have situational awareness 24/7, that’s really the point…

[page 42, the Questioner says]..the other thing that’s happening now, there is a movement afoot politically and legislatively for something called One Medicine which is really the notion of veterinary medicine and human medicine [that] have been separated far too long…is there a way to standardize this?
[Col. Erickson replies]..I’ll have to slip you a $20 bill later..you giving me this plug…Three of..my immediate staff are veterinarians. I’ve mentioned Billy Koresh with the Wildlife Conservancy, one of our people brought over from USDA….In fact, this was one of our goals for 2007…it may very well be that within animal populations..would be our early warning.

[regarding the fleet capability of PCR testing, Col Erickson replies]..Just so you know, we’re talking about LightCycler machines, standard PCR methodologies. Not every ship would have them…

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The LightCycler PCR, made by Roche [Hoffman-LaRoche]https://www.roche-applied-science.com/lightcycler-online/

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In May of 2007, Col. Loren Erickson said, “We have a collaboration going on with NASA at the present time..” which has been bearing fruit for epidemic surveillance. The January 2010 issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene reported that the “collaboration between NASA, USAMRU-K and DoD-GEIS headquarters has developed an effective, satellite-based early warning tool…and is now working to expand its applicability to other climate-dependent epidemic diseases.” http://www.ajtmh.org/content/82/1/23.full

September 11, 2009

Jane Burgermeister

Video from Project Camelot, Sept.8, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/v/PelTWCUmTsU&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

Jane Burgermeister has had a lot of bumps in the road bringing forward the message of a planned pandemic, including an inner circle of scurrilous characters who appear to waging psy-ops on the public and provided a substantial amount of content to her “Charges of Bioterrorism” (two articles here on the subject). Over the past couple of months she has distanced herself from people like Drs. William Deagle and True Ott among others. Project Camelot producers have this new film of a gracious Jane Burgermeister, well-spoken and direct, urging your effort and attention. This is a quality of message I can support and applaud, sharing many of the same conclusions and opinions about this plan-demic. Points of disagreement are already here in the blog or will be addressed, but the overall statement of manipulation to facilitate One World Government is succinctly presented in this film byJane Burgermeister. Thankyou….to PC and JB.

September 3, 2009

Pandemic Unfolding

“Health authorities have been anticipating an influenza pandemic for many years. On June 11, it officially arrived…”. So begins this document from the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). http://www.aphl.org/AboutAPHL/publications/Pages/LMFeatSummer2009.aspx . According to one of their spokesmen, Pete Shult, “..we’ve been off to the races ever since.” “Said Shult, if H1N1 had emerged a year ago, ‘we would have been in a bad place’…The deputy director of the CDC‘s Influenza Division, Dan Jernigan, echoed that thought saying, ‘The timing could not have been any luckier’.”

Lucky? This is the same kind of luck that saw September 11th have trained FEMA personnel on the ground in New York City on September 10th. “In mid-April, just as the H1N1 outbreak was beginning to emerge, the APHL/CDC National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) hosted two courses for 37 scientists on influenza detection and subtyping using the CDC assay. (Another 42 scientists attended an earlier NLTN training in May 2008)…The first diagnosis of novel H1N1 came as a fluke. A 10-year-old boy with a fever and cough presented at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego on March 30…the Naval Research Center is one of [only] four sites participating in a clinical trial for another CDC flu test, this one intended for rapid point-of-care use…” The CDC’s Dr. Lindstrom also said, “We were lucky..to be in a position to mobilize and to act so quickly and so effectively.”

As it turns out “the CDC had the only lab in the US –and one of only two or three in the world– capable of making that determination”, the determination being a positive identification of an “unsubtypable”  H1N1 swine flu virus. “That meant public health labs across the country were sending all unsubtypable Influenza A specimens directly to Lindstrom and his colleagues in the CDC Influenza Division. They received thousands in a matter of days”… “On April 15, CDC scientists identified the virus as swine-origin H1N1 –an unusual finding, but certainly not alarming. Just two days later, however, the scientists had in hand a second specimen –from a nine-year-old girl also treated at the Naval Research Center– that proved to harbor an identical virus. That was jarring.”…”It took six days to solve the epidemiologic mystery: on April 23, the CDC identified the novel H1N1 virus –then confirmed in two Texas teenagers as well– as the same bug wreaking havoc across the border in Mexico…The US government declared the outbreak a public health emergency April 26. By April 27, 40 US cases were confirmed.”

But this is where things get sticky. The CDC had the only existing test, equipment, and training program to evaluate whether or not a ‘novel swine flu’ was circulating prior to the outbreak. How good is the test? How good is the equipment? What was the real state of preparedness, communication and training? The article states, “For several years, APHL and partners have been working on a project to equip all state laboratories with multi-directional data exchange capabilities with CDC laboratories and local partners. So far, however,[in this post-first wave] only four state laboratories have the ability to send electronic influenza test results to the CDC and 11 are scheduled to be live by the fall 2009 flu season…”. In fact, the public health labs were not prepared despite the planning and funding underway since 2005. For the most part, they lacked the special test, the rRT-PCR Flu Panel, which had to be adapted for use in ‘novel’ virus detection and they lacked the machine and software made by Applied Biosystems which is the only qualifying and certified equipment available for this ‘complexity’ of gene detection. On top of that, another CDC spokesman, Rubin Donis, would say that swine influenza viruses nearly identical to the pandemic strain had been seen at the CDC since 1998 — “an unusual finding” states this APHL website. How so??

The implications of this document suggest that the pandemic in progress is a large conspiracy in the making begging analysis, unless you believe that skin-of-the-teeth “luck” in marginal readiness to deal with “a virus that waited” is a valid scenario. The many aspects of this new global disaster are harmoniously synchronous. Applied Biosystems, which makes the test, the equipment, and the software to evaluate it is the California-based leader of the Human Genome Project. The controversy of PCR testing is that it is no more accurate or reliable than the previously used antibody tests to diagnose HIV, a theoretically best-case scenario of testing that would be minimally wrong half the time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_Biosystems

In short, there is nothing I’d rather do than unravel this story…stay tuned for additions to this article…

BACKGROUND

Avian flu
The first recognized human influenza comes from Italy in 1878 of avian origin, acknowledged as an intestinal agent in bird populations.

Swine flu
In this science publication of 1938, www.jem.org/cgi/reprint/67/5/739.pdf, Rockefeller’s journal, “Elkeles (1) and Shope and Francis (2) demonstrated that swine could be infected experimentally with human influenza virus (3). The disease resulting was extremely mild and was similar clinically and at autopsy to that observed in swine infected with swine influenza virus alone (4). When small amounts of a culture of Hemophilus influenzae suis (5) were administered with the human virus, a more prostrating febrile illness, similar to true swine influenza although never so severe, usually resulted. Furthermore, the disease induced in swine by the human influenza virus could be transmitted only rarely to normal swine by exposure (2), whereas swine influenza is highly contagious (6). Because of this, the opinion was expressed that it seemed unlikely that the current human influenza virus could become established in swine under field conditions…Within the past year, however, two swine herds that have been under study have furnished evidence to indicate that this opinion may have at least partially been wrong…in these two herds, infection with human influenza virus actually occurred under field conditions as they prevail on eastern farms”….
–from Bordentown, May 24, 1937, autopsy findings were those of “hog cholera”

In other words, the bacterium ‘Hemophilus influenzae suis’ was given a human virus (bacteriophage) in 1937 which ‘naturally’ infected swine, producing a serious illness which makes it a certainty that ever since, it’s been possible to easily ‘share’ cross-species influenza incorporating swine-avian-human genes.

ANTIBODIES

Dr. Francis, noted above, is Thomas Francis Jr., mentor, research partner of Jonas Salk, Yale graduate, and by 1941, the dean of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Francis and Salk recreated the experimental vaccine trials for influenza A done in Australia by Frank Macfarlane Burnet, as commissioned US Army officers. The results of their trials on institutionalized men in late 1942 revealed that “antibody rises can occur in the absence of any clinical evidence of infection” and that “the present data emphasize again that clinical infection does not always evoke measurable changes in concentration of serum antibody”. p.542, http://www.jci.org/articles/view/101633

The HIV situation using antibody (and PCR) tests is written about in this article by Valender Turner, from Australia (latest references given appear as 1992) which reveal that the ‘antibody’ issue is still confused. http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/hiv/vttests.htm and gives the hypothetical statistics for a best-case viral test based on antibodies in which half of the ‘positive’ tests will be wrong with a test rated for 99.9% “specificity”. Turner writes, “there is ample evidence, some of the best in fact comes from the Pasteur Institute, that antibody molecules, even the most pure, the monoclonal antibodies, are not monospecific and cross-react with other, non-immunizing antigens…What all this means is that you’re not necessarily infected with what your antibodies appear to tell you…You don’t see antibodies with labels attached saying what produced them…There is no proof of the HIV antibody tests for HIV infection.”…”I hear some ask, what about the polymerase chain reaction or PCR? For those who don’t know, this is a new and sensitive technique for finding genetic blueprints. Surely this can put us straight about the antibody tests? Not so I’m afraid. To perform the PCR you need to begin with a piece of RNA or DNA which you can say for certain belongs to a [particular] genome. To obtain the [genome] first you need to isolate [a] particle…For a start, at best, the PCR detects single genes and most often, only bits of genes. If your PCR finds two or three genetic fragments out of a possible dozen complete genes is this proof that you have all the genes? The whole genome? No, it is not..”. The track record for HIV detection with PCR, according to Turner’s references, showed that the test “was especially poor when fragments of more than one gene were sought.”

SAN DIEGO
The new pandemic situation saw the “first” US cases occur in two children from San Diego, home of the US Navy, Marines, the Salk and Scripps Institutes, and the University of California with its attendent research partners. The story of polio highlights the importance and centrality of the Salk/Scripps/UCSD complex in covert bioweaponry and today many tens of thousands of patients are routinely treated through its clinical practice (Scripps alone comprises 4 large acute-care hospitals and 13 clinics with 11,000 medical employees). America’s nuclear arsenal was developed with the management of the University of California, its mothership institution at Berkeley.
   The makers of the current swine flu testing apparatus, Applied Biosystems (or Perkin-Elmer Corp.), originally from the San Francisco Bay Area near Berkeley, merged in 2008 with a San Diego area company called Invitrogen. The merged offspring now calls itself “Life Technologies”. http://www.dddmag.com/news-invitrogen-applied-biosystems-merger-update.aspx , http://www.answers.com/topic/invitrogen-corporation, and to further add to the high-powered environment of genomic research in San Diego, Applied Biosystems’ leading light, J. Craig Venter of Human Genome Project fame, has also established the J. Craig Venter Institute in the heart of the SD biotech complex. http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS182641+26-Jun-2008+PRN20080626

U.S. NAVY

The Naval Health Research Center in San Diego “serves as the Navy hub for the US Department of Defense Global Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance and Response System” or GEIS as it’s called. This page highlights the ongoing research http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhrc/geis/Pages/ResearchProjects.aspx and addresses the medical diagnostic capabilities of DoD (without technical detail) however, mentions under ‘lab capabilities’ a full PCR analysis available for influenza A/B subtyping, extended to “onboard” facilities.

The Navy surveillance regarding “US-Mexico Border Population” describes “This collaboration with CDC and San Diego public health gives NHRC access to FRI (febrile respiratory illness) specimens from a population very different than we usually see in terms of age and vaccination status. Since 2003 this program has identified a large number of influenza cases that are rapidly reported to collaborators and border clinics”. Currently the Navy states “Our CDC-BIDS collaborative border FRI surveillance program has resumed a 5 US-Mexico border clinics in San Ysidro, Calexico, Brawley, Tijuana, and Mexicali. The first identified case of influenza A/H1N1v in humans was identified in this population.”

SMITHFIELD FOODS

According to http://m.huffingtonpost.com/blogs/8330/full/ “The problems began in early March when neighbors of the hog CAFO (confined animal feeding operation) became sick with colds and flu that quickly turned into lung infections…”. Reports released into the world-wide media focused on La Gloria, Mexico, the Smithfield Foods hog farm, and identified a Patient Zero as a local 5-yr-old http://www.aztlan.net/swine_flu_origins.htm. Smithfield was getting large media attention for its exploitive operations years earlier when the “coming flu pandemic” was hotting up. Rolling Stone magazine ran this story in 2006, http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/12840743/porks_dirty_secret_the_nations_top_hog_producer_is_also_one_of_americas_worst_polluters.

La Gloria residents had a sickening winter that started in the “flu season” window of December 2008. By February, local demands and health authorities were urging Smithfield to clean up their act. The response was a fumigation and vaccination campaign that included the interior of people’s homes –ripe conditions for very severe illness to develop virtually guaranteeing a hotspot for emerging disease– and at the least provoking highly plausible speculation as the source of a new swine flu. Accordingly, the Smithfield hogs were vaccinated too; “special” hybrid hogs on which Smithfield built up its “Virginia Ham” business from a Royal British breeding program (source of the European-Asian swine genes identified as ‘novel’?) procured back in the 1920s.

A look at Smithfield’s Board of Directors and their cross-directorships clearly identifies them as global players.
**Frank S. Royal, MD –president of Sun Trust Banks (partner to Inficorp, tied to First Nat’l of Omaha) and board member of Dominion Resources (energy/nuclear, #19 on the Top 100 polluters list)
**John T. Schweiters –board of Choice Hotels Int’l (subsidiary HCR Manor Care, nursing homes, owned by Carlyle Group) and *Danaher (which just (begun in 2008) bought out the medical instrument division of guess who?? –Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies) http://www.manufacturing.net/News-Danaher-Buys-MDS-Division-For-1-1-Billion-090209.aspx?menuid=38
**Ray A. Goldberg –called the “Father of Agribusiness”, chairs the World Bank Agricultural Development Advisory Panel and promotes ‘agriceuticals’ as the “most important economic event of our lifetime”
**David C. Nelson –portfolio manager, formerly with Credit Suisse, for Altima One World Agriculture Fund
….and the list goes on for this “family-owned” company by the Joseph W. Luter family (#s I, II, III, and the sitting chairman, Joseph W. Luter IV)

*DANAHER (owner of the Applied Biosystems equipment, exclusively used in CDC ‘novel H1N1′ detection) are also:
 “…. principal owners of Colfax, Steven and Mitchell Rales, through their better known enterprise, Danaher Corporation. Steven and Mitchell Rales grew up in a close-knit, entrepreneurial family in Bethesda, Maryland. Their father, Norman, lived a rags-to-riches story, growing up in New York, an orphan who lost the rest of his family in the Holocaust. He made his fortune in real estate in Washington, D.C., and was involved in a myriad of other ventures, buying and selling interests in such businesses as the Texas Rangers baseball team, a Maryland bank, and various home improvement and building materials companies.”

http://www.answers.com/topic/colfax-corporation

Colfax makes special pumps for navy, marine, oil/gas, and nuclear applications, also owns the National Wrecking Company, www.nationalwrecking.com/ which can remove your unwanted skyscraper

 

THE CDC and The First Wave
 
Quote from Dr. Ruben Donis, http://www.virology.ws/2009/05/01/swine-influenza-amexico2009-h1n1-update-2/ regarding over 300 samples sent to the CDC collected from Mexico in the first weeks of the outbreak:
“Conspicuously missing are sequences from Mexican isolates. In a Science Magazine interview, Ruben Donis, Chief of the molecular virology and vaccines branch at CDC, indicated that strains from Mexico and elsewhere are “very, very similar. Many genes are identical. In the eight or nine viruses we’ve sequenced, there is nothing different.” It’s still not clear why these sequences have not been released; clearly the work has been done. In any case, his statement confirms what we have suspected from examining other isolates, that the Mexican strains are not sufficiently different to explain their apparent higher pathogenicity.” 
In this news report, from ABC, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFlu/story?id=7456439&page=1, (page 6) released on April 29, “Mexico’s first suspected case of the swine flu was detected in the remote farming village of La Gloria where 5-year-old Edgar Hernandez contracted the disease nearly one month ago….But Dr. Nancy Cox of the CDC has said she believes the earliest onset of swine flu in the United States in this current outbreak happened March 28.”
SO FAR IN REVIEW…..

In several months of ‘testing’ samples, there is no further information to indicate another Patient Zero beyond the appearance of the 3 (?) potential “first case” victims of new swine flu, at best erupting simultaneously in more than one location. Every ranking pandemic of the past that the U.S. authorities have paraded in front of us has furnished history with a “first case”. The Spanish Flu of 1918 has one and the 1976 Swine Flu has one too (both Army inductees). AIDS/HIV had its French airline steward. Ignition of a global pandemic, by our ‘credibility standards’ today, would require maintaining the illusion that a highly contagious illness has a definitive Ground Zero in the form of time/place/person and that the authorities have the resources and means to identify and track the spread of that illness from its source. But even this illusion is failing.

Specimens collected from Mexico during April (approx 26,000) showed a positive result for novel H1N1 in 21.2% of the sampled population, broken down by age at this CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5821a2.htm. Statistics reveal:
41.9 % of (+) patients were aged 15 years
32.3 %…aged 15-29 years [a 15-yr spread]
23.7 %…aged 30-59 years [a 20-yr spread]
02.1 %…aged 60

Despite the uneveness of this breakdown, in a group of approx. 5000 persons, there is a hint of steady and measureable increase in the presence of the mixed-gene virus as the younger generations are presenting. An explanation for that may be surmized from articles that I posted last month called “Mutation” quoting a document issued by Joshua Lederberg in the 1950s, and “Influenza special”.  My suggestion to readers was to consider the “bacterial population” discussed in the Lederberg document be applied to the human population:
“One would reasonably expect that a gene mutation would require a period of time to work its effects…The forces that determine which genetic types will predominate in [bacterial] cultures are the subject of population dynamics. In diploid sexual organisms, population genetics is complicated by recombination and by the concealment of genetic variation…”. Influenza genes demonstrated the highest “lysogenic” (gene transfer) properties among experimental viruses.
The sponsors of our pandemic are the leaders of the Human Genome Project….now what do you suppose is really going on? 

We’ve had a bacterium (Hemophilus influenzae) carrying a human virus, inserted by Rockefeller payroll scientists in 1937, infecting North American swine and spreading “in the field” and likewise into the human genome since that time. In medical terms, the ‘birth cohort’ of 60-year-olds (born 1949) showed only a 2% rate of “infection”. Neither an antibody or PCR test has real value in verifying “clinical infection”, so its other purpose must simply be to type the general population. As the APHL document reflects, in a pandemic situation the testing of individual samples is abandoned. The First Wave was designed to construct a statistical model –it nearly broke the U.S. public-laboratory system to obtain it but a model was provided nonetheless. As the Second Wave gears up, it appears that vaccination strategy will be based on this model. Reports have already alerted us to the fact that there are “different vaccines for different people”, largely determined by age-group.

Further comment on the recommendation to professionals on the use of the rRT-PCR at this website, http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/swineflu/lab-factsheet-hcp.shtm is that “…should false positive results occur, risks to patients could include a recommendation for quarantine of household or other close contacts, a recommendation for patient isolation…..Negative results do not preclude influenza virus infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or other patient management decisions…A negative rRT-PCR test should not be interpreted as demonstrating that the patient does not have swine influenza virus infection”. 

And finally, to end this article and let the real analysis begin…
Poster, Dean, has added to the comments, “We are entering the second wave out of an expected four…”. I’ll grant you four waves, Dean, but propose that this new phase is the fourth. The original first wave began when Gerald Ford and Nelson Rockefeller, both ‘appointees’ to office, perpetuated the swine flu of 1976 at the behest of their handlers. The second wave was initiated in 1998 as a propaganda campaign, inclusive of SARS and the subsequent spread of H5N1 Bird Flu –complicated. The third wave just passed –a success!…and now, for the fourth –closure.

September 1, 2009

Warning About Swine Flu Vaccine

 

Dr. Mercola’s newsletter contains this article today, “Warning: Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease”, suggesting that the professional medical establishment has queried governments on vaccine risk and is now preparing to expect cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Mercola states additionally, “Injecting organismns into your body to provoke immunity is contrary to nature and vaccine carries enormous potential to do serious damage to your health…While silver will likely work to kill the swine flu virus, in many healthy individuals it is likely to elicit a severe cytokine storm reaction…silver is a heavy metal and there is no need for it in your body…in the long run you will need to eliminate the silver ions in your body with some type of detoxification…”[italics are mine] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/01/Swine-Flu-Shot-Linked-to-Killer-Nerve-Disease.aspx

In addition to this folks, adverse reaction to existing flu vaccines are producing adverse reactions as high as 35%!! and as low as 5%. This extremely alarming situation is one on which I’ll make further reports in the coming days.

Vaccines are bioweapons and vaccine operations are psy-ops, unquestionably. At this website, http://www.mindef.gov.sg/safti/pointer, which is a military newsletter, Vol.33,No.4, found on page 41 is an article called “Precision Weapon of Mass Destruction”, although this goes well beyond vaccines forecasting the “convergence of the three technologies; biotechnology, nano-sensors and unmanned systems, a new employment concept for biological warfare could emerge. Biological weapons could be the future precision weapon while retaining its capability for mass destruction….The psychological effects would be devastating, as it could circumvent international counter- and nonproliferation efforts, current Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) and medical surveillance and detection models. Furthermore, it would be near impossible to trace the perpetrators as such an attack could be masked as a medical pandemic or an epidemic rather than an intentional attack.”

Would they, could they?…they won’t have to if people line up for shots. Like “superbugs”, this is everyone’s concern. As our genomes are being altered through this process, we cannot afford to let our families and neighbors engage in this activity without awareness.

August 17, 2009

Colloidal Silver

“We shall have a World Government whether you like it or not. The only question is whether that government will be achieved by conquest or consent”
–James Paul Warburg, banker
What do the Weaponized Bird Flu Hoaxers all seem to have in common? –they want you to take colloidal silver; buy it from them, drink it, wash with it, put it in the atomizer and breathe it in…..
The poisoning ‘risks’ are easily knowable, but what about other purposes? The only biological use for silver (Ag) is as a drug. It is neither an essential nutrient nor trace mineral . It’s a heavy metal, a known toxin, and “the exact mechanism of Ag toxicity is unclear“.  It is common to find ‘dose’ recommendations on product sales websites equivalent to 10 to 30 ppm. At this dilution, a silver solution is conductive for electro-chemical applications. Is it odd, d’ya think, that the people promoting the pandemic and selling colloidal silver are also trying to warn you about ‘frequency weapons’? Silver is one of the most electrically conductive materials known, used in microcircuitry and ‘wave guide’ technology for its ability to control and transmit radiofrequencies.
>>>a more recent post has information on electromagnetic fields and the mention of a nano-biology technique for using metallic particles for transgene uptake http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/emf-killing-fields/
    Colloidal metals are artificially created ‘nano-particles’, ultramicroscopic, and their purveyors wish you to know that this is what makes them effective. Effective to do what?
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According to www.microbecide.com, “This advanced molecular technology allows us to engineer Microbecide with higher stability and create a molecular bond that makes the silver ions more bioavailable, dramatically increasing their antimicrobial action…(Uptake): the organism is attracted to the organic acid base [citric acid component] of Microbecide as a carbon or food source, taking up the silver ions. Silver ions readily bind with electron donor groups (enzymes) blocking the cell respiration pathway and interfering with components of the microbial transport system. Silver ions disrupt the metabolic and/or structural proteins on the organism’s cell membrane causing lysing (bursting of the cell wall). Silver ions denature the cells DNA or RNA halting metabolic and reproductive functions.” This product claims to be “effective even against resistant strains of microbes.” Microbecide was not designed to be ingested, however, “In the case of young children’s toys or equipment, it is recommended that Microbecide be applied before and after each use.”…..”safe, nontoxic,…to people, plants, and animals.” But very deadly to microbes.
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According to microbiologist Bonnie Bassler in her TED Talk, “..You have an amazing interaction with these [bacterial] critters… [There are] ten times more bacterial cells than human cells in or on a human being… you have a hundred times more bacterial genes playing a role in you or on you for..life…  I think of you as 99 percent bacterial… These are incredibly important. They keep us alive. They cover us in an invisible body armor that keeps environmental insults out. They digest our food. They make vitamins. They actually educate your immune system on how to keep bad microbes out.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVfmUfr8VPA
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We are 90 percent microbes. Killing them is killing ourselves.
“Argyria” (pictured) is just one effect…..
The FDA has a clear position on colloidal silver:
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/silver/
Colloidal silver products can have serious side effects”…”there is no scientific evidence to support their safety or effectiveness”….”manufacturers of dietary supplements, unlike manufacturers of drugs, do not have to prove their products safety and effectiveness to the FDA before it is marketed…The FDA issued a ruling in 1999 that no products containing colloidal silver are generally recognized as safe and effective.”
“Animal studies have shown that silver builds up in the tissues of the body…side effects from using colloidal silver products may include neurologic problems (such as seizures), kidney damage, stomach distress, headache, fatigue and skin irritation.”
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How did colloidal silver ever gain a classification as a “dietary supplement”? The wikipedia says that “dietary minerals are the chemical elements required by living organisms…The term ‘mineral’ is archaic since the intent of the definition is to describe ions, not chemical compounds or actual minerals.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micromineral. ‘Ions’ in this context refers to “free electrons” or atoms with an electron imbalance which can also be described as free radicals. Free radicals, in turn, can be corrosively damaging to cells if they are not usefully neutralized by antioxidants (electron donors).
Bottom line….
   There is NO nutritional need for silver –zero–, although many, many websites make the claim that there is, such as this one:
http://altered-states.net/barry/colloidalsilver/toxicity.htm
which claims…” silver is also a nutrient that the body needs for healthy growth and repair“. This website also says that “individual needs will vary…” and goes on to recommend a dosage protocol:
Start on 15ml under the tongue….3-4 days, then increase to 15ml morning and night for 30 days…this will give a general cleansing to the system. After this a maintenance dose of 10ml daily.”
And here’s a catch, do not start this program if you do not intend to drink a minimum of one to two litres of water a day…”. In order to appear scientific, this webpage cites a study from a toxicology report which is citing another toxicology report summary out of context, conducted by one Dr. Altman who writes: (3) “Furthermore, upon terminating CS intake, it appears that as much as half the silver residing in body tissue will be purged through urine and feces (but more through feces as time goes on) in less than a month. Even this relatively short residence time could be reduced substantially if several litres of water were consumed daily.” 
‘Altered-states’ does give a paragraph for “Side Effects”:
Some people may feel achy, sluggish or may experience headaches the first few days after beginning Colloidal Silver. Do not worry, this is a normal ‘healing crisis’. When the body sloughs off a great many toxins at once, the elementary organs can become overloaded. Simply drinking lots of extra water [and laying down] should lessen the symptoms dramatically.”
Does this sound “safe” to you? Does it sound “non-toxic”?
   Information on metal toxicity states: “Virtually all metals are toxic if they are ingested in large enough quantities…Metals previously unrecognized as hazards or at lower concentrations than previously recognized as harmful, and unrecognized accidents continue to be described….biological effects of exposure..are difficult to assess, as individuals differ in their response to similar exposure. Metals generally produce their toxicity by forming complexes (called ‘ligands’) with organic compounds. The modified molecules lose their ability to function properly, which leads to the malfunction or death of the affected cells. Metals commonly bind to biological compounds containing oxygen, sulphur, and nitrogen, which may inactivate certain enzyme systems or affect protein structure. In addition to this, light toxic metals may compete with or replace similar metals, for example lithium competes with the similar metal sodium. In acute poisoning, large excesses of metal ions can cause disruption of membrane and mitochondrial function and the generation of free radicals. Due to this, generalized clinical effects, including weakness and malaise, feature in most cases.”
http://www.portfolio.mvm.ed.ac.uk/studentwebs/session2/group29/introtox.htm
The makers of “MesoSilver” (www.purestcolloids.com) want you to think that “silver particles are non-toxic to humans” and that you will be “Feeling Worse Before Feeling Better” –what they call a ‘Herxheimer reaction‘– and that their superior product is “true silver colloid…not silver ions” because “Many products are advertised as being colloidal silver, but in fact are mostly ionic silver solutions“.
The colloid is actual metal particles suspended in solution.
The reference site given above contains the information that “microminerals contribute to good health if they originate from an organic source because they have essentially been processed. Plants take up minerals from the ground, digest them, making them ionic so that when consumed by humans, assimilation into the body occurs much more easily, and toxicity by accumulation does not occur. However, microminerals from inorganic sources, such as heavy metals can not be used by the body as they tend to build up in the tissues.”
http://www.portfolio.mvm.ed.ac.uk/studentwebs/session2/group29/intronut.htm
–but silver is not is a nutrient micromineral, established by every known encyclopedic reference on nutitional minerals, AND it is mechanically processed from mined-and-refined ore.
   The wikipedia entry for colloidal silver claims “a colloid is technically defined as particles which remain suspended without forming an ionic, or dissolved, solution. The broader commercial definition  of ‘colloidal silver’ includes products that contain various concentrations of ionic silver, silver colloids, ionic silver compounds or silver proteins in purified water..typically manufactured using electrolysis (in concentrations of 30ppm or less) whereas concentrations of 50ppm or more are usually silver compounds that have been bound with a protein.”
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Guess what, it’s still a heavy metal and it’s still a poison: “Ag+ ions are highly toxic to all micro-organisms, perhaps due to poisoning of the respiratory electron transport chains…” http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/147/12/3393.full
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The same entry from the wiki notes an interesting use of silver in horticulture; “Silver in ionic solutions like silver thiosulfate and silver nitrate (not suspended elemental silver) has been shown to be an ethylene inhibitor by competing with ethylene for binding sites by the plant receptors…. Since ethylene is also involved in the ‘sexing’ of plants, this property of blocking ethylene synthesis is also used for forcing male flowers on female plants. As a result, the use of ionic silver solutions has become popular in cannabis cultivation.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colloidal_silver
In addition, wiki includes, “In 2002, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) found that there were no legitimate medical uses for colloidal silver and no evidence to support its marketing claims. Given the associated safety risks, the TGA concluded that “efforts should be made to curb the illegal activity availability of colloidal silver products, which is a significant public health issue.”
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Why would the Australians consider colloidal silver use “a significant public health issue”? The answer in part is an emerging array of silver-resistance in common bacteria.

“The sil-gene”: bacterial resistance to silver

Just like other antibiotics, silver usage is promoting the general emergence of “superbug” strains: Citing lab studies that date back to the 1970s, this article identifies “Evidence of silver resistance in wound bacteria..provided from the [United States] (McHugh et.al., 1975)…[showing] persistant Salmonella typhimurium infections..clinically resistant to silver nitrate. Silver resistance was transmissible to susceptible strains of Escherichia coli… A stable silver-resistant strain of Acinetobacter baumannii has been identified… [in] a strain of Enterobacter cloacae..genetic analysis..and the presence of the sil-gene complex was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction [PCR, analysis of DNA]…” http://www.nursingtimes.net/nursing-practice-clinical-research/bacterial-resistance-to-silver-based-antibiotics/201749.article

>>>Enterobacter cloacae, for example, is a pervasive problem in hospitals, inducing common infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, central nervous system, skin, soft-tissue, etc. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/216845-overview ;  the common E.coli laboratory “workhorse” strain K-12 and the deadly 0157:H7 are known to be silver-resistant http://mic.sgmjournals.org/content/147/12/3393.full [2001]

Overuse and abuse of antibiotics, such as the daily drinking of silver disinfectant, creates a population of users in which superbug strains can be expected to emerge and put the entire population at risk. There is a begging question here. If bacteria can develop silver resistance and pass on the sil-gene, are there other metals from which this genetic mutation will protect the bacteria? Will sil-genes become useful pieces of DNA in the creation of biological metamaterials for nanomachines?

…”Plasmid pMG101 is a..silver-resistant plasmid that also confers resistance to mercury and tellurite and to several [other] antibiotics…” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/S0168-6445(03)00047-0/full ; “Bacterial plasmids encode resistance systems for toxic metal ions including Ag+, AsO2-, AsO4(3-), Cd2+, CO2+, CrO4(2-), Cu2+, Hg2+, Ni2+, Pb2+, Sb3+, TeO3(2-), Tl+, and Zn2+.http://lib.bioinfo.pl/pmid:8905098; possibly sil gene mutants confer these additional genetic heavy metal resistances, more than just mercury (Hg) and tellurite, to become desirable bioengineered agents for toxic remediation in the environment. The pMG101 and its siblings are “broad host” plasmids, carried by many species of bacteria, plant and animal and currently employed in genetic recombination applications for bioremediation, such as this: “Biodegradation of Aromatic Compounds by Escherichia coli” http://www.ncbi.nlm.gov/pmc/articles/PMC99040/

Nanomachines made of silver nanoparticles and “nano-silicate platelets” (AgNP/NSP) have been recently made as an antidote to silver-resistant bacteria, moving us all along a step in the direction of post-human biological control. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3117870/

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There has been a continuing battle between advocates of uses of Ag(I)  preparations for health and medical benefits and government agencies regulating claims and products for more than 100 years. The American government view is that potential legitimate benefits have decreased  dramatically over time and that what remains is a lack of established effectiveness for marketed silver products plus a potential (if not remarkable) toxicity of the products. The U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) issued a ‘final rule’ on silver drugs that appears in the Federal Register…  Nevertheless, the ardent touting of such products continuesand wherever such human uses occur, there is a real potential for selection of  silver-resistant microbes.” ['onlinelibrary.wiley' link above, section 3.6 "Other uses...'snake oil'" ]
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And, the last, unanswerable question remains about the electronic properties of absorbed silver. Silver-ion selective electrode technology is used in electro-chemical sensors and computer-based instrumentation. At this website a formula for electrode solution is determined by “serial dilutions of the 1000ppm standard solution” citing those (implied) dilutions at 10 to 30ppm, then mixed with a buffer. 10-30ppm are precisely the ‘dose’ recommendations for ingestion. Is this seriously dangerous?
www.nico2000.net/analytical/silver.htm
In another silver ion applications search, I came across this:
www.asu.edu/aine/nanoionicsapplications.htm, from the University of Arizona, apparently a leader in colloidal metals research:
“Electrodeposition of a noble metal such as silver will produce localized persitant but reversible changes to materials parameters and these changes can be used to control system behavior.”
…but they’re not talking about “cells that burst”, of course, are they? –those would not be reversible…
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Food storage material silver nanoparticles interfere with DNA replication fidelity and bind with DNA

Wenjuan Yang et al 2009 Nanotechnology 20 085102 (7pp)   doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/20/8/085102

 Abstract. Nanosilver is increasingly used in the food industry and biomedical applications. A lot of studies have been done to investigate the potential toxicity of nanosilver. But information on whether or how nanosilver particles bring changes in genetic materials remains scant. In this study, the replication fidelity of the rpsL gene was quantified when nanosilver particles were present in polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) or cell cultures of E. coli transformed with the wild-type rpsL gene. Three types of nanosilver (silver nanopowder, SN; silver–copper nanopowder, SCN; and colloidal silver, CS) were tested. The results showed that the replication fidelity of the rpsL gene was differentially compromised by all three kinds of nanosilver particle compared with that without nanosilver. This assay could be expanded and applied to any other materials to preliminarily assess their potential long-term toxicity as a food additive or biomedical reagent. Moreover, we found that nanosilver materials bind with genomic DNA under atomic force microscopy, and this might be an explanation for the compromised DNA replication fidelity.
ADDENDUM 10/11/09
After posting ‘Colloidal Silver’, a barrage of flak came my way which I wrote about in the post “Imposters and Hell-hounds” (see Quick links, blog index). I’m pursuing this subject further and the people behind the people…so far, very intriguing. Researchers of ‘NWO’ will recognize “paid opposition” –there’s a lot of money here with ‘alternative’ health (not necessarily ‘natural’ health as they would like you to believe) fronting international business consortiums who are controlling world conservation areas and implementing “debt-for-nature” schemes of the World Bank, et.al. One of the more eye-opening discoveries about CS is that the major manufacturer/distributor of bottled CS known as American Biotech Labs has a chain of ownership to former executives of Homeland Security…  go figure.
In the meantime, the article below is an example of what happens, as is my response post. In the deception of the ‘natural’ label which is used to promote things like colloidal metals, remember what Einstein said, “atomic energy is natural, harnessing the power of nature..”

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http://educate-yourself.org/cn/colloidalsilverbasics07sep09.shtml
September 7, 2009

Colloidal Silver & Swine Flu: Dr. Mercola’s Tacit Retreat (& A Short Tutorial) by Ken Adachi (Sep. 7, 2009)
On Sep. 4, I posted a Letter to the Editor from Ed responding to his inquiry about an unusual and alarming statement made by Dr Joseph Mercola concerning colloidal silver in an article Dr. Mercola posted to his web site dated Sep. 1, 2009 1 titled “Warning: Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease.” In that article, Dr Mercola said that:
“there may be significant problems in using it [colloidla silver] for swine flu” and that”in many healthy individuals it is likely to elicit a severe cytokine storm reaction. This is basically a severe allergic inflammatory reaction that can occur in your lungs, and could be fatal. “
That’s a very serious statement to make if it were true, but if it were not true, then it would be a highly erroneous and reckless thing to say, as it plays directly into the hands of the current crop of colloidal silver debunkers (aka pharmaceutical shills) who are flooding the internet with wholesale hokum about the many “dangers” and “toxicities” associated with colloidal silver. One such pharmaceutical shill is someone who calls herself Jennifer Lake of http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/. Her August 17, 2009 blog posting is a virtual tour de force of condemnatory statements that would scare off even the most commited supporters of Nature-based medicine–if her statements were true–but since her highly deceptive rant is riddled with FALSEHOODS and contrived “scientific studies” paid for by the hidden hand of Big Pharma, it stands to reason that a physician, like Dr Joseph Mercola, who postures himself as a champion of natural medicne, needs to exercise far greater caution in making such alarmist statements about a subject of which he is obviously uninformed.
And since I came upon Jennifer Lake’s blog as a result of a Google search linking to Dr Mercola’s site, somehow I’m wondering if maybe Jennifer herself wasn’t the advisory source of the “new” information which caused Dr Mercola to “change his mind” about colloidal silver in his first posted version of that article? [I wasn't] Oh, yes, I forget to mention that the Sep. 7, 2009 version of the “Warning: Swine Flu Shot Linked to Killer Nerve Disease.” article was changed from the Sep. 4 version that Ed referred to in his letter to me. The Sep. 7 version had now deleted all references to the “severe cytokine storm reaction” that colloidal silver was “likely” to elicit (see below)….[continues article]

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Another warning from Dr. Mercola

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/02/02/nanosilver-migrates-from-treated-fabric-during-washing.aspx

Look at the technology of  metal “nano bar codes” (Nanoplex Technologies Inc) in the food chain http://citizen2009.wordpress.com/nano-food/ In addition to that, I’ve been reading up on nanocomposite ‘edible’ plastics and micro-silica (self-assembling polymer) additives  — sounds like the ingredients of semiconductors being passed in food!

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“Silver Sol” (made by the sol-gel process) is another CS product in the marketplace:

From the Wikipedia: ” Metalorganic compounds area class of chemical compounds that contain metals and organic ligands. Metalorganic compounds are used extensively in materials science in applications such as metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy (MOVPE or MOCVD) or sol-gel processing using alkoxides… Applications include the manufacture of compound semiconductors and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) in silicon-based semiconductors. Ultrapure metalorganics are required for many optoelectronic and microelectronic applications…” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metalorganics

Next Colloidal Silver article: http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/every-silver-lining-has-a-black-cloud/

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Before you consider any advice from the “Educate Yourself” website, be apprised that Mr. Ken Adachi is pushing the idea that “negative aliens” from outer space are behind the New World Order. He has “Insights on Zeta Reticulans” to help you sort out the good aliens from the bad ones so that you’ll know who your enemies are when the galactic space war comes to your hometown. http://educate-yourself.org/cn/zetainfo16sep05.shtml

This is not unlike many colloidal marketers who advertize that their silver products target only the bad bacteria, which makes about as much sense as bullets that kill only bad guys and pass through the good guys without harm.

Mr. Adachi has been required to remove his health claims about CS from his website, and he has apparently also removed ready-to-use CS products, but, although no longer engaging in direct marketing, “for a donation” equivalent to the purchase price and shipping cost, he offers a “premium gift” of a CS home generator:

[Educate Yourself webpage below]

We are not engaged in commerce.

To Obtain Premium Gifts

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Send a donation as a US postal money order within the USA.
Leave all spaces BLANK on the U.S. postal money order you send as a donation. Do not write my name, your name, or any other information on the postal money order and leave the stub attached. Make a copy of the entire money order and keep it in a safe place. I immediately mark the amount of the donation as well as the premium gift items requested on your envelope when I first open the mail, so you can be sure that I have a record of the amount you sent. For your protection, I never enter names, addresses, E-mail addresses or telephone numbers into my computer. I only write your contact information on your envelope itself and nowhere else. As a backup, you can always stick a Post It note on the postal money order (or paper clip a piece of paper) with the your name, address, date, and amount sent as a secondary paper trail, but leave the money order itself BLANK. I am no longer in the banking business and now use U.S. postal money orders as a safe way to pay bills, etc. I hope you can understand.

It’s a good idea to wrap your money order in a single layer of aluminum foil to make it invisible to X-ray machines or human eyes and place inside a folded sheet of paper, which can be your itemized list for premium gifts or the body of our e-mail exchange, etc. If you feel comfortable about it, include a phone number. If there’s a problem, it’s much faster to just call you on the phone rather than go through the e-mail rigamaroll. .

Failure to follow these instructions will result in the return of your donation for correction.

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For orders outside of the USA, send me an e-mailwith your request and I can provide information for making donations.

Itemize Your E-mail Order
When you send me your e-mail to confrim postage, list the items you desire in a numbered sequence-listing the specific name of the desired item, the suggested donation, and the subtotal for the entire order . E.g.

1. Deluxe Colloidal Sivler generator with AC adapter..$155
2. Orgone Protector pendant ..$75, etc

Subtotal of $230 + shipping

Tell me what state you live in and the ZIP code or what country you live in so I can calculate the postage. Outside the USA, I just need to know the name of the country.

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If I have the item on the shelf and ready to go, I can usually send within a few days of receipt. Please note that I mark the date on all mail when I pick it up from the post office. The “delivery clock” starts for me from the pick up date, not from the date that you sent the mail. On average, it takes 4-7 days for First Class mail to be delivered to my post office box from within the USA, and a little longer for overseas mail, unless it was sent by Express or Priority delivery.

If I have to construct the item from scratch, please allow at least 3-6 weeks on average to fill your request, but sometimes it takes longer due to the quantity of orders coming in for handmade items and the quantity of hand made items requested within that order…

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The Colloidal Silver subject is ongoing in the blog http://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/every-silver-lining-has-a-black-cloud/ ; remarkably, through the heavy promotion on ‘Patriot’, ‘conspiracy’, ‘truther’ and ‘alternative health’ websites, urging self-medication with CS, I’ve determined its a ploy –a plot– to destroy the health of an active and outspoken segment of dissenting citizenry who protest the elimination of our constitutionally protected civil rights.

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