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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A MATTER OF DEMOGRAPHICS

A MATTER OF DEMOGRAPHICS
By Ben C Vidgen.

Last Month DEADLINE ran an article on the links between bio-warfare and pharmaceutical companies involved in the manufacture of vaccination including Sanofi- Aventis that, in February, established a hundred million dollar influenza plant in Mexico. The day after that story was sent to the printers news broke of an outbreak of a new virulent strain of Swine Influenza that contained, according to media reports, a never before seen – a mix of North American Eurasian swine flu and Avian influenza.

Suggestions have since been made that this swine flu, (whose North American descendants include an outbreak of swine flu in 1998 that may have been brought about by commercial farming. But interest has fallen on large commercial farms in an area where more than 60% of the first stricken Mexicans lived, including the young Mexican boy, dubbed in the press as ‘subject zero’ the first victim. However, despite a history of respiratory and other diseases, breaking out in close proximity to commercial farms, another source may be that the 2009 Swine Flue, - a rapidly evolving cocktail comprised of North American / Eurasian Swine Flu, Avian Influenza and variant of the human Influenza, originate from biotech laboratories.



 http://www.deadline.net.nz/. INVESTIGATES

Since December more than 6000 pigs have been struck with the Ebola Reston virus. In the Philippines there were four human cases that the authorities admitted could not be ruled out as having originated through transmissions from pigs to humans, but again, the source of the virus was not certain. Wide spread suggestions that the Ebola may have come from monkeys in the Philippines are confusing the December incident in the US with another, when two Philippine monkeys, imported to the U.S. for lab experiments, escaped from their cages and infected lab workers with the virus after they bit their keepers but commercial farming in the Philippines remains the chief suspect to date.

The source of risk in commercial farming is high. Animals are given repeated vaccines and shots of antibiotics which are meant to rid the animals of disease but instead lead to pathogens becoming antibiotic resistant. In addition, third world, lowly paid employees often use the same needles to issue a host of vaccines on different animals, and used needles are often left on the ground for animals to step on, again risking infection. Alternatively, there is the risk that to save money farmers will use outlawed or contaminated vaccines which (again) could end up being a source of a lethal pathogen.

In 2001 laboratory sourced pathogens caused an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the United Kingdom in 2001. That was sourced back to the Merial Animal Health laboratory owned by Merck (formerly Schering Plough) of the US and Sanofi-Aventis of France. Merial denied any responisbilty although the spores in the infected animals were identical to ones Merial had used to produce vaccines three weeks earlier. Inquiries centred on whether spores could have been carried by water or wind to the farm four miles away. Other possible methods of contamination that were considered included transmission by animals, people or vehicles. Merial own website identifies them to be involved chiefly in the manufacture of vaccines for commercial farms in Mexico, Phillipines, United Kingdom, Korea, Indonesia, Australia and NZ, - where former Schering (Merck) plough employees like John Helstrom, (now managing director of Bio Security NZ Ltd., a subsidary of Bio Security Australia Ltd), and Roger Morris, (whose chair at Massey Univeristy is financed by Schering Plough), act as consultants in the UK to the civil and military authorities that were tasked with overseeing the investigation into the source of the 2001 outbreak.






Investigation for the swine flu has largely been hampered by the lack of a the absence of a genetic footprint trail. This, and the fact that more than two thirds of the flu victims can be located, not in Mexico, but in the USA, has led some researchers to consider that an alternative ground zero could a school in New Jersey, namely St Francis Prep. Students at St Francis in Queens. A group who had travelled to Mexico where amongst the first to come down with Swine Flu which then spread throughout the school.

The assumption lingers that American students first caught the disease in Mexico though the flu’s incubation period (when no flu like symptoms are present but the victims is still highly contagious) is said to be two weeks or more. Mexico’s own media has been reporting that suspected swine flu outbreaks were occurring in California up to a month prior to it emerging in the USA. Though such statements should be viewed in context of national pride, such reporting does however high light the issue of just how much should reports by national media, or official statements, be taken at face value.

Further it remains curious fact that the outbreak occurred with unprecedented good timing in Mexico. To be specific occurring only day before legislation was finally completed and passed (under the pretext of countering the drug wars) that allowed military rule to be put in place. The ruling unfolding at time when the US was threatening Mexico with direct military intervention if Mexico's federal authorities could not contain the lawless drug situation within Mexico.

In 2008 the aforementioned St Francis Preparatory School in Queens was at the centre of an out break of rare strain of meningitis, NMW135, which led to the death of School Councillor Lee Anne Burke, 27, of Bellerose, Queens. This virus also claimed the life Michael Gruber, 17, a senior at another New York School Massapequa High located on the edge of New Jersey. The outbreak of the New York Meningitis would led to public health authorities voting (4:5)for mandatory vaccination programs being enforced in high schools. This is despite the public controversy that arose after it was learnt that a million batches of Merck meningitis vaccine for young school aged children was recalled due to vaccine contamination. (Another company,Sanofi- Aventis then produced the vaccine that was used in the New York program on mid-aged school children).

Contamination also led to a recall after Swine Flu manufacture Baxter International sent out vaccines, this year, that were accidentally contaminated with live Avian Influenza vaccine to over 4000 labs in 18 nation influenza.

Had the vaccine not been designed for humans it is questionable whether or not they would have faced the same level of testing which led to the live avian strain being detected and the vaccines being pulled before it was used on humans.

In 1976 mass vaccination was cancelled after a vaccine used in a suspected swine flu outbreak led to thousands of cases of the debilitating disease, Guillain-Barre syndrome, but not before a future director of the Tamiflu, former Secretary of Defence Donald Runsfield, made a profit of five million, as a share holder in Roche. Roche was never held accountable as the vaccine were manufactured under emergency government approved license (as is the case with the current swine flu vaccines being manufactured)which exempted the pharmaceutical firm from having nay culpability. The event shows how science, taken on blind faith, is not infallible especially when it is mixed with the desire of producing a profit.


St. Francis, is in close proximity (less than 5km) to Newark, New York, lab (University of Medical & Dentistry New Jersey) that was identified in last months DEADLINE as having lost lethal pathogens on two occasions in less than three years. These concerned live and frozen mice that were carrying the plague virus, that simply vanished from high security laboratories. The missing mice coincided with the theft of “Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis” from the US bio security laboratory Fort Detrick in Maryland.

Fort Detrick is currently shut down while under going an audit that relates to missing, stolen or, unauthorised, research dating back to October 2001 when weapons grade anthrax, used in terrorists attacks by a unknown person or persons, was traced via its unique genetic foot print right back to the military laboratory: a feat made public largely due to the intense political pressure and media lobbying generated by the Federation of American Scientist (FAS).

FAS is an independent body of more than 300 academics considered scientific experts in their own field by fellow academics world wide. The Fort Detrick audit will also investigate the theft of over 100 vials of Venezuela Equine virus, a rare disease not seen in the US for more than thirty years until it emerged in Florida, in Venezuelan ponies at a race meeting. To date no gene sequence has been made public that has however precisely identify the origin of the Florida equine outbreak.  The Florida outbreak also coinciding with an out break of W135 meningitis in Florida. W135 meningitis is a direct relative of the New Jersey based Meningitis that struck St Francis in 2008.

Fort Detrick has also been linked to “Operation White Coats” over seen by Dr Robert Shope, (son of bio-warfare expert Richard Shope, the first person to identify the Swine Flu in combination with his partner William Smith, the scientist responsible for isolating a variant of the avian influenza (WS33) that was identified as responsible for the 1918 Influenza). Operation White Coat is believed to have been responsible for the wide spread of Lymes disease and the Lone Star tick in 1976, the same year soldiers came down with swine flu in the USA.

Another Fort Detrick Program was Project 112 which in the 1970’s resulted in more than 6000 soldiers being used as guinea pigs for a host of biological agents. Projects 112’s known advisory personnel include Colonel  Dr Donald Burke. Burke and Shope where both NZ goverment appointed reviewers who lobbied for the release of the Rabbit Calici Virus in NZ in 1997 after it escaped a BSL facility in Wardang Island in South Australia in 1996.*


 In 1976 Robert Shope was based at the New Jersey Plum Island bio warfare centre when the US Army used mosquitoes (that, a declassified document shows, were secretly released in India) and ticks as vectors or disease carriers in classified bio-war fare experiments.

*=A third reviwers appointed by the goverment to examine the risk RCD posed was the Ministry of Health. Records do not identify their spokesman but in 1994 Alexander Kouzmino (The Author of Biological Warfare) joined the Ministy of Health as thei expert in zoontics diseases that transfer from animals to humans. Kouzminov is the author of Biolological Espionage and a former biowarfare expert who worked for the KGB.


 In 2002 the FBI was called to investigate Plum Island after the water pressure used to keep facilities sterile and contaminated free was found to have been sabotaged. The results of this investigation to date have not been made public.

During the seventies the US military tested a wide range of diseases at Plum island including River fever, Q Fever, plus Tularaemia - yet another virus to have recently turned up in New York, after it escaped from a lab in 2004 and infected lab workers at Boston University lab in New York.



 
Alan Gibbs, an Australian virologist, credited with identifying the avian influenza connection to the 1918 Influenza and who helped design the Tami flu vaccine, is one mainstream scientist willing to say publicly what many scientist having been saying privately: a likely source of the current swine flu out break may be a laboratory. Gibbs became concerned after noting that all the gene sequence that make up the swine flu seemed to mutate faster than would be expected in natural conditions. The deputy director general of The World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr. Keiji Fukuda, when questioned over this respected scientists concern over this anomaly, told reporters, “We took this [rumour] very seriously but the evidence suggests that this is a naturally occurring virus, not a laboratory-derived virus.” Dr. Fukuda then “took the opportunity to support a number of drug companies who have begun working on generic versions of the antiviral drug Tami flu, which he believes could greatly benefit a number of impoverished countries who have no stockpiles of the drug”.

This statement is in contrast to Otago University graduate and World Health Organisation Influenza expert Robert Webster having on several occasion cast doubt on the worth of stock piling vaccines even indicating that mass vaccination had the potential to make virus more virulent if used inappropriately. Gibbs himself has responded in the media to criticism of his theory by establishment orientated scientists, as being what he expected. Stating that regardless he had submitted his paper to an open-access journal so it could receive a proper airing. Gibs stated “Scientists are trained to be iconoclasts, not to believe what they’re told .... they don’t believe this until they’ve really had a good go at it.”


Dr. Fukuda current position however seems odd in light that another World Health organisation virologist, Sue Huang of Agri Search New Zealand (which has a virtual revolving door between its employees, the World Health organisation, and those of neighbouring pharmaceutical sites located near by in Lower Hutt Wellington), has also made comments in the N.Z. media about the unusually fast evolution process.

WHO view of the swine flu (incubated in the political environment of big business pharmaceuticals, multination agribusiness and the military industrial complex - who finance most commercial laboratories) needs, perhaps, to be placed in context of their current position that the 2009 Swine Flu is the worlds first avian- influenza- human combination. A claim which is simply false.

Public record, previously reported in DEADLINE (JUNE 25TH 2005)show how, in 2004WHO was alerted to the existence of swine avian in South Korea by local scientists. Local scientist had been stunned to find WS33,with avian strain in local pigs. WS33 of course is the laboratory adapted version of the 1918 Influenza epidemic, (engineered by William Smith the partner of Richard Shope, father of bio-warfare expert Robert Shope, during World War Two. WHO simply refused to investigate even when further samples emerged in Korea the following year. (See also Deadline, ‘The Swineal Solution’ June 2006)”


In Indonesia senior health authorities have gone so far as to point blank refusing to cooperate with WHO who they claim are simply collecting material - not to benefit the people of Indonesia, but to help pharmaceutical industry create diseases which are then used as excuse to manufacture vaccines for profit.

Yet regardless of the precise origins of the “Mexican Flu”, be it sloppy practices of agri big business, lab errors, or a case of the pursuit of the profits of war, the simple fact is a clear global picture forms when one examines a host of pathogen outbreaks in recent years.

Outbreaks that have been documented not only by independent researchers but by state authorities and respected scientists, who collectively document time and time again (regardless of what the motive might be) the man made factor in many of these outbreaks. The demonstrable demographic of this man made factor, whether deliberate or simply human error, are simply alarming and demonstrate the need for a greater level of debate, surrounding the biotech and vaccine industry, than is currently being held to date.

Future issues of DEADLINE will examine to what degree NZ pest eradication is a cover for possible bio-warfare testing, which simultaneously enhances the profits of bio tech industry and can be linked to the outbreak of a mysterious virus in a number species of wild life in NZ since the mid 1990’s.

Coming Soon! Bio warfare and its connections to rabid rabbits, poisoned penguins and dead seals down under.

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