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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…)
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October 22, 2009

Modern War, 1968

Excerpt from *”The Biological Time Bomb”, author Gordon Rattray Taylor, copyright 1968
[page 184]

“In current thinking, the best way to wage war is to wage it without your enemy even being aware that it is happening. If, for example, you can control the weather so as to ensure poor crops for your enemy and good ones for yourself, in the course of years you will gradually improve the position of your country relative to his. Then perhaps you could quietly introduce a few crop diseases –nothing dramatic which would lead to suspicion, just a slight rise here and there apparently from some natural cause. And why stop at plant or stock diseases? Some minor human epidemics might help. Even the common cold keeps people away from work. It might be ten years or more before it dawned on the health authorities that they were really being too unlucky with minor illnesses. Meanwhile you inflate your own statistics a little, to avoid odious comparisons. And, of course, this is merely the biological side. Industrial disputes, insurance losses, the draining away of brain-power, and a thousand other things will help to undermine the strength of a country. Even a narrow-minded regime, an obfuscating religion, can prevent a country’s progress. And who knows whether this is just a speculation? Perhaps there are nations consciously waging this kind of warfare now.”

..”Or perhaps actual gene warfare. If viruses can be used to carry new genetic material into cells, perhaps one could tamper with the genes of another nation without their ever realizing the fact. History would simply record, as it has so often in the past, that such-an-such a nation rose to power while certain other countries entered a decline.”

*published by the New American Library, Inc. in association with The World Publishing Co., originally published in Great Britain

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from my 1961-1980 Timeline:

1968
–Jan., the North Vietnamese VC launch the Tet Offensive
–Robert S. MacNamara, who says US cannot ‘win’ war in Vietnam is replaced as Sec. of Defense by Clark M. Clifford, MacNamara becomes president of the World Bank
–My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese village residents by US troops is reported in a letter to Nixon by ‘Charlie Company’ trooper Ronald Ridenhour
–March, first successful human heart transplant
–April 4, Martin Luther King assassinated in Memphis, TN
–US military dumps obsolete weapons stores off  US coastal waters
Marburg virus infects ‘monkey handlers’ in Germany; monkeys used in vaccine production
–June 6, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in California
Hong Kong Flu goes pandemic, strains H3N2 (brought from Vietnam) and H2N2 (Japan strain)
1969
–Drs John Gofman and A. Tamplin say ionizing radiation is cause in all cancers
–July 16, Apollo 11 moon landing, 5 more complete crewed landings occur through Dec. 1972 Apollo 17
–major sheep kill from biowar release outside the Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah
–hurricane Camille, category 5
1970
–creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
–launch of the first “Ecology Day” (Earth Day) by Gaylord Nelson
–May 4, students shot and killed at Kent State University, Ohio, by National Guardsmen
–the World Bank initiates a Third World lending program
–George Soros and Jim Rogers co-found the Quantum Fund N.V., offshore banking
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In 1968 the Club of Rome was created as a policy think-tank of international science and businessmen that counted heads of State among its supporting members. Two very influential publications define the objectives of the Club; “Limits To Growth” distributed in 1972 and “The First Global Revolution” in 1993. The Club came to define the “new enemy” in its ’93 report prepared by (co-founder) Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider, http://scribd.com/doc/13160503/The-First-Global-Revolution-Club-of-Rome
[page 75]
In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.
                                                    …The real enemy then is humanity itself
                                                   

Excerpts from “The First Global Revolution” offered in context:

“1968 was the year of the Great Divide. It marked the zenith as well as the end of the long post-war period of rapid economic growth in the industrial countries. But it was also a year of social unrest with the eruption of student uprisings in many countries and other manifestations of alienation and counter-culture protest..”–“Limits To Growth was never intended as a prophecy, but rather as a warning..” 

“The topic of recent [late 80s] Club of Rome meetings has been the ‘Great Transition’: we are convinced that we are in the early stages of the formation of a new type of world society which will be as different from..the Industrial Revolution [was] from the society of the long agrarian period that preceded it.”

[page 29] “The New Plagues”…”that of crime, violence and coercion organized for monetary gain or political power..[like] the well-organized drug trade.”

[concerning the spiral of national debts enhanced by the WB/IMF lending programs of the 1970s, pp.57-58] “The cost of debt service each year is influenced by interest rates and the value of the dollar. This dangerously unstable situation..if unattended, may well undermine the future prospects of the world economy..
   On its own, the debtedness of the developing countries constitutes a serious and growing threat…New resources will also be needed on a substantial scale.
   Developing a viable approach to the debt and development problem will require a far more coherent linkage of policies and institutions concerned with financial management (IMF), with investment and development (the Word Bank), and trade (UNCTAD, CATP)…In spite of institutional reluctance, policy objectives and actions in such interlinked fields as finance, debt management, investment, development policy, human resource development, trade, and environment must be made more coherent.”

[page64] “In general, non-governmental activity has achieved a new order of importance..”
“The Asian Dragons, otherwise known as NICs (Newly Industrialized Countries..Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea) have achieved great prosperity which is based to a large extent on exploitation of the new technologies. There is a lesson here…”
   “(Some of the poorer countries are also showing the results of creative inititative –for example, the recent progress in Botswana and consistent development in Zimbabwe)”

“Through numerous multilateral or bilateral conferences, meetings and telephone calls, personal relationships are being established which enable a better understanding among the human beings behind the official masks.”

[page66] ..”the end of the ‘American Dream’ which lost its credibility with the painful Vietnam War,..Hispanic migration,..poverty within plenty, drugs, violence and AIDS, and the fact that the ‘melting pot’ no longer worked were..factors in its demise.”
   “The need for enemies seems to be a common historical factor. Some states have striven to overcome domestic failure and internal contradictions by blaming external enemies. The ploy of finding a scapegoat is as old as mankind itself –when things become too difficult at home, divert attention to adventure abroad. Bring the divided nation together to face an outside enemy, either a real one or else one invented for the purpose.”

..”the sudden absence of traditional adversaries has left governments and public opinion with a great void to fill. New enemies have to be identified, new strategies imagined and new weapons devised. The new enemies..threaten the whole human race, and their names are pollution, water shortage, famine, malnutrition, illiteracy and unemployment. However it appears as yet insufficient for bringing about world cohesion and solidarity for the fight. Also the failure of many ideologies has removed some of the necessary points of reference.”

[page71]..”f’reedom’ alone cannot reorganize a state, write a constitution, create a market  and establish economic growth, rebuild industry and agriculture, or build a new social structure…This is why the concept of human rights simply ‘initiates’ but cannot implement the process of democratization…The old democracies have functioned reasonably well over the last two hundred years, but they appear now to be in a phase of complacent stagnation”
..”It is hoped..that people will not reproduce slavish copies of existing models that are unable to meet contemporary needs. Democracy is not a panacea… It is unaware of its own limits”..

“In its present form, democracy is no longer well suited for use [in the] tasks ahead…”

“Winston Churchill was right when he quipped ‘Democracy is the worst of all systems, except for the rest’. “..we must be aware of its erosion, its fragility and its limitations…a democracy is particularly damaging at the international level. When..international policing is required, delays on taking decisions can mortally affect the lives of thousands of people.”

[page73] “The problem then is to invent instruments of governance capable of coping with change…we also have to determine the characteristics of the capacity to govern. ‘Global Governance’ in our vocabulary does not imply a global ‘government’ but rather the institutions set up for cooperation, coordination and common action”..
[page74]..”large bureaucracies that spread their tentacles around the centers of power..slow down or paralyze both decision-making and implementation.”

..”a dynamic world needs an effective nervous system at the grassroots level..to make the identification of every citizen with the common process of governance possible.
   In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill.
…The real enemy then, is humanity itself…thus sparing no region, no society.”..”[social] phenomena are setting the stage, on many different levels, for a new upsetting environment where deviant behavior is in general..perceived as being commonplace”..

[page77] “Parents and teachers, the point of reference in most societies, have not been prepared by their education to adjust to the new situation imposed upon them today. As the late sociologist Margaret Mead remarked, “Young people are the native population of the new world in which we adults are immigrants”. Some of us would even go along with her observation that “nowhere in the world do there exist adults who know what their children know…In the past, there were always some elders who knew more..than any child. Today there are no longer any.”

“Thanks to modern information technology, young people are being exposed rapidly to more and more tacts that give them reason to believe that their elders lack responsibility and are unaware of enormous dangers,..shocks that lead to the feeling of generalized disorder.”
..”Children watch television and learn about all aspects of human life. They learn to be persons with individual choices, inclinations and freedom. The conflict between inherited and acquired values is such that if a young person wants to think and act for himself, he must have lots of courage or he will break down. Not having been given the means to distinguish the fundamental meaning…the younger generation is rejecting traditions and values as a whole and sketching out new trends: today, adolescents are the ones who know about and contribute to the major transnational trends, and try to stand firm against the dangers. Their parents now have to seek their consent and negotiate their own former unquestioned authority.”
…”there is only one way out..[for parents to] truly listen to and learn from their children..”

[page79] “Signs of discord have gradually appeared in the global society, inducing fear and bringing young people together despite differences of class, culture and country.”
..”another aspect of this great transition is the felt need to go back to the ancient spiritual principles..or to find solace in cults and pseudo religions..”
..”the Western model of modernization, consumption, economic growth and social progress..has not kept its promise”

“The three worlds –the Industrialized one, the second one mainly constituted by the Communist countries..and the underdeveloped Third World– are no more.”

[page83]”Never in the course of history has humanity been faced with so many threats and dangers…man is sucked into a global cyclone of confusion, swirling with seemingly unrelated factors, the causes of which form an inextricable maze…”
..”mankind is overwhelmed by the range of the difficulties confronting it from all sides; overwhelmed –and the word is not too strong– because the traditional structures, governments and institutions can no longer manage the problems…To make things worse, the archaic and unsuitable structures are themselves in the midst of a true moral crisis. The disappearance of value systems,..traditions,..collapse of ideologies,..absence of a global vision,..practices of democracy — all contribute to the void confronting societies.”

“States with constitutional laws and rights violate international law whenever the matter is solely one of national interest…Religions often serve as an excuse for fraticidal strife…”

“What we observe today is a general malaise which strikes men with stupor, paralysis and unnamed fears…This is the formidable challenge..”
“A global challenge requires a global approach.”

[End of Part I; Part II of this report begins on page 85]

One might ask if the purpose of the Vietnam War was to wake the sleepy “Asian Dragons” and draw out the industrial might of the East. The multi-use objectives of the 60s, 1968 in particular, set American society (and elsewhere) into a fever of dissarray that hastened the Youth culture repudiation of tradition and values that would later ensnare them in mass-media subversion and drugs. In a continuation of the race riots, rechanneled and expanded, the 60s war protests offered the seeding of ‘hope and peace’ in the birth of the Ecology movement.

Two of Hollywood’s blockbusters that year: ‘2001, A Space Odyssey’ (remember the Embryonic Child?) and ‘Planet of the Apes’..
http://www.sixties60s.com/1968movies.htm 

October 17, 2009

Every Silver Lining Has A Black Cloud


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There is no longer any doubt in my mind that Colloidal Silver ingestion is an insidious plot against American patriots who are being set up to die: and by their own hands!  Use of pandemic fear and the many fakeries of  ‘alternative health’ which front for large multi-national corporate interests are actively engaged in the illusion of ‘health freedom’ to peddle this poison to the ‘informed’. Nano-silver is probably on its way to be restricted shortly as an environmental hazard for very good reasons. Should such (EPA) restrictions or bans on metal-colloid pesticides become law, only the colloidal silver peddlars will lose –you, on the other hand, can still make it at home if you choose. It’s so cheap once you get started, the bottles to store it in are far more expensive than the liquid, BUT the direction of research on people intentionally drinking CS is so alarming you may decide to stop immediately and get on a detox/anabolic/probiotic regimen to protect having a future life. If you’re a young man, drinking colloidal silver may impair your ability to have healthy children, or any children.

If you drink colloidal silver, please read this:
http://www.zsf.jcu.cz/jab/6_3/havel.pdf

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Prerequisite to understanding the context of this post is the introductory piece: https://jenniferlake.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/colloidal-silver/

The current title is inspired by this document on silver-resistant bacteria: “A note of warning: colonies of bacteria exposed to Ag(l) show black pigmentation that is likely to be reduced metallic Ag(0)...”  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/S0168-6445(03)00047-0/full; from the same document:

After the 2001 anthrax scare in the USA, the Mayor of Tampa Florida publicly  called for adding Ag(I) to municipal drinking water as protection against  anthrax and HIV (unlikely to be effective, but equally unlikely to do harm)… In essentially all  situations, open public testing to demonstrate efficacy or harm is not available… What is needed for research? With the availability of the genes for silver  resistance, we have identified closely related genes in bacteria from  environmental and clinical environments and from diverse geographical locations  (A. Gupta et al., in preparation). These findings should eliminate recent  skepticism about the existence of silver-resistant bacteria. Now that the means  for identifying silver resistance determinants in Enterobacteriaceae is  available, similar efforts are needed with other common pathogens… The wide and uncontrolled use of silver products may result in more bacteria  developing resistance, analogous to the world-wide emergence of antibiotic- and  other biocide-resistant bacteria. Such resistant  microbes would be detrimental to clinical and hygienic uses that depend on the  microcidal properties of silver.” [section4] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1016/S0168-6445(03)00047-0/full
   Bacterial silver-resistance and the threat of superbugs which is rapidly narrowing the “window of opportunity” for microcidal/antibiotic usage is the understandable looming concern in official health policy circles for having colloidal silver use restricted as an unregulated product. I don’t doubt it’s  also the ‘joke’ in American Biotech Labs’ naming of their popular product “ASAP”.
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After writing an initial article on colloidal silver, I met with a barrage of biting retorts here at this blog. It piqued my curiosity. The editor of “Educate Yourself” website, Ken Adachi, launched an attack not only on me but on Dr. Joseph Mercola (http://www.mercola.com) suggesting that Dr. Mercola was ignorantly uninformed for warning his readers that CS could provoke “a severe cytokine storm”. Adachi takes credit for a retraction of that statement by Dr. Mercola –a situation of even greater concern and curiosity. The “cytokine storm”, which is an overreaction of the inflammatory response of the immune system is considered the cause of death in the 1918 Spanish Flu of the “healthy adult” population between 20-40. Mr. Adachi did not simply sqeal like a man getting his pockets picked. He invented an accusation that I’m a “pharmaceutical shill”, that Dr. Mercola is uninformed and under his influence, and that numerous “followers” of his loyally littered my blog with propaganda, to the point of opening false email accounts in my name. I figure I must be ‘over the target’, and that was the first salvo.

But if YOU don’t DIE, then WE can’t have a PANDEMIC, eh?

Since the time of publishing my ‘Colloidal Silver’ article here on the blog and the subsequent reaction, I’ve been following the trail of some of the CS peddlars. The corridors advance down paperless pathways to areas of ‘guilt by association’, and the implications are potentially enormous and dangerous to follow but more than that, the layers of deception are preventively daunting and confusing as is ever the case. Such is the war upon you. “All war is deception” –Sun Tzu.

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http://www.zsf.jcu.cz/jab/6_3/havel.pdf

Excerpts from the link above, regarding ingested colloidal silver:

..”silver nanoparticles can make adhesive interactions with cellular membranes and produce highly reactive and toxic radicals like reactive oxygen species which will cause inflammation and destroy cells like mitochondria..”

..”Silver affects denitrification bacteria such strongly that, in reality, disrupts the bacterium driven environmental denitrification processes..” [necessary in balancing microbial mitigation of the ecosystem; no real ecologist could support silver microbecides in the environment, and no real doctor/healer or health authority could support it in You beyond a critical life-saving measure]

..[nanosilver] can enter through the blood-brain barrier and accumulate in large motorneurones in the brain stem and spinal cord, neurons in cerebellar nuclei and glia…it is now known that the biological half-life of silver in the CNS is longer than in other organs..”

“It is known and acknowledged that long-term use of colloidal silver or silver salts..deposit metallic silver under the skin and abdominal viscera…manic depressive psychosis will develop at about the same time if not a short time after cutaneous argyria has been diagnosed. It leads to a ruptured aortic aneurysm and finally death.”

..”It shows toxic effects on human-friendly microbes..[in the environment]. These organisms deliver many crucial nutrients which are most essential in soil formation..”
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Making “silver proteins
The fungus, Apergillus flavus when challenged with silver nitrate solution accumulated silver nanoparticles on the surface of its cell wall in 72 h. These nanoparticles [were] dislodged by ultrasonication… X-ray diffraction spectrum of the nanoparticles confirmed the formation of metallic silver… The spectroscopy..confirmed the presence of protein as the stabilizing agent surrounding the silver nanoparticles… The use of fungus for silver nanoparticle synthesis offers the benefits of eco-friendliness and amenability for large-scale production… such microorganisms are recently found as possible..nanofactories…” http://www.scribd.com/doc/17219305/Biosynthesis-of-Silver-Nano

 

For more of my research on colloidal silver, read ‘Colloidal Silver’ and ‘Imposters and Hell-hounds’ (right margin BLOG index) and as to where this is going…read The Debt-For-Nature Scheme.

October 7, 2009

What’s Your BQ?


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“BQ” is your Biological Quotient. It’s closely related to your IQ and EQ. I don’t know if anyone else has coined the term yet, but I happily know that the concept is well illustrated in the body-mind-spirit gestalt (IQ,EQ,BQ) where a tangible proof of wholeness has real life values. A body temple would simply be a flimsy facade without a generous BQ. How do you know if your BQ is low? You would probably feel chronically depressed and run-down, irritable, unsociable, or worse; fearful and unloved.

The concept of BQ emerged from a personal experience of making simple but significant changes to my diet –I went raw; meat, milk, eggs, everything– and the impact was immediate. Previously, my diet was about 50% raw (mainly fruits and vegetables) and for a time I struggled with the challenge of undoing preconditioned aversions to foods like raw meat. The “power of food” took on such a profound meaning that I started a quest for information seeking support and comfort for these ‘new’ ideas –not new at all! In fact, the scientific literature is loaded with studies and experiments that few people have dared to publicize against the prevailing food conventions of our time.

A high BQ is a true measure of health, and no one can tell you how to measure it –you will just know. The word ‘health’ means ‘whole’ and it also means ‘holy’. Your BQ is the natural intelligence that integrates the living substance of the earth with the body-mind of your animal creature. It is 90% of your physical material and mediates the quality of your existence. It’s your ‘in-forming principle’. Raising my own BQ has resulted in a deep sense of groundedness and satisfaction that has stabilized and empowered my ‘other’ intelligences. All I can say is TRY IT!

Getting started:
…is a willingness to improve and eliminate the refined, processed and toxic additives from your diet, choosing instead to eat foods the way nature provides and do your own ‘processing’.
This wonderful essay from the Weston A. Price foundation highlights the gifts of health from the lessons of ‘traditional primitives’. http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional_diets/ancient_dietary_wisdom.html

excerpts:
“Price took photograph after photograph of beautiful smiles and noted that the natives were invariably cheerful and optimistic. Such people were characterized by ‘splendid physical development’ and an almost complete absence of disease, even those living in physical environments that were extremely harsh”.

..”groups that had come into contact with traders or missionaries and had abandoned their traditional diet for foodstuffs [like]..sugar, refined grains, canned foods, pasteurized milk and devitalized fats and oils…[had] rampant tooth decay, infectious illness and degenerative conditions. Children born to parents who had adopted the so-called civilized diet had crowded and crooked teeth, narrowed faces, deformities of bone structure and reduced immunity to disease. Price concluded that race had nothing to do with these changes..”

“In the Swiss village where Price began his investigations, the inhabitants lived on rich dairy products –unpasteurized milk, butter, cream and cheese– dense rye bread, meat occasionally, bone broth soups and the few vegetables they could cultivate during the short summer months…The children went barefoot in frigid streams during weather that forced Dr. Price and his wife to wear heavy wool coats; nevertheless childhood illnesses were virtually nonexistent and there had never been a single case of TB in the village.”

“African cattle-keeping tribes like the Masai consumed no plant foods at all; just meat, blood and milk….Southsea islanders..ate seafood of every sort..along with pork meat and fat and a variety of plant foods including coconut, manioc and fruit. Insects were another common food in all regions except the Arctic…”

“Price discovered ‘The diets of healthy native groups contained at least 10 times more vitamin A and vitamin D than the American diet of his day. These vitamins are found only in animal fats –butter, lard, egg yolks, fish oils and foods with fat-rich cellular membranes like liver and other organ meats, fish eggs and shell fish. Price referred to the fat soluble vitamins as ‘catalysts’ or ‘activators’ upon which the assimilation of all the other nutrients depended..”

“..researchers used such foods very successfully for the treatment of respiratory diseases such as TB, asthma, allergies and emphysema. One of these was Francis Pottenger whose sanirorium in Monrovia California served liberal amounts of liver, butter, cream and eggs to convalescing patients….Dr. Price consistently found that healthy ‘primitives’ whose diets contained adequate nutrients from animal protein and fat had a cheerful, positive attitude to life.”

…more to come

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 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 20, 2009

Dis-ease Begins In The Brain


Have you heard that Influenza is not contagious?…perhaps no one has explained it adequately, but the work of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer and his German New Medicine illustrates how this is so.

Dr. Hamer has developed a brilliant system of diagnoses with the use of CT (computerized tomography, radiograph) scanning based on his personal experience with cancer. Against considerable odds of persecution and imprisonment, the German New Medicine is “standing traditional medicine on its head”. Literally, one thinks. The New Medicine embraces a comprehensive approach of brain-directed injury and healing that employs the total resources of an organism’s biological ‘stuff’ in the process we call disease.  The brain displays the initial ‘injury’, what Hamer calls the “HH” or “Hamer’s seat”, as an energetic disturbance on a radiograph. The affected area of the brain highlights the corresponding organ(s) where an injury develops (lesion, ulcer, tumor, etc.) and a healing crisis ensues.

The cause of tissue/organ injury results from a “conflict shock” –great emotional stress– that begins what the doctor calls the “Dirk Hamer Syndrome” (DHS) named for his son who was murdered, initiating his own personal conflict-shock which led to cancer within a matter of 3 months.
Through this crisis, and considerable experience as a physician, Dr. Hamer gained his insight. Fear, grief and intense emotion, whether sudden or chronic, avoidable or unavoidable, has everything to do with it. Emotions are the ‘chooser’ of the time/place of illness. Disease returns when the emotional causes of it remain. “Biological conflict-shock is not a complex Freudian abstraction; it is a real life conflict that is very acute, traumatic and usually isolating (not easy to discuss or mull over with others)…Typically, it is life-threatening or fear-inducing news that causes this kind of shock. Hence, the sadly self-fulfilling aspect of a [disease]..”

According to New Medicine “every disease has a two-phased occurrence”, described as “cold” and “warm”. Cold being the “conflict-active” phase, the initiating sequence, and Warm being the “conflict-resolved”, or healing, phase. Dr. Hamer’s english-language website, http://www.newmedicine.ca/overview.php, explains:..”traditional medical practice has not correctly recognized a single disease. The healing-phase (e.g. ‘grippe’ or flu) in the cold diseases was either overlooked or misdiagnosed as a separate disease…These cold and warm diseases were not individual diseases but actually one of the two phases of one illness. Moreover, the cold phase is always first and the warm is always the second.”

“Dr. Hamer states that the biology of humans or animals is neither senseless nor without a system; there are no meaningless or random cancerous growths and no senseless or randomly occurring microbes…The brain directs all microbes. The immune system, traditionally imagined as a sort of army in the body fighting malignant cancerous cells and malignant [proliferating] microbes in a great battle, does not exist in this sense…no disease need be fatal.”…”Microbes, our helpers and companions, are directed by the brain. Microbes have worked for us, not against us, as faithful servants over umpteen billions of years of evolution…All microbes are more or less specialized, not only in view of the organs they work on, but also in the way and style in which they work..”

“Viruses are simply construction or reconstruction workers. They bring about significant swelling and refill ulcers and cellular substance losses..”

“Bacteria function as clean-up workers..”

“Fungi and mycobacteria are a destruction crew, i.e. they destroy..tumors..”

“The Spanish have coined a term for the German New Medicine; they call it La Medicina Sagrada (the Sacred Medicine)…nature is orderly…every occurrence in nature is meaningful…”

September 19, 2009

U.S. Victory for Forced Vaccination

 

In 1905, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of the States to pass statutes instituting compulsory vaccination in the case of Jacobson v. Massachusetts. http://supreme.justia.com/us/197/11/case.html, excerpts below: 

[The defendant, Mr. Jacobson, refused to be vaccinated (for smallpox) by the local Massachusetts authorities in 1902, offering to] “prove that vaccination ‘quite often’ caused serious and permanent injury to the health of the person vaccinated; that the operation ‘occasionally’ resulted in death; that it was ‘impossible’ to tell ‘in any particular case’ what the results of vaccination would be or whther it would injure the health or result in death; that ‘quite often’ one’s blood is in a certain condition of impurity when it is not prudent or safe to vaccinate him; that there is no practical test by which to determine..whether one’s blood is in such a condition; that vaccine matter is ‘quite often’ impure and dangerous..; that the defendant refused to submit to vaccination for the reason that he had ‘when a child’ been caused great and extreme suffering for a long period of time by a disease produced by vaccination, and that he had witnessed a similar result of vaccination not only in the case of his son, but in the cases of others.”

The previous decision made by the Massachusetts Supreme Court found that Jacobson had not proved these offers and “the defendant did not offer to prove that, by reason of his then condition, he was in fact not a fit subject of vaccination at the time he was informed of the requirement of the regulation adopted by the Board of Health”. The new decision before the U.S. Supreme Court was neither to prove or disprove the efficacy of vaccination, but to determine the right of the State to pass its own statutes of public health.

The document webpage above from Jacobson’s case records that, in the lower court trial, the “defendant refused to be vaccinated…the defendant made numerous offers of proof. But the trial court ruled that each and all of the facts offered to be proved by the defendant were immaterial, and excluded all proof of them. The defendant..asked numerous instructions to the jury, among which were the following: That ..of the Revised Law(s) of Massachusetts was in derogation of the rights secured to the defendant by the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States…That the section referred to was in derogation of the rights secured to the defendant by the Fourteenth Amendment…especially..of the clauses of that amendment providing that no state shall make or enforce any law abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens..nor deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process…nor deny to any person..equal protection of the laws…”. A verdict of guilty was returned…The case was then continued for the opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. That court..sustained the action of the trial court.

[the Mass. Supreme Court..delivered the opinion]..Although the Preamble indicates the general purposes for which the people ordained and established the Constitution, it has never been regarded as the source of any substantive power conferred on the Government of the United States or on any of its Departments…The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts said in the present case: “Let us consider the offer of evidence which was made by the defendant Jacobson…which he offered to prove as to what a vaccine consists of, is nothing more than a fact of common knowledge upon which the statute is founded and proof of it was unnecessary and immaterial…his personal opinion, which could not be taken as correct..[and] could not affect the validity of the statute nor entitle him to be excepted…

The other eleven propositions all relate to alleged injurious or dangerous effects of vaccination. The defendant offered to prove or show by competent evidence these so-called facts. Each of them  in its nature, is such that it cannot be stated as a truth, otherwise than as a matter of opinion. The only ‘competent evidence’ that could presented to the court..was the testimony of experts giving their opinions. It would not have been competent to introduce the medical history of individual cases. [The judges] would have considered this testimony of experts in connection with the facts, that for nearly a century most of the members of the medical profession have regarded vaccination, repeated after intervals, as a preventive..while they have recognized the possibility of injury to an individual…risk of such an injury too small to be seriously weighed as against the benefits…If the defendant had been permitted to introduce such expert testimnoy as he had in support of these several propositions, it could have changed the result.. [but] would not have justified the court in holding that the legislature had transcended its power in enacting this statute.

The authority of the State to enact this statute is to be referred to what is commonly called the police power –a power which the State did not surrender when becoming a member of the Union under the Consitution. [This court]..has distinctly recognized the authority of a State to enact quarantine laws and “health laws of every description”… The defendant insists that his liberty is invaded when the State subjects him to fine or imprisonment for neglecting or refusing to submit to vaccination; that a compulsory vaccination law is unreasonable, arbitrary and oppressive, and therefore hostile to the inherent right of every freeman to care for his own body and health in such a way as to him seems best, and that the execution of such a law…is nothing short of an assault upon his person. But the liberty secured by the Constitution..to every person..does not import an absolute right in each person to be, at all times and in all circumstances, wholly freed from restraint. There are manifold restraints to which every person is necessarily subject for the common good. On any other basis, organized society could not exist with safety for its members. Society based on the rule that each one is a law unto himself would soon be confronted with disorder and anarchy…This court has more than once recognized it as a fundamental principle that “persons and property are subjected to all kinds of restraints and burdens in order to secure the general comfort, health and prosperity of the State…”

Applying these principles to the present case…[the] authority to determine for all what ought to be done in such an emergency..was appropriate for the legislature [and] a Board of Health..because of their fitness to determine such questions…[A] community has the right to protect itself against an epidemic of disease which threatens the safety of its members..[and] to affirm..the methods most usually employed to eradicate that disease…[This] court recognized the right of a State to pass sanitary laws, laws for the protection of life, liberty, health or property within its limits, laws to prevent persons and animals suffering under contagious or infectious diseases, or convicts, from coming within its borders….[It] was the duty of the constituted authorities primarily to keep in view the welfare, comfort and safety of the many, and not permit the interests of the many to be subordinated to the wishes or convenience of the few.

An American citizen..may..be held in quarantine against his will…he may be compelled, by force if need be, against his will and without regard to his personal wishes,..pecuniary interests, or even his religious or political convictions, to take his place in the ranks of the army of his country and risk the chance of being shot down in its defense..

[The vaccination] statute..makes no exception in the case of adults..[and] is equally applicable to all…The latest case upon the subject of which we are aware is Viemeister v. White, President & c., decided very recently by the Court of Appeals of New York…That case involved the validity of a statute excluding from the public schools all children who had not been vaccinated…[text 1=”judgement” 2=”included” language=”of”][/text][/text] “It must be conceded that some layman..and some physicians of great skill and repute, do not believe that vaccination is a preventive…The common belief, however, is that it has a decided tendency to prevent the spread of..fearful disease…While not accepted by all, it is accepted by the mass of the people as well as by most members of the medical profession. It is generally accepted in theory and generally applied in practice..like common knowledge [and] does not require evidence..but may be acted upon without proof by the legislature and the courts”…The possibility that the belief may be wrong, and that science may yet show it to be wrong, is not conclusive, for the legislature has the right to pass laws which, according to the common belief of the people, are adapted to prevent the spread of contagious diseases…practical legislation admits to no other standard…

While we do not decide and cannot decide that vaccination is a preventive.., we take judicial notice of the fact that this is the common belief of the people of the State [and] hold that the statute in question is a health law, enacted in a reasonable and proper exercise of the police power.

[Justices Brewer and Peckham, dissent]

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

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