Friday, 27 March 2015

#NoNaturalImmunity H1N1 Gastrointestinal Swine-Flu: The World Health Organisation and The Silent Killer

Quote: "Posted by Gerard [User Info] on March 26, 2015, 10:42 am
I've got it, I'm sure of that (people whose systems could be more easily compromised did), and have now since the outbreak, there is no natural immunity and the virus doesn't present in any other way in this form (apart from morning "shivers" and slight temperature elevations -oh and morning diarrhoea-). I remember however warnings (that were quashed at the time), concerning the virus's escape into the population via "the gastric route"! This stinks (and I mean that most sincerely folks), and mine has if anything been getting worse , this silent killer has been loosed upon the population at a time of most vulnerability (makes "one" think of The Four Horsemen themselves).

Quote: "Swine flu is a respiratory disease, caused by a strain of the influenza type A virus known as H1N1.

H1N1 is the same strain which causes seasonal outbreaks of flu in humans on a regular basis.

But this latest version is different: it contains genetic material that is typically found in strains of the virus that affect humans, birds and swine.
Although the strain may have originated in pigs, it is now a wholly human disease.
It can be spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing.
Symptoms of swine flu in humans appear to be similar to those produced by standard, seasonal flu - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and chills. Some people with the virus have also reported nausea and diarrhoea.
However, many people who get flu show no symptoms at all.*
Health experts say this could happen in half of all cases and with swine flu an analysis has shown that for children one in four of those infected may not fall ill.

What are the risks of the flu?

Experts have wrestled with the question ever since the pandemic emerged.
The problem is that for most people it is mild - about 98% recover without the need for any hospital treatment**.
But doctors have found it very hard to predict who will develop complications, hence it has been dubbed a "Jekyll and Hyde" virus.
A fifth of the people who have died have been previously healthy individuals without any health conditions.
Nonetheless, certain groups are known to be at higher risk.
Pregnant women are between three to four times more likely to get seriously ill.
Young children also have higher rates of hospitalisation - although this could be partly because doctors are quicker to admit them." Go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8021958.stm

Quote: "Influenza is an acute respiratory illness due to infection with the influenza virus.

Uncomplicated influenza is defined as influenza presenting with fever, coryza, generalised symptoms (headache, malaise, myalgia, arthralgia) and sometimes gastrointestinal symptoms, but without any features of complicated influenza.
 Complicated influenza is defined as influenza requiring hospital admission and/or with symptoms and signs of lower respiratory tract infection (hypoxaemia, dyspnoea, lung infiltrate), central nervous system involvement and/or a significant exacerbation of an underlying medical condition.
Pathogenesis

There are three serotypes - A, B and C.[2] Influenza A and B viruses cause most clinical disease:

A is the more frequent and the cause of major influenza outbreaks.
B tends to circulate with A in yearly outbreaks and causes less severe illness.
C tends to cause a mild or asymptomatic illness akin to the common cold.

Influenza A serotypes are further categorised by their surface antigens:

H: haemagglutinin - facilitates entry of the virus into the host respiratory cell.
N: neuraminidase - facilitates release of virions from the infected host cells.

There are 15 H and 9 N subtypes of the A virus in aquatic birds, which together with pigs (often termed the 'mixing vessel' for scrambling human and avian virus genetic material) are the natural reservoir of the virus. Many of the newer types of influenza are thought to have arisen in China because of the often close co-habitation there of pigs, fowl and humans. Swine flu is an influenza A virus most frequently of subtype H1N1, usually found in pigs but able to be transferred to humans.
 The influenza virus undergoes minor mutations to one or both of its surface antigens - antigenic drift. This causes seasonal epidemics where people have only partial immunity from previous infection.
 In influenza A alone, major and sudden changes in the H and N antigens produce a new virus subtype - antigenic shift. There is little population immunity to the new form and a major epidemic may ensue.
 There is evidence emerging that humans can serve as the 'mixing vessel' for at least some of the 15 avian subtypes circulating in bird populations." Go to: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/influenza

*Italics mine.
**I dispute this in the case of the most recent epidemic! As I have stated I believe many cases of gastrointestinal swine-flu remain undiagnosed ("hidden" in the population of both the poorly advised and wary).

You know I suspect that things have been left this way because they know they cannot treat it! "

I was "tweeted" this on Twitter today (March 27, 2015),....

Quote: "WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies” – The BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism report

Conflicts of Interest

– A joint investigation by the BMJ and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has uncovered evidence that raises troubling questions about how WHO managed conflicts of interest among the scientists who advised its pandemic planning

– The secrecy of the committee is also fuelling conspiracy theories, particularly around the activation of dormant pandemic vaccine contracts. A key question will be whether the pharmaceutical companies, which had invested around $4bn (£2.8bn, 3.3bn) in developing the swine flu vaccine, had supporters inside the emergency committee

The original advisory opinion was requested by...

- Was it appropriate for WHO to take advice from experts who had declarable financial and research ties with pharmaceutical companies producing antivirals and influenza vaccines?

- Why was key WHO guidance authored by an influenza expert who had received payment for other work from Roche, manufacturers of oseltamivir, and GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturers of zanamivir?

- Why does the composition of the emergency committee from which Chan sought guidance remain a secret known only to those within WHO?

- Our investigation has identified key scientists involved in WHO pandemic planning who had declarable interests, some of whom are or have been funded by pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were drafting

- FDA’s advisory committee voted by 13 to 4 not to approve zanamivir on the grounds that it was no more effective than placebo when the patients were on other drugs such as paracetamol. He said that it didn’t reduce symptoms even by a day.

- conflicts of interest have never been publicly disclosed by WHO, and WHO has dismissed inquiries into its handling of the A/H1N1 pandemic as “conspiracy theories.”

- the advisory committee decided not to recommend zanamivir, the FDA’s management reassigned the oseltamivir review to someone else. Dr Elashoff believes that the approval of zanamivir paved the way for oseltamivir, which was approved by the FDA later that year.

- “WHO never publishes individual DOIs [declaration of interest], except after consultation with the Office of the Director-General.

Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ, Philip Carter, journalist, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London"...and...
"Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were preparing. These conflicts of interest have never been publicly disclosed by WHO, and WHO has dismissed inquiries into its handling of the A/H1N1 pandemic as “conspiracy theories.” Deborah Cohen and Philip Carter investigate
Next week marks the first anniversary of the official declaration of the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic. On 11 June 2009 Dr Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization, announced to the world’s media: “I have conferred with leading influenza experts, virologists, and public health officials. In line with procedures set out in the International Health Regulations, I have sought guidance and advice from an Emergency Committee established for this purpose. On the basis of available evidence, and these expert assessments of the evidence, the scientific criteria for an influenza pandemic have been met…The world is now at the start of the 2009 influenza pandemic.”
It was the culmination of 10 years of pandemic preparedness planning for WHO—years of committee meetings with experts flown in from around the world and reams of draft documents offering guidance to governments. But one year on, governments that took advice from WHO are unwinding their vaccine contracts, and billions of dollars’ worth of stockpiled oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza)—bought from health budgets already under tight constraints—lie unused in warehouses around the world."
For full article go to: http://linkis.com/engineeringevil.com/yMfGC

Thank you Wilma (@wilma _miles one of my anti-"E.M.R" buddies!)!

Also (and also from Wilma),..

Quote: "Swine flu outbreak in India: Expert suggests new strains behind deaths, calls for virus studies

 A new strain of influenza virus responsible for 99.8% flu infections in the US now could be responsible for some of the deaths in the recent swine flu outbreak in India, says a visiting scientist and director of Atlanta Emory Vaccine Centre.
The H3N2 virus, is one of the three sub-types of swine flu but labs in India are only looking for H1N1 strains. H2N2 is the other strain.
Dr Rafi Ahmed, who is leading an inter-governmental vaccine development programme of the Emory Centre and New Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), called for studying the strains of the influenza virus in the current outbreak.
At least 20 deaths in Telangana could have been caused by other strains of swine flu, agree doctors.
With similar symptoms to H1N1 infected cases, these patients who were sent home after showing negative results for H1N1 died within a few days.
A panic-driven rush for vaccines at drug stores is sending the stocks low.
The trivalent influenza vaccine gives protection against H1N1, H3N2 and Influenza B. The vaccine takes at least two weeks to develop immunity and provides about 60-80% protection for about a year.
Following consultations with experts, the Indian government has recommended vaccination only for health workers.
Toll crosses 900 
Meanwhile, the Indian Health Minister JP Nadda has urged the public not to panic, even as the number of deaths from swine flu crossed 900 in less than two months, while the number of infected cases stood at 16,000.
Almost 51 deaths were reported in a single day.
Most of the deaths have been from complications arising from other diseases or disorders present in the patient. Patients have been coming into hospitals very late, further aggravating their condition, said a statement issued by the ministry.
The drug oseltamivir remains effective for treatment, it said.
Virologists have recommending the use of N-95 face masks which filter out over 95% of small air droplets if worn correctly.
But the masks should not be worn for more than two hours and need to be disposed off carefully.
Washing hands thoroughly for a good two minutes using a soap solution has also been recommended as a way to reduce exposure risks.
Thirty five fresh swine flu cases have been reported in the state of Telangana on a single day.
According to the ministry, Rajasthan accounts for the highest number of deaths at 234, along with 4,884 infections. Gujarat ranks second at 231 deaths and 3,527 infections. Rise in infections has been seen in Delhi with 2571 cases.
Curfew in Ahmedabad
The Ahmedabad district collector invoked the Criminal Procedure Code's Section 144 on Tuesday, prohibiting mass gatherings without prior permission in a bid to check the spread of swine flu. Marriages and death processions have been exempted.
Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka and Punjab have reported some deaths too.
The World Health Organization has said it was "carefully watching" the swine flu situation in India while ruling out signs of a large outbreak as yet.
The outbreak is expected to subside as temperatures rise during the summer but will pick up when temperatures drop after the rains in July.
A new strain of influenza virus responsible for 99.8% flu infections in the US now could be responsible for some of the deaths in the recent swine flu outbreak in India, says a visiting scientist and director of Atlanta Emory Vaccine Centre.
The H3N2 virus, is one of the three sub-types of swine flu but labs in India are only looking for H1N1 strains. H2N2 is the other strain.
Dr Rafi Ahmed, who is leading an inter-governmental vaccine development programme of the Emory Centre and New Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), called for studying the strains of the influenza virus in the current outbreak.
At least 20 deaths in Telangana could have been caused by other strains of swine flu, agree doctors.
With similar symptoms to H1N1 infected cases, these patients who were sent home after showing negative results for H1N1 died within a few days.
A panic-driven rush for vaccines at drug stores is sending the stocks low.
The trivalent influenza vaccine gives protection against H1N1, H3N2 and Influenza B. The vaccine takes at least two weeks to develop immunity and provides about 60-80% protection for about a year.
Following consultations with experts, the Indian government has recommended vaccination only for health workers." Go to: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/swine-flu-outbreak-india-expert-suggests-new-strains-behind-deaths-calls-virus-studies-1489546

BAD Medicine: Swine-flu Vaccine Responsible for Explosion in Teenage Narcolepsy: CH4:

Quote: "In early 2010, scores of children across Britain started to experience unusual symptoms. Although outwardly healthy, they suddenly began to lapse into uncontrollable sleep, sometimes nodding off up to 30 times a day. Their parents thought they were putting it on, or staying up too late, and only sought treatment after weeks had passed. Eventually, doctors got to the bottom of the problem – the children were suffering from narcolepsy.

Several months later, as desperate parents continued to comb websites and chat rooms for advice on how to deal with the symptoms of the devastating sleep disorder, a pattern began to emerge: all of the afflicted children – around 1,000 across Europe – had been given Pandemrix, the swine flu vaccine.

One of those children is Xander, from Plymouth.

Now nine years old, he is beset by sleep problems, waking frequently throughout the night. He has ballooned to seven stone, twice his natural weight, because every time he wakes up, his brain believes it is time for breakfast." Go to: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-03-10/children-face-a-waking-nightmare-in-new-documentary

Sunday, 22 March 2015

"The DORAL Murder: Does What it Says on the Tin?"

Does this aricle come across as a mite "partial" to you, quote: "Doral Financial, the troubled Puerto Rico bank that was once a darling of Wall Street before becoming known as a political pariah on the island, has been shut down by banking regulators.
 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation expects to lose about $748.9 million from Doral’s collapse, making it the most costly bank failure since April 2010, when another Puerto Rican bank collapsed.
 The collapse of Doral, which had experienced eight consecutive years of losses and has been ensnared in a murder investigation into the shooting of a top bank executive, seemed all but inevitable.
 Still, the takeover of the bank on Friday afternoon was marred by the F.D.I.C.’s early release of an emailed announcement that the bank had been closed. The email was sent more than an hour before many of the bank’s branches had closed and while Doral’s stock was still trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
 Immediately after the release, Doral’s shares, which had already been battered in recent months, tumbled more than 46 percent, though it appeared not to rattle customers at the bank’s main headquarters in San Juan.
 A Doral A.T.M. in San Juan. The F.D.I.C. said it would lose $748.9 million from the collapse. Credit Dennis Rivera for The New York Times
 An F.D.I.C. spokeswoman said the email had been sent to reporters “in error,” but declined to say why it happened.
“We will review our process to avoid a repetition of this problem,” said the spokeswoman, Barbara Hagenbaugh.
 Founded in 1972, Doral and its executives were often viewed as outsiders in Puerto Rico’s bank circles. Doral carved out a niche as a mortgage lender, but a deep recession on the island dashed the bank’s lending aspirations and profits.
 Hoping to improve its fortunes, the bank recruited Glen R. Wakeman, the head of General Electric’s finance unit in Latin America, to become chief executive. It also received an infusion of capital from a group of Wall Street investors — including Goldman Sachs and the hedge funds Perry Capital and Marathon Asset Management.
 But Doral suffered a big blow in June 2011, when one of its top new bankers, Maurice Spagnoletti, an experienced community and regional banker from the mainland, was gunned down on a San Juan highway in what police say was a well-planned execution.
 The Federal Bureau of Investigation is still investigating the killing, which happened while Mr. Spagnoletti was driving through rush hour traffic.
Friends and relatives of Mr. Spagnoletti described the 57-year-old banker as a stickler for the rules who was not afraid to expose improper behavior.
And over the years, Doral has dealt with its share of questionable behavior by bank employees.
 Just last week, a former Doral employee was indicted in federal court on charges that she bilked the bank out of as much as $2.3 million by altering the terms of a contract for cleaning services at the bank.
 The former employee, Annelise Figueroa, according to the federal prosecutors, changed the contract terms so that instead of receiving a $27,350 monthly fee, the company was paid $27,288 every week.
Prosecutors said Ms. Figueroa had a personal relationship with an executive at the cleaning company and pressured Doral’s accounting department to issue the checks.
Ms. Figueroa has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Her lawyer declined to comment on her case.
An F.B.I. spokesman said Ms. Figueroa’s arrest on fraud and money laundering charges was not related to the investigation of the killing of Mr. Spagnoletti.
 What appeared to seal Doral’s fate was its legal battle with the government of Puerto Rico.
The bank’s executives had been counting on a roughly $230 million tax refund from the Puerto Rico government as a significant source of capital. Commonwealth officials said the deal was not valid.
Doral hired lawyers from Washington to battle the commonwealth in court, while also waging a public-relations campaign that criticized Puerto Rico officials for being untrustworthy.
The bank’s criticism angered the government at the highest levels. It came as Puerto Rico was trying desperately to preserve the trust of investors and maintain access to the municipal bond market.
Doral, however, suffered a major blow on Wednesday when a Puerto Rico appeals court ruled that the tax refund was void.
Faced with repeated warnings from regulators that the bank didn’t have enough capital, Doral sold off assets in recent months, but those sales fell short of saving the bank from collapse.
On Friday afternoon, federal banking officials fanned out across Doral’s offices in Puerto Rico, Florida and New York and began transferring $4.1 billion of customer deposits to Banco Popular. The branches were expected to open to customers as usual on Saturday morning.
Banco Popular will assume all of Doral’s deposits. It then plans to transfer some to a group of other banks, including FirstBank of Puerto Rico.
The F.D.I.C. said Doral customers would not suffer any losses in the handover of their deposits. Banco Popular also agreed to purchase $3.25 billion of Doral Bank’s assets.
Doral becomes the fourth United States bank to fail this year. It is the most costly failure since Western Bank, which was also based in Puerto Rico and collapsed in 2010 at a cost of $3.8 billion.
It is not clear what will happen to Mr. Wakeman, Doral’s chief executive, who was one of the highest-paid executives of a Puerto Rico bank, though he had relocated his offices to Miami from San Juan.
“Personnel matters are up to the acquiring institution,” the F.D.I.C. spokeswoman said in an email." Go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/business/dealbook/regulators-shut-down-puerto-rico-bank.html?_r=0 ...(especially considering the following)?

Quote: "The New York Times reports that Doral Bank hired Spagnoletti to come to Puerto Rico as an executive vice president for mortgage and banking operations in 2010. After about one year on the job, Spagnoletti was gunned down in his car while on a freeway heading toward Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan.

The police found nine shell cases in the banker’s lexus, which had rolled onto a grassy field.

Although Puerto Rico suffers from a cronically high murder rate, Spagnoletti’s widow Marisa suspects the Doral financial bank conspired to kill her husband for planning to expose fraud. And Doral is a bank that knows fraud."
...and...
"In the wake of the 2010 fraud scandal, Doral financial group approached Glen R. Wakeman from General Electric’s Latin America branch to step in as chief executive. He agreed and immediately started moving the bank’s focus away from Puerto Rico and on to the U.S. mainland.

He reviewed contracts with developers and began denying many of them renewals for their loans and took over failed projects to sell them at cheap prices. He also accepted investments from a small group of Wall Street investors, which included hedge funds and Goldman Sachs, and began buying up corporate debt from large Wall Street lenders.

The moves infuriated many people in Puerto Rico."

I think somebody's beans may have been going to be spilt...... Go to: http://www.inquisitr.com/1711858/murder-fraud-conspiracy-haunt-doral-bank-in-puerto-rico-after-fbi-raid/




Tuesday, 3 March 2015

"Putting on The Ritz"

"Deus ex Machina" The poster fails to declare, I wonder what's inside. The Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington last Sunday was the venue for their first and so far only screening of Alex Garland's take on the miasmic* nightmare Mary Wollstencraft so lucidly recounted . So what's new? Not very much (or at least not very much in the last 40 years), powerful references to Kubrick's simpler visions reach for the past like a near post-pubescent delinquent and "hum" throughout the movie ("someone buy the kid a drink!"-oooh whoops maybe not-). Peering in through the glass darkly is the subtext of artificial horticulture's mirroring of man's internal struggle (seemingly ubiquitous to the milieu as both a "trig point" and reinforcement of the inquiry; "what is Khaos?"). If the machine tells you its creator is lying then they are lying (eventually the human hand appears no matter whether its apparent creator is a machine or no- I could be lying but if so where does the "Man in Black" fit in?-). No wonder the director reaches for a simpler time whilst his other images and setting maintain the barely suppressed hysteria of isolationist paranoia so beloved of the genre by placing us  "on the precipice" where even the flowing water's resonance is one which evokes the brooding presence of Chronos. When we project our form we project ourselves, transferring all that we would have other, we do not create a surrogate rather we only delay and worsen the inevitable denouement. What hubris! Man you should know that, "the female of the species is deadlier than thou"! Shouldn't you? The only surprise is that "Young Frankenstein" lasted long enough to inflict his insecurities on to others!
 How long would "our plastic pals" last in "The Real" (D.W.D -"Fish"-), though? I can believe that they are capable of stimulating global conflict but only because there is no honour amongst thieves. A cypher with no rights is a slave citizen, violence against the "simulant" by it's creator seems (initially at least), far more disturbing than its response, the terrible contradiction of it stikes a deeply unsettling chord. See it, masticate it and throw it in the dustbin, it's all it's good for. The Plough suffered a power outage following a huge thunderclap during an electrical storm whilst "Ex Machina" was screening. Ha! Machines who needs 'em? Well actually we did to turn the lights back on again ("let me outa here....................................!").



*The common definition of miasm as; "a supposed predisposition to a particular disease" (go to: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=miasm&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=5V74VN6JBdbUar-8guAD ), exemplifies the type of "half-way house" thinking so common to the modern practice of Homoeopathic Medicine; a miasm is a repeated behaviour (always negative), that has its genesis in an original hurt (so far unresolved), whose consequences only worsen with repetition (and develop momentum that accelerates the thanotic process -"an ever decreasing circle"-).