'Bird Flu', SARS - Biowarfare or a Pandemic of Propaganda?
Are we being stampeded into a pandemic? The announcement was made by Dr Nancy Cox of the US Centers for Disease Control. According to an article in The Scotsman, Cox says that a global epidemic of bird flu could dwarf history’s worst infection disaster, which killed between 20 and 40 million people. The reference of course is to the "Spanish Flu" at the end of World War I which, according to a BBC article of almost exactly one year ago, experts say to have possibly been caused by "a bird virus jumping to humans".
The reasoning in the CDC statement goes on like this:
The H5N1 influenza strain that has already killed 42 has a fatality rate of 76 per cent, cases so far suggest. The virus which caused the 1918 pandemic killed only 1 per cent of those it infected.
The association is tenuous at best and the reasoning sounds odd, but the message is clear: "Prepare for the worst".
It might be good to remind ourselves that H5N1 is very same bird virus that was being "researched", meaning it was being actively changed and cultured, when Liu Jianlun, a laboratory scientist in China's Guangdong province became the first SARS victim two years ago - on 4 March 2003. Another death of a scientist was later linked to a laboratory in Singapore. The laboratory was culturing the same virus.
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The SARS "pandemic" eventually faded away, but not without leaving a deep impression. A high pitched media campaign had convinced the world it was facing a great threat when in reality SARS turned out to be a comparably minor disease with 8.500 infected world wide and around 812 deaths. Compare that to CDC figures of 36.000 flu related deaths yearly in the U.S. alone. Or compare it with the mayhem of more than 100.000 U.S. deaths from the damaging effects of pharmaceutical drugs in the same time span."The researchers, from the influenza branch of the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, will mate H5N1 and human flu viruses in a process known as reassortment. Viable offspring will be tested in animals thought to be good surrogates for humans, to see if the viruses can infect, can be transmitted easily from infected animals to healthy ones and to note the severity of disease each provokes. In other words, the CDC researchers will be deliberately engineering viruses of pandemic potential. It's high-risk but crucial work, the influenza community insists."
This is what we read in an article published in Canada just last December, which quotes experts explaining that such an admittedly high risk undertaking is necessary to prevent a possible outbreak of a new pandemic. I just cannot help but think of little children playing with matches in a wood shed. The thought of it is enough to make one nervous.
In Vietnam, about a week ago, annother pronouncement reported by CBC Canada: "We at WHO believe that the world is now in the gravest possible danger of a pandemic," Dr. Shigeru Omi, head of the UN health agency's Western Pacific office, warned a scientific conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. Public health officials fear the H5N1 form of the bird flu virus, which has already passed from person to person twice, will get better at spreading between humans and unleash changes for which the population has no natural immunity.
Thus, in a replay of the SARS scare, we again see government research on how to make the virus jump the species barrier, and again we have dire predictions of imminent disaster from the world's top health authorities.
What are the solutions being readied for us? According to an article on newstarget.com, we are in good hands:Right now, 50 people representing drug companies, governments, and vaccine licensing agencies are meeting in Geneva in a closed-door session to discuss what can be done to prevent this next coming flu pandemic. The World Health Organization has flatly stated there will not be enough vaccine to go around. On their web site, they say, "production capacity for a pandemic vaccine will be vastly inadequate unless other companies engage in vaccine seed development and preparation of batches for clinical testing." The group also stated that in the event of a pandemic, vaccine will be in short supply and will likely be unequally distributed.
The "solution" seems to be a vaccine, which is being readied in all haste and behind closed doors, by those very people who are responsible, directly or indirectly, for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year - the ones who have given us a medical system that has been called genocidal in a criminal complaint filed with the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Officially, there is no mention of good health being the first line of defense. Not one of the high officials seems to think that 'beefing up' our own defenses by good nutrition, rest and supplements is important, although that would make eminent sense. With the dismal record of vaccines in preventing any disease - they are actually immune suppressors - we should very well look at these other options and perhaps we should make them the primary line of defense against any hypothetical "pandemic" encroaching on the people of the world.
Since SARS was defeated not by a vaccine but by hygiene and by people taking matters into their own hands, stocking up on vitamin C and other immune-enhancing nutrients, would it not be better if we followed this successful path?
Jonathan Campbell tells how to use vitamin C and a few other essential nutrients in his article: Prepare for Avian Influenza!
Various U.S. and U.N. agencies and the Council on Foreign Relations are spreading the word that the Avian Influenza, if it breaks out this fall or winter, could be as severe as the worldwide Spanish Influenza epidemic of 1918, and they are predicting hundreds of millions of deaths worldwide This influenza, currently isolated in China, is a hemorrhagic illness. It kills half of its victims by rapidly depleting ascorbate (vitamin C) stores in the body, inducing scurvy and collapse of the arterial blood supply, causing internal hemorrhaging of the lungs and sinus cavities. Most people today have barely enough vitamin C in their bodies (typically 60 mg per day) to prevent scurvy under normal living conditions, and are not prepared for this kind of illness.
Why manufacture yet another "cash-cow" for the pharmaceutical companies that contribute little to real health and immunity, when the record clearly shows that vaccines are not the way to go? Health authorities the world over seem hell bent on supporting their friends in the vaccine industry. A recent example is the experimental meningococcal vaccine campaign for over a million children in New Zealand at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars, promoted by the health authorities with shamelessly exaggerated figures of disease incidence.
In the U.S., despite a scare campaign in the media and available flu vaccine doses drastically reduced because of contamination-related problems for vaccine maker Chiron, one of only two U.S. flu vaccine suppliers, the flu has failed so far to spiral out of control.
In the face of much evidence that food based nutrients boost the immune system and supplements such as simple vitamin C have been found effective in warding off SARS, it would seem that such strategies should be used ubiquitously as a first line of defense.
Instead, we see research into how to make the bird flu virus more deadly, we see vaccine campaigns being prepared, we see anti-aids drugs making their entree onto the stage as possible agents to "combat the bird flu".
In the media stoked frenzy, we seem to conveniently forget to test vaccines for safety. This introduces a scientific uncertainty. Will an ensuing pandemic really be the fault of a "virus" or could it perhaps be induced by the very vaccines that are touted as the solution. But business is good, it seems - at least for now - for Big Pharma.
What can you personally do to stay healthy?
Go to Jonathan Campbell's site and read Prepare for Avian Influenza!
A good overview is also in this free download:
Beat the Bird Flu Virus: how to protect yourself from the coming bird flu pandemic
By Mike Adams - Truthpublishing.com
I also recommend you read these articles:
Vitamin C may be a life-saver
Mega-doses of Vitamin C can counter avian flu, hepatitis and herpes, and can even control the advance of Aids - By Jane Feinmann
Imagine that a deadly virus is sweeping the world, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of children. Nothing seems able to stop it - until a doctor stands up at the American Medical Association and reports on 60 cases involving severely infected children, all of whom have been cured. Yet his work, subsequently reported in a peer-review journal, is ignored, leaving the virus to wreak havoc for decades...
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Update June 2007:
Here is a message I recently found on the Alt Medicine Forum, that is interesting in connection with the bird flu.
While the bird flu is not the most hot topic at this time, it is being kept alive by the press and by official agencies reporting every case internationally as if it was the most important event of the day.
We have a protocol of natural substances that may be of help.
Here is one more suggestion of simple but apparently effective intervention, that we should not miss, in the event of an outbreak, how ever unlikely it may be...
Posted by: "JdB"
Tue Jun 19, 2007
http://www.keephopealive.org/j2005v3n4.html 1920: A case report on recovery from the Spanish Flu using hydrogen peroxide The H5N1 strain of the current avian bird flu has been compared to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 that killed over 50 million people. An article appearing in The Lancet, a British medical journal, on Feb. 21, 1920, titled: "Influentzal Pneumonia: The Intravenous Injection of Hydrogen Peroxide" tell of a remarkable recovery of a man in a coma near death who received a single injection of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution.
While the patient recovered, the use of 3% H2O2 solution as a direct injection would not be used today as it might just as likely kill the patient with a gas embolism. This could happen if it were injected too quickly and too close to the heart. However, this case that is part of the public record, is very important because it demonstrates that hydrogen peroxide can kill a deadly virus that has been closely compared to the deadly H5N1 strain of the avian bird flu that is feared will one day mutate into a form that will spread from human to human and kill 50% of those who are infected.
In 1986, I was inspired to write a series of articles on the uses of hydrogen peroxide for both topical and oral application in the treatment of various health conditions and published it in a booklet form. Today, 19 years later and in the 13th edition, it is called "Hydrogen Peroxide and Ozone." It contains numerous case reports on recoveries from infections in both humans and pets using hydrogen peroxide either orally or topically.
In April 2005, I came down with a severe case of the seasonal flu that included a fever of 104 and an infected stomach, lungs and sinuses. My first event upon arising was to vomit in the kitchen sink which I repeated several more times. I was a sick puppy and about to dial 911 for assistance when I thought of using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). I added a teaspoon of 3% H2O2 solution to a glass of water and drank it down rather quickly. It didn't stay down very long, so about 5 minutes later I drank another glass of water with a teaspoon of the H2O2 added. This time it stayed down and a half an hour later I took another virus fighting product called "Grapefruit Seed Extract" and added 10 drops to a glass of water.
I alternated every half hour between the H2O2 and water and the grapefruit seed extract for the first 2 hours, then I reduced this pattern to once every hour alternating between the H2O2 and the grapefruit seed extract. An hour after first starting these two drinks, my temperature began to drop. Within 4 hours it was down to 100 degrees and by the end of the day I was feeling normal but drained. Unlike aspirin that may suppress the fever by turning off the immune response, the H2O2 solution and grapefruit seed extract reduced the fever by actually killing the infection and supporting the humoral immune response.
Since this experience I have thought of other ways of using hydrogen peroxide for the flu.
Sublingual: Hold 2 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide in the mouth for about 3 minutes every hour on the hour until most of it is absorbed in the mucus membranes. You may then drink a glass of water.
Topical or skin application: Pour 1/4th of a cup of hydrogen peroxide on a cotton terry cloth. Place the cloth on the persons chest and let it sit there for about half an hour. H2O2 will be slowly absorbed into the body through the skin. Repeat this once every 2 hours until it no longer is needed.
Whichever method of using hydrogen peroxide used (oral, sublingual or topical), It might be prudent to alternate with other treatment options like grapefruit seed extract and other options mentioned earlier until you recover from the infection.
Hydrogen peroxide can be found in pharmacies and Grapefruit seed extract can be found in health food stores. I would not use either product as a daily preventative as there can be side effects from long term use. Hydrogen peroxide kills off good intestinal flora and grapefruit seed extract can be very acidifying on the saliva pH.
Other options like cod liver oil, castor oil, garlic capsules and zinc can be used on a regular basis as a preventative. Remember to always keep your doctor informed of what you are using when self medicating
See also related:
How to Stop Bird Flu - Instead of the Vaccine-Antiviral Model
We've had twenty years of the same vaccine-antiviral model for the current AIDS pandemic, with little sign of progress. The multibillion-dollar global initiative to combat AIDS has created expensive patented drugs with very toxic side effects that poor countries cannot afford anyways, and vaccines that are ineffective at best and at worst, unsafe. The policy is not working because the root causes of the pandemic, indeed any pandemic - poverty and malnutrition - have not been addressed. There have been serious abuses of this flawed approach that have come to light...
Korean dish 'may cure bird flu'
By David Chazan - BBC News
South Korea's spicy fermented cabbage dish, kimchi, could help to cure bird flu, according to researchers. Scientists at Seoul National University say they fed an extract of kimchi to 13 infected chickens - and a week later 11 of them had started recovering.
Vitamin C Can Boost the Immune System
ImmuneSupport.com - 03-02-2005
DENVER — People who take daily doses of Vitamin C can boost their immune system, potentially protecting themselves from viruses and colds, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
Avian Flu Awareness
... a bird flu (avian influenza) information and action site.
Over 700 scientists sign petition protesting United States' spending on biodefense
More than 700 scientists sent a petition on Monday to the director of the National Institutes of Health protesting what they said was the shift of tens of millions of dollars in federal research money since 2001 away from pathogens that cause major public health problems to obscure germs the government fears might be used in a bioterrorist attack.
SARS ANTHRAX WEST NILE SMALLPOX FLU AIDS THE COMMON COLD
like all anaerobic bacteria & viral illnesses ARE WIMPS
Lyme Disease - A Biological Weapon?
By Marjorie Tietjen - Rense.com 3-16-5
First let's begin with a discussion of what properties constitute an effective biological warfare agent. The Media, The Centers For Disease Control and The Department of Defense would have us believe that the most threatening biological agents are lethal microbes which cause acute disease and then death ... such as anthrax and smallpox. It appears that we are being intentionally misled as to where the real danger lies. Government biological warfare documents speak of incapacitating agents as being the most effective at disabling a nation. When a population is infected with a lethal agent, it is very obvious that measures need to be taken such as quarantine, antibiotics, etc. This helps to curb and abort the epidemic. A much more discreet, diabolical and effective method of disabling a country would be to employ a moderately infectious organism or combination (Russian Doll Cocktails) which would pass slowly through the population unnoticed.
Ebola-like virus death toll rises
The Marburg disease causes fever, vomiting and severe bleeding
The toll from the Ebola-like Marburg virus in Angola has risen to 122, after a baby died in the northern town of Uige, a government spokesman said. The virus, which first broke out in Uige province last October, has now spread to the capital, Luanda. The virus was first identified in 1967 among laboratory workers in Europe who had been working with monkeys...
Citizens For Legitimate Government, a multi-partisan activist group produced an excellent page with links to start you out on a personal tour of discovery on the background of modern-day 'epidemics'...
Labs Urged to Destroy Pandemic Flu Strain
LONDON (AP) - Thousands of scientists were scrambling Tuesday at the urging of global health authorities to destroy vials of a pandemic flu strain sent to labs in 18 countries as part of routine testing.
QUESTION: What are the College of American Pathologists and other virus test kit manufacturers doing sending samples of a deadly 1957 Flu virus to thousands of virus laboratories?
Note: Since the AP article originally linked here is no longer available, here is a link to another one on CommonDreams Scientists Scramble to Destroy Vials of Pandemic Flu Virus Sent to Thousands of Labs Mostly in US.
No to GM Smallpox!
Non-governmental organizations around the world are urging the World Health Organization to block a dangerous proposal that would allow the smallpox virus to be genetically engineered, and to ensure that remaining stocks of the virus are destroyed within two years...
Washington Post: Playing With Viruses
Replicating This Flu Strain Could Get Us Burned
An example of how pervasive the agenda of fear has become at the highest levels of government, money and media:
Threat of Bird Flu Pandemic Dominates World Health Assembly
WHO to discuss smallpox research
The World Health Organisation is to consider the controversial question of whether to permit further research on the smallpox virus. Many scientists claim a genetic modification of the virus could speed up the development of new treatments against the disease. But critics say that the best way to defeat smallpox is to destroy the last remaining samples of the virus.
Mysterious Murder of Yet Another of the World's Top Scientists as China Declares Bird Flu Emergency and World Health Organization Warns of Pandemic
... [several] blogs announce the launch of a new experiment in collaborative problem solving in public health, The Flu Wiki.
A Wiki is a form of collaborative software that allows anyone to edit (change) any page on the site using a standard web browser like Explorer, Firefox or Safari.The purpose of the Flu Wiki is to help local communities prepare for and perhaps cope with a possible influenza pandemic. This is a task previously ceded to local, state and national governmental public health agencies. Communications technology has now become sufficiently available to allow a new form of collaborative problem-solving that harvests the rich fund of knowledge and experience that exists among those connected via the internet, allowing more talent to participate.
International Campaign to stop smallpox genetic engineering
As if there wasn't enough trouble with infectious diseases, the World Health Organization is pushing to genetically engineer the last remaining samples of the smallpox virus, which has been successfully eradicated, so they can "find out how to fight it". Talk about cart before the horse...
THE POST-ANTIBIOTIC AGE
- Tim O'Shea
It was great while it lasted: the age of antibiotics. Sure came and went in a hurry, though, didn't it? Left me with a few questions...
Vaccine may be linked to bird flu cases
According to this article in THE JAPAN TIMES, a strain of bird flu found in Central America (Guatemala and Mexico) may have been used to make a vaccine and actually ended up spreading that strain of bird flu in Japan.
The Deadliest Flu Virus in the World: Made in USA
by Bill Sardi
Americans don't need to wait for a flu virus to mutate. Infectious disease specialists, working in a semi-secure laboratory at a Midwestern university have already done it ahead of nature. These American researchers obtained the viral particles from the H5N1 Spanish flu virus that killed millions worldwide and altered one of its ten genes, making it far more dangerous and virulent than any influenza virus in nature.
Disease by Design: 1918 "Spanish" Flu Resurrection Creates Major Safety and Security Risks"The resurrection of 1918 influenza has plunged the world closer to a flu pandemic and to a biodefense race scarcely separable from an offensive one, according to the Sunshine Project, a biological weapons watchdog.
The Avian Flu Fright is Politically Timed
A Public Health Warning and Political Essay
by Dr. Leonard Horowitz
Will government experimentation cause an Avian Flu Epidemic?
...it now seems likely that there WILL be an Avian Flu epidemic this winter, either carried here from the Far East or caused by vaccine experimentation.
Is Avian Flu another Pentagon Hoax?
by F. William Engdahl - October 30, 2005
Against all scientific prudence and normal public health procedure, the world population is being whipped up into a fear frenzy by irresponsible public health officials from the US Administration to WHO to the United States Centers for Disease Control. They all warn about the imminent danger that a malicious viral strain might spread from infected birds, primarily in Vietnam and other Asian centers, to contaminate the entire human species in pandemic proportions. Often the flu pandemic of 1918 which is said to have killed 18 million worldwide, is cited as an example of what 'might' lie in store for us.
Snorting Avian Flu Vaccines - could this cause an Avian Flu Epidemic?
On September 28, 2005, a Reuters press release announced that MedImmune, a company that makes a nasal spray vaccine product called FluMist, had "signed up with the U.S. government on Wednesday to try to make a version of its jabless vaccine for avian flu." According to the press release, the development will entail "splicing" of "selected" avian influenza genes into a "weakened" live human flu virus. There are many things wrong with this idea...
Bush's Fowl Play
by Jeffrey Tucker
[Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005]
In a classic case of News of the Weird, President Bush gave a press conference the other day to announce yet another central plan to deal with yet another disaster — this time an impending disaster, or so he claimed. It seems that some birds are catching a flu called Avian Influenza or, more commonly, the bird flu. It causes ruffled feathers and a drop in egg production. It can kill a chicken in two days flat. Scary.
Bird Flu or Cash Cow?
Just in from Eve Hillary in Australia: A new investigative article on the Bird Flu with facts not revealed before. Bird Flu or Cash Cow - The Pandemic Some Want to Have - WHO's behind designer germs?
Avian flu outbreaks may no longer be confined to bird populations. Looks like that the bird flu is about to get a helping hand in jumping the species barrier...
U.S. Team Will Test Live-Virus Bird Flu Vaccine
Researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health will soon recruit 30 human volunteers to test the effectiveness of a vaccine containing a live but weakened form of the H5N1 bird flu virus.
BBC News Tuesday, 24 January 2006
Wild bird flu blame 'too hasty'
Governments across Europe are being too hasty in blaming the spread of avian flu on wild birds, says the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
Is bird flu a conspiracy?
Is there a link between Donald Rumsfeld and Gilead the company which invented Tamiflu and licensed it to Roche?
FOWL! Bird flu - What it's really all about
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
We've all been hearing the news about bird flu. Daily reports tell us that this "so-called" deadly and dangerous strain of influenza is going to jump the species barrier and cause millions of people around the world to get sick and possibly die. In this enlightening interview, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny will forever change the way you view environmental policy, the pharmaceutical industry and the government's role in the dissemination of public health information. Dr. Tenpenny looks beyond the hysteria and exposes the vested interests poised to exploit the fear being generated about bird flu.
U.S. to create a bird flu virus mutation
Atlanta, GA, Mar. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has begun a series of experiments to see how likely the bird flu virus could result in a human pandemic. The six-month series of experiments seeks to simulate the mixing and matching of genes from the H5N1 avian flu virus that has plagued Asia and a common human flu virus that public-health experts fear could turn avian flu into a pandemic, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. CDC scientists inside an ultra-secure laboratory have started swapping the genes of the H5N1 avian virus with the genes of an H3N2 virus, the strain behind most recent human flu outbreaks. The goal is to substitute the eight genes of each virus, one by one, with the eight genes from the other virus to see which of more than 250 possible combinations create flu viruses that could spread easily among humans...
U.S. research justifies mass vaccination "before the virus hits"
This is an interesting audio interview. A computer-simulation based study raises the possibility of using a vaccine widely, even before a pandemic ... the distinction of cause and effect melts imperceptibly into the background.
Risk of human flu outbreak 'low'
BBC - April 2006: The chances of bird flu virus mutating into a form that spreads between humans are "very low", the government's chief scientific adviser has said. Sir David King said any suggestion a global flu pandemic in humans was inevitable was "totally misleading".
The Bird Flu Breakdown Part 1: Two Children in Vietnam
The much anticipated bird-flu plague has yet to emerge, despite much hue and cry. This comes as no surprise to those of us who are familiar with the machinations of the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC and NIH, and their pharmaceutical partners. But, for those more trusting of public health authorities who wish to know more about the making of public health policy, I thought I'd review some of the bright and shiny inconsistencies that have come into view on the bird flu.
FDA Posts New Tamiflu Warning
The new warning notes reports of self-injury and delirium in flu patients taking Tamiflu, mainly among children in Japan. The FDA knows of 103 reported cases -- 95 from Japan, five from the U.S., and three from other countries. Sixty of the 103 cases featured delirium with prominent behavioral disturbance such as panic attack, hallucinations, and convulsions; only one of those cases occurred in the U.S.
U.S. Corporations Keeping Biowarfare Work Secret
A number of major pharmaceutical corporations and biotech firms are concealing the nature of the biological warfare research work they are doing for the U.S. government ... the White House since 9/11 has called for spending $44-billion on biological warfare research, a sum unprecedented in world history, and an obliging Congress has authorized it. Thus, some of the deadliest pathogens known to humankind are being rekindled in hundreds of labs in pharmaceutical houses, university biology departments, and on military bases. An international convention the U.S. signed forbids it to stockpile, manufacture or use biological weapons. But if the U.S. won't say what's going down in those laboratories other countries are going to assume the worst and a biowarfare arms race will be on, if it isn't already.
FDA panel to review Tamiflu's effect on brain
A Food and Drug Administration panel on Tuesday will review reports of abnormal behavior and other brain effects in more than 1,800 children who had taken the flu medicine Tamiflu since its approval in 1999, including 55 in the USA. Twenty-two of the U.S. reports were considered "serious," with symptoms such as convulsions, delirium or delusions, says Terry Hurley, spokesman for drugmaker Roche Laboratories.
None of the U.S. cases resulted in death. But in Japan, Hurley says, five deaths have been reported in children under 16 as a result of neurological or psychiatric problems. "Four were fatal falls, and one was encephalitis in a patient with leukemia," he says.Yet governments all over the world are spending rivers of money for stockpiling this drug, which apart from having serious safety problems is only marginally effective.
An interesting (anonymous) comment on the article:
"Tamiflu is another pharmaceutical which was derived from a natural plant compound. In this case the source is the Chinese Star Anise plant from S. China. Gilead Sciences developed Tamiflu from this plant in order to create a product which could be patented and monopolized by the drug's licensee, Hoffman Roche. The original natural anti viral, biotivia's bioflu, from which Tamiflu is derived, is safe and effective but can not be patented since it consists of extracts of naturally occurring plants. Again greed triumphs over reason and safety. The natural compound is still available but ignored since Tamiflu was intoduced."
July 2008: Top French Bird Flu Researcher Brutally Murdered In London
Most interesting about these reports, however, is not just the brutal murder of Mr. Bonomo, but the area of study he was embarked upon at London's Imperial Collage, one of the World's premier institutions investigating the deadly H5N1 Avian Flu Virus, and which is being reported to be the claim made by the Indonesian Government that this deadly virus has been 'engineered' by the United States.
posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Wednesday March 2 2005
updated on Sunday November 21 2010
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Vitamin C could be effective against SARS
The Toronto Star reported on 30 May 2003 that Vitamin C administered intravenously in large doses could hold the key to saving the lives of people who are hospitalized for SARS infection. Toronto physician Fred Hui believes that administering vitamin C intravenously is a treatment worth trying. The advantages: It's cheap, available and relatively free of side effects. The disadvantages: Nobody knows if it works. Nevertheless, Hui would like to... [read more]
June 06, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger
SARS - will new WHO Chief investigate "Patient Zero"?
Newly elected WHO Chief Jong-Wook Lee said that "SARS is the first new disease threat of the 21st century, but it will not be the last," in his acceptance speech to the Un Assembly, reports the Chinese People's Daily. According to the New York Times, because SARS also "revealed weaknesses in global surveillance" of infectious diseases, the WHO is now collaborating with its 192 member countries to improve disease monitoring,... [read more]
July 21, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger
The Fujian virus - promoting flu vaccines
The flu epidemic seems in full swing, if we look at media reports. I say 'seems', because the actual numbers are not worse than what happened in other years - so far at least. Jon Rappaport traces the media promotion of this year's bugbear, the Fujian strain, and asks some pertinent questions which everyone exposed to the media hype should make their own. For instance, you may want to ask... [read more]
December 15, 2003 - Sepp Hasslberger
Flu Vaccines For All Americans by 2006
Not only are Americans paying for and swallowing almost half of all pharmaceutical drugs sold world wide - $ 230 billion worth out of a total of 500 billion - leading to a rise of 11 % last year in US drugs spending, in the future all Americans without exception are to be asked to "get their flu shot" every year. This is the scenario that's being deliberated by the... [read more]
March 17, 2004 - Sepp Hasslberger
HIV-Aids: A Tragic Error
Recently, a friend from the UK sent a copy of an article published in the Observer, titled: "UK firm tried HIV drug on orphans" which details experiments with toxic AIDS drugs on orphans in New York, involving the British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline. Reading the article I forwarded to some people, a medical doctor friend has the following to say: "I see nothing wrong with this. At least the children received... [read more]
April 12, 2004 - Sepp Hasslberger
Questions About Avian Flu Or Any Expending Pandemic
...."There is a simple way to tell whether the stories you are reading about avian flu are likely propaganda or legitimate. Apply this list of questions: 1. Who wrote it? 2. Who funded it? 3. Is it short on fact, long on interpretation and editorializing? 4. Does it cite sources for the statements made and the statistics mentioned? 5. Does it make scientific presumptions it does not back up?... [read more]
November 28, 2005 - Chris Gupta