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Pandemic Hysteria Du Jour- The Pharma Terror Chronicles
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Infectious eco apocalypse ebola like disease in amphibian extinction ...

yea, you read it right

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20...162031.htm

Hope for fighting disease -- known as Ebola of frogs
Quote:Despite widespread infection,
some frog populations are surviving a deadly disease 
that is the equivalent of humankind's Ebola virus. 

The reason -- genetic diversity.

That's the finding of a new study published this week in the journal Immunogenetics. 
Anna Savage, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Central Florida, 
is the lead author of the study.

The research is important because frogs, 
are facing what may be a mass extinction as a result of disease, Savage says.

"If you have more genetic variation, 
you have more potential to respond and adapt to anything," Savage says.

However, protecting frog habitats from destruction and pollution is critical, she says.

"Don't destroy habitats, maintain large population sizes -- 
these simple things are the best actions to implement, 
given whatever limited information we have,
 to give populations the chance to rebound," she says.

The virus Savage and her colleagues studied is called Ranavirus. Damned

It affects cold-blooded animals, such as amphibians, reptiles and fish. 
It causes a tadpole's internal organs to fill with blood and explode, 
much like the Ebola virus does in humans. 
It is one of the top two pathogens causing worldwide amphibian decline.

Researchers suspect that Ranavirus and other similar pathogens 
have long been in the environment, 
but they are exploring why the pathogens are now causing so many disease outbreaks.

"Certainly, the rise of these infectious pathogens coincides with the period when global temperatures 
started to significantly increase," she says. "There are a lot of biologists working on studies trying to tease apart the relationship between climate and amphibian health and how that might translate to some of these global disease problems."

It is important to study frogs because of the roles they play, Savage says. 
They help control diseases by eating insects that can infect humans 
and also are an essential part of the food chain.

"If we lost them, 
there would be this major energetic crisis where we wouldn't have a food source 
for many other animals that depend on them to survive," Savage says.

In the study, researchers collected tail clippings from tadpoles
in 17 randomly selected ponds in Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland over the course of two years. 
Tail clipping is a minimally invasive and nonlethal method for tissue collection. 
The clippings were used to analyze and determine the presence and severity of Ranavirus in the tadpoles. 
The team also checked for major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes, 
which can help a tadpole's immune system fight off disease.

They found Ranavirus infection in 26 percent of the 381 tadpoles they sampled 
and that the presence of a particular combination of MHC genes 
was associated with decreased severity of the virus.

"There was evidence that this combination of immune genes 
was helping those individuals limit how bad the viral infection can get," she says. 
"To our knowledge this is the first study that shows that this group of immune genes 
is actually important for Ranavirus susceptibility."

The findings could have implications for frog species in Florida, 
as Ranavirus is a disease that threatens frogs in the state, 
including the American bullfrog, 
the southern leopard frog and the endangered Gopher frog.

"These immune genes aren't completely different across different species," she says. 
"We actually see a lot of the same variants shared at the level of the entire genus or even the whole family. 
So, some of the work we've done is showing that we're finding the same genetic variants in wood frogs as in other frogs, including species in Florida."
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Lots of info to read at the link on the entire situation.

Ebola treatment centers are under repeated attack.
Large groups of the local population do not trust the CDC,
or their ebola treament centers and experimental vaccines.
Here is probably why they are under attack:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/healt...o-cdc.html
Ebola Epidemic in Congo Could Last Another Year, C.D.C. Director Warns
Quote:Another bad sign is that too many new cases are turning up,
which were not known contacts of patients and were not being monitored, 
meaning they could have infected yet more unknown people.

Also problematic is that a high percentage of patients, 
about 25 percent, 
became infected at local health centers, 
and about 75 health workers from those centers have also been infected. 
Rates that high indicate that information about the disease 
and how to avoid spreading it have not reached those clinics.

Many patients in the current outbreak, 
about 30 percent, 
have been children, 
and doctors say they think some caught Ebola when they were taken to local clinics for other illnesses.

In addition, the contact tracing has not always been effective. 

In some cases, if contacts missed a scheduled appointment to be checked for symptoms,
 their names were simply dropped from the list  Scream 
Dr. Redfield said.

Returning from a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo,
the agency chief also worried that vaccine supplies could run out.   Naughty



Ebola vaccine testing.
Merck maintains 300,000 doses available at all times.
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Hmm2  Cultural suicide?  The supremacy of ignorance?
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Quote: Cultural suicide?  The supremacy of ignorance?


The people attacking the clinics fear the vaccines.
They believe it causes infertility, other diseases, 
and some believe that the vaccine delivers the disease.
The whole event may be a vaccine experiment from it's inception.
It is a matter of time before one of these ebola events gets out.
If it happens somewhere like Mexico City,
watch what happens at the border here.

This is unrelated -- about cancer
metal found abundant in meteors kills cancer cells --- novel treatment

http://www.geologyin.com/2017/12/heavy-m...tbjhsgY.99

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https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/12-...april-2019
Statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee 
for Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 12th April 2019


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https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/wh...egy-needed
Epidemic Not Under Control - Urgent Strategy Change Needed
The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders
made the following statement 
after the World Health Organization decided today 
to not declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern  Naughty
for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

More than eight months into the outbreak, the situation is alarming. 
The number of new reported cases has significantly increased over the past few weeks, 
reaching its highest levels since the declaration of the epidemic.

 Last week, 40 percent of the newly reported cases 
are people who died in the community 
before they could be identified as Ebola patients and offered care.

“Whatever the official status of this outbreak is, 
it is clear that the outbreak is not under control 
and therefore we need a better collective effort. 
The virus has not spread to neighboring countries so far, but the possibility exists.

"What is most important now if we want to gain control of this epidemic 
is to change the way we are dealing with it. 
We need to adapt our intervention to the needs and expectations of the population, 
to integrate Ebola activities in the local healthcare system, 
to engage effectively with the communities,
and to further explore promising vaccinations to strengthen prevention.

"Choices must be given back to patients and their families on how to manage the disease—
for example, by allowing people to seek healthcare in their local centers 
rather than in an Ebola Treatment Center (ETC). 
We owe this to our patients.”

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You know with "war centrists" states and the Elite wants may just be to small Nuke the population after clearing non-infected NGOs and Other Elite folks.

Might come to that.

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I have been swamped busy but getting to things slowly but surely.

A few days a go I was having dinner with the TV on,
and saw this scene on FOX news -- Tucker Carlson.
I captured a quick camera image of it Whip
There are escalating developments in the ebola outbreak,
but this sudden coverage out of nowhere suggests to me that more is at play.

 
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-healt...SKCN1S9161

Congo Ebola deaths surpass 1,000 as attacks on treatment centers go on
Quote:More than 100,000 people have been vaccinated so far, 
and the treatment has been highly effective, the WHO says.

The Merck vaccine will still be used in “ring vaccination” of people exposed to the virus and their contacts, 
Ryan said,
but the WHO is also studying use of a single dose to stretch supplies, 
an option experts would review on Monday.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine would be deployed outside the rings 
in surrounding areas to protect people from infection, 
“as a way of laying down a barrier to the virus”, Ryan said.

Congo’s Health Ministry said on Friday that 14 new Ebola deaths had been recorded, 
taking the toll to 1,008 deaths from confirmed and probable cases.

health officials have struggled to control the current outbreak 
because of the violence and community mistrust in eastern Congo, 
where dozens of militias are active.

Militiamen attacked a hospital treating Ebola patients two weeks ago, 
killing a senior WHO epidemiologist and wounding two others.

“The numbers are nothing short of terrifying,” said Jeremy Farrar, 
an infectious disease specialist and director of the global health charity the Wellcome Trust.

“This epidemic will not be brought under control without a really significant shift in the response,” he said. “Community trust and safety, 

as well as community engagement and ownership of the response is critical.”

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well worth reading through


http://healthimpactnews.com/2017/harvard...zQzDmKwvFU

Harvard Immunologist to Legislators: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone

Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD
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An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation
from Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD

Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide.

You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement.

I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases.

People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.

1. IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus. (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #1). Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades. Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces. Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine. Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.

2. Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. tetani spores. Vaccinating for tetanus (via the DTaP combination vaccine) cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is intended to render personal protection only.

3. While intended to prevent the disease-causing effects of the diphtheria toxin, the diphtheria toxoid vaccine (also contained in the DTaP vaccine) is not designed to prevent colonization and transmission of C. diphtheriae. Vaccinating for diphtheria cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is likewise intended for personal protection only.

4. The acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine (the final element of the DTaP combined vaccine), now in use in the USA, replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine in the late 1990s, which was followed by an unprecedented resurgence of whooping cough. An experiment with deliberate pertussis infection in primates revealed that the aP vaccine is not capable of preventing colonization and transmission of B. pertussis. The FDA has issued a warning regarding this crucial finding. [1]

Furthermore, the 2013 meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the CDC revealed additional alarming data that pertussis variants (PRN-negative strains) currently circulating in the USA acquired a selective advantage to infect those who are up-to-date for their DTaP boosters, meaning that people who are up-to-date are more likely to be infected, and thus contagious, than people who are not vaccinated.

5. Among numerous types of H. influenzae, the Hib vaccine covers only type b. Despite its sole intention to reduce symptomatic and asymptomatic (disease-less) Hib carriage, the introduction of the Hib vaccine has inadvertently shifted strain dominance towards other types of H. influenzae (types a through f). These types have been causing invasive disease of high severity and increasing incidence in adults in the era of Hib vaccination of children (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #4). The general population is more vulnerable to the invasive disease now than it was prior to the start of the Hib vaccination campaign. Discriminating against children who are not vaccinated for Hib does not make any scientific sense in the era of non-type b H. influenzae disease.

6. Hepatitis B is a blood-borne virus. It does not spread in a community setting, especially among children who are unlikely to engage in high-risk behaviors, such as needle sharing or sex. Vaccinating children for hepatitis B cannot significantly alter the safety of public spaces. Further, school admission is not prohibited for children who are chronic hepatitis B carriers. To prohibit school admission for those who are simply unvaccinated – and do not even carry hepatitis B – would constitute unreasonable and illogical discrimination.

In summary, a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB, and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is. No discrimination is warranted.

How often do serious vaccine adverse events happen?

It is often stated that vaccination rarely leads to serious adverse events.

Unfortunately, this statement is not supported by science.

A recent study done in Ontario, Canada, established that vaccination actually leads to an emergency room visit for 1 in 168 children following their 12-month vaccination appointment and for 1 in 730 children following their 18-month vaccination appointment (see appendix for a scientific study, Item #5).

When the risk of an adverse event requiring an ER visit after well-baby vaccinations is demonstrably so high, vaccination must remain a choice for parents, who may understandably be unwilling to assume this immediate risk in order to protect their children from diseases that are generally considered mild or that their children may never be exposed to.

Can discrimination against families who oppose vaccines for reasons of conscience prevent future disease outbreaks of communicable viral diseases, such as measles?

Measles research scientists have for a long time been aware of the “measles paradox.” I quote from the article by Poland & Jacobson (1994) “Failure to Reach the Goal of Measles Elimination: Apparent Paradox of Measles Infections in Immunized Persons.” Arch Intern Med 154:1815-1820:

“The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons.” [2]

Further research determined that behind the “measles paradox” is a fraction of the population called LOW VACCINE RESPONDERS. Low-responders are those who respond poorly to the first dose of the measles vaccine. These individuals then mount a weak immune response to subsequent RE-vaccination and quickly return to the pool of “susceptibles’’ within 2-5 years, despite being fully vaccinated. [3]

Re-vaccination cannot correct low-responsiveness: it appears to be an immuno-genetic trait. [4] The proportion of low-responders among children was estimated to be 4.7% in the USA. [5]

Studies of measles outbreaks in Quebec, Canada, and China attest that outbreaks of measles still happen, even when vaccination compliance is in the highest bracket (95-97% or even 99%, see appendix for scientific studies, Items #6&7). This is because even in high vaccine responders, vaccine-induced antibodies wane over time. Vaccine immunity does not equal life-long immunity acquired after natural exposure.

It has been documented that vaccinated persons who develop breakthrough measles are contagious. In fact, two major measles outbreaks in 2011 (in Quebec, Canada, and in New York, NY) were re-imported by previously vaccinated individuals. [6] [7]

Taken together, these data make it apparent that elimination of vaccine exemptions, currently only utilized by a small percentage of families anyway, will neither solve the problem of disease resurgence nor prevent re-importation and outbreaks of previously eliminated diseases.

Is discrimination against conscientious vaccine objectors the only practical solution?

The majority of measles cases in recent US outbreaks (including the recent Disneyland outbreak) are adults and very young babies, whereas in the pre-vaccination era, measles occurred mainly between the ages 1 and 15.

Natural exposure to measles was followed by lifelong immunity from re-infection, whereas vaccine immunity wanes over time, leaving adults unprotected by their childhood shots. Measles is more dangerous for infants and for adults than for school-aged children.

Despite high chances of exposure in the pre-vaccination era, measles practically never happened in babies much younger than one year of age due to the robust maternal immunity transfer mechanism.

The vulnerability of very young babies to measles today is the direct outcome of the prolonged mass vaccination campaign of the past, during which their mothers, themselves vaccinated in their childhood, were not able to experience measles naturally at a safe school age and establish the lifelong immunity that would also be transferred to their babies and protect them from measles for the first year of life.

Luckily, a therapeutic backup exists to mimic now-eroded maternal immunity. Infants as well as other vulnerable or immunocompromised individuals, are eligible to receive immunoglobulin, a potentially life-saving measure that supplies antibodies directed against the virus to prevent or ameliorate disease upon exposure (see appendix, Item #8).

In summary:

1) due to the properties of modern vaccines, non-vaccinated individuals pose no greater risk of transmission of polio, diphtheria, pertussis, and numerous non-type b H. influenzae strains than vaccinated individuals do, non-vaccinated individuals pose virtually no danger of transmission of hepatitis B in a school setting, and tetanus is not transmissible at all;

2) there is a significantly elevated risk of emergency room visits after childhood vaccination appointments attesting that vaccination is not risk-free;

3) outbreaks of measles cannot be entirely prevented even if we had nearly perfect vaccination compliance; and

4) an effective method of preventing measles and other viral diseases in vaccine-ineligible infants and the immunocompromised, immunoglobulin, is available for those who may be exposed to these diseases.

Taken together, these four facts make it clear that discrimination in a public school setting against children who are not vaccinated for reasons of conscience is completely unwarranted as the vaccine status of conscientious objectors poses no undue risk to the public.

Sincerely Yours,

~ Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD

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the kitchen sink


https://www.bbc.com/news/health-48547983
Large Ebola outbreaks  Scream  new normal  Damned  says WHO

Quote:"We are entering a very new phase of high impact epidemics,
and this isn't just Ebola," 
Dr Michael Ryan, the executive director of the WHO's health emergencies programme told me.

He said the world is "seeing a very worrying convergence of risks" 
that are increasing the dangers of diseases including Ebola, cholera and yellow fever.

Dr Ryan said the World Health Organization 
was tracking 160 disease events around the world 
and nine were grade three emergencies 
(the WHO's highest emergency level).

He said: 
"I don't think we've ever had a situation where we're responding to so many emergencies at one time.
"This is a new normal, I don't expect the frequency of these events to reduce."

As a result, 
he argued that countries and other bodies needed to "get to grips with readiness, 
be ready for these epidemics".
The outbreak in DR Congo continues to worry health officials.

It took 224 days for the number of cases to reach 1,000, 
but just a further 71 days to reach 2,000.

Tackling the disease has been complicated by conflict in the region - 

between January and May there were more than 40 attacks on health facilities.



https://www.reuters.com/article/us-congo...SKCN1T71WO
One in four Ebola cases undetected in Congo: WHO
Quote:Roughly a quarter of Ebola infections in eastern Congo 
are estimated to be going undetected or found too late, 
a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Thursday.

Some 88 infections have been detected each of the last two weeks, 
down from a peak of 126 weekly in April, 
and 
WHO teams are checking 15,000 suspected contacts each day for symptoms, he added.

“We believe, let me be very cautious here, 
we believe we are probably detecting in excess of 75% of cases - 
we may be missing up to a quarter of cases,” Ryan told a news briefing in Geneva.

“We must get earlier detection of cases, have more exhaustive identification of contacts,” he said.

About 90% of people potentially exposed to the virus have agreed to be vaccinated, 
which has proved efficient, he said.
 “It’s not them that matter now, it’s the 10% that don’t, 
because all of our cases are coming from that group.”



Pig Ebola Epidemic
https://www.vox.com/2019/6/6/18655460/ch...-pig-ebola

Quote:An outbreak of African swine fever, 
a highly contagious disease that’s been called “pig Ebola,” 
is ravaging Asia’s pig industry with no signs of letting up.

The current outbreak of the virus, 
which kills almost all animals it infects, 
began in China in August. 

Since then, 
some 22 percent of the country’s pig herd has been lost to the disease and to culling
Christine McCracken, an animal protein expert at Rabobank, told Vox.

African swine fever is also now spreading in several countries neighboring China, 
including Mongolia, Russia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. 

Officials in China have tried in vain to get the outbreak under control 
to protect the country’s roughly 440 million pigs
which make up more than half of all pigs on earth. Jawdrop

By the end of the year,
she estimates China will be forced to cull more than 200 million pigs. 
That’s an astonishingly high number, 
considering that a single pig can produce 200 pounds of food. 
It’s also remarkable when you compare it to the 250 million poultry in 63 countries, 
that were culled following the outbreak of avian flu in China in 1996.

This African swine fever outbreak, in other words, 
is much worse than that avian flu outbreak in terms of livestock losses. 
“It’s historic; 
there’s never been anything like this in the history of modern animal production,” 
said McCracken. 
“And it’s a frightening situation only in that there is no current control.”

Though China is the epicenter and the worst-affected country, 
Vietnam has also been forced to cull 2 million of its 30 million pigs, 
according to Reuters. 
And tourists have brought the disease into several countries in Europe, 
including Poland and Romania, 
where it’s spreading among wild boar.

“This is the biggest animal disease outbreak we’ve ever had on the planet,”   Holycowsmile
Dirk Pfeiffer, 
a veterinary epidemiologist at City University of Hong Kong and expert on African swine fever, told the Guardian. 
“It makes the foot and mouth disease and BSE [mad cow disease] outbreaks,  
pale in comparison to the damage that is being done.”

African swine fever can’t be transmitted from pigs to humans and is not a food safety issue. 
But its recent spread in Asia is becoming a major economic problem for the region, 
where thousands of farmers raise pigs in their backyard and rely on them for their livelihood. 
“It’s a pretty fragile industry with a lot of potential risk,” McCracken said.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 
has said the disease could continue to spread across Southeast Asia. 
Thailand is now on “red alert,” the Guardian reported.

Before the current outbreak, 
veterinarians had been warning that the virus was a significant threat to the global pig industry. 
“Vaccine development against ASF has been hampered 
by large gaps in knowledge concerning ASFV infection and immunity,” 
according to a March 2018 article in The Veterinary Journal.

The attempts to control the current outbreak in Asia have failed for a number of reasons, 
including “rampant smuggling of pork products,” 
according to researchers writing in February in the journal Antiviral Research:

New outbreaks are still ongoing due to complex factors, 
including difficult control of long borders, 
frequent exchanges of personnel and products with affected countries, 
rampant smuggling of pork products, 
large populations and high densities of domestic pigs and wild boars, 
high numbers of backyard and small pig farms with poor biosecurity, 
difficult control of long-distance, trans-region transportation of live pigs and pork products, 
and the difficulty of early detection of ASF, 
due to confusion of early clinical signs with other diseases.

So far, there’s no sign that African swine fever has infected pigs or wild hogs in the United States. 
But the US Department of Agriculture said in May that it would begin testing for the virus to keep the disease out. “The more countries that it’s in, 
the more risk there is that it can spread globally through travelers carrying processed meat that’s been infected,” 
said McCracken.

In an email to Vox, Pfeiffer added, 
“Any pig producing country in the world is at risk, 
and how high that is depends on each country’s border inspection and veterinary service capability 
and the structure of each country’s pig industry.”


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Israeli Treatment Freezes Cancerous Tumors --- Eliminating Need for Surgery

https://unitedwithisrael.org/israels-ice...uziSH2Wlvg
Israeli Treatment Freezes Cancerous Tumors, Eliminating Need for Surgery
Quote:IceCure, an Israeli startup, 
announced Wednesday that it will begin commercial treatment for the first time in Israel 
in the coming month on patients with benign breast tumors and cancerous kidney tumors, 
using the ProSense system, 
developed at Elisha Medical Center, a private hospital in Haifa.

Treatment of the breast will be performed by Dr. Rafi Klein – 
head of Breast Surgery at Elisha hospital and Rambam Medical Center – 
in his clinic at Elisha hospital for patients with fibroadenoma type benign tumors 
of up to five centimeters in diameter as an alternative to surgery. 
In its plans for the future, 
the hospital also plans to perform these treatments on patients with cancerous breast tumors.

Kidney treatment will be performed by Prof. Ofer Nativ, 
head of Urology at Haifa’s Bnai Zion Medical Center and Elisha hospital, 
and Dr. Robert Sachner, head of Interventional Radiology at both hospitals.

IceCure recently reported successful results in a vast breast cancer trial, 
which reflected a very low percentage of recurrence of the disease after treatment using ProSense, 
which lasts for between 20 and 40 minutes in a clinic – 
without the need for surgery.

The trial, conducted in 18 clinics in the US, 
included 146 patients with low risk breast cancer, 
with only one patient showing a recurrence; 
76% of patients returned to full daily activities 48 hours after the treatment, 
while 95% of patients and doctors reported satisfaction with the cosmetic results.

Treatment using ProSense is based on a system that streams liquid nitrogen in a closed circuit and then freezes, 
with a unique needle developed by IceCure, 
benign and malignant tumors while protecting the healthy tissues, 
surrounding the tumor and eradicating the entire tumor. 
The treatment of breast tumors uses a minimally invasive approach that allows swift recovery with no scars.

The treatment lasts about 20-40 minutes in a medical clinic, 
without surgery, hospitalization or stitches and without changing the shape or size of the breast. 
After treatment, the patient is able to return quickly to daily activities.
Follow-up of the lesion is similar to follow-up after surgical removal.

“We are delighted with the start of commercial treatment in Israel of breast and kidney tumors, 

which represents acknowledgement by the medical establishment in Israel 
that our technology is an alternative that makes unnecessary the need for surgery and cutting open the breast,” IceCure Medical CEO Eyal Shamir stated.”

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5G insanity

good article -- a couple of excerpts

https://www.collective-evolution.com/201...ClB-LiM4m4
5G Is The “Stupidest Idea In The History of The World”- Says Washington State Professor

“Putting in tens of millions of 5G antennae without a single biological test of safety 
has got to be about the stupidest idea anyone has had in the history of the world.”


During the “Health in Buildings Roundtable” sponsored by the NIH and co-organized by the US CDC and several other organizations, Dr. Martin Pall from Washington State University (WSU) concluded that the “5G rollout is absolutely insane.” In this short presentation, Dr. Pall confirmed that the current 2G/3G/4G radiation the population is exposed to has been scientifically linked to: lowered fertility, insomnia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, major changes in brain structure in animals, cellular DNA damage, oxidative stress, hormonal disruption, cancer, and much more. Dr. Pall briefly explained the mechanisms of how the electro-smog emitted by our cell phones, wifi routers, cell phone antennas, and other wireless technologies affect human cells.

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Long over due.
Shit happens.



Quote:The pastor  Pennywise  who brought Ebola to Goma,
used several fake names,

to conceal his identity Anon on his way to the city, Congolese officials said. 

WHO on Tuesday said the man had died,
and health workers were scrambling to trace dozens of his contacts, 
including those who had traveled on the same bus.



https://www.apnews.com/204fc739fc5846cdba4093ee65c4f7db
Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

Quote:A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions 
to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, 
even though other experts say it has long met the required conditions. 

More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, 
which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.

The declaration comes days after a single case was confirmed in Goma, 
a major regional crossroads in northeastern Congo on the Rwandan border, 
with an international airport Whip

Also, a sick Congolese fish trader traveled to Uganda and back while symptomatic — and later died of Ebola.

The pastor who brought Ebola to Goma used several fake names to conceal his identity on his way to the city, Congolese officials said. WHO on Tuesday said the man had died and health workers were scrambling to trace dozens of his contacts, including those who had traveled on the same bus.

 Last month, the outbreak spilled across the border for the first time,
when a family brought the virus into Uganda,
after attending the burial in Congo of an infected relative.

WHO had been heavily criticized for its sluggish response to the West Africa outbreak, 

which it repeatedly declined to declare a global emergency 
until the virus was spreading explosively in three countries,
and nearly 1,000 people were dead. 


Hmm2

Internal documents later showed WHO held off partly out of fear Nonono
 a declaration would anger the countries involved and hurt their economies.   Horsepoop

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Ft. Detrick back in the news

https://gizmodo.com/militarys-deadly-ger...1836999279

Military's Deadly Germ Lab Shut Down Due to Sloppy Work, Leaky Equipment

Quote:Following an inspection in June, 
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
issued a cease-and-desist order to the Fort Detrick biodefense lab, 
reports the Frederick News-Post. 
All research at the lab, 
run by the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), 
involving a select list of dangerous microbes and toxins,
is now on hold until further notice.

From 1943 to 1969, 
Fort Detrick was home to America’s offensive biological weapons program. 
Today, the Army campus hosts several institutions, 
including USAMRIID, 
which conducts public and private research 
into some of the world’s most dangerous pathogens and toxins, 
including Ebola, anthrax, and the bacteria responsible for the plague.

Following the June inspection, 
the CDC found “several areas of concern in standard operating procedures,” 
the Frederick News-Post reported. 

Among the problems cited, 
the facility failed to have systems sufficiently capable of decontaminating wastewater, 
it lacked “periodic recertification training for workers in the biocontainment laboratories,” 
and it failed to meet standards 
established by the Federal Select Agent Program, 
among other deficiencies, 
Caree Vander Linden, a spokesperson for USAMRIID, 
told the Frederick News-Post. 
The CDC could not provide more specific details for “national security reasons,” 
the New York Times reported.

Importantly, no dangerous pathogens or toxins escaped from the facility, 
and the public was never in any danger, according to Vander Linden.

Speaking to the NYT, 
Vander Linden said it could be “months” 
before the bio-defense program is able to restart operations, 
during which time the USAMRIID will work to meet the CDC’s requirements, 
in order to have the suspension lifted. 

The cease-and-desist order,
meant that the USAMRIID’s registration with the Federal Select Agent Program was invalid, 
and that without the proper authorization, 
to possess and handle dangerous pathogens and materials, 
all research at the facility had to stop. 

That said, USAMRIID can still offer its expertise in the event of an outbreak or contamination.

“The Federal Select Agent Program oversees the possession, 
use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins, 
which have the potential to pose a severe threat to public, 
animal or plant health or to animal or plant products,” 
according to the CDC’s corresponding website. 
Normally, the USAMRIID is authorized to handle these super-dangerous “select agents,” 
of which the CDC currently identifies 67, 
including SARS, botulinum, anthrax, and ricin.

As the Frederick News-Post reported, 
the USAMRIID facility at Fort Detrick was investigating three of these top-tier agents,
when it got the cease-and-desist order: 
the Ebola virus, 
Yersinia pestis (the bacterium responsible for the plague), 
and Francisella tularensis 
(the bacterium responsible for tularemia, also known as deer fly fever and rabbit fever).

In May 2018, storms caused a flood at the Fort Detrick facility, 
seriously damaging its 10-year-old steam sterilization plant, 
which provides high-tech wastewater management. 

The plant was offline for months, 
and the incident resulted in upgraded biosafety procedures. 
But as Vander Linden told the Frederick News-Post, 
the new protocols significantly increased “operational complexity” at the facility. 

The CDC inspection found:
that the “new procedures were not being followed consistently,” 
along with the discovery of:
mechanical problems with the chemical-based decontamination system, 
as well as leaks [inside the lab],” 
the New York Times reported.


It’s not great that a leading laboratory is now out of commission 
(hopefully only temporarily), 
but it’s good that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a stickler for safety; 
the organization is certainly living up to its name. 
Any operation that handles agents like anthrax,
clearly needs a robust system of checks and balances.


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Crazy shit in Ebolaville

https://www.foxnews.com/world/congo-ebol...who-arrest
3 Congolese medics arrested in killing of WHO doctor treating Ebola patients

Quote:Three Congolese medics were arrested Wednesday in the murder of a Cameroonian doctor 
who was treating Ebola patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prosecutors revealed.

World Health Organization (WHO) doctor Richard Mouzoko was fatally shot in April by militiamen 
while treating patients in a hospital in the city of Butembo, 
one of the epicenters of the Ebola outbreak. 
The medics arrested have not been publically identified and the motive for his killing is unknown, the BBC reported.

Senior military prosecutor Lt. Col. Jean-Baptiste Kumbu told local media,
that fighters who attacked treatment centers 
disclosed four medics who were involved in planning the attack. 

The three Congolese medics arrested will be prosecuted for “terrorism” and “criminal conspiracy," Whip
he said, while the fourth doctor is still loose, the BBC reported.

The WHO described Mouzoko as “passionate” 
and “always ready to go where people would need his help most," 
and said he was a committed professional who helped train hundreds in the medical field. 
He was also one of few medics deployed to the Congo to help victims against the spread of the virus.

“He would regularly spend 15 to 20 days a month working among isolated communities in his home country, Cameroon, far from his wife and 4 children,” the WHO added.



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Interesting vaccine technology developments.

A new vaccine platform, and interesting that it is promoted by ... Yahoo finance.
For deadly diseases,
Lassa
Marburg 
Ebola
uses a large virus-- MVA -- to transport -- VLP  --"viral like particles" <---
as opposed to:
attenuated or weakened live viral particles.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/geovax-an...00117.html

GeoVax Announces Publication of Lassa Fever Vaccine Study Results

GeoVax Labs, Inc. (GOVX), a biotechnology company developing human vaccines, 
today announced publication of its article entitled 
A Single Dose of Modified Vaccinia Ankara Expressing Lassa Virus-like Particles 
Protects Mice from Lethal Intra-cerebral  Assimilated  Virus Challenge Whip 


GeoVax’s Lassa fever vaccine (GEO-LM01) 
is based on the Company’s novel: 
Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA) Virus-Like Particle (VLP) platform
which generates noninfectious VLPs in the individual being vaccinated. 

VLPs mimic a natural infection, 
triggering the body to produce a robust and durable immune response with both antibodies and T cells. 

The paper published in Pathogens reports research 
showing that a single intramuscular (IM) dose of GEO-LM01 
provided 100% protection 
in mice challenged with a lethal dose of ML29 (a Mopeia/Lassa reassortant virus) 
delivered directly into the brain Whip
This is the first report showing that a single dose of a replication-deficient MVA vector 
can confer full protection against a lethal challenge.

GeoVax Labs, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company 
developing human vaccines against infectious diseases and cancer 
using a novel patented Modified Vaccinia Ankara-Virus Like Particle (MVA-VLP) based vaccine platform. 

On this platform, MVA, a large virus capable of carrying several vaccine antigens
expresses proteins 
that assemble into VLP immunogens within (in vivo) the person receiving the vaccine.

The production of VLPs in the person being vaccinated mimics virus production in a natural infection, 
stimulating both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune system to recognize, prevent, 
and control the target infection. 
The MVA-VLP derived vaccines elicit durable immune responses in the host similar to a live-attenuated virus, 
while providing the safety characteristics of a replication-defective vector.



Lassa fever surpasses Ebola, Marburg, 
and all other hemorrhagic fevers except Dengue in its public health impact. 
Caused by LASV, the disease is a scourge on populations in endemic areas of West Africa, 
where reported incidence is higher. 
GEO-LM01 is one component of a multivalent hemorrhagic fever virus vaccine being developed by GeoVax. 
The other vaccine components are for protection against Sudan virus (SUDV), 
Marburg virus (MARV), and Ebola virus (EBOV). 
These vaccines are envisioned as either individual monovalent vaccines in epidemic situations
or combined as a multivalent vaccine for the protection of the millions of individuals who live in at-risk areas, 
travelers, military personnel, healthcare workers, and others.

Using the same platform, 

we have shown our Zika vaccine (GEO-ZM02) provided single-dose 100% protection 
in mice against intracranial challenge Whip
and that our Ebola vaccine (GEO-EM01) 
provided single-dose 100% protection in rhesus macaques. 

It is remarkable that a replication deficient vector, 
can induce full protection after a single dose as soon as 2 weeks post vaccination.

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https://www.wshu.org/post/genetically-mo...o#stream/0

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Yield Unintended Consequences, Yale Study Finds
Quote:Scientists at Yale and other universities,
came to some surprising findings Whip
when they studied a group of genetically modified mosquitoes released in Brazil.

A biotech company released tens of millions Jawdrop of male mosquitoes Pimp
over the course of two years.
They were genetically modified to produce sterile offspring. Rofl

The company wanted to prevent the spread of diseases like malaria and Zika,
by culling the mosquito population.

“The idea would be that when these males mated with females,
the offspring would die. Nonono
And therefore the overall population size of the mosquitos would decline.”

Yale professor Jeffrey Powell studied some mosquitos in Brazil,
to find out how the experiment went.

“What we found was unexpected. Unpredicted.”

Scientists found hybrids of the genetically modified mosquitos,
and the native mosquitos – meaning some offspring weren’t sterile.

“We don’t know what the effect of having this hybrid population is.
These could be stronger mosquitos, harder to control.”

Powell says scientists need to monitor these kinds of genetically modified releases carefully,
to make sure they don’t produce even more unexpected results.



mother fucker scientists and their wet dream GMO population control mosquitos,
all
need to be put in jail, and throw away the key.

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rhw007 had a link, with this sublink in it.

When handling raw meat for cooking,
IMMEDIATELY --> super wash your hands.
Landfills of garbage will become breeding grounds of this bacteria,
and it eventually enters the ground water,
and farm environments.
When cooking,
each and every time your spatula or cooking utensil touches partially cooked meat,
you had better wash the utensil EACH time through the cooking process,
until the meat is fully cooked.
ALL restaurants are going to become contaminated with this shit.
Especially fast cooked food, or sandwich shops etc etc.



https://interestingengineering.com/bacte...n-raw-meat
Bacteria Linked to Hospital Infections Showing Up in Raw Meat


Quote:Studying 138 meat samples from markets in Lima, Peru,
ISGlobal said the results suggest raw meat
can serve as a reservoir for these pathogenic bacteria.

The researchers studied meat samples from poultry, swine, and beef,
which were randomly chosen from six markets in Lima.
The researchers found 12 Acinetobacter isolates
from five different beef samples
that were sold at two markets that are independent of each other.

Acinetobacter ACB Problematic in Hospital Settings
Acinetobacter ACB complex bacteria,
has become a major problem in hospitals around the world,
because the bacteria is able to acquire resistance to antimicrobial drugs and disinfectants.

But the same bacteria is showing up in food and animals that produce food,
acting as a potential source of infection for humans and raising concerns.

"The identification of bacteria of the ACB group in meat samples
is worrying since these species are usually found in the clinical setting,"
said Ignasi Roca, ISGlobal researcher
and study coordinator in a press release announcing the results of the research.

"Although all of the isolates were susceptible to clinically relevant antibiotics,
and their overall prevalence was low,
these results suggest that raw meat,
may represent a reservoir for Acinetobacter transmission to humans.”

Researchers Call for One Health Approach
According to ISGloba, the results of the study underscore the fact
that bacteria that infects humans can be transmitted through food that is contaminated.
As a result,
the researchers called for there to be a collaboration between healthcare for humans,
animals and the environment ...
under the so-called One Health approach.

The One Health approach,
advocated by the World Health Organization,
calls on the design and implementation of programs, policies, legislation,
and research in which multiple sectors work together
to achieve better health outcomes for the world.
It's particularly helpful in food safety,
to control diseases that spread between animals and humans
and to combat antibiotic resistance,
the World Health Organization said.

“Many of the same microbes infect animals and humans,
as they share the ecosystems they live in.
Efforts by just one sector cannot prevent or eliminate the problem,”
the World Health Organization wrote on its website in describing the One Health initiative.


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Lame suggestions as to why the superbug ---> candida auris <----
suddenly showed up in 4 different areas of the world and is spreading like wild fire.
They essentially said "bad accounting of patient diseases"

my suggestion, --- this is pharma terror biowarfare -- levied on the planetary poulations.
Better get a good supply of ---> colloidal silver.
{see silverlon product for C auris}

First the Canadian report
https://www.cca-reports.ca/wp-content/up...s-Fail.pdf


Quote:On Tuesday, the Council of Canadian Academies released "When Antibiotics Fail: 
The growing cost of antimicrobial resistance in Canada," 
a report that predicts antimicrobial resistance
could kill nearly 400,000 Canadians in the next 30 years and cost the economy about $400 billion.

---> regularly test well water <---
---> thoroughly washing fruits and vegetables that are eaten raw <---


https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati...482162002/
Nightmare’ bacteria, resistant to almost every drug, stalk U.S. hospitals


Quote:One in 4 germ samples sent to the lab network contained special genes  Ninja
that allowed them to spread their resistance to other germs,
the CDC said. 
In 1 in 10 cases, 
people infected with these germs spread the disease to apparently healthy people in the hospital — 
such as patients, doctors or nurses — 
who in turn can act as silent carriers of illness, infecting others even if they don’t become sick.

About 2 million Americans are sickened by antibiotic-resistant bacteria each year and 23,000 die, 
according to the CDC.

2016 report commissioned by the British government and Wellcome Trust 
called for investing $40 billion over the next decade to fight the problem
About 700,000 people around the world die due to antibiotic resistance each year. 
Without immediate action, annual deaths could rise to 10 million by 2050, according to the report.



https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cdc-report-...019-11-13/
CDC report identifies two new potentially deadly superbugs

Quote:---> Fast-food chains urged to move faster in fight against "superbugs" <---

C. difficile caused nearly a quarter of a million hospitalizations 
and at least 12,800 deaths in 2017. 
It's one of five antibiotic-resistant urgent threats identified in the report. 
Two of them were newly added since 2013. 
One, the fungus Candida auris, wasn't even on the CDC's radar five years ago.



http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspecti...ungus-skin
Study: Colonized Candida auris patients shed fungus via skin


Quote:The fungus can survive on dry surfaces for several weeks and is hard to kill once it gets on hospital surfaces.

"When these healthcare environments get contaminated, 
the ability of the organism to survive increases the potential for transmission," Sexton said.

Previous research in hospitals that have experienced C auris outbreaks 
has found extensive contamination on a variety of surfaces. 
What's unclear is how the contamination is occurring.

The ventilator-capable skilled nursing facility in Chicago where the study was conducted 
is among the hospitals that have had difficulty getting C auris under control. 
The hospital has been dealing with an outbreak since March 2017, 
when its first case was confirmed. 
Since then, despite implementing contact precautions, 
using bleach to disinfect surfaces, 
and decolonizing patients with the antiseptic chlorhexidine, 
the proportion of residents testing positive has climbed to 71%.



https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/884...pedt&faf=1


Quote:Hello. I am Dr Tom Chiller, 
chief of the Mycotic Diseases Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
As part of the CDC Expert Commentary Series on Medscape, 
I would like to tell you about Candida auris, 
a novel yeast that is behaving in unexpected and concerning ways, 
causing severe disease in countries across the globe, 
including the United States. 

Today we'll share how you can protect your patients from this potentially deadly infection, 
the history of this unusual bug, 
and how the United States is working with global partners to combat its spread.

Several features set C auris apart from other Candida species and make it a particular concern:

C auris can spread between patients in healthcare facilities and cause outbreaks. 
In this way, it appears to behave much like some multidrug-resistant bacteria 
(eg, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Acinetobacter). 
Using contact precautions to prevent transmission may sound strange for Candida, 
but for C auris, they are a key part of the control strategy.

C auris can colonize a patient's skin for months or longer. 
It can be readily detected by culturing swabs of a colonized patient's axilla, groin, or other body sites. 
In light of this, 
use of contact precautions, as well as strict attention to hand hygiene, 
are critical elements in controlling spread. 
CDC is also working with partners,
to better understand the role of topical agents to prevent spread by reducing colonization.

This hardy yeast can live on surfaces for a month or more, 
and preliminary testing suggests that quaternary ammonium compounds,
commonly used for healthcare disinfection may not be sufficiently effective against C auris. 
Until further testing is available, 
CDC recommends that healthcare facilities meticulously perform daily and terminal cleaning
 of rooms of patients who were infected or colonized with C auris 
with an EPA-registered disinfectant that is effective against Clostridium difficile spores.

C auris is quickly becoming more common. 
In some international healthcare facilities,
it has gone from an unknown pathogen
to a cause of 40% of invasive Candida infections within a few years
We need to act now to prevent this from happening in the United States.

C auris is often multidrug resistant. 
Some strains have been resistant to all three major antifungal classes, including echinocandins, 
the first-line treatment for Candida infections.

C auris has reportedly never been isolated from the natural environment
and it does not seem to have been a common colonizer of humans before 2009. 
More research is needed to understand where in the environment
C auris lives and why it began affecting humans only recently




V- Note ---> READ that last paragraph in the quote:

"C auris has reportedly never been isolated from the natural environment'

That is bio - warfare <----
 -- very likely rogue pharmaceutical interests -- allied with population control madness



https://www.forbes.com/sites/stephenbroz...d02f8b2b3d
C. Auris, The Deadly Fungus CDC Says It’s “Still Trying To Figure Out?”

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Quote:In today’s report, 
the CDC detailed the 2019 list of killer pathogens 
and C. auris got the silver medal as the second most urgent pathogen threat in the U.S.  

What should give people pause is not just the dedication,
to the 48,700 families that lose a loved one each year to antibiotic resistance 
or the chilling admonishment to 
“stop referring to a coming post-antibiotic era—it’s already here.” 

The pause-making issue is the absence of “new” details about the C. auris threat,
and can be crystallized by the CDC statement,
they are: 
“still trying to figure out 
how the pathogen emerged simultaneously in four locations across the world.”

Using science literally verified for over a century, Silverlon technology <------
impregnates metallic silver into nylon bandages and other materials to prevent and control infections.

After proving previous eradication of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 

Silverlon was then evaluated in an independent lab study against C. auris 
using both a Kill-Time and Kirby-Bauer test. 
The study was undertaken to determine if a total kill of C. auris 
could be achieved after a 3 hour and 24 hour contact period with Silverlon dressings. 
The findings proved that a greater than 99.999% kill was observed at both 3 hour and 24 hour periods.



get your colloidal silver before they outlaw it

why would they outlaw colloidal silver?

it is extremely inexpensive compared to any other remedy present and future.

the CDC will say this in the next few years to justify banning it:
"... colloidal silver is contributing to super bug resistance ..."

Better stock up, or learn how to make it.

better start wearing thin disposable painters gloves when handling anything ... public,
like,
shopping carts, bus hand rails, you name it, the bugs are going to be spread by homeless people everywhere

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Yes, there is still an Ebola epidemic in the Congo.

this shit is right out of zombie movies.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03667-1
WHO workers evacuated and locked down

Quote:Over the past three weeks, 
an armed group called the ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) 
has terrorized residents of Beni 
and nearby areas with machetes and knives. 

At least 77 people have been killed and many more displaced, 
according to the Congo Research Group at New York University. 
The ADF is one of dozens of armed groups that operate in the DRC.

The World Health Organization (WHO) 
has temporarily evacuated one-third of its 120 staff members stationed in the city. 
Those who remain,
have largely stopped tracing the contacts of people diagnosed with Ebola
who they would normally vaccinate and monitor for signs of infection.

The latest surge in violence 

has angered residents of Beni and nearby communities, 
who are upset that United Nations peacekeeping troops and DRC soldiers, 
stationed in the city, 
have not stopped the ADF attacks.

On 25 November, 
street demonstrations against the UN 
spilled into one of the organization’s compounds near Beni, 
where protesters set a vehicle on fire. 
Soon afterwards, UN troops were evacuated from the city by helicopter.



https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-rel...us-disease
Investigational Drugs Reduce Risk of Death from Ebola Virus Disease

Quote:Overall mortality was 50% (84/169) 
in all patients treated with ZMapp 

Mortality rates were lower for mAb114 
and REGN-EB3 
compared to their respective ZMapp cohorts: 
35% (61/174) of patients in the mAb114 treatment group 
and 34% (52/155) of patients in the REGN-EB3 group 
died by 28 days post-treatment. 

The mortality rate in the remdesivir treatment group, 
53% (93/175), was similar to ZMapp.

Overall, mortality rates 

were lower in patients 
who had less virus in their blood at the time of enrollment 
(19% overall, 
with 10% for mAb114, 
11% for REGN-EB3, 
29% for remdesivir and 
25% for ZMapp overall). 

Mortality rates were higher in patients with more virus in their blood 
at the time of enrollment 
(76% overall, 70% for mAb114, 64% for REGN-EB3, 86% for remdesivir and 85% for ZMapp). 
The analysis also showed that patients receiving either mAb114 or REGN-EB3 
cleared the virus from their blood more quickly 
than participants receiving ZMapp.

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Scientific American report:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/obs...g-is-safe/

We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe

The telecommunications industry and their experts 
have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation
 of "fear mongering" over the advent of wireless technology's 5G. 

Since much of our research is publicly-funded, 
we believe it is our ethical responsibility to inform the public 
about what the peer-reviewed scientific literature tells us about the health risks from wireless radiation.

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
recently announced through a press release 
that the commission will soon reaffirm the radio frequency radiation (RFR) exposure limits 
that the FCC adopted in the late 1990s. 
These limits are based upon a behavioral change in rats 
exposed to microwave radiation 
and were designed to protect us from short-term heating risks due to RFR exposure. 

Yet, since the FCC adopted these limits based largely on research from the 1980s, 
the preponderance of peer-reviewed research, 
more than 500 studies, 
have found harmful biologic or health effects from exposure to RFR 
at intensities too low to cause significant heating.


Citing this large body of research, 
more than 240 scientists who have published peer-reviewed research 
on the biologic and health effects of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) 
signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, 
which calls for stronger exposure limits. 
The appeal makes the following assertions:

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms 
at levels well below most international and national guidelines. 
Effects include increased cancer risk, 
cellular stress, 
increase in harmful free radicals, 
genetic damages, 
structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, 
learning and memory deficits, 
neurological disorders, 
and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. 
Damage goes well beyond the human race, 
as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

The scientists who signed this appeal arguably constitute the majority of experts 
on the effects of nonionizing radiation. 
They have published more than 2,000 papers and letters on EMF in professional journals.

The FCC’s RFR exposure limits regulate the intensity of exposure, taking into account the frequency of the carrier waves, but ignore the signaling properties of the RFR. Along with the patterning and duration of exposures, certain characteristics of the signal (e.g., pulsing, polarization) increase the biologic and health impacts of the exposure. New exposure limits are needed which account for these differential effects. Moreover, these limits should be based on a biological effect, not a change in a laboratory rat’s behavior.

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) 
classified RFR as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" in 2011. 
Last year, a $30 million study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) 
found “clear evidence” 
that two years of exposure to cell phone RFR 
increased cancer in male rats and damaged DNA in rats and mice of both sexes. 

The Ramazzini Institute in Italy 
replicated the key finding of the NTP
using a different carrier frequency 
and much weaker exposure to cell phone radiation over the life of the rats.

Based upon the research published since 2011,
 including human and animal studies and mechanistic data, 
the IARC has recently prioritized RFR to be reviewed again in the next five years. 
Since many EMF scientists believe we now have sufficient evidence 
to consider RFR as either a probable or known human carcinogen, 
the IARC will likely upgrade the carcinogenic potential of RFR in the near future.

Nonetheless, without conducting a formal risk assessment or a systematic review of the research on RFR health effects, the FDA recently reaffirmed the FCC’s 1996 exposure limits in a letter to the FCC, stating that the agency had “concluded that no changes to the current standards are warranted at this time,” and that “NTP’s experimental findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage.” The letter stated that “the available scientific evidence to date does not support adverse health effects in humans due to exposures at or under the current limits.”

The latest cellular technology, 5G, will employ millimeter waves 
for the first time in addition to microwaves that have been in use for older cellular technologies, 2G through 4G. 
Given limited reach, 
5G will require cell antennas every 100 to 200 meters, 
exposing many people to millimeter wave radiation.
 5G also employs new technologies (e.g., active antennas capable of beam-forming; phased arrays; massive multiple inputs and outputs, known as massive MIMO) which pose unique challenges for measuring exposures.

Millimeter waves are mostly absorbed within a few millimeters of human skin 
and in the surface layers of the cornea. 
Short-term exposure can have adverse physiological effects in the peripheral nervous system, 
the immune system and the cardiovascular system. 
The research suggests that long-term exposure may pose health risks to the skin (e.g., melanoma), 
the eyes (e.g., ocular melanoma) and the testes (e.g., sterility).

Since 5G is a new technology, there is no research on health effects, 
so we are “flying blind” 
to quote a U.S. senator. 
However, we have considerable evidence about the harmful effects of 2G and 3G. 
Little is known the effects of exposure to 4G, 
a 10-year-old technology, because governments have been remiss in funding this research. 

Meanwhile, we are seeing increases in certain types of head and neck tumors in tumor registries, 
which may be at least partially attributable to the proliferation of cell phone radiation. 
These increases are consistent with results from case-control studies of tumor risk in heavy cell phone users.

5G will not replace 4G; it will accompany 4G for the near future and possibly over the long term. If there are synergistic effects from simultaneous exposures to multiple types of RFR, our overall risk of harm from RFR may increase substantially. Cancer is not the only risk as there is considerable evidence that RFR causes neurological disorders and reproductive harm, likely due to oxidative stress.

As a society, 
should we invest hundreds of billions of dollars deploying 5G,  Naughty
a cellular technology that requires the installation of 800,000 
or more new cell antenna sites 
in the U.S. close to where we live, work and play?

Instead, we should support the recommendations of the 250 scientists and medical doctors who signed the 5G Appeal that calls for an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G and demand that our government fund the research needed to adopt biologically based exposure limits that protect our health and safety.


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 excellent detailed reading

excerpts form the article

https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/29/gate...e93mgavFEQ

With new grants, Gates Foundation 
takes an early step toward a universal flu vaccine



Quote:The funds, up to $12 million, 
will be awarded to as many as eight teams of researchers, 
the Gates Foundation and Flu Lab announced Thursday (local time) 
at Options for the Control of Influenza, 
the flu world’s largest scientific conference, 
currently underway in Singapore. 
The maximum grant will be $2 million and the funding will stretch over two years.

Seven of the grants have been signed and were announced; 

another remains to be finalized. 
Grantees include Yoshihiro Kawaoka Pimp 
a star in the flu world,
who splits his time between the University of Tokyo and the University of Wisconsin. 
But other grantees are new to influenza, 
hoping to leverage work on vaccines for HIV or cytomegaloviruses (CMV).

The grants finalized so far go to:

Alice McHardy, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, 
who will design variants of the influenza surface protein neuraminidase that have improved stability. 
It is thought that inclusion of more neuraminidase in flu vaccine 
would promote a more robust and broadly neutralizing antibody response.

Jonah Sacha, the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, 
who proposes to use a Trojan horse virus approach, 
inserting conserved influenza virus sequences into a stealth vector virus 
to stimulate a T cell immune response in the lungs.

Jonathan Heeney, the Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics, 
University of Cambridge, who will use an existing DNA vaccine approach for influenza.

Kawaoka, who will use a cocktail of synthetic Yak proteins 
designed to focus the immune system’s response to vaccine on parts of flu viruses 
that are common to all flu viruses.

Peter Kwong, the Vaccine Research Center, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 
who will apply lessons from HIV research  Naughty
to identify sites of vulnerability suitable to the development of a universal influenza vaccine.

Patrick Wilson, Antibody Biology Lab, University of Chicago, 
who will mine a library of human antibodies to influenza 
to design a new protein sequence for a novel, 
potent vaccine that should provoke a broader antibody response.

Martin Karplus, Harvard University, 

who will use a computational approach to design an improved flu vaccine 
tailored to generate production of antibodies that are active against a broad spectrum of influenza strains.
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