By Charles Krauthammer - 10/14/2005
While official Washington has been poring over Harriet Miers's long-ago doings on the Dallas City Council and parsing the byzantine comings and goings of the Patrick Fitzgerald grand jury, relatively unnoticed was perhaps the most momentous event of our lifetime -- what is left of it, as I shall explain. It was announced last week that U.S. scientists have just created a living, killing copy of the 1918 "Spanish" flu.
This is big. Very big.
First, it is a scientific achievement of staggering proportions. The Spanish flu has not been seen on this blue planet for 85 years. Its re-creation is a story of enterprise, ingenuity, serendipity, hard work and sheer brilliance. It involves finding deep in the bowels of a military hospital in Washington a couple of tissue samples from the lungs of soldiers who died in 1918 -- in an autopsy collection first ordered into existence by Abraham Lincoln --and the disinterment of an Alaskan Eskimo who died of the flu and whose remains had been preserved by the permafrost. Then, using slicing and dicing techniques only Michael Crichton could imagine, they pulled off a microbiological Jurassic Park: the first-ever resurrection of an ancient pathogen. And not just any ancient pathogen, explained virologist Eddie Holmes, but "the agent of the most important disease pandemic in human history".
Which brings us to the second element of this story: Beyond the brilliance lies the sheer terror. We have brought back to life an agent of near-biblical destruction. It killed more people in six months than were killed in the four years of World War I. It killed more humans than any other disease of similar duration in the history of the world, says Alfred W. Crosby, who wrote a history of the 1918 pandemic. And, notes New Scientist magazine, when the re-created virus was given to mice in heavily quarantined laboratories in Atlanta, it killed the mice more quickly than any other flu virus ever tested.
Now that I have your attention, consider, with appropriate trepidation, the third element of this story: What to do with this knowledge? Not only has the virus been physically re-created, but its entire genome has also now been published for the whole world, good people and very bad, to see.
The decision to publish was a very close call, terrifyingly close.
On the one hand, we need the knowledge disseminated. We've learned from this research that the 1918 flu was bird flu, "the most bird-like of all mammalian flu viruses", says Jeffery Taubenberger, lead researcher in unraveling the genome. There is a bird flu epidemic right now in Asia that has infected 117 people and killed 60. It has already developed a few of the genomic changes that permit transmission to humans. Therefore, you want to put out the knowledge of the structure of the 1918 flu, which made the full jump from birds to humans, so that every researcher in the world can immediately start looking for ways to anticipate, monitor, prevent and counteract similar changes in today's bird flu.
We are essentially in a life-or-death race with the bird flu. Can we figure out how to preempt it before it figures out how to evolve into a transmittable form with 1918 lethality that will decimate humanity? To run that race we need the genetic sequence universally known -- not just to inform and guide but to galvanize new research.
On the other hand, resurrection of the virus and publication of its structure open the gates of hell. Anybody, bad guys included, can now create it. Biological knowledge is far easier to acquire for Osama bin Laden and friends than nuclear knowledge. And if you can't make this stuff yourself, you can simply order up DNA sequences from commercial laboratories around the world that will make it and ship it to you on demand. Taubenberger himself admits that "the technology is available".
And if the bad guys can't make the flu themselves, they could try to steal it. That's not easy. But the incentive to do so from a secure facility could not be greater. Nature, which published the full genome sequence, cites Rutgers bacteriologist Richard Ebright as warning that there is a significant risk "verging on inevitability" of accidental release into the human population or of theft by a "disgruntled, disturbed or extremist laboratory employee".
Why try to steal loose nukes in Russia? A nuke can only destroy a city. The flu virus, properly evolved, is potentially a destroyer of civilizations.
We might have just given it to our enemies.
Have a nice day.
Note from David: We present this as information only. We do not prescribe to the idea that vitamins are the cure for anything. Believing the Gospel is. 1 Peter 2:24 ... by whose stripes ye were healed.
Every time I read an article like this [below] (which sounds so "far-fetched" or bazaar) I am reminded of the LION OF ZION vision my sis had a couple of years ago. She saw a vaccine which she knew was extremely evil being forced on the American population... or maybe people would be "scared to death" into taking it. Either way, it will be evil. Vaccines for bird flu and small pox seem to be the two most probable candidates. She knew WE WERE NOT TO TAKE IT!
Just a thought.
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 ahemorrhagic 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. http://apnews.myway.com/image/20051013/BIRD_FLU.sff_WX107_20051013204005.html?date=20051015&docid=D8D8H0780
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. (Vitamin C deficiency is the root cause of many infant and childhood deaths worldwide, and it is the root cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome - SIDS.)
The way to prepare yourself and protect your family from this influenza is not a vaccine or anti-viral drug. If vaccines and/or anti-viral drugs are offered to you, please refuse them. These actually reduce your immunity; vaccines contain many toxic components, such as aluminum and mercury, and anti-viral drugs interfere with critical body processes. Historical evidence of vaccinations has shown that they actually increase the chances of becoming severely ill. The best way to prepare for influenza is by enhancing your immune system and increasing the amount of vitamin C in your body. [A natural therapy recommended by Jonathan Campbell, Health Consultant, are available at this link: http://www.cqs.com/influenza.htm.]
BIRD FLU INTRODUCED VIA VACCINE?
Thursday, October 13, 2005 - FreeMarketNews.com
Little known but much too broad, Project Bioshield is a $5.6 billion program Bush signed into law in July 2004 that would apparently strip U. S. citizens of any recourse in the event that the feds decide on certain health-care remedies. These would presumably include the mandatory application of unproven vaccines to counter real or perceived health threats worldwide.
Recent reports use the term "Bio-Fascism" to characterize initiatives such as Project Bioshield, describing it as "the merging of the military medical establishment with public health bureaucracies, to enforce the will of the ostensible federal regulator (the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) and Big Pharma. The latter is a descriptive term for the gigantic transnational drug companies who have used their enormous clout to generate government programs that mandate the use of their products for so-called public safety purposes. Too often, as has been seen recently, what is initially perceived as a drug for the public good evolves into a danger because of unforseen side effects. Vaccines are usually rushed into production without prior testing, allowing side effects to manifest themselves only through broad application.
President Bush's recent remarks about mandating vaccinations for avian flu is further evidence of the militarization of public health care and would also seem to reflect a dangerous misunderstanding about disease and palliative methodologies. Medical science, especially in its initial stages, is replete with side effects and even ramifications that can carry over into the next generation. What is perhaps even more worrisome than Bush's plans to militarize public health care is his focus, one might say obsession, on martial law as a curative for almost every weighty issue of his second term.
According to an article recently posted on a major alternative news sight entitled Avian Flu Fright - Politically-Timed For Global 'Iatrogenocide', Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, MA, MPH writes that the current hysteria over Avian flu, which Bush seems to share, is actually resulting in its manufacture in military laboratories in the United States and abroad.
He points out that the Avian Flu, currently causing the slaughter of thousands of wild birds, has shown no propensity to "mutate" and jump to humans - and in fact such a mutation is highly unlikely. Rather, what will happen, he predicts, should the hysteria continue unabated is that the West will respond to public concerns by first creating and then making available a vaccine for which there is as yet no disease; in other words - since a vaccine is a weak form of what it is intended to combat - introduce into the real world the deadly virus that probably would not otherwise make its appearance.
"To make the human vaccine specific for the H5N1 mutant virus", he writes, "you must start with the human virus which does not yet exist, except in perhaps military-biomedical-pharmaceutical laboratories. In fact, this is precisely what is being prepared based on news reports. To produce the human pathogen, the avian virus must be cultured for lengthy periods of time in human cell cultures, then injected into monkeys and ultimately humans to see if these experimental subjects get the same feared flu. Thus, the flu virus the world currently fears most is either:
1) Now being prepared in labs paid by industrialists with massive wealth-building incentives to "accidentally release the virus; or
2) has already been prepared in such labs to take advantage of this current fright and future sales following the virus's release.
Remember, to be effective against a virus, a vaccine is said to require specificity. If authorities were to now have the main H5N1 Avian flu strain feared to spread at some future date there's no assurance by the time they developed the vaccine the strain would remain sufficiently the same for the vaccine to be effective anyway due to expected viral mutations. Viral mutations over time is a function of the agent's newness. New man-made viruses, laboratory creations, like the ones currently being prepared for vaccine trials, are less stable not having evolved over the millennia. Thus, the entire vaccine effort is largely, if not entirely, a sham with ulterior motives".
And he adds, "Remember too, that a vaccine's reliability requires years, or at least months, of testing in the targeted population. Vaccine injury data must, or should, be meticulously collected over this period to assure the vaccine is not killing and maiming more persons than it is helping or saving. Can you seriously believe this assurance will be provided by government or pharmaceutical industry officials in this pandemic's wake? FEMA's failed Katrina response pales by comparison to this public health liability and vaccine-injury certainty". -ST
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IAHF List: Please read the thought provoking article (below) by Jonathan Campbell who has extrapolated from Horowitz recent article to ask some questions and to examine aspects of this nightmarish situation that Horowitz failed to explore.
I share Jonathan's concerns and agree with his thoughts on what to do. Something ELSE to do: Please forward this article to your Congressman, and demand to know how it makes sense for the government to contract two vaccine manufacturers to test an avian flu vaccine on 450 people in Los Angeles CA, Rochester NY and Baltimore MD given that some percentage of these test subjects will GET AVIAN FLU from the vaccine and that they'll PASS IT ON to more people and there's NO NATURAL IMMUNITY (!!!)
If you want to CREATE A PANDEMIC where none would otherwise OCCUR, and you want to trigger martial law this is certainly one way to do this. QUESTION: Does congress just intend to sit back and ALLOW our country to be DESTROYED FROM WITHIN this way? If I lived in or near LA, Rochester, or Baltimore right now, I would MOVE!! If you live in these cities, you must especially RAISE HELL about this! Communicate with City Hall. Make an appointment with them. Show them this article. Make an appointment with your Senator's and Congressman's office, and if no one listens: MOVE!! Also, see this interview on this subject with Congressman Ron Paul who also shares our concerns: prisonplanet.com/articles/october2005/121005slamsbush.htm
Will government experimentation cause an Avian Flu Epidemic?
by Jonathan Campbell
Dr. Len Horowitz has recently expounded on the origins of epidemics and their causes, in a wide-ranging article - Avian Flu Fright: Politically Timed for Global "Iatrogenocide" - a copy of which I have placed on my website at cqs.com/horowitz.htm since I cannot yet find it published anywhere else. (In the article, Dr. Horowitz specifically gives permission for anyone to do so to get the word out.)
While I do not subscribe to everything Dr. Horowitz says in the article, he has some profound observations about epidemics and their connection to vaccines. And he reminds us: Vaccines are based on existing virus cultures, since they use "attenuated" or "inactivated" copies of the viruses to supposedly invoke the human immune system to create antibodies.
Now add to this information: a small percentage of people who are treated with vaccines actually get the full-blown illness. This still happens with all the vaccines for childhood illness, even with polio vaccine. Since Avian Influenza supposedly kills more than 50% of its victims, and since there is no natural immunity in the rest of the population, this is an extremely serious matter. How would they prevent those unfortunate enough to get the full-blown illness from spreading it to the mostly-unprotected population?
After reading Dr. Horowitz's article, I remembered that there have been recent press releases about experimental vaccines that are being prepared - right now - for Avian Influenza, and federal authorities were concerned that not enough will be available if there is an outbreak or epidemic. But something doesn't make sense: Other articles have stated that the Avian Flu hasn't mutated yet to be able to spread from human to human easily. So how are they creating a vaccine for a virus that doesn't exist yet? And how are they testing such a vaccine, for a virus that supposedly kills more than 50% of its victims?
The answer was even more horrifying than the question: two U. S. companies have been contracted to create and test Avian Flu vaccines on 450 voluntary human subjects in three cities: Rochester, NY, Baltimore MD, and Los Angeles, CA, using a culture of H5N1 Avian Flu isolated in China in 2004. In this article published by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), there is no mention of quarantine for the test subjects: nih.gov/news/pr/mar2005/niaid-23.htm
What does this mean? They are playing with fire. 450 people in three major cities are being "vaccinated" with an "experimental" vaccine with a supposedly "inactivated" virus that kills more than half of its victims if it is fully active, and for which there is not yet any natural immunity. If a minor error is made in the "inactivation" of the virus, many of those volunteers could contract full-blown Avian Influenza. And, statistically, even if no errors are made in vaccine creation, it is likely that at least one of them will contract the illness and may spread it to others.
Finally, even if the vaccine is "successful" and then used to vaccinate thousands or even millions of people, a small percentage of people who are vaccinated will likely become ill, and likely to spread the virus to others who are not vaccinated. In other words, this experimentation is likely to CAUSE AN EPIDEMIC.
What to do?
From the information above, 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. Please read and refer people to the Avian Flu protection article at cqs.com/influenza.htm
Stock up on the immune-boosting supplements suggested in the article. Tell people that it is not necessary (or even advisable) to seek the vaccine or anti-viral drugs currently being promoted by the government. Finally, if forced vaccinations and quarantines come to pass, the suggested acute illness regimen in that article can offset the toxic effects of the vaccine and likely protect against contracting illness from it. This article is available at cqs.com/epidemic.htm.