Bird Flu Update: Even Scientists Are Seeing the Hoax
From Jon Rappoport
November 14, 2005
Forward courtesy of www.zeusinfoservice.com
JON RAPPOPORT www.nomorefakenews.com
NOVEMBER 14, 2005.
Here is a very telling snip from a recent NY Times article about bird flu
and the "dreaded" H5N1 virus.
Hazards in the hunt for flu bug
By Gina Kolata
The New York Times
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2005
From near the end of the article...
"Some experts like Peter Palese of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
in New York said the H5N1 viruses are a false alarm. He notes that studies
of serum collected in 1992 from people in rural China indicated that millions
there had antibodies to the H5N1 strain. That means they had been infected
with an H5N1 bird virus and recovered, apparently without incident."
Do you get what this means?
First of all, going back as far as 1992, millions of Chinese
people had antibodies to H5N1. That's 13 years ago, and although you might
expect that hundreds of thousands of these people would have come down with
an "H5N1 illness," THEY DIDN'T.
Actually, as Peter Palese points out, you WOULDN'T EXPECT THAT PEOPLE WOULD
GET SICK, BECAUSE ANTIBODIES ARE A SIGN THAT PEOPLE PUT UP A SUCCESSFUL
IMMUNE RESPONSE TO THE GERM AND STAYED HEALTHY. THAT'S WHAT ANTIBODIES ARE
This fact is devastating to the scare propaganda about bird flu. Devastating.
To add even more fuel to the fire, as I documented in a recent article,
the main type of testing for H5N1 in both animals and people around the
world is TESTING FOR ANTIBODIES.
This is fraud, outright fraud: INTERPRET A SIGN OF HEALTH
(ANTIBODIES) AS A SIGN OF ILLNESS.
I can spell out the fraud a little further. Take some virus, give it a name,
and then baldly assume, without evidence, that it is very dangerous. Then,
check to see if people and animals have antibodies to it. If they do, you
say, "Well, you see, we have direct evidence that people have been
encountering this highly dangerous virus. After all, they're making antibodies
to it. That means they contacted the germ. So there is a good chance they
are sick or will get sick..."
Mad. Insane. Absurd. THERE WAS NO REASON TO ASSUME THAT THE GERM WAS DANGEROUS
IN THE FIRST PLACE. IN FACT, THE PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES TOLD YOU THAT. IT
TOLD YOU THAT THESE PEOPLE'S IMMUNE SYSTEMS HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THE GERM
So why have 64 people died from H5N1 in Asia? THERE IS EVERY REASON TO SUSPECT
THEY DIDN'T DIE FROM H5N1.
To do good science, you have to go back and check, in great detail, what
was happening to these people. What other medical conditions did they have?
What drugs were they taking? Redo the tests. Don't look for antibodies.
Look for the H5N1 germ itself. If you can find it at all, determine how
many H5N1s were in the bodies of these people---because it takes a whole
lot (millions and millions and millions) of germs being very active to contribute
Lately (and we see this kind of thing whenever a crazy hypothesis about
a germ causing death surfaces), several scientists have offered an
unsubstantiated explanation for how H5N1 is supposedly killing people: the
presence of H5N1 causes "a ctyokine storm" in the lungs. Cytokines
are part of immune response. They help create inflammation, which is normally
an aspect of immune defense. But in the case of H5N1, the ctyokines are
attacking H5N1 so powerfully (too powerfully) that the lung inflammation
is enormous and closes off the airways, the breathing passages, leading
to acute oxygen deficit.
It sounds good, but the one small batch of experiments done so far has been
IN PETRI DISHES, using lung issue taken out of the body and examined in
the lab. According to one group of researchers, this lung tissue becomes
severely inflamed when exposed to H5N1. Frequently, though, these in vitro
results are far different from what actually happens INSIDE THE BODY. So
here we have a situation where the experiments were done only one time by
one group of scientists in one lab. This is vastly premature "science."
The hoax continues...
JON RAPPOPORT www.nomorefakenews.com
Suicides linked to Tamiflu - so is only weapon against bird
By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor
Published: 15 November 2005
European medicines regulators have ordered a safety check
on Tamiflu after reports that two teenage boys died in Japan in apparent
suicides after taking the anti-flu drug.
The deaths have raised safety fears about the only treatment
against a threatened pandemic of avian flu. The deaths are not linked and
occurred a year apart.
The Japanese health ministry issued a warning in June 2004
about psychological and neurological disorders linked with Tamiflu, with
an instruction that doctors should be alerted - but no similar warning was
issued in Europe and the UK.
Tamiflu is made by the Swiss-based pharmaceutical company
Yesterday, a spokesman for the European Medicines Evaluation
Agency, which licenses drugs in the European Union, including the UK, said
the agency had been aware of the first death but not the second.
"The company [Roche] has been asked to closely follow
reports of psychological disorders, delusional states and abnormal behaviour
linked with the drug. At the moment there is no warning [about this] in
Europe and we need to establish if there is any link."
He added that the effects of the drug had to be distinguished
from the effects of the flu. "Influenza can itself cause confusion
and it can be difficult to tell whether [the mental state] is the effect
of the Tamiflu or of the illness."
The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency in Japan has received reports
of 64 cases of psychological disorders linked to the drug between 2000 and
2004, according to the Tokyo news agency Kyodo.
The two Japanese boys were reported to have exhibited abnormal
behaviour after taking the drug. In the first case, a 17-year-old high school
student who was at home alone, ran out of the house and jumped over a railing
into the path of a truck in February 2004 shortly after taking the medicine.
In the second case, a junior high school student apparently fell from the
ninth floor of his apartment building in February 2005.
Chugai Pharmaceuticals, the Japanese operating company for
Roche, the Swiss-based manufacturers of Tamiflu, said: "We reported
these cases to the health ministry as a link between the deaths and the
drug could not be ruled out."
Shinichi Watanabe, deputy director of the Japanese health
ministry's safety division, said the ministry had ordered Chugai in May
last year - before receiving reports on the incidents - to include in the
list of side effects impaired consciousness, abnormal behaviour and hallucinations.
He said the ministry had no plans to put restrictions on the use of the
drug, or to issue additional warnings.
"The link between the abnormal behaviour and the drug
could not be ruled out, but at the same time the drug could not be singled
out as the sole cause of the behaviour," he said.
In the UK, Tamiflu has been little used since its launch in
2003 and there have been only 41 "yellow card" reports of adverse
reactions involving 161 separate side effects. One case was of agitation
and two were of "confusional state". Under the yellow card system,
doctors record any symptoms that could be linked with a drug.
A spokeswoman for Roche said: "We shared the information
[about the Japanese deaths] with drug regulatory authorities around the
world and they did not think it warranted any change in the product information."
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