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September 28, 2020

Porphyrins: Oxygen and Electrons

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“Porphyrins are light sensitive pigments” bound into molecules we know as heme and chlorophyll. Heme and iron together make up the core of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin in red blood cells; oxygen metabolism being our most basic function of life. Ten minutes of oxygen deprivation can lead to a rapid death. The porphyrins have special ‘electron transport’ qualities that make them ‘electrosensitive’ and interesting to industry. They also have chemical cousins called pyrroles which are similar and will be the subject of another descriptive blog-post because of the commercial value of the pyrrole group. But first, the porphyrins –particularly where an excess of circulating porphyrins caused by environmental poisons and electrical overload leads to dire malfunctions including the paralyzing, fatiguing, immune- deficient and ‘flu-like’ spectrum of ills.

 “Porphyrins are central to our story” writes Arthur Firstenberg in The Invisible Rainbow, not only because of a disease named porphyria [**see more below] but…because of the part porphyrins play in the modern epidemics of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes which affect half the world, and because their very existence is a reminder of the role of electricity in life itself.” –pp139-140, The Invisible Rainbow, 2017.

 “Adding thin films of porphyrins to commercially available photovoltaic [solar] cells increases the voltage, current, and total power output…  The properties that make porphyrins suitable in electronics are the same properties that make us alive… The secret lies in the highly pigmented, fluorescent molecule called porphyrin. Strong pigments are always efficient energy absorbers, and if they are also fluorescent, they are also good energy transmitters… Porphyrins are more efficient energy transmitters than any other of life’s components… [And] one more place these surprising molecules are found [is] in the nervous system, the organ where electrons flow. In fact, in mammals, the central nervous system is the only organ that shines with the red fluorescent glow of porphyrins when examined under ultraviolet light. These porphyrins…occur, however, in a location where one might least expect to find them –not in the neurons themselves, the cells that carry messages from our five senses to our brains—but in the myelin sheaths that envelop them, the sheaths whose…breakdown causes one of the most common and least understood neurological diseases of our time: multiple sclerosis. It was orthopedic surgeon Robert O. Becker who, in the 1970s, discovered that the myelin sheaths are really electrical transmission lines.” –pp145-147  …”The cells that biologists had considered merely insulation turned out to be the real wires. It was the Schwann cells, Becker concluded –the myelin-containing glial cells—and not the neurons they surrounded that carried the currents that determined growth and healing… The myelin sheaths –the liquid crystalline sleeve surrounding our nerves—contain semiconducting porphyrins doped with heavy metal atoms, probably zinc…   Toxic chemicals and EMF [the same combo of nuclear fallout, for example]…disrupts the porphyrin pathway… According to more recent research, a large excess of porphyrin precursors can prevent the synthesis of myelin and break apart the myelin sheaths, leaving the neurons exposed… [An] Italian team confirmed in 2009…that as much as ninety percent of the oxygen [used by the brain] is consumed…by the myelin sheaths.” pp152-153

“Porphyrins are light sensitive pigments that play pivotal roles in the [metabolic] economy of both plants and animals… In plants a porphyrin bound to magnesium is the pigment called chlorophyll… responsible for photosynthesis. In animals an almost identical molecule bound to iron is the pigment called heme, the essential part of hemoglobin that makes blood red and enables it to carry oxygen… Heme is also the central component of cytochrome c and cytochrome oxidase, enzymes [found] in every cell of every plant, animal and bacterium, that transport electrons from nutrients to oxygen so that our cells can extract energy. And heme is the main component of the cytochrome P450 enzymes in our liver that detoxify environmental chemicals for us by oxidizing them [for breakdown and clearance]… In other words, porphyrins are the very special molecules that interface between oxygen and life. They are responsible for the creation, maintenance, and recycling of all the oxygen in our atmosphere.” –136

Piezoelectricity, a property of crystals that makes them useful in electronic products, transforms mechanical stress into electrical voltages [restated as turning a frequency into a current] and vice-versa, [and] has been found in cellulose, collagen, horn, bone, wool, wood, tendon, blood vessel walls, muscle, nerve, fibrin, DNA, [cell membranes] and every type of protein examined. …It was Otto Lehmann, already in 1908, who noticing the close resemblance between the shapes of known liquid crystals and many biological structures, proposed that the very basis of life was the liquid crystalline state. Liquid crystals, like organisms, had the ability to grow; to heal wounds; to consume other substances or other crystals; to be poisoned; to form membranes, spheres, rods, filaments and helical structures; to divide; to ‘mate’;…to transform chemical energy into mechanical motion.” –p143, The Invisible Rainbow.

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‘Accelerating Electrosensitivity’ and  ‘Accelerating Biology’ are two recent blog posts from May dealing with this subject:

https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2020/05/10/accelerating-biology/

From ‘Accelerating Biology,’ which offers a description from Dr. Bruce Lipton about the flowing nature of liquid crystals as well as the bodily health implications of a ‘growth’ state versus ‘protection’ state:    “In multicellular organisms, growth/protection behaviors are controlled by the nervous system. It is the nervous system’s job to monitor environmental signals, interpret them, and organize appropriate behavioral responses… the nervous system acts like the government in organizing the activities of its cellular citizens… The body is actually endowed with two separate protection systems, each vital to the maintenance of life. The first…mobilizes protection against external threats. It is called the HPA axis which stands for the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. [p147] When there are no threats, the HPA axis is inactive and growth [cell renewal, respiration, digestion, etc.] flourishes… Once the adrenal alarm is sounded… [the] visceral organs stop doing their life-sustaining work of digestion, absorption, excretion and…production of the body’s energy reserves. Hence the stress response inhibits growth processes and further compromises the body’s survival by interfering with the generation of vital energy reserves. [p148]

“ The body’s second protection system is the immune system which protects us from threats originating under the skin such as those caused by bacteria and viruses… it can consume much of the body’s energy supply. [p149] The HPA system is a brilliant mechanism for handling acute stresses. However…not designed to be continuously activated.[p151] The HPA axis’ effect on the cellular community mirrors the effect of stress on a human population. [p153] [It shifts] the members of the community from a state of growth to a state of protection. [p154] …[S]tress hormones are so effective at curtailing immune system function that doctors provide them to recipients of transplants so that their immune systems wouldn’t reject the foreign tissues…. Activating the HPA axis also interferes with our ability to think clearly… Adrenal stress hormones constrict the blood vessels in the forebrain…[and] repress activity in the…prefrontal cortex…the center of conscious volitional activity… and reasoning. [p150]

“Inhibiting growth processes [which includes natural immunity] is also debilitating in that growth…is required to produce energy. Consequently, a sustained protection response inhibits the creation of life-sustaining energy. The longer you stay in protection, the more you compromise your growth…To fully thrive, we must not only eliminate the stressors but also actively seek joyful, loving, fulfilling lives that stimulate growth processes.” [p147] Biology of Belief, by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD

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CytochromeP450 from Wikipedia: “Cytochromes P450 (CYPs) are a superfamily of enzymes containing heme as a cofactor that function as monooxygenases.[1][2][3] In mammals, these proteins oxidize steroids, fatty acids, and xenobiotics, and are important for the clearance of various compounds, as well as for hormone synthesis and breakdown. In plants, these proteins are important for the biosynthesis of defensive compounds, fatty acids, and hormones.[2]

CYP enzymes have been identified in all kingdoms of life: animals, plants, fungi, protists, bacteria, and archaea, as well as in viruses.[4] However, they are not omnipresent; for example, they have not been found in Escherichia coli.[3][5] More than 50,000 distinct CYP proteins are known.[6]

CYPs are, in general, the terminal oxidase enzymes in electron transfer chains, broadly categorized as P450-containing systems. The term “P450” is derived from the spectrophotometric peak at the wavelength of the absorption maximum of the enzyme (450 nm) when it is in the reduced state and complexed with carbon monoxide. Most CYPs require a protein partner to deliver one or more electrons to reduce the iron (and eventually molecular oxygen).”

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** “Porphyrias are a group of inherited or acquired metabolic disorders of heme biosynthesis, due to a specific decrease in the activity of one of the enzymes of the heme pathway. Clinical signs and symptoms of porphyrias are frequently associated with exposure to precipitating agents, including clinically approved drugs…  The cytochrome P-450 (CYP) isoenzymes are… heme proteins which are the terminal oxidases of the mixed-function oxidase system (1). The 1 to 3 families of CYP are responsible for 70% to 80% of all phase I–dependent metabolism of clinically used drugs (2)…  The clinical consequences of genetic polymorphisms [mutations] in drug metabolism depend on…the activity of the drug… as well as the extent to which the affected pathway contributes to the overall elimination of the drug…” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1770015/

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Redox

“The uptake of an electron (as well as a positively charged hydrogen ion aka proton) by a receiving molecule is called reduction. Conversely, the donation of an electron (as well as a hydrogen ion) is called oxidation. In living cells, the effective proportion of reduced substances to oxidized substances is called the redox balance. The redox potential is measured in millivolts. A distinguishing feature of living cells is the dynamic maintenance of energy flows away from thermodynamic equilibrium. This is accomplished by constant electron transfer, which, at the same time, produces proton gradients to decrease or increase the electromotive force. The movement of these electrons and protons creates energy in the form of light emissions (photons) that are reabsorbed in the healthy cell. While normal cells emit less light, cancer cells [for example] are decoupled from this photon field and show an exponential increase in light emission (energy loss) with increasing cell density. This correlates with the observation that cancer cells have a diminished capacity for intercommunication. A fundamental principle of evolutionary biology states that the more complex an organism’s evolution, the more reduced it must be. In the reduced state, there are more electrons available for energy production. In order to insure the necessary predominance of the reduction status, any oxidation of a molecule or atom must be quickly reduced again. In living cells this takes place particularly by means of sulfur containing amino acids, sulfurous peptides with low molecular weights and other sulfurous molecules. Mounting evidence from recent research has confirmed [Otto] Warburg’s findings [about chronic oxygen deficiency in cancer] and has further shown that chronic deficits in the more efficient mitochondrial oxidative metabolism are factors in the development of many chronic diseases.”  –p57, AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire, by Nancy T. Banks, 2010

“The common factor linking the diverse stressors that were overpowering the immune and energy systems of…AIDS patients was that they are all strong oxidizing agents or had that effect at the cellular level. Oxidizing agents are substances that have a deficit of electrons and because of their reactivity are known as free radicals. Free radicals alter the redox status of the cellular milieu and…over time create tissue damage that results in disease. Such damage, if caught early, can be neutralized and reversed by…appropriate reducing agents, such as vitamins and other nutritional compounds…[antioxidants]…along with detoxification and…compensatory therapy.” –p77, AIDS, Opium, etc.

August 28, 2020

The Herd Shot Round The World

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This is not a piece for Mad Cow Morning News, the well-circulated post-9/11 journalism of global crime researcher Daniel Hopsicker who used the punning title, but it is about global crime and the promotion of herd shots (“herd immunity”) in the Public Health lexicon of vaccinology. The Herd Shots are coming. Recent news from NPR is that testing for COVID-19, our CoV SARS ‘2’, is being deregulated from U.S. government oversight by FDA and will probably also apply to the vaccines –all hundred-and-something of them—prompting a commentator to remark that we’re entering the ‘wild west’ of public medicine. To my mind, the concepts of ‘herd immunity’ and ‘wild west’ go together. If we’re to have a vast globalized healthcare system, a One Health paradigm for the planetary livestock, a good starter strategy is to circle-the-wagons, take on all comers, and pioneer the way forward. Bring the babies, leave the dead and keep going.

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In  COVID posts to come, I hope to take on a few comers; testers, vaccinators, regulators, profiteers, scientists, journalists and other perception managers. Our national propaganda radio is throwing everything-and-the-kitchen-sink in the name of CoV, including how some towns in America (in CA and TX, for example) have been “wiped off the map” by coronavirus –one of those midmorning, side-swiping NPR gems that fails to get replay, gosh darn-it. Do you know of any towns wiped off the map by CoV?  I learned in 2012 after the Sandy Hook CT school shooting that NPR was then, and still is, the principal media partner of the EAS, Emergency Alert System, and coordinator of the communication network which extends itself to organizing ‘media performance evaluation’ symposia for event analyses. In the Sandy Hook case, the 2013 NPR symposium included the Boston Marathon Bombing: “Sandy Hook, Boston and Beyond”.  Are we in the “Beyond” yet or beyond the Beyond? Maybe some pertinent contact-tracing is called for.

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The COVID Cassandras

Mass coronavirus outbreaks appear ‘scheduled’, if you will, on the heels of the 2003 SARS evaluations under the management of Jerome Hauer, the emergency operations and Kroll official with a background in Biological Warfare (BW) who became familiar on 9-11-01. The COVID predictions known to me were propagated by journalists in 2004. Naming here only two as examples; John M. Barry, author of The Great Influenza (2004), and Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague (1994), both of these ‘knowledge-based’ journalists attained spokesman-like authority for their efforts. Mr. Barry, as a newly minted historian on the flu in 2004, announced his awareness of CoV as the next big pandemic on CSPAN’s Book TV while promoting The Great Influenza, providing the historic basis of pandemic ‘response’ to a then-unknown set of factors during WWI. We were to see the flu ‘plandemics’ in rapid succession –2005 bird flu, 2007 and 2009 swine-hybrid.   Ms. Garrett, on the other hand, wrote her comprehensive epidemic thesis, The Coming Plague, as a graduate student with Harvard School of Public Health (1992-93), concurrently writing for Newsday magazine. Choosing journalism over a biology PhD, she went on to win a Pulitzer in 1996 covering Ebola in Africa. By 2004 Garrett had joined the Council on Foreign Relations where she created the CFR’s ‘Global Health Program’. Her educational background includes a BS in biology from UCBerkeley and graduate research at Stanford, at the time also becoming a notable radio reporter on HIV/AIDS. According to her website, serving the CFR from 2004-2017 (under CFR president Richard N. Haass, former Middle East advisor to Bushes I&II who contributed ‘Accelerating History’ to the COVID dialogue). Laurie Garrett is receiving acclaim for being a premier coronavirus Cassandra:

“I’m a double Cassandra,”**…. “I’ve been telling everybody that my event horizon is about 36 months, and that’s my best-case scenario… I’m quite certain that this is going to go in waves… It won’t be a tsunami that comes across America all at once and then retreats… It will be micro-waves that shoot up in Des Moines and then in New Orleans and then Houston and so on, and it’s going to affect how people think about all kinds of things…  Did we go back to normal after 9/11? No. We created a whole new normal. We securitized the United States… And it affected everything. We couldn’t go into a building without showing ID… [and] couldn’t get on airplanes the same way ever again. That’s what’s going to happen with this… We need either a cure or a vaccine.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-prediction-laurie-garrett.html

**“Listed as a twice-ver “Cassandra”, in WARNINGS: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes (2017), Richard A. Clarke and R.P. Eddy, HarperCollins Publishers.” https://www.lauriegarrett.com/about/

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Herd Immunity

Herd immunity is a theory of community resistance that supposes a majority (70-80%) of acquired immunity to a particular disease among its members is protective of the whole. The concept is of military value and origin.

There is natural immunity and there is acquired immunity but there is no evidence of naturally acquired herd immunity in people unless “childhood diseases” count. The phenomenon would be localized and temporary. In developed countries like the U.S., the public health mandate is to eradicate childhood diseases and thereby eliminate any naturally acquired herd immunity, if it exists as such. The rhetoric of herd immunity as ‘public health’ is purely elitist, and the very concept of herd immunity from novel emerging microbes is a false one. It was Laurie Garrett’s own work in The Coming Plague that convinced me of the nonexistence and unattainability of herd immunity in humans. The Public Health position is that there is one global scourge that interventions have prevented, but just one: smallpox***, the treatment of which became the original sacred “cow” that lent its name to the practice of vaccines –use of the ‘vaccinia’ cowpox virus countermeasure. Smallpox eradication is of recent vintage: “On May 8, 1980, the World Health Assembly formally declared that ‘the World and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox…which only a decade ago was rampant in Africa, Asia, and South America.’” –p47, The Coming Plague.  Ironically, the history of smallpox epidemics and the vaccines to prevent them argue neither for nor against the concept of herd immunity, but only the for-and-against practice of vaccination. The disease caused by the alleged variola virus, Laurie Garrett maintains, has been around, and around, for two thousand years with variable virulence. We’ve been poised since 9-11 to expect a re-emergence of smallpox, possibly in the form of biological warfare, discounting any notion of acquired herd immunity. I’m not hearing much nowadays about re-vaccinating for smallpox as it would be unseemly to “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” at such a time when the hard sell is on for new vaccine technology.  Pre-COVID vaccine success stories, such as smallpox and polio, had a very short run at the beginning of our CoV pandemic, but appear to have been dropped like hot rocks.

***Smallpox, according to Janine Roberts’s book, Fear of the Invisible, notes that, “By 1871 some 97% of the population of the UK were vaccinated or immune from already having suffered smallpox, according to evidence given to a Parliamentary Select Committee. But just as this report was published, a major Europe-wide smallpox epidemic spread, killing some 22,062 in England and Wales and over 124,900 in Germany. Shockingly, this epidemic seemed to mostly target the vaccinated. Other steps clearly had to be taken… The public authorities of Leicester…uniquely combined greatly improving hygiene, water and food supplies…[with] imposing a citywide program of strict quarantine and disinfection. This had startling success… ‘The result is that in every instance the disease has been promptly and completely stamped out at a paltry expense.’ It was not only smallpox that it stopped. They also eliminated most cases of measles and other infectious diseases. Leicester had remarkably achieved this while discarding vaccination completely, for the city authorities said they had found it hazardous and no help. Their [persistent] results seemed to bear this out. ‘Our smallpox death-rate was only 89 per million in 1893, with little vaccination; while [nationwide, with vaccination] it was 3,523 per million in 1872.” –p43

Biological Warfare and Vaccines

UK research journalist Janine Roberts also relates that, “In 1978, John Martin, the Professor of Pathology I [met] at the 1997 workshop [on HIV/AIDS], examined a bulk shipment of polio vaccine. He reported, ‘I worked at the time as Director of the Viral Oncology Laboratory at the Bureau of Biologics… There was a lot of extraneous DNA in the vaccine. I sent electron micrographs to three outside experts to ascertain if these were the the dreaded Type C retroviruses or not. The answers came back no, but there was so much debris and DNA in the vaccine that it was impossible essentially to do a nice clean prep of the viral vaccines, of the viruses. That was my first indication that, in fact, the vaccines were rather crude.’ But when he reported this vaccine contamination, he was most surprised to be told by his employer that ‘vaccine manufacturing was an essential component of industry, this [the U.S.] country’s protection against potential biological warfare… It’s an economically risky business. If one criticizes [the vaccine makers] too much and they stop production, then all the production will go [to other countries and] would then be bought out by the Russians, and then there will be biological warfare.’ “ –p33, Fear of the Invisible, by Janine Roberts, 2008. Dr. Martin got a privileged earful that day. Most medical scientists are kept clueless in line with the secrecy and deniability of BW no matter their awareness, but also as a measure of ‘openness’ in research. The authors of 1988’s Gene Wars, Military Control Over the New Genetic Technologies write that “even the DoD acknowledges that in BW research the difference between offense and defense is purely a matter of intent. Moreover, this largely holds true for development, testing, production, and training. Creating a truly effective weapon from an infectious agent requires intensive work to understand and master the microorganism… A primary goal of this book is to put the U.S. military’s intent and actions into scientific and historical perspective. At issue is the DoD track record on honesty, openness, concern for public health, and commitment to arms control…[which] we will show…is replete with subterfuge, reckless experimentation, and rogue actions and… violations of… legal and moral norms.” –pp26-27, Gene Wars, by Charles Piller and Keith R. Yamamoto, 1988.

With the advent of Big Biotech in the early 1970s, a dramatic change in the emerging global disease patterns became evident in the records of WHO and partners –I discovered those changes perusing their public documents in 2007 when I took up polio research. The push to World Government, it seems, has consistently been inflamed since the ‘70s by devastating outbreaks of killer disease. BW can never be ruled out. Gene Wars uses a then-current U.N. definition of BW as “ ‘living organisms, whatever their nature… which are intended to cause disease or death in man, animals and plants, and which depend for their effects on the ability to multiply in the person, animal or plant attacked.’”  The authors note ,” The major forms of BW –each potentially deadly—are bacteria, viruses, rickettsia and fungi.” –p21, and “viruses are considered the most efficacious BW agents. Because different viruses often cause similar symptons, viral diseases are often difficult to diagnose… Viruses could also be used as effective vectors for one or more powerful tox-genes implanted through rDNA techniques.” –96, ibid. Chemical and Toxin weapons are included in their review but not radiological and electronic weapons which are no less a part of the historical gene-war ‘unconventional’ spectrum.  I’m citing Piller and Yamamoto, however, for presenting a short example of presumptive clandestine BW which compares to an ultra- briefly- mentioned event in Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague describing what had been, in the 1980s, a recent die-off of Australian rabbits. The same event, recorded for different purposes, makes for a fine side-by-side comparison. The subject is global crisis due to escalating occurrences of widespread emerging diseases:

From 1994, The Coming Plague [Introduction], p5: “On May 1, 1989, the [top medical] scientists gathered in the Hotel Washington, located across the street from the White House, and began three days of discussions aimed at providing evidence that the disease-causing microbes of the planet, [p6]far from having been defeated, were posing ever-greater threats… For three days scientists presented evidence that validated… viruses were mutating at rapid rates; seals were dying in great plagues as the researchers convened; more than 90 percent of the rabbits of Australia died in a single year following the introduction of a new virus to the land; great influenza pandemics were sweeping through the animal world; the Andromeda strain nearly surfaced in Africa in the form of Ebola virus; megacities were arising in the developing world….[and] rain forests were being destroyed… [and]the very real possibility that lethal, mysterious microbes would, for the first time, infect humanity on a large scale and imperil the survival of the human race.” –pp5-6, ibid.

From 1988, Gene Wars (Ch5):  “An example [of BW] suggested by Rand Corporation analyst Raymond Zilinskas shows how an agent… might work: Rabbits are not native to Australia. After they were carelessly introduced there in 1859, their characteristic explosive proliferation soon spawned a major pest control problem. By the 1940s the voracious creatures were driving scores of farmers to bankruptcy. The Australians attempted many methods of control, including the erection of a 1,100 mile-long ‘rabbitproof’ fence. None of these was successful for long. The rabbits were ultimately defeated, however, through infection by myxoma virus, causative agent for the disease myxomatosis. Myxoma is a model BW agent. The virus is harmless to all species except the rabbit. And for the type of rabbit targeted in Australia it was highly virulent, causing 90 percent fatalities and sterility in many of the survivors. ‘For the purpose of decimating rabbit populations, the agent is stable and easily dispensed,’ Zilinskas said.  Although an effective vaccine exists for the disease, the rabbits, of course, had no access to it.” –pp94-95.

Examples of BW deployment, and the later exploitative use of the result for propaganda, rarely come clearer than this one.

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And what about people?

“Many leading scientists now believe that new biotechnologies can develop effective prophylaxis for any individual disease or toxin. Indeed, viral vaccine development is the largest stated goal of the DoD biotechnology program.” –p103, Gene Wars, 1988.

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So, are we here yet? –giving a shot to any ‘body’ that has a shot so everybody can take a shot.

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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.  https://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] https://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. https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 fivefold 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 [InfluenzaLike 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.

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