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Pandemic Hysteria Du Jour- The Pharma Terror Chronicles

in depth article
Alzheimer’s protein can travel from blood to build up in the brain

first quote is the scientific disclaimer

Quote:The experiments don’t suggest Hmm2
that people could contract Alzheimer’s from another person’s blood. 

“The bottom line is that this study is thought-provoking but shouldn’t cause alarm,” 
says neurologist John Collinge of University College London. 
“There really isn’t any evidence that you can transmit Alzheimer’s disease by blood transfusion.”

The brains of mice mutated to produce large amounts of amyloid-beta developed plaques 
(arrowheads, right). 
Mice that shared blood with these mutant mice 
also had plaques (middle), 
while control mice did not (left).

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Quote:The results don’t mean that Alzheimer’s is predominantly caused by factors in the blood. 
“We still think of Alzheimer’s as a brain disorder,” Song says. 
But factors in the blood, 
in some cases, might have the power to nudge the disease along, the results suggest.

psycho science

Quote:To test this, researchers used a form of extreme blood-sharing in the experiment. 
Six pairs of mice — 
with one mouse engineered to produce gobs of human A-beta and one normal — 
were surgically joined for a year, 
causing blood mingling that’s far more extensive than that of a blood transfusion.

Note the labor in the article that they put into stressing that blood transfusions,
don't prionic spread brain disease.
That alone makes me suspicious.

much more at the link

Recently, we reported on a story involving some holistic or alternatives doctors being found dead or murdered. The article can be found here. 

What if it was actually possible to cure ourselves of illnesses with nothing more than our body’s own natural mechanisms? How threatening would that be to big pharma companies and researchers? Literally a whole industry could very well collapse.

GcMAF (Glycoprotein Macrophage Activating Factor) is a protein made by our body and is pretty much the ‘director’ of our immune system. Our immune system is our bodies defence system against viruses and other pathogens. As healthy persons we all produce thousands of cancer cells every day.

Think about it, we are all in constant contact with so many different surfaces and substances, that usually have been touched, held, passed, excreted, or felt by another or many living beings. Viruses and bacteria can easily find their way inside our bodies. In a sense, cancer is much more present to us than we think. But because we have a protein called GcMAF those cancer cells are destroyed every day. It activates our bodies macrophages, which are cells originating from monocytes, a type of white blood cell. It would make sense then for the immune system of a healthy person to be robust and strong, given how often we are exposed to such dangers.

If we’re stressed out or anxious about something, however, our immune efficiency is greatly compromised, making it much easier for a virus or disease to successfully attack.  When this happens, a protein called Nagalease is sent out which blocks our GcMAF. The result is usually illness.
Never invite a Yoda to a frog leg dinner.
Go ahead invite Yoda to a Frog leg dinner
We ALREADY KNEW how to CURE any and I do mean ANY disease our body has with Cannabis Oil:

No wonder Big Pharma; FDA; and the rest of the Elite Swamp Gators are killing others rather than running away.

Bob... Ninja Assimilated
"The Light" - Jefferson Starship-Windows of Heaven Album
I'm an Earthling with a Martian Soul wanting to go Home.   
You have to turn your own lightbulb on. ©stevo25 & rhw007
The Two Scientists Who Failed With Agent Orange Now Hold Top Positions Governing Vaccine Safety
Posted on  February 27, 2018Author GOV'T SLAVES 0
When historians write about the Vaccine Decades (1976–2020), there are two names that will live in infamy: Dr. Frank DeStefano, and Dr. Coleen Boyle.
Why Are the Same People Who Failed at Science on Agent Orange in Charge of Vaccine Safety and Developmental Disorders at the CDC?
In the 1980s, Congress mandated Agent Orange studies. Frank and Coleen ended the studies two years early, insuring that “no link” would be found between illnesses being reported by injured veterans and dioxin. The early termination of the study allowed the US Department of Veterans Affairs to deny any connection between Agent Orange and medical problems, preventing veterans and their families from qualifying for compensations. Here’s your hurt, what’s your hurry. The Boyle/Destefano team bamboozle was outed by Admiral Zumwalt who went to the President and laid out the science in a classified report (now declassified):
Without exception, the experts who reviewed the work of the Advisory Committee disagreed with its findings and further questioned the validity of the Advisory Committee’s review of studies on non — Hodgkin’s lymphomas .
a decision which should have been based on scientific data was reduced to vague impressions”
[One impartial review team’s results were] “a stunning indictment of the Advisory Committee’s scientific interpretation and policy judgments”
“1987 Followup Examination Results,” described statistically significant increases in health problems among Ranch Handers including all cancers
The work of the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards, as documented in their November 2, 1989 transcript, has little or no scientific merit, and should not serve as a basis for compensation or regulatory decisions of any sort.
the Air Force could just as easily have concluded that the health problems associated with the Ranch Handers were not necessarily related to eating beer nuts.
Shamefully, the deception, fraud and political interference that has characterized government sponsored studies on the health effects of exposure to Agent Orange and/or dioxin has not escaped studies ostensibly conducted by independent reviewers, a factor that has only further compounded the erroneous conclusions reached by the government.
The Zumwalt report concluded:
[Image: admiral-zumwalt.jpg]It can, in my judgment, be concluded, with a very high degree of confidence, that it is at least as likely as not that the following are caused in humans by exposure to TCDD: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, chloracne and other skin disorders, lip cancer, bone cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, birth defects, skin cancer, lung cancer, porphyria cutanea tarda and other liver disorders, Hodgkin’s disease, hematopoietic diseases, multiple myeloma, neurological defects and auto-immune diseases and disorders.
In addition, I am most comfortable in concluding that it is at least as likely as not that liver cancer, nasal/pharyngeal/esophageal cancers, leukemia, malignant melanoma, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, brain cancer, psychosocial effects, and gastrointestinal disease are service– connected..
President Clinton called Admiral Zumwalt “the conscience of the US Navy”. In fact, Zumwalt’s report is used by veterans seeking compensation. Zumwalt’s son was exposed to Agent Orange and died of lymphoma in 1988.
Boyle and Destefano’s Role in Agent Orange Pseudoscience
The CDC study (which lists no authors) that was published did not study any specific mechanism by which Agent Orange might have caused health issues in veterans. Instead, it studied dioxin levels in Vietnam veterans compared to non-Vietnam veterans. The 646 Vietnam veterans studied by CDC who all served in units that were most likely exposed, did not have elevated levels of dioxin as compared to non-Vietnam veterans. This retrospective study seeking differences of levels of dioxin nearly two decades after exposure is a type of epidemiologic study with only a long shot at success. The aims of the study were to determine whether military records could be “used to identify US Army Vietnam veterans who were likely to be exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange”.
Dioxin is stored in fat. The study measured dioxin levels in serum. Given the CDC’s failure to detect evidence for increased exposed in the 1980s, the ill-posed study was initially used as justification for no further science on the possible effects of exposure.
The analysis and conclusions were also blasted by a Congressional Report:
Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee, US House of Representatives: The Agent Orange Cover-up: A Case of Flawed Science and Political Manipulation. 101st Congress, 2d Session, House Report №101–672. Washington, DC: Govt Printing Office, 1990.
What else has the Destefano/Boyle team failed to detect?
Under their watch, studies conducted ostensibly to test the hypothesis of a link between vaccines and autism have consistently failed to detect any association. Are they competent enough, given the debacle of their failed study in 1988, to run the hopefully entitled “Immunization Safety Office” (which ignores the differences between Vaccination and Immunization) and the “National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities”?
It is my professional opinion that no, neither of these individuals is sufficiently competent to be involved in vaccine safety science and interpretation of studies.
Further, it is my professional opinion that both are guilty of intentional and scientific fraud, perpetuated repeatedly and consistently, to hide the association between vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders.
(1) Boyle informed Congress that no studies have been conducted that compares the rates of autism in vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans. Yet the CDC website clearly reads “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism”. How could any competent scientist make such as stunning conclusion when the science required to answer the question has not been conducted?
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Dr. Coleen Boyle testified to Congress that no science exists that shows vaccines do not cause autism, yet the CDC website still proclaims that “Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism”.
(2) Destefano removed results showing increased risk of autism from on-time MMR prior to presenting to the Institutes of Medicine, and prior to publishing the fraudulent study known as “Destefano et al., 2004”. Two subgroups are missing: African American boys, and isolated autism. The latter group had increased risk, included boys and girls from any race, who had no other conditions other than autism. That means “anyone”.
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Dr. William Thompson confessed his role in allowing false reports to be published both in audio recordings to Dr. Brian Hooker, and in statements from his lawyers. He was put on leave after reporting his concerns to then CDC Director Julie Gerberding, who put him on suspension for breaking rank. Dr. Walter Orenstein is also implicated in the cover-ups. See and
(3) Boyle personally attempted to reconfigure the study design of that same study in an attempt to make the association of on-time MMR and autism go away. The team played with study design after knowing the increased risk of autism had been found, which is not allowed in objective research. They worked very hard to attempt to make the association go away. They play games with birth certificates, and age-group definitions. Nothing worked. So they simply removed the results:
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(4) DeStefano admitted to journalist Sharyl Attkisson that (a) they removed the results because they did not believe them, and (b) that vaccines may be responsible for autism in susceptible individuals (See Sharyl Attkisson’s capture and hear the confession to her here).
[Image: frank-stefano.jpg]Dr. Frank DeStefano’s career exemplifies a list of failures to detect anything wrong with vaccines.
“I guess, that, that is a possibility,” said DeStefano. “It’s hard to predict who those children might be, but certainly, individual cases can be studied to look at those possibilities.”
(5) DeStefano has participated in other publications in which he outlines how association studies should be conducted. He says that covariates must be “corrected for”, and that finding covariates that cause associations between vaccination and adverse events to disappear after the association is first found and then lost due to such corrections somehow exonerates vaccines. This is poppycock. If birthweight, mother’s age, mother’s income, gestational age, etc. cause a loss of significance of vaccination status, the correct model selection procedure is to look for interactions between vaccines and the covariates — especially because they can be functionally related to adverse events from vaccines. If the interaction terms are significant (which could easily be, given that mother’s income, age, gestational age and birthweight may all correlate to nutritional status), the result is pointing to covariates that make vaccination an increased risk. This is elementary linear modeling, and any studies that “correct for” covariates without also studying, and reporting, the interaction terms is hiding the effects of vaccines interacting with other variables.
Besides Autism, what else has the CDC Destefano/Boyle team failed to detect? It is outlined in this 1990 Congressional Report: The Agent Orange Cover-up: A Case of Flawed Science and Political Manipulation.
Given these realities, and the fact that this and other equally damning information has been available for at least three years, it simply is unconscionable that Destefano and Boyle remain in their positions at the CDC. We cannot have incompetent individuals unable to conduct and properly interpret science standing in the way of helping America deal with the explosion of neurodevelopmental disorders — and the full suite of consequences currently being experienced in schools and homes all around the country.
Cowardice at CDC is Not Leadership with Accountability
These people are not only incompetent. They are cowards. Here, we learn from Dr. Thompson that Coleen Boyle refused to ever testify to Congress again. CDC abdicated its responsibility to accountability for their policies:
(recorded May 24, 2014) Page 25 —
Dr. Thompson: Well let me tell you something really interesting I learned about this week so in the midst of this. Ya know, I was yelling at Marshalyn this week, I mean, Marshalyn and I were . . . WHOOOO! I was, it was suggested I resign, and um it’s like that type of stuff going on right now. The whole place is a big pressure cooker . . . So I don’t know if you know this. The CDC was invited to testify (before Congress) and they declined, so this is . . .
Dr. Hooker: Really?
Dr. Thompson: Yeah, and Marshalyn said she’s been offered to testify and said she won’t. Coleen (Boyle) said she’s been offered to testify and Coleen said that she would never go and testify again.
May 20, 2014 — the hearing which Thompson is talking about and Boyle and CDC declined to attend:
Examining the Federal Response to Autism Spectrum Disorders (5/20/2014)
The rate of ASDs is now 1 in 36. Frank, Coleen, you can stop the denialism. It’s over. And you can help America. How? Please resign, and in your letters of resignation, provide a full confession, like Dr. William Thompson has, and let someone capable try to clean up the mess you’ve made.
Vaccines can cause autism in some people, and, from the looks of things, in many people, and you know it. You failed to adjust the schedule, or offer meaningful public health advice in terms of vaccine safety. Your deeds are having profound effects on society, which are difficult to grasp:
  • Half of children have a mental illness in the US.
  • Teachers cannot teach children due to behavioral anomalies.
  • Violence in schools are causing special education teachers to quit in schools across the country.
  • Property taxes are going up as special education costs skyrocket.
  • Calm rooms are being built in schools, and wobble chairs to allow fidgeting.
  • Rates of schizophrenia are increasing among 20–30 year olds.
  • High levels of amyloid are found in the brains of kids with severe autism.
  • High levels of aluminum are found in people with autism.
  • Artificial immunization programs are failing as parents abandon them due to first-hand experience with neurological and immunological adverse events.
  • Exemptions to vaccine mandates are increasingly under fire.
There are desperate attempts ongoing now to convince the increasingly vaccine injured public that vaccine injuries are rare, to blame ASD on stress in the home, and most recently on alcohol use during pregnancy. Why now, all of sudden, can such association be detected? Where were these studies of environmental exposures conducted by CDC after 1988?
There were none. CDC (i.e., Boyle, Destefano) had a suspicious lack of curiosity of what DID cause autism. CDC convinced IOM to say that no more studies were needed.
Sound familiar?
CDC failed to detect association, and called for no more science. Just like Agent Orange.
Studies of genetics have revealed 850 genes associated with autism, but no single gene explains more than 1% of ASD. No studies have looked for genetic/vaccine interactions — and they must be conducted to fill in the gap. “No studies” does not mean “negative evidence.” It means “we need more science.”
The future is now. Vaccines can no longer be said to be “safe” and effective. Other science has progressed, independent of CDC, and the cat is out of the bag.
History will recall the names Destefano, Boyle, Orenstein, Gerberding — and Thompson. There are others. History has shown us that propaganda has never been successful in propping up a regime founded on fraud.
It’s time for Vaccine Safety Science Reform at the CDC, and across the United States.
First we need competence.
About the author: James Lyons-Weiler is the president and CEO of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, an advocacy group that pushes for accuracy and integrity in science and for biomedical researchers to put people’s health before profits. An established academic and researcher, he has a bachelor’s degree in biology, a master’s degree in zoology, a PhD in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology, and a postdoctoral in computational molecular biology; and he’s the author of Ebola: An Evolving Story and Cures vs. Profits.
 This article was reprinted with permission from the
Never invite a Yoda to a frog leg dinner.
Go ahead invite Yoda to a Frog leg dinner
I cannot take their f-ing vaccines.
I just don't trust them.
36% effective this year for old folks,
what's the use?
People all over the US took their flu vaccine and got the flu.
And the CDC is still pushing this vaccine that is 36% effective.
It is crazy.

I have managed to avoid getting sick like that for 3 years now.
I just got this killer flu in the last three days, and I can hardly move about, 
been in bed most of the day.
Just hoping that I can avoid the lung infection which is usually secondary bacterial.

Also I beleive that rogue elements in the CDC and Pharma corporations,
simply spread flu viruses intentionally at this point, 
to force people to succumb to the vaccines and for the pharma corps to make money on flu products.
It is just too easy.
A simple aerisol spray on a few international flights, 
or targeted at elementary schools.

I was almost deathly ill today ... I am a little better tonight.
I have had chills running up and down my spine like race horses at the Kentuicky Derby for three days straight
So I may not be here at HM for a few days.
I still cannot trust those vaccines to use one in the future.
But this flu definitely proved to me why people die from flu,
especially if they get a secondary bacterial infection at the same time.

I am very healthy, in fantastic shape, I eat well and take good care of myself,
don't drink alcohol much -- one beer a night on average and only smoke weed -- no drugs.
and I thought at one point today,
that I might have a stroke.
So be careful.
Wife,Son and a week later Grandson...

Flu went through the household like wildfire.

I didn't gamble.

Bathroom bleach -sprayfoam has cracked my fingers but I haven't got the virus yet. Cry 

I don't trust that sanitizer handwash in certain instances.

so far... I ain't puking from both ends.
Along the vines of the Vineyard.
With a forked tongue the snake singsss...
I use 50 mg zinc pills to ward off colds
and it seems to also work against other germs.
From Old Hippies Forever:

[Image: the-flu-not-seasonal.jpg]

I agree with it.

Bob... Ninja Assimilated
"The Light" - Jefferson Starship-Windows of Heaven Album
I'm an Earthling with a Martian Soul wanting to go Home.   
You have to turn your own lightbulb on. ©stevo25 & rhw007
I have thought about coming here while this sick,
but just didn't even have the deisre to turn on the computer.
Since most of us here at HM are older now,
so we are even more susceptible to these - newer - deadly flu's.

I call these flu's "newer",
because the CDC vaccine failed -- with a 36% effectiveness rate.
It failed because the flu viruses are mutating as they pass through human hosts,
and thus the vaccine lots being manufactured are months behind the pace of viral mutation.
This rate of mutation over the next decade is only going to get worse as time goes on.
The mutation capability is also being transfered into bacterial infections from what I can determine.
Plasmidic exchange in the bacteria ... and bacteria with viruses piggy backing them.
IMO, this New-Flu is primarily a result of the last three decades of recombinant pathogenic viral research.
A lot of that was spawned in biowarfare labs,
most likely tested on the public- and military in particular -- 
under the guise of "forced health protection guidelines".

I must have gotten the worst flu of the strains out there.
So I wanted to just let you all know what you may be facing.
I made it through the last week? I don;t know how many days it has been,
Often, early on in this, I would just sit in a chair when I am awake,
and stare at the floor.
I am better than I was, there has been some improvement indeed but I am not confident.
Lucky that so far I haven't gotten the secondary bacterial lung infection,
that many have gotten along with this deadly shit.
I am awake longer during the day now, 
improving from a 6 hour awake day to an 11 hour awake day.

Don't let an improvement in this flu fool you <--- this is why I am writing all this.

Stay vigilant in not taking chances to exposure to secondary bacterial infections,
and don't be assuming that a brief improvement means you are coming out of the woods.
I had no choice some days, and had to go shopping for food etc.
I felt terrible that I was out in public stores with this flu ... I had no choice,
and I saw very old people in those stores ...
and there I was with the flu ... zombie shuffling about trying to get food and medicine.
I feel very guilty about that.

I pray that none of those really old people were exposed.
They won't make it, ... or they will be hospitalized for a month.
No question in this area,
it is mainly being spread from the schools into the general public,
then through the workplaces.
The kids are trapped like rats in the schools.
I saw one young kid maybe 18, sitting outside the main downtown Food Coop,
with 10-15 inch strings of snot hanging from his nose as he stared at the cement.
I will never walk in those doors again ... the downtown Food Coop,
is where all the local kids hang out,
and street people that are sick wander in to avoid the cold,
especially when they are sick.

This flu is very sneaky, you don't know if it is a flu or a hard cold coming on,
so you try to go about regular business just slower and more carefully.
Most hard flu I ever gotten hit me like a train wreck pretty fast.
This one doesn't, it builds slowly for 3 days and once it has you in it's full grip,
your life is in danger. It is very sticky ... dry .. hot ...snot.
I took Vick's Nyquil Nightime Cold Flu Relief tablets for first 3 nights.
they did dry it up.
I blew my sahre of blood scabs and blood from my nose for 3 days after that.
I was told I should use Mucinex instead.

The f-ing weather here was so warm in late January through most of Feb,
and then it just got miserable right with this flu.
The damp cold will just not let up. It really sucks to step outside in the dampness.

The flu has morphed somewhat now,
and the last 2 nights I have been up every 2 hours to down massive water.
I am drinking almost a gallon a night. <---
I awaken every two hours completely parched and have to down water.
I guess I am lucky that I can even drink water is what I am told. 
My bathroom is downstairs and I sleep upstairs,
and I cannot walk the steps all night to pee,
so I have a gallon plastic bottle here at night.
Last two mornings ... I have a full gallon bottle of pee to carry downstairs.
But hopefully with the fact that I am even writing to post this to you all,
may mean I am actually recovering now.

This is why people like teachers and nurses have to take the flu shot.
The exposure is constant and serious.

I had hoped to start another antique shop here in town some day ...
ain;t gonna happen ... people visit while sick all the time.
Now it is a matter of liquidating the last of the blue chip merch at auction,
and finding a niche somehwere to avoid the impending global pandemic.

All those Hollywood movies about global pandemic ... something like that is inevitable.
Pandemic Zombies will be dropping dead on the streets some day.
I fully expect to see Ebola in the US or Europe in the coming years.
A mutant strain of flu like the WW1 bird flu is inevitable.
Prepare yourselves,
it isn't Hollywood or Dorothy's Kansas anymore ... it is mainstream pandemic America.
Yesterday a baby 9 months old died at the ER.
One guy we know who was living under the Nugents Corner Bridge ... he caught it,
came into town to recover for a few weeks,
and thought he was fully recovered -- out of the woods -- thought he had beat it,
went back to his camp,
and they found him dead there 3 days later.

I still do not want to take their goddam flu shots.
We are all really CDC sheep after all.
Their science is failing,
and their science is corrupt and controlled by pharmaceutical corporations.

Sorry to be so negative,
but just to let you know,
when I am healthy ... at the age of 62 ... I can run 2 miles up steep mountain trails.
I do push ups and pull ups all the time.
I hike packloads of jade weighing 100 pounds out of steep canyons.

Healthy will help you,
but it is what happens in relation to how you take care of yourself,
exposure to secondary bacterial lung infection in tandem with the flu.
So be careful,
and that is my assessment of the current situation.
Don't feel sorry for me, feel sorry for yourself if you catch it,
just take care of yourselves because this flu is very very strange.
I have had lots of flu over the lifetime, but never had something quite like this.
This is the New-Flu.
Courtesy of the early 21st century, and all the recombinant viral research of the last 50 years. 

I will try and rejoin the forum tonight, or soon, but it may still be a few days.
Don't respond to this post, just let people read it.

he knocks wood .
Never invite a Yoda to a frog leg dinner.
Go ahead invite Yoda to a Frog leg dinner
Never invite a Yoda to a frog leg dinner.
Go ahead invite Yoda to a Frog leg dinner
Bionic Kidney is really interesting.

Cordyceps is good for kidney problems

What are the most useful medicinal mushrooms in clinical practice?
The most useful and unique are Ganoderma (ling zhi), 
Turkey Tail (Coriolus, yun zhi), 
Cordyceps (dong chong xia cao).

Scientific Name: Ganoderma lucidum
Chinese Name: Ling zhi

Scientific Name: Cordyceps sinensis
Chinese Name: Dong chong xia cao
Clinically Effective Dosage: 2-4g/day of extract in pill form

Cordyceps is also known as caterpillar fungus. The traditional preparation of this fungus, 
which is grown on the larvae of caterpillars and is considered endangered, 
currently costs thousands of dollars per kilogram. 
Chinese farmers have cultivated this fungus on silkworm and purple corn. 
Products are made by selecting microorganisms from Cordyceps 
and concentrating them in the laboratory. 
Cordyceps enters the liver and kidney meridians and is widely used in Asia to treat immune disorders, 
heart disease, erectile dysfunction, 
asthma, chronic fatigue, 
and diminished kidney function.

Turkey Tail
Scientific Name: Coriolus versicolor
Chinese Name: Yun zhi

Cordyceps  --  grown on the larvae of caterpillars
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The latest Ebola outbreak --- made 1 day of news last week.
That is because it is a vaccine test ... and international news doesn't care,
unless suddenly hundreds are dying.
Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine, WHO says
Quote:Congo has agreed to allow the World Health Organization 
to use an experimental Ebola vaccine Whip
to combat an outbreak announced last week, 
the WHO director-general said Monday.

The aim is for health officials to start using the vaccine, once it's shipped, by the end of the week, 
or next week if there are difficulties, 
said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

"We have agreement, registration, plus import permit — everything formally agreed already. 
And as you know that vaccine is safe and efficacious and has been already tested. 
So I think we can all be prepared," he said. 
"All is ready now, to use it."

The outbreak was announced last week in Bikoro,
in Congo's northwest. 
Health officials traveled there after Congo's Equateur provincial health ministry on May 3 
alerted them to 17 deaths from a hemorrhagic fever.

As of May 13, Congo has 39 suspected, 
probable and confirmed cases of Ebola since April, 
including 19 deaths, WHO reported. 
Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed.

Congo's Ministry of Health has requested that WHO send 4,000 doses of the vaccine, 
said ministry spokeswoman Jessyca Ilunga, 
who said they should arrive by the end of the week.

"The vaccination campaign starts next week, 
everything depends on the logistics 
because the vaccine must be kept at minus 60 degrees Celsius, Hmm2
and we need to assure that the cold chain is assured from Geneva to Bikoro," she said.

The Ebola vaccination campaign will first target health workers, Ilunga said. 
Three nurses are among those with suspected cases, and another is among the dead.

The teams on site have already identified more than 350 contacts, 
who are people who have had contact with the patients, she said.

Mobile laboratories were deployed to Mbandaka and Bikoro on Saturday, she said, 
adding that results from the first 12 samples tested with that method should be available tomorrow.

This is the ninth Ebola outbreak in Congo since 1976, 
when the deadly disease was first identified. 
Congo has a long track record with Ebola, WHO said. 
The last outbreak that was announced a year ago, was contained and declared over by July 2017.

None of these outbreaks was connected to the massive outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone 
that began in 2014 and left more than 11,300 dead.

There is no specific treatment for Ebola, 
which is spread through the bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms.

The new experimental vaccine, 
developed by the Canadian government 
and now licensed to the U.S.-based Merck 
and has been shown to be highly effective against the virus. 
It was tested in Guinea in 2015.

Though the Congo outbreak is of a different strain, 
the experimental vaccine is still thought to be safe and effective.

WHO chief Tedros had led a delegation to the affected region on Sunday.

The Bikoro health zone is about 150 kilometers (93 miles) from Mbandaka, 
the capital of the Equateur province, 
and 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ikoko Impenge, where there are other suspected cases.

WHO is working with Congo's government and other international organizations, 
including Medecins Sans Frontieres, to strengthen coordination to fight and contain the Ebola outbreak.


late 2016
trial for successful Ebola vaccine
Quote:Researchers at the University of Florida have played an integral role in the vaccine trial’s execution, 
finding that it is 100 percent effective at preventing Ebola 
when given 10 or more days prior to exposure to the deadly virus. 
The study findings were published today (Dec. 22) in The Lancet.

“The goal was to estimate the vaccine efficacy from a phase III randomized vaccine trial,” 
said Ira Longini, a professor in the department of biostatistics 
at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine 
and director of the UF Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases.

Longini, who is also a member of UF’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, 
was a key figure in the design of the Ebola vaccine trial and the analysis of its statistical data. 
The trial was called “Ebola ça suffit!” 
and it was the first successful phase III trial for an Ebola vaccine. 
Having successfully completed phase III 
indicates it has been tested on hundreds of subjects and proven both safe and effective.

Natalie Dean, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of biostatistics, 
worked with Longini on both the design and analysis of the vaccine trial.

Trial participants were organized into 117 clusters, 
of which 70 clusters received the vaccine immediately and 47 clusters received it 21 days later. 
Disease takes several days – even weeks – to develop following Ebola infection, 
yet there were zero cases among vaccines more than 10 days after any cluster received the vaccination.

Those in immediately vaccinated clusters who were not vaccinated still received protection, thanks to the trial design – known as a “ring vaccination” trial. This type of trial creates clusters around contacts of people who have contracted the pathogen, as well as contacts of contacts, since these people are at a higher risk of contracting disease. Since the immediately vaccinated participants reduced the number of infections, those ineligible for vaccination within immediate clusters benefitted from herd immunity.

According to the report, vaccinating only 52.1 percent of the participants was still 70.1 percent effective

in preventing the spread of Ebola.

Congo Ebola outbreak turns up in a large city. 
Vaccines have arrived for a first round of immunization but a case in a city is a "game changer"

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
has spread to a large city and the World Health Organization 
has called an emergency meeting to talk about what to do.

It’s only one case so far, but a case of Ebola in a city is a serious matter. 
Ebola regularly breaks out in remote, rural parts of Africa 
but usually causes only a few dozen or a few hundred cases. 
In 2014, when it hit a more connected region of West Africa with several urban centers, 
it spread to more than 28,000 people and killed 11,000 of them.

“The challenge just got much much tougher," said Dr. Peter Salama, 
who heads WHO's emergency program.

A case in a city is "a game changer," he said.

WHO says 44 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — 
most in a remote, northwestern province that is very hard to reach. 
More than 20 people have died.

The new case is in Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people on a major river.

"This is a concerning development, 
but we now have better tools than ever before to combat Ebola," 
said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. 
“WHO and our partners are taking decisive action to stop further spread of the virus."

WHO has admitted to moving far too slowly 
and timidly to help fight the 2014 epidemic of Ebola in West Africa.

The first batch of 4,000 vaccines has arrived in the DRC’s capital. 
The vaccine is still experimental, 
but appears to have protected people from Ebola when it was tested in Guinea in 2016. 
Drugmaker Merck has licensed the vaccine, 
which was developed in Canada, 
and has been seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.

Researchers who tested the vaccine used the same strategy 
that was used to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. 
Called ring vaccination, 
it calls for vaccinating people who have been in contact with patients, and contacts of contacts.

Congo Says 3 New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Large City
Quote:May 19, 2018
KINSHASA, Congo — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed, 
in a city of more than one million people, 
Congo’s health minister announced, 
as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm.

The statement late on Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka, 
a city where a single case was confirmed earlier in the week.

highlights at WHO meeting
Statement on the 1st meeting 
of the IHR Emergency Committee regarding the Ebola outbreak in 2018

 It remains unclear how long that apparent protective effect will last, 
though evidence suggests than antibodies to the disease in vaccinated individuals,
can last two years or more.   {then you need another experimental vaccine every two years}

Nine neighbouring countries, 
including Congo-Brazzaville and Central African Republic, 
have been advised that they are at high risk of spread Whip
and have been supported with equipment and personnel.

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
has several characteristics that are of particular concern: 
the risk of more rapid spread given that Ebola has now spread to an urban area; 
that there are several outbreaks in remote and hard to reach areas; 
that health care staff have been infected, 
which may be a risk for further amplification.

the Director-General accepted the Committee’s assessment and on 18 May 2018, 
and did not declare the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 
a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). 
In light of the advice of the Emergency Committee, 
WHO advises against the application of any travel or trade restrictions  Scream
WHO calls for extra funds to contain Ebola outbreak

Quote:Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome, a biomedical research charity, 
said that this outbreak of Ebola was “really serious” compared to the last one in DRC, 
which killed four people last year, 
because it has been going on for several months 
and so is geographically dispersed over an area that is close to cities. 

The strain of the virus is also similar to the one in west Africa in 2014-16. 

“The next two or three weeks will be crucial,” he said. 
“If the numbers stabilise and we don’t have multiple transmission then it should be containable. 
But if the numbers are going up, there are multiple transmissions in cities, 
cross-border infections and health workers getting infected then all bets are off.”

experimental drugs in prime time Ebola pharma terror double talk

much more at the link
Ebola outbreak opens way to chaotic jockeying Whip to test experimental drugs  Tp

With one vaccine already being used in the field, 
plans are underway to see if another might also be tested. 

And as many as five drugs, 
most of which are not supported by much human data
could be used in head-to-head trials. 
When considering one of those treatments recently, 
scientific experts told the World Health Organization,
they couldn’t recommend its use at this time, 
but the DRC government has already said it’s eager to move ahead.

There’s a “rush to evaluate [treatments] 
because the window of opportunity for evaluating these interventions is always going to be short,” 
said Ross Upshur, 
a physician and ethicist who was on the WHO panel.

There are “tensions” among organizations “that are rivalrous with each other,” 
not unlike the case in 2014, said Upshur, 
who is scientific director of Toronto’s Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation.

Three of the experimental therapeutics are monoclonal antibodies — 
immune system warriors that can recognize and combat Ebola.

Two are cocktails that combine three antibodies — 
ZMapp, which was tested in West Africa, 
and a product made by Regeneron called REGN3470-3471-3479, 
which has already completed a small Phase 1 trial.

The third, called mAb 114, {monoclonal antibody}
is being developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
It appeared to be efficacious in primate testing, 
but the Phase 1 study designed to determine if it’s safe to use 
and to establish the proper dosing only began on May 16.

The WHO expert panel advised against the use of mAb 114 in the outbreak response, 
given the limited data. 
But NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci 
said he will send 100 doses of mAb 114
at the request of the DRC government.

DRC Health Minister Dr. Oly Ilunga told STAT in an interview 
that his government was “keen” to use it, 
because the treatment has its roots in his country’s third Ebola outbreak, 
in 1995 in the city of Kikwit.

The 114 antibody was isolated from the blood of a Kikwit survivor, 
and the DRC’s leading Ebola expert, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, 
collaborated with the NIAID on the research. 
Muyembe is the director general of the DRC’s National Institute for Biomedical Research.

The latest WHO report. May 31
A good map is in the pdf.
Most up to date details.
Tons of info in the pdf.
highlights in the pdf
Quote:As of 30 May 2018, WHO has deployed a total of 164 technical experts
in various critical functions of the Incident Management System (IMS) 
to support response efforts in the three hotspots of Bikoro,
Iboko and Wangata (Mbandaka City

A mobile laboratory has been deployed in Iboko, 
manned by a team of experts from the Institut Pasteur in Dakar (two virologists) and INRB.

develop a point of entry (PoE)
surveillance strategy. 
The National Border Hygiene Programme, in collaboration with partners, 
have mapped PoEs and areas at risk of transmission based on population movement and flow, 
identifying 115 points, including nine airports, 83 river ports, seven bus stations and 16 markets

Since the launch of the vaccination exercise on 21 May 2018, 
a total of 682 people have been vaccinated. 
The targets for vaccination:
are front-line health professionals, 
people who have been exposed to confirmed EVD cases and contacts of these contacts.

About 19 tons of
materials have been received in Kinshasa, 
of which 16 tons have been sent to Mbandaka. 
Around 3000 sets of personal protective equipment, 
tents and sanitation materials have been dispatched.

Only 682 people vaccinated -- mostly health care people.
Somebody out there working for the WHO - CDC,
is monitoring Whip
the side effects of the vaccines on the ... volunteers. 
Side effects will vary per individual.

Nothing in the news on the Ebola outbreak since June 12,
where they suspect that the vaccine may be helping.
A couple more deaths and veiled disclaimers that cities remain at high risk.

Going through the Ebola articles I came across this new --  tick carried virus --
sweeping across Africa and into Asia.
They call it Crimean - Congo Ebola ...  Scream ... a stretch of a descriptive analogy,
though it is hemmorhaggic,
with a 5-20% death rate.

Note the map --- Turkey -- 9787 cases <---- highest in the world,
hop skip and jump from India and China

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Heading straight into Europe with the migrants.
Can also be transmitted -- human to human --

Quote:What is commonly called "Ebola" is more specifically the species Zaire ebolavirus, 
which belongs to the genus Ebolavirus. 
This group also contains nasty species called Bundibugyo, Sudan, and Taï Forest ebolavirus. 

Marburgvirus, a separate genus, 
contains the human pathogenic viruses called Marburg and Ravn. 
These diseases are largely limited to Africa.

Not so for Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). 

This killer, 
which is a member of the order Bunyavirales, 
is completely unrelated to the aforementioned viruses. 

CCHF has caused outbreaks throughout the Middle East and Asia, 
infecting more than 1,000 people every year since 2002. 
The orange countries are endemic for CCHF, and "CFR" refers to the case-fatality rate, 
which ranges from roughly 4% to 20%.

Unlike the Ebolavirus and Marburgvirus, 
which tend to be spread by direct contact with infected bats or primates (including humans), 
CCHF is transmitted by ticks, 
though it can also spread human-to-human. 
A recent report from the CDC describes an outbreak that occurred in central Uganda last summer.

The authors report seven cases of CCHF (two confirmed, five suspected), 
and they performed a case-control study to determine the cause of the outbreak. 
Each case was matched with four healthy neighbors as controls (for a total of 28 controls), 
each of whom were of the same sex and similar age as the afflicted.

The team discovered that the odds of tick exposure among cases 

was 11 times that among controls. 

Indeed, subsequent analyses revealed that 60% of cattle and 24% of goats 
where the cases worked 
had antibodies against CCHF, 
indicating that these animals had been exposed to the virus.

One week after the last Ebola outbreak was declared over Nonono
the latest outbreak is now twice as bad.

this is from august 2
The Latest Ebola Outbreak Is Centered in a War Zone

workers at an "Ebola security zone" having shoes cleaned -- sandals are not a good idea 
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Quote: The new cases are in and around the remote village of Mangina, 
near the city of Beni and the border with Uganda. 

The area has been chronically plagued by fighting between government forces and armed rebel groups. 

Last year, 15 United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an attack on a compound in North Kivu.

The region also hosts more than one million people 

displaced by conflict throughout the country and shares porous borders with Rwanda and Uganda.

This news dates to August 8
Ebola vaccinations to begin in DR Congo as tests confirm Zaire strain is behind both outbreaks

Quote:Forty-three people are believed to have been infected – of which 36 have died – 
in this latest outbreak, which is centred on the village of Mangina in the province of North Kivu. 
A further 46 suspected cases are under investigation, 
including in nearby Beni, 
a city of  several hundred thousand people.

An experimental vaccine, 
developed by pharmaceutical giant Merck 
is believed to have helped contain the outbreak in Equateur – some 1,500 miles away from North Kivu.

Until now experts had been unsure if the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, 
which remains stockpiled in Kinshaha 
could be used in the latest outbreak as it was not known which of the four strains of Ebola had hit North Kivu. 

The rVSV-ZEBOV  vaccine is only effective against the Zaire species of the virus.

Vaccinations will focus on health workers, 
and some 900 “contacts” of people confirmed or suspected to have the virus 
,in what the WHO calls a "ring" vaccination campaign.

One of the challenges that faced responders during the last outbreak in the country,
were local myths Hmm2
around the vaccine,
such as beliefs among some that the vaccine causes impotency in men and infertility in women,  
said Tamba Emmanuel Danmbi-Saa, 
Oxfam's humanitarian programme manager in the DRC. 

You can bet that the Merck Ebola vaccine probably has plenty of long term side effects,
like impotency ...
They still really don't even know the short term side effects over a large cross section of population.


Quote:Mr Danmbi-Saa said that the unstable security situation was proving to be the major challenge,
in the current outbreak,
with some 30 percent of North Kivu inaccessible. 

"In a context such as North Kivu,
insecurity had made life very complicated for us as humanitarian actors.
We are not even sure of what is going on in certain areas,"
said Mr Danmbi-Saa.
"This is translating into a nightmare we are facing at the moment."

same strain -- ebola zaire -- 1500 km apart

looks like one of Kalters fractals

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Flu Vaccine Effectiveness May Wane 16%  Whip every 28 Days
A new study suggests that the effectiveness 
of inactivated influenza vaccine wanes during the course of a single season.

This study’s results may lead to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s 
of obtaining a flu shot before November 1st each year.

the study:
CDC Updates Guidance for -Post-Zika Virus Exposure Counseling in Males
CDC) now recommends that couples wait at least 3 months  Naughty
before attempting to conceive 
after possible Zika virus exposure in the male

recommendations made stated that men with possible Zika virus exposure 
should wait at least 6 months 
after symptom onset 
if they were symptomatic 
or 6 months after their last possible Zika virus exposure 
if they were asymptomatic before trying to conceive.

For couples not planning to conceive, 
the CDC now also recommends that men should consider using condoms 
or abstaining from sex 
for at least 3 months 
following the onset of Zika-related symptoms or from their last possible Zika virus exposure 
if they are asymptomatic. 
This will minimize the risk for sexually transmitting the virus.

Vaccines are BIG Pharma $$$ Sheep $$$ coral.

Bob... Ninja Assimilated
"The Light" - Jefferson Starship-Windows of Heaven Album
I'm an Earthling with a Martian Soul wanting to go Home.   
You have to turn your own lightbulb on. ©stevo25 & rhw007

Ebola news  Damned   still hanging in there ... in the war zone
Violence suspends response in DRC Ebola hot spot as cases rise

Quote:Deadly clashes over the weekend,
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) main Ebola hot spot, 
between rebels and armed forces suspended outbreak response activities, 
as six new cases were reported 
and more details emerged about a recent case detected near the Uganda border.

The violence in Beni on Saturday has killed 21 people, 17 of them civilians, 
with the DRC's army blaming the Allied Democratic Forces, 
a rebel militia, 
Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. 
The country's health ministry asked aid groups working in Beni to temporarily suspend their activities, 
but Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Ebola treatment centers located 20 to 30 miles outside the city 
were operating normally, the report said.

Problems in Beni, 
where outbreak responders are already grappling with pockets of community resistance Nonono
to steps such as contact tracing, 
and medical treatment, 
come 3 months before an election to replace Joseph Kabila, the DRC's controversial president.

In a statement yesterday, 
the health ministry said many residents took to the streets to protest growing insecurity in the area, 
adding that response activities will resume as soon as calm returns to the city.

Ebola death toll hits 100
The 6 new confirmed cases include a case in Tshomia in Ituri province near the Ugandan border 
that was recently reported by the news media, 
4 from Beni, and 1 from Mabalako, 
according to DRC health ministry updates posted Sep 21, 22, and 23.

Also, the number of deaths reached 100 with the addition of 3 fatalities reported in Beni, Tshomia, and Butembo.

The new cases boost the DRC's Ebola total to 149 cases, 118 of them confirmed. 
Also, health officials are investigating 12 suspected infections.

Patient flees to unsecured health zone
In another worrisome development, 
the DRC's health ministry said yesterday that a confirmed case-patient in Beni 
escaped a hospital 
before being transferred to an Ebola treatment center. 
The patient was found in an unsecured part of Kalunguta health zone.

Ebola patient who evade treatment pose a major risk of spread, 
and the threat of the disease moving to an non-secure area 
poses an extra threat to responders and adds to the already difficult task of containing the virus.

Discussions are under way with the village chief and the health zone's management team, 
to safety retrieve the patient, the health ministry said.

Tshomia patient tied to resistant district
The Ebola case detected near the Ugandan border, 
noted earlier media reports, 
involves a known contact of the first confirmed case in Beni's Ndindi district, 
which has been a flash point for community resistance against response efforts, 
the health ministry said in its Sep 21 daily update. 
The first patient in Ndindi died in the community, 
and the woman wasn't buried securely.

Some of her relatives refused to cooperate with health responders, 
which led to several confirmed cases and deaths in the same family. 

When their symptoms began, 
they fled to other health areas, 
including Mabalako, Masereka, Butembo, and Tshomia. 
"Thus, all the first confirmed cases in these areas are direct contacts of the case of Ndindi district," 
the health ministry said.

Outbreak coordinators sent teams to all the areas within the first 24 to 36 hours, 
to quickly identify and vaccinate contacts surrounding the patients, the ministry said, adding, 
"These rapid interventions are necessary to rapidly break the chain of transmission related to Ndindi's resistance."

On Sep 21, a joint team that included vaccinators, experts in infection prevention and control, and an emergency physician was deployed to Tshomia health zone, and the next day vaccination of the first contacts of the patient confirmed there began. The ministry said that so far 56 contacts have already voluntarily registered with vaccination teams.

The health ministry said 10 people in Tshomia have been vaccinated, 
bringing the overall total in the outbreak to 11,417 <----- Whip
In its update on Sep 21, 
the health ministry said 4,320 more doses of the experimental VSV-EBOV vaccine have arrived in Kinshasa.


Polio like virus on the move amongst children in Minnesota.

Polio like symptoms are the result of a prior viral infection <-----

West Nile type viruses

Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Quote:Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare but serious condition. 
It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, 
which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. 
This condition is not new, but the increase in cases we saw starting in 2014 

Most people will have sudden onset of arm or leg weakness and loss of muscle tone and reflexes. 
Some people, in addition to arm or leg weakness, will have:

facial droop/weakness,
difficulty moving the eyes,
drooping eyelids, or
difficulty with swallowing or slurred speech.

Some people with AFM may be unable to pass urine (pee). 

The most severe symptom of AFM is respiratory failure 
that can happen when the muscles involved with breathing become weak. 
In very rare cases,
it is possible that the process in the body that triggers AFM 
may also trigger other serious neurologic complications that could lead to death.

Certain viruses 
that can cause AFM or similar neurologic conditions are;
poliovirus and non-polio enteroviruses,
West Nile virus (WNV) and viruses in the same family as WNV, 
specifically Japanese encephalitis virus and Saint Louis encephalitis virus
and adenoviruses.
Oftentimes, despite extensive lab tests, the cause of a patient’s AFM is not identified.

day care centers and grade schools  Naughty 

movie theaters ... I go to the latest movie ... after a few showing weeks, then nobody is there.
Contagious Norovirus is a major problem in any public setting.

the true culprit in the AFM may be the mosquitos that carry West Nile.

Last post -- AFM --- polio like symptoms -- 

That happened fast !!!
It is a multi state outbreak now.
Even headlined the local news the other day with several hospitalizations,
and with a case just 30 miles south of here.
Polio-like illness is on the rise with 85 possible cases
Quote:Health officials in 26 states 
tell NBC News they are investigating or have reported 85 cases of AFM.

It comes on suddenly and can cause a variety of symptoms, 
including dizziness, inability to walk, 
trouble swallowing 
or trouble moving an arm. 
There is no specific treatment but if children show symptoms, 
they need quick care — 
especially if there is trouble breathing, 
as they may need a ventilator

 a key clue Whip  .... and why you stay away from snot nose rug rat children ...  and day care centers
Illinois, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness in children

Quote:Health officials in Washington state Whip

are investigating five possible cases in patients from four different counties.

 “All cases are among infants and children under age six,
who all reportedly had symptoms of a respiratory illness in the week prior 
to developing symptoms of AFM,” 
the Washington State Department of Health said in a statement Wednesday. 

The children were all hospitalized after experiencing: 
“sudden onset of paralysis of one or more limbs.”   Damned


Holy Smokes Damned

Watch what you wear in clothing and jewelry -- epic toxicity Whip

No wonder there is so much breast cancer in women.
Quote:Toxic metal cadmium found in chain stores' jewelry for adults

Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium 
is showing up on the shelves of national retailers 
including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results.

Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health 
revealed some jewelry sold:
with women's dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium  Scream

which can cause cancer and reproductive harm after prolonged exposure.

Consumer advocates were hopeful cadmium had disappeared from the U.S. jewelry market, 
following changes prompted by a 2010 Associated Press investigation, 
that found Chinese manufacturers, 
were using the metal to make kids' jewelry. 
States including California outlawed cadmium in children's jewelry, 
and testing by the center found the chemical had virtually disappeared from jewelry by 2012.

No laws address cadmium in adult jewelry, however, 
and last year the center decided to check those products. 
Lab testing found 31 adult jewelry items purchased from retail stores were at least 40 percent cadmium, 
and most were more than 90 percent, 
according to results shared exclusively with the AP.

California's law allows no more than 0.03 percent cadmium in children's jewelry. 

The precise health risk from the tested jewelry is unclear, 
because researchers did not assess whether small amounts shed when the jewelry is handled and worn.

Over time, cadmium accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys and bones. 
Most exposure happens by ingesting small amounts or by breathing it, 
most commonly through tobacco, which can contain cadmium. 
Researchers also have documented some absorption through skin contact, 
though the phenomenon is not well-studied.

Michael Harbut, 
a practicing doctor who as a university professor has researched cadmium's cancer-causing properties, 
noted that contact can trigger skin rashes including psoriasis.

"Cadmium is bad," said Harbut, who teaches at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. 
"Given a choice between wearing something with cadmium in it, 
or wearing something without cadmium in it, 
I would take the product without cadmium."

The Oakland-based nonprofit bought all the test samples in the San Francisco Bay Area this year or last.
The extent to which contaminated jewelry is in stores elsewhere isn't clear, 
though a national retailer would not typically limit a product to just one region.

The center said the problem should not be underestimated because of the limited market sampling.

"If you're the person that buys and is wearing that jewelry, 
you don't really care whether it's a common problem or a rare problem," 
said Caroline Cox, senior scientist at the center. "You have a problem."

Brent Cleaveland, executive director of the Fashion Jewelry and Accessories Trade Association, 
said he does not believe the test results suggest a larger problem. 
Most major retailers have a stringent system for testing and analyzing what they sell, he said.

Most of the tainted items were sold at Ross, 
which operates more than 1,400 stores in 38 states. 
One pendant from a necklace chain was 100 percent cadmium, according to the testing.

In a written statement, Ross said it is committed to protecting its customers, 
and has "addressed this issue with our supplier." 
The retailer would not say whether it pulled suspect jewelry from stores.

The brands found with high cadmium levels in Ross stores include Tacera and Vibe Sportswear.

Xinwei Xie, chief executive officer at Trend Textile Inc., which owns Tacera, 
declined to comment when reached by phone. 
The Skate Group Inc., which owns Vibe Sportswear, 
did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Papaya said it considers cadmium in its products a serious problem. 
It operates more than 100 retail locations nationwide.

Steven Kim, an attorney representing Papaya, 
said the company has recalled the products where contamination was found,
 and stopped buying from the manufacturer in China. <------

"Our manufacturers are required to represent and warrant that their products are in legal compliance," 
Kim said. 
"Papaya is very strict and stops doing business with any manufacturer which fails to comply."

Nordstrom spokeswoman Emily Sterken said the company is "reaching out to these vendors,
to make them aware of the situation and get more information on these items."

holy fuck-o

Quote:Their new experiments, 
performed in mice and three-dimensional brain cells in a dish, 
found that the same herpes species :gard;
ignited a protective reaction in amyloid,
 a protein present in all human brains. 
Dr. Tanzi describes this as “seeding” the amyloid, 
causing it to ensnare the virus in fibrous nets that form plaques.

In this way, he said, 
viruses and other microbes are the “prequel” 
to  the prevailing theory that Alzheimer’s is caused by amyloid accumulation,
the brain cannot clear out.
A Common Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

But a new study by a team that includes prominent Alzheimer’s scientists who were previously skeptics of this theory may well change that. The research offers compelling evidence for the idea that viruses might be involved in Alzheimer’s, particularly two types of herpes that infect most people as infants and then lie dormant for years.

The study, published Thursday in the journal Neuron, found that viruses interact with genes linked to Alzheimer’s and may play a role in how Alzheimer’s develops and progresses.

The authors emphasized they did not find that these viruses cause Alzheimer’s. But their research, along with another soon-to-be-published study, suggests that viruses could kick-start an immune response that might increase the accumulation of amyloid, a protein in human brains which clumps into the telltale plaques of Alzheimer’s.

“These viruses are probably significant players in driving the immune system in Alzheimer’s,” said Joel Dudley, the study’s senior author and an associate professor of genetics and genomic sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. “I think they’re like gas on the flames of some pathology that may be immune-driven.”

If so, that could change the course of research 
and possibly lead to treatments and new ways of screening for the disease.

“This definitely brings up the potential role of infection or infectious particles in the pathology of Alzheimer’s,”
 said Dr. John Morris, 
director of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr. Morris, who was not involved in the research, 
said it provided the strongest evidence to date for a viral role. 
The study analyzed samples from nearly 950 human brains in four different brain banks 
and found links to the genetic, molecular and clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

What the scientists found surprised them. Genes that were active in Alzheimer’s pathology 
also turned out to be active in fighting viruses.

“I went looking for drugs, and all I found were these stupid viruses,” Dr. Dudley joked.

Then the researchers searched in about 2,000 samples from 944 brains of people who had died — some with Alzheimer’s, some with other types of neurological problems, and some without cognitive impairment. The idea was to see if any viral gene sequences were more abundant in Alzheimer’s brains.

Although some previous Alzheimer’s studies had focused on herpes, “we had no horse in the race and said, ‘We’re going to look across all viral genes known to man,’” Dr. Dudley said.

Out of 515 viruses, Alzheimer’s brains consistently had more of two herpes species: 6A and 7. These belong to a family of roseoloviruses that affect almost every baby, sometimes causing a pinkish rash and fever. They then go dormant, but can later get reactivated for various reasons, including illness or stress.

These herpes species have the ability to enter brain cells. And, said Dr. Dudley, “The viruses have a direct sort of push-pull with lots of known Alzheimer’s genes.”

In fact, people with the gene most known to increase the risk of getting Alzheimer’s, ApoE4, had even more of herpes 6A, said Ben Readhead, the study’s first author, affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine and the Arizona State University-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center.

And genes that seemed to make tissues more susceptible to harm from the herpesviruses were expressed most strongly in two brain areas that are especially damaged in Alzheimer’s, Dr. Dudley said.


much more at the link:
The Nipah Virus Outbreak: Everything You Need to Know About India's New Epidemic

Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus that causes severe disease animals and humans. 
(A zoonotic virus is a virus that can be transmitted from animals to humans, such as rabies or zika.) 
On the scale of viruses, NiV is relatively new. 
It was first identified in the Malaysian town of Nipah in 1998, 
and subsequent outbreaks have been more or less contained to South and Southeast Asia, 
most notably Bangladesh, 
where in 2004 a number of people contracted the virus after consuming contaminated date palm sap. 

A closely related virus called Hendra first appeared in Australian racehorses in the mid-nineties.

NiV can present as severe respiratory infection, extreme fevers, convulsions, vomiting, 
and often a swelling of the brain, called encephalitis. 
There’s no known cure and no vaccine, 
though researchers are working on one. 

The virus’s primary hosts are fruit bats, 
which can transmit the disease directly to humans through the vectors of bites and scratches, 
or via contaminated food and water. 
Other animals, such as pigs, can also contract the virus and transmit it to people.

And as this recent outbreak shows, 
NiV can also be transmitted from humans to humans through bodily fluids, 
though the virus doesn’t currently have an airborne vector. 
The WHO reports NiV has mortality rates of up to 75%, 
though the recent strain to appear in India seems less deadly than that. 

“It is conceivable that there is currently a strain of Nipah virus circulating among bats that, 
if it infected people, 
would efficiently transmit from person to person. 
So far,” he adds, “we have not identified such a strain.”

Luby says one worry is that the virus could mutate into a strain that concentrates in the respiratory tract, 
which would increase the risk of airborne transmission.

Various Adenoviruses mysteriously killing children in hospitals on the east coast is the latest.

it is all rogue pharma corp vaccine experiments Whip they need those children's blood for vaccine components
Adenovirus Doesn't Usually Kill, So Why Did 7 Kids Die from the Virus in New Jersey?

Quote:Jersey outbreak is adenovirus 7, 
a strain that's known to cause respiratory symptoms and spread among people living in close quarters, 
including military recruits. 
For example in 1997, 
an outbreak of adenovirus 7 at a U.S. Navy training center sickened more than 350 people, 
according to a 2002 report.

Adenovirus 7 has also been tied to cases of severe pneumonia and death in infants in South America,
Adalja said.

A vaccine against adenovirus strains 4 and 7 is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 
but it is available only for members of the military. <-----
some medical professionals think the vaccine should be considered for use in a broader population, Adalja said.

The current outbreak "underscores the need to think about the fact that, 

maybe there are other groups that would benefit from adenovirus vaccination," 
Adalja told Live Science

2 week incubation period for respiratory adenovirus infection.
Stay away from any kids with odd colds.
Good luck.
Bad colds are spreading through this area faster than a Usain Bolt 100 yard sprint at the Olympics.

the death toll went up to 9 at the facility in the last 2 days <---

the news
the news you don't see
the news you forget about

That recent ebola outbreak ... is raging.

Read more:
CDC director warns that Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable

Quote:Robert Redfield, MD, director for the CDC, said Nov. 5,
that if the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak becomes more serious, 
international public health experts
should consider the possibility it can't be brought under control.

Dr. Redfield spoke at a briefing on Capitol Hill Monday hosted by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. 
Redfield spoke of the security risks that have made it difficult to treat and contain the disease, 
noting that last month, 
CDC personnel were pulled from the DRC due to safety concerns, 
including an uptick in violence, according to the Washington Post.
This latest Ebola outbreak began in August and as of November 4, 
total cases are at 400 with 186 deaths. 
The CDC warns that if international Ebola containment
efforts were to pull out of the DRC, 

this would mark the first time since 1976 the disease has not been stopped.
The epicenter of the Ebola outbreak

Quote:has moved from the small town of Mangina to the larger city of Beni, 
where the number of new suspected and confirmed Ebola patients has risen steadily for weeks. 
MSF teams are increasingly busy with tracing suspected cases, 
as the epidemic has reached a new level.

We now observe an increasing number of new cases further south, 
in the even bigger city of Butembo. 
We fear the situation might become even harder to manage, 
unless the response in this area is significantly strengthened,” says Gwenola Seroux, 
emergency cell manager for MSF.

The past few weeks have seen a noticeable increase in the number of new cases in Butembo, 
a regional hub for trade near the Ugandan border. 
More resources and attention are needed in the area, 
as there is a risk that this large city is becoming a new hotspot for the outbreak.

As many as 30 new suspected cases are identified every day Damned
and admitted to the Ebola treatment center in Beni.
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Director, Tom Inglesby, 
warned of what could happen if Ebola becomes endemic in the Congo's North Kivu province. 
Inglesby said this would show "we've lost the ability to trace contacts, 
stop transmission chains and contain the outbreak."

At least 60 to 80 percent of cases identified,
have no known epidemiological link to prior cases. Damned

The rate of new infections is also increasing. 
There is now talk of vaccinating broader populations in place of the current vaccination strategy, 
which is to vaccinate those who have been exposed to Ebola patients.

In an active war zone.
A hop, skip, and air fare away from NYC.

now the worst outbreak ever in the DRC,
with no sign of slowing down,

new grizzly details ... experimental drugs into fast track clinical trails -- 
mass population vaccination being contingency planned <----
DRC: Ebola clinical trials begin as UN warns of newborns infected
Authorities allow clinical trials,
even as a fresh WHO warning about babies becoming infected raises new fears.

Quote:Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) 
have approved clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, 
even as the deadly disease's outbreak among newborn babies raises new fears.

The DRC's health ministry on Saturday said the clinical trials
will allow researchers to collect valuable data in a country,
that is battling its worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever.

"Precious information about the effectiveness of the treatments obtained during the clinical trial,
will allow for the development of these treatments,
on a wider scale to save more lives," 
the ministry said.

The four treatments are:

which was developed by the United States government; 
an intravenous treatment made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical; 
made by Gilead Sciences; 
Regeneron's REGN-EB3.

Recent figures say 151 patients received one of the four drugs. 
Of those, 
76 recovered, 
44 died 
and 31 are still hospitalised - 
a mortality rate of 37 percent.

In contrast, among those who had not received treatment, the mortality rate was close to 80 percent.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) 
has warned that the disease has also been infecting babies, 
a population group not usually known to catch Ebola.

In an update published this week, 
WHO reported 36 new confirmed cases of Ebola, 
including seven in newborn babies and infants younger than two. 
Six cases were reported in children aged between two and 17; 
one case was in a pregnant woman.

While Ebola typically infects adults, 
as they are most likely to be exposed to the lethal virus, 
children have been known in some instances to catch the disease when they act as caregivers.

Few cases of Ebola in babies have been reported, 

but experts suspect transmission might happen via breast milk or close contact with infected parents.

It's just a matter of time,
before it finds it's way out of Africa.

They are contingency planning to possibly have to vaccinate hundreds of thousands,
if not millions of people,
with experimental drugs.

This is the one the US govt manufactured:
mAb 114
{based on monoclonal antibodies
originally derived from the blood of a survivor of Ebola virus disease 
who contracted the disease in Kikwit in 1995.}

mAb 114 clinical trails:


Keeping track of the current Ebola outbreak developments.
2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city, 

Quote:The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city.
Butembo, a bustling city of almost a million people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, 
is reporting an increasing number of cases of Ebola virus disease in the country's current epidemic. 
There has been a "significant increase" in infections there over the past three weeks, 
with a total of 25 confirmed cases thus far, 
according to Thursday's bulletin from the country's health ministry.

Butembo is a key trading and transport hub with links to other major cities in the country 
as well as to neighboring Uganda. 
It's about two times the size of the city of Beni, the outbreak's epicenter, and is located just 35 miles away. 
The health ministry said the "high density and mobility" of Butembo's population,
presents new challenges to containment efforts, 
already complicated by sporadic rebel attacks on remote villages in and around Beni.]

"No other epidemic in the world has been as complex as the one we are currently experiencing," 
the Democratic Republic of the Congo's health minister,
 Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said in a statement last month.

More than 40,000 people, 
including health workers and children, 
have been vaccinated in the outbreak zone since Aug. 8,
according to the country's health ministry.

The vaccine, which was developed by American pharmaceutical company Merck, 
has proved effective against the country's previous outbreak in the western province of Equateur.

The number of Ebola cases in the current outbreak would probably have already surpassed 10,000 Whip
if it weren't for the vaccination teams, the ministry said Thursday.

Health workers are seen putting on their personal protective equipment before entering the red zone of a Medecins Sans Frontieres supported Ebola treatment center in Butembo, Congo, Nov. 3, 2018.
[Image: congo-ebola-03-ap-jc-181207_hpMain_4x3_992.jpg]

more details

... experimental Ebola vaccine, which is owned by Merck. 
The company keeps a stockpile of 300,000 doses, and preparing them takes months.

“We are extremely concerned about the size of the vaccine stockpile,” 
WHO’s emergencies director, Dr. Peter Salama, 
told the STAT media outlet in an interviewthis week, 
saying 300,000 doses is not sufficient as urban Ebola outbreaks become more common.

Health workers, contacts of Ebola victims and their contacts
have received the vaccine in a “ring vaccination” approach, 
but in some cases all residents of hard-to-reach communities have been offered it. 

The prospect of a mass vaccination in a major city like Butembo has raised concerns. 
Salama called the approach “extremely impractical.”


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