Boeknotities: Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science door Kent Heckenlively, Judy Mikovits

wo, 29/04/2020 - 22:18
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Onthutsend boek over hoe het medisch-farmaceutisch complex de medische wetenschap perverteert. Met interessante lessen voor de huidige COVID-19 epidemie:

  • Bedenkingen bij het vaccin tegen de varkensgriep:
    Subsequent events supported Dr. Morris’s skepticism about the swine flu shot. The 1976 swine flu vaccination program was so fraught with problems that the government discontinued inoculations after forty-nine million people had received the vaccine. Among the vaccine’s victims were 500 cases of Guillain-Barré, including 200 people paralyzed and thirty-three dead. Furthermore, the incidence of swine flu among vaccinated was seven times greater than among those who were unvaccinated, according to news reports.
  • Hoe het "complex" een van hun ontmaskeraars het zwijgen oplegde (Bill Gates, deel 1):
    Professor Peter Gøtzsche cofounded the Cochrane Collaboration in 1993 to remedy the overwhelming corruption of published science and scientists by pharmaceutical companies. Over 30,000 of the world’s leading scientists joined Cochrane as volunteer reviewers hoping to restore independence and integrity to published science. Gøtzsche was responsible for making Cochrane the world’s leading independent research institute. He also founded the Nordic Cochrane Center in 2003. On October 29, 2018, pharmaceutical interests, led by Bill Gates, finally succeeded in ousting Professor Gøtzsche. A stacked board controlled by Gates fired Gøtzsche from the Cochrane Collaboration after he published a well-founded criticism of the HPV vaccine. In 2018, the Danish government, under pressure from pharma, fired Peter Gøtzsche from Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. His findings about the HPV vaccine threatened the pharmaceutical industry’s earnings.
  • Valse claims:
    It was also a tumultuous time, as a controversy erupted over whether Dr. Robert Gallo, the most quoted scientist of the 1980s and 1990s, had tried to claim credit for the discovery of the HIV virus from French scientist Luc Montagnier (wetenschapper die intussen beweert dat het COVID-19 virus uit een labo komt).
  • Sommige onderzoekers waren zelfs afkomstig van de CIA:
    Thirty years later I learned Thomas and Lucille weren’t diplomats, but agents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Thomas was CIA station chief in Warsaw, Poland, from 1980 to 1982, just after Teri and I graduated. In November 1981, Thomas and Lucille smuggled Polish colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, a member of the Polish General Staff, from a remote street corner into the United States Embassy, where another CIA team whisked him out of the country. Kuklinski had been an American spy for nine years and carried with him Soviet plans for a possible invasion of Western Europe through Poland. He also carried with him secret documents regarding how the trade union Solidarity would be suppressed if it gained too much power. It was one of the greatest intelligence coups of the Cold War. If you think I’m sharing national security secrets you’d be wrong, as the heroism of Thomas and Lucille Ryan was prominently featured in the 2004 book A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country1 and awarded the coveted title of Washington Post Best Book. Famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward called it “the epic spy story of the Cold War.”
  • Nog eens een verdacht overlijden (Clinton Body Count?):
    I also questioned what was real in 1993, when my stepbrother, Kevin, a United States Park Police Officer, was first to find the body of Vince Foster, the Deputy White House Counsel under President Bill Clinton, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Fort Marcy Park. My stepbrother never saw a gun in Foster’s hand, as reported by later eyewitnesses, and a great deal about the scene struck my stepbrother as disturbing.
    The bodies of suicide victims who die by gunshot are usually contorted, but Foster was laid out rather casually on the slope of a small hill, as if he’d simply decided to lie down and take a nap. No pieces of his blown-out skull and little blood were found on the small berm, and there were no flash burns from the shot that was supposedly fired from point-blank range at the soft palette of his mouth. There were other curiosities, such as the lack of dirt on his shoes, powder burn particles on other parts of his clothes, a blonde hair from somebody who was not his wife, unidentified carpet fibers, and semen stains in his shorts, suggesting recent sexual activity.
  • Over autisme en vaccins:
    Autism One of 2015 was filled with a sense of palpable excitement. Dr. Andrew Wakefield was there with his documentary film crew including Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey. Their film VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe was based on the devastating revelations of Dr. William Thompson, a senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control, who revealed that from the years 2001 to 2004 the federal government covered up links between the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine and autism, particularly among African American males.
    Thompson had applied for and been granted whistle-blower status in 2014 but had not testified before Congress. (Thompson still has not testified as of the date of this writing in 2019.)
  • Nog een verdacht overlijden:
    Kent later conducted a long interview with Jeff’s brother, Thomas, about the raid. Thomas said, “I’m sensitive to the word ‘raid’ because it comes with so much guilt and weight attached to it. It’s like a drug bust. They come in, armed with M-16s, they take the money, they take the drugs, and it’s off to jail. That’s not what happened. They came into his office. They did look at financial records. They took some USB drives. They took some information out of his computers. They didn’t lock him down. They didn’t take his passport. . . . He wasn’t arrested. They didn’t seize bank accounts or freeze them. It was just harassment. It wasn’t some horrible thing; my life is over.”4 According to Thomas, his brother contacted some attorneys who told him that the worst he was looking at was a fine. Late in the afternoon of June 19, 2015, a fisherman reported a floating body in a stream that led into Lake Lure, a popular tourist destination in North Carolina. It was Jeff Bradstreet, dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest. If the reports are to be believed, Jeff drove to an inn at Lake Lure to meet his wife. She was to meet him there later after dropping off her autistic son with her ex-husband. On the way up to the lake, Jeff stopped and bought groceries, but when he arrived at the inn, they informed him his room was not ready. He said he’d come back in a few hours and gave the attendant his cell phone number, so he could let him know when the room was available. We’re supposed to believe Jeff then drove five miles to a stream, took out his pistol, waded into the water, then from what appeared to be a nearly impossible angle, shot himself in the chest. In addition, the medical examiner brought in by the family commented that there were no flash burns on his clothing or skin, as would be expected if he had fired the fatal shot. Jeff had been an Air Force pilot and an emergency room physician in a high crime area of St. Louis. He’d fought the FDA a decade earlier in court and won. He was tough.
  • En nog één (en speelde Fauci een smerige rol in deze?):
    During the controversy over XMRV and its relation to diseases such as ME/CFS and autism, we had no fiercer critic that Kuan Teh-Jeang, the editor in chief of Retrovirology and second in command to Tony Fauci at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At first, we were puzzled by Teh-Jeang’s violent reaction to our work. Frank Ruscetti and I had worked with Teh-Jeang in the early days of HIV research and HTLV-1 (human T-cell leukemia virus), the first human disease-causing retrovirus. Teh-Jeang was an intelligent, charismatic little man always looking for ways to increase the participation of minorities in the biological sciences, which up until that time had mainly been the province of white men.
    Teh-Jeang was a top-notch scientist. However, on December 22, 2010, Teh-Jeang took the unusual step ofallowing the simultaneous publication of six negative articles about our XMRV research as editor of the journal Retrovirology. I say it was unusual because Frank had talked to several of the reviewers of the papers who told us they had recommended the papers not be published because of significant flaws. None passed peer review. One of the peer reviewers told Frank that in response to these criticisms Teh-Jeang admitted the papers in and of themselves were not up to the proper scientific standard for publication, but “together they make a point and they stand.” In a later editorial from August of 2012, Teh-Jeang seemed to take an almost ghoulish delight in the attack he launched on XMRV. In this respect, a significant example can be drawn from the six Retrovirology papers published in December 2010 that were the first to pivotally correct the then held belief that XMRV was an etiological cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). In that instance, Retrovirology’s Open Access format was particularly instrumental in permitting interested individuals who were not career scientists, to freely, rapidly, and fully access those paradigm-changing peer-reviewed publications.5
    You’d think he was tracking down a murderer with the glee in which he attacked findings barely a year old but that had been vetted by the highest levels of the public health establishment in July of 2009. As I read that section of the editorial, what it said to me is “I can hoodwink other health professionals not familiar with viruses to believe this nonsense because they don’t know any better.” You’d be hard-pressed to find anybody to say Teh-Jeang had a habit of acting inappropriately. But that’s exactly what he did in 2011 when he stood up in a scientific meeting in Leuven, Belgium, as Frank Ruscetti was getting ready to talk and started shouting, “Stop studying this! Study a real virus! Stop wasting money on this! Wasting money! Wasting money!” I was in Frank’s office at the National Cancer Institute on Monday morning, January 28, 2013, when Kathy came into the room with the news that Kuan Teh-Jeang was dead. At first it was said he’d died of a heart attack at his office on Sunday night. Then we heard that he’d shot himself at his desk. The last story I heard was that he killed himself by jumping off the four-story parking garage at the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Really? You kill yourself by jumping thirty feet to the pavement? It might kill you, but there’s also going to be a whole lot of pain. To this day, I have no idea how he died.
    We endorse everything that was said about Teh-Jeang in his obituary. That was consistent with the scientist we’d known for decades. However, it was not consistent with the man who opposed us in the XMRV debate. That person was unhinged. Here’s the only explanation for Teh-Jeang’s death that makes sense to me. I think it’s entirely likely that in the middle of the XMRV debate, Teh-Jeang believed what people like Tony Fauci and John Coffin were saying, that XMRV was simply a lab contaminant and had not infected the population in great numbers. These arguments take place on the very edge of scientific knowledge, so when a well-educated person makes a claim and seems to have some reasonable evidence, it’s easy to believe them. Teh-Jeang’s obituary talks about how he was a “tireless force driving change” and was always urging people to “do better.” Even though he’d savagely attacked XMRV, as the editor of Retrovirology he was able to see the latest research, prior to publication. He got to see all the papers. His job was to know things BEFORE other people knew them. Other scientists were discovering different strains of XMRV and how it was associated with disease, which is exactly what one would expect with a newly discovered retrovirus family.
    It’s likely that XMRV is like Spleen Focus Forming Virus, which needs another helper virus in order to cause damage. Viruses will combine and recombine with other viruses in the vicinity, making it a challenge to identify which virus is causing the problem. Even in HIV, most of the viruses are defective. They’re not infectious and transmissible. They’re doing their damage to the immune system through other mechanisms. I believe Teh-Jeang was smart enough to understand this exotic biology, especially when even critics like Coffin were finding that XMRVs might need as little as ten days to recombine with another virus and create a new replication competent retrovirus.7 These viruses might be bits and pieces of other viruses, which is why if you looked at the virus too narrowly, you’d miss it. Those who really understand viruses know the best comparison of a virus is probably to a piece of computer code. Yes, if you have an entire computer program, like a complete virus, that’s probably a more robust system. But you can also have strings of computer code that can mess up your machine. I think in a similar way you often don’t need an entire virus, maybe just a few hundred base pairs of a viral envelope, perhaps, to affect immune function. We call these viral particles and act as if they’re not harmful, but I think that view is likely to be mistaken. I think Teh-Jeang was troubled by this. He started to figure it out. At first, he probably kept his doubts to himself. Then he’d start to discuss his concerns with a few close friends, people able to understand the science and the politics, like his boss, Tony Fauci. There are three people I place in what Frank Ruscetti calls the “Unholy Trinity of Science,” and they are Harold Varmus, Francis Collins, and Tony Fauci. Whenever you ask yourself why the truth hasn’t been told in a critical area of public health, you’ll probably find the fingerprints of these men at the crime scene. How does Fauci respond? Maybe he tries to convince TehJeang that his fears are unwarranted. But Teh-Jeang would persist. He’d want facts. Fauci couldn’t provide those, and if he did lie, Teh-Jeang would see through the lies. The system depends on smart people. But in order to draw those people in, you must also make them believe in what they’re doing. It sets up an imbalance if you’re going to do something unethical. Every scientist wants to think their work has integrity. To call a scientist a liar is the worst epithet you can use. I strongly believe an impasse was reached between Fauci and his second in command, Teh-Jeang. What happened after that point? I can’t tell you. Was Teh-Jeang shamed by what he’d done? As a Chinese man, honor was very important to him.
    Did he do things of which he was ashamed? Or did Fauci, after it was clear to him that Teh-Jeang could not beturned, place a call and give an order? Was Teh-Jeang getting ready to go rogue? Fauci might not have known what exactly would happen, but he knew something would happen.
    The rumor is that Teh-Jeang left a suicide note, which was confiscated by the National Institutes of Health police. I wonder if it resembles the torn-up note found in Vince Foster’s briefcase.
  • De rol van Fort Detrick:
    Mike has a wonderful perspective on this issue, and his story leads back to Fort Detrick, Maryland, and one of my early jobs in science, working as a young protein chemist purifying interferon in the Fermentation Chemistry lab and doing immune therapy for cancer and AIDS at the Biological Response Modifiers program with Frank Ruscetti in the early 1980s.
  • Francis Collins, Fauci en AIDS::
    It felt as if everybody in the auditorium turned to look at Francis Collins when he raised a hand to ask a question. “Yes?” I said, my heart pounding. “Where did you get the 4 percent positive controls?” Collins asked. “The blood supply in the UK,” I explained, noting we’d also obtained fifty or sixty additional positive controls, age and sex matched to the UK ME/CFS patients. I think that was the moment Collins decided he needed to call Dr. Tony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). Finally, no longer would these suffering patients be considered crazy and denied the same type of therapies that had ended the threat of HIV-AIDS. But little did I know that Dr. Fauci was not about to let this happen. What did Fauci do? He called in Dr. Ian Lipkin to lead that validation study. Dr. Ian Lipkin of Columbia University, the great debunker, who had participated in a similar shameful episode against a doctor I’ve now come to know well, Dr. Andrew Wakefield. In my estimation, Dr. Wakefield is our greatest scientific martyr, for his initial suspicions voiced in a series of case reports for The Lancet, of a connection between the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) shot and the development of gastrointestinal problems and autism. When I met my attorney Mike Hugo, he said, “This might sound a little strange, but I’ve got an expression for what I think has happened to you.” “What’s that?” I asked. “You’ve been Wakefielded.” I laughed. “I know Andy.” We had talked at length about a study we had done looking for an association of XMRV with ITP, in collaboration with Dr. James Bussels of New York City. (ITP is idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, a disorder that can lead to easy and excessive bruising and is thought to result from low levels of platelets that help with blood clotting. ITP is a CDC-acknowledged side effect of MMR. We found evidence of ITP in 30 percent of the sixty or so patient samples we tested with our serology test. Interestingly, there was no correlation with fatigue.) I thought speaking to the head of the National Institutes of Health about a solution to our biggest health crisis since the HIV-AIDS epidemic was the moment when science would fulfill its most important duty to the public.
    Instead, Collins was setting me up with Lipkin, the same man who had Wakefielded Dr. Andrew Wakefield. And looking over it all would be Tony Fauci, head of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the boss of Kuan-Teh Jeang, editor of the journal Retrovirology, who would also eventually die under mysterious circumstances, just like my friend, Jeff Bradstreet.
  • RNA en DNA:
    While nobody knows the answer, the current thinking is that RNA must have been a precursor to DNA, used by the most primitive organisms at the very dawn of life on our planet. Nature, in her unparalleled efficiency, uses nucleic acid building blocks RNA in DNA for essentially all organisms, but those pathogens that are made of RNA, like retroviruses, need an enzyme to transform their RNA into DNA and insert itself into the hosts’ DNA blueprint in order for the virus to survive. A retrovirus cannot live or replicate without using the machinery of the host cell.
  • Retrovirussen:
    Reverse transcriptase is prone to copying errors, causing retroviruses to easily mutate into viruses with wildly different genetic profiles. That means there can be large variations between different strains of a single type of retrovirus. This trait of retroviruses made many scientists believe they could never cause much harm to humans because they seemed to be, well, unstable. Since they are usually easily silenced and crippled, most have dismissed them as noninfectious junk DNA. That may be one reason John Coffin and Harold Varmus both told Frank not to bother looking for disease-causing human retroviruses. Retroviruses seemed like some biological relic of our far distant past, interesting in the way a platypus intrigues us with its combination of mammal, bird, and reptilian features. But HIV-AIDS was a wake-up call to the danger of retroviruses. They could be just as dangerous as the typical virus. But HIV really was an outlier among retroviruses. It killed its victims within a few years.
    HIV killed relatively quickly for a retrovirus. XMRVs disabled, keeping their hosts alive, but in a state where they could generally not regain their health
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  • Het probleem met vaccines:
    Here are two things that cannot both be true: Vaccines are as safe as sugar water. Vaccines carry such risk thatnobody is liable for injury. Claims may only be brought in a special court, where the parents of vaccine-injured children face off against Department of Justice attorneys. This special “Vaccine Court” was established by law under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. Many of you are probably learning about this court for the first time. The Act removes liability from pharmaceutical companies for any injuries or deaths caused by their childhood vaccines. It also only allows discovery of pharmaceutical company documents with the approval of the court. This is dramatically different from the typical products liability action in which the company must turn over all relevant documents. In addition, each case is unique, meaning that if a vaccine has been found to cause a certain injury in one case, that cannot be relied upon in any way in a subsequent case. In addition, parents may not seek documents on the safety of vaccines from the companies that produced them, unless given specific permission from the court. And if one parent is successful in making a claim of harm from a certain vaccine, that information is then hidden from others who want to make a similar claim. If vaccines were as safe as sugar water, then there would be no need for such a system. Is there a soda court, where claims against soft drinks are made, defended by Department of Justice attorneys?
  • "Zoonotic" ziektes zijn een belangrijk probleem (en dus waarom worden ze genegeerd?):
    Tens of thousands of Americans at the very least will get sick every year from illnesses spread by some form of association with animals. Zoonotic diseases account for more than 60 percent of known infectious diseases and at least 75 percent of new emerging infectious diseases. This is probably one of the biggest challenges in public heath you’ve never heard about, even though you can find it prominently displayed on the CDC website.
    What are some of these diseases, you might ask? This is a partial list: anthrax, bird flu, bovine tuberculosis, cat scratch fever, dengue fever, Ebola, encephalitis from ticks, enzootic abortion, hemorrhagic colitis, hepatitis E, listeria infection, Lyme disease, malaria, parrot fever, plague, rabies, rat-bite fever, ringworm, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, swine flu, toxoplasmosis, West Nile virus, and zoonotic diphtheria.2 And the biggest zoonotic disease that is not covered in that list is HIV-AIDS, which affected more than sixty million people leading to our world’s greatest modern plague.
  • Hypotheses over de oorzaak van HIV-AIDS (en de mogelijke rol van vaccinaties)
    While a good deal of ink has been dedicated to the question of how prejudice against the gay lifestyle delayed efforts to properly address the disease, our job as scientists is to provide an explanation of events in the past and how problems might be avoided in the future. Let’s make sure we understand our terms. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is linked to the condition known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There was a brief time when the disease was known as gay-related immune disease (GRID), and many activists claim the name change to AIDS prompted a more balanced examination of the disease. Perhaps this is true. But what of the genesis of the retrovirus HIV? Where did it come from? We have a clear answer.
    It came from a primate. The field agrees the precursor to HIV was the simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV. To be more precise, the human virus came from a monkey or chimpanzee virus. After that, any potential areas of agreement break down. I vividly recall working as a technician at the Biological Response Modifiers Program at Fort Detrick in the early 1980s, where it was my job to isolate HIV from samples and find a cell line or tissue to grow the virus. If you can’t grow the virus outside a human body, you can’t study it. What we were told at the time was that the disease probably jumped to humans as a result of Africans forgetting how to cook their food, in this case chimpanzees, often referred to as “bush meat,” and that the promiscuous sexual lifestyles of African peoples (with implications of possible bestiality with primates) led to the cross-species jump and spread of the virus among the human population. I am now appalled that at the time we did not more closely question these assumptions. Since that time, there have been two competing and, in my mind, closely related theories of how a chimpanzee retrovirus made the jump to humans. The first was popularized by the journalist Edward Hooper and expanded upon in his lengthy 1999 book, The River: A Journey to the Source of HIV and AIDS, for which he conducted more than six hundred interviews. Of the interviews conducted, Hooper was most impressed with evolutionary biologist Bill Hamilton, who, along with other independent researchers such as Louis Pascal, Tom Curtis, and Blaine Elswood, was proposing an idea that, before my work with XMRV, I would have found quite radical. They proposed that the jump from chimpanzees to humans came as a result of vaccine trials in the Belgian Congo from 1957 to 1960 in which more than five hundred common chimpanzees and bonobos (pygmy chimpanzees) were killed so that their kidney cells and sera could be used to grow the oral polio vaccine. This vaccine was subsequently administered to more than a million Africans during that time period. Hooper suggests there was great resistance to this idea, since even in the late 1950s and early 1960s there was little public support for the idea of using chimpanzees in such medical experiments. In addition, the Belgian royal family was publicly supporting the idea of wildlife conservation, and the revelation of these actions would go against that image. Hooper believes another reason for resistance to his idea is that if his theory was accepted, it would shake public confidence in the medical establishment as well as lead to multibillion-dollar class action lawsuits for the AIDS epidemic.

    The second plausible theory, which has come to be known as the “bush-meat” theory, is that sometime early in the twentieth century an individual became infected with SIV from handling chimpanzees or chimpanzee bushmeat. It usually involves the actions of some anonymous native hunter (often called the “cut hunter” because he cut himself shortly after having killed a chimpanzee). Added to this scenario is urbanization encroaching upon the jungle, allowing it to be spread by those newly introduced western evils of prostitution and intravenous drug usage.
    When you think about it, you come to the realization there’s a battle of narratives, with science having a definite preference for one over the other. In the first scenario, unwitting scientists release a plague of massive proportions on the population because of their use of questionable animal experiments, infecting more than sixty million people and causing the death of at least thirty-nine million. In the second scenario, a chance event in a jungle encounter with an infected chimpanzee leads to cross-species transmission, then because it’s always a good play to blame urbanization and prostitution, as well as maybe a little inadvertent help from western medicine, and you have a new disease!

    After Hooper made his claim that the oral polio vaccine grown in chimpanzee tissue and given to humans was the source of the HIV-AIDS epidemic, there was an “investigation.” As I read Hooper’s account, it sounded a lot like the Ian Lipkin investigation into XMRV. In this great investigation, they sampled stocks of polio vaccine from the 1957–1960 period for traces of chimpanzee DNA, or simian virus. Lo and behold, they found NOTHING! There’s just one problem. All of the samples they used were from the United States. They did not have any samples of polio vaccine from Africa. The samples of polio vaccine from the United States had never used chimpanzee tissues as a growth medium or cell line. They DID NOT test African samples of the oral polio vaccine for that which used chimpanzee tissue. This is what Hooper wrote about the supposed investigation into the use of chimpanzee tissue in the development of the polio vaccine that was performed by the Royal Society in September of 2000: Instead of the open and honest debate, and the even-handed investigation of the OPV theory, which had been promised, what actually took place was a carefully-planned attempt to suppress the theory by fair means or foul.
    And this only considers the polio vaccine. Every vaccine has been grown in animal tissue, usually of several different species, including monkey, mouse, bird, and cow. Each one of these cross-species events has the potential to transfer a pathogen to humans, or to create some new strain that can cause harm. We have fired several billion bullets of biological ammunition at the human species, and it is the height of arrogance to believe we have caused zero damage.
  • Hoe om te gaan met micro-organsmen?
    For more than a century, we’ve been promoting two different concepts, which when you think about it are fundamentally at odds with each other. The first concept is that we need to ensure our food, air, and water is as free of pollutants and pathogens as possible. I have no problem saying I’m in favor of this effort a hundred percent. The second concept involves the belief that we need to prime our immune system with weakened or dead pathogens in order to deal with any challenges that might come our way over the course of a lifetime. This is the fundamental idea behind vaccinations. I think we’re committing overkill of a good idea, and it is leading to tragic unintended consequences. If we are living in a relatively clean environment, and we have proper nutrition, then our immune system is going to develop naturally. I’ve heard many activists make the claim that vaccinations create “fake” immunity, whereas a robust immune system is more likely to be able to respond to any pathogens that might be encountered in the course of our regular lives in a relatively clean environment. I have a great deal of sympathy for this position.
  • De merkwaardige evolutie van Ebola:
    Are we really to believe that in thousands of years of hunting, that Africans did not contract Ebola? It really seems comical to even suggest such a scenario. I believe these pathogens have likely been living in Africans for thousands of years until we did something to disturb the immune system balance of the people of that continent. The recent emergence of pathogenic Zika in Brazil and Columbia is also supported by that hypothesis. What you do with a vaccination is you temporarily cripple a part of the immune system, as resources are diverted from protecting against other viruses to target the virus from the vaccine. With multiple vaccinations, you cripple several parts of the immune system at the same time and do nothing to restore the balance of the system. We don’t know what diseases we are spreading by rendering compromised immune systems susceptible. It makes me angry because some of the best people in the world, like Christian missionaries and medical aid workers, are going to these countries and creating the conditions for terrible outbreaks. They are sending our very best people to unwittingly do the very worst things for the health of humanity. Let’s return to the CDC’s own website for a listing of outbreaks and numbers of deaths to see if you can’t discern a troubling pattern. The Sudan outbreak of 1976 had 284 reported cases with 151 fatalities. The CDC website reports, “The outbreak is believed to have started with workers in a cotton factory where 37% of workers in the cloth room were infected.”12 Are we really to believe that workers at a cloth factory, of all the places in Africa, were the most likely to have been out in the bush hunting for monkeys and contracted this virus? Or is it more likely that just prior to coming down with Ebola, there was a workplace vaccination campaign? The other outbreak that year in Zaire had 318 reported cases with 280 deaths, although not much information is provided about the circumstances of that first appearance. In 1977, there was only one person who contracted Ebola in Zaire and died. 
    We jump next to 1979, when there was another outbreak in the same area of the Sudan as the 1976 outbreak. The numbers, though, were much smaller this time. There were thirty-four reported cases with only twenty-two fatalities. A full ten years pass until we see Ebola again, this time in 1989 and in two locations, one in the Philippines and one in the United States. Both were . . . wait for it . . . facilities that housed monkeys.
    In 1990, this same Ebola-Reston virus was introduced to other quarantine facilities in Virginia and Texas by monkeys imported from the Philippines. In 1992, Ebola-Reston virus was introduced into quarantine facilities in Siena, Italy, by monkeys from the Philippines. In 1994, there was high mortality reported among chimpanzees in a forest in the Ivory Coast, and a scientist became ill after conducting an autopsy on a wild chimpanzee but later recovered. During that same year, an outbreak occurred in several gold-mining villages in the rainforest around Makakou, Gabon. There were fifty-two reported cases and thirty-one deaths. In 1995, there was an outbreak associated with a charcoal maker in the forested area around Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire). There were 315 reported cases and 250 deaths. In 1996, there were several small outbreaks.
    There was one reported case from Russia, where a Russian laboratory worker was infected while working on an experimental treatment for Ebola. There were two outbreaks in monkey facilities in the Philippines and in Texas, with monkeys imported from the Philippines.
    All was calm for the next four years until 2000, when in Uganda there was an outbreak of 425 reported cases and 224 deaths. In 2001, there was an outbreak in the Republic of the Congo with fifty-nine cases and fortythree deaths and one in Gabon with sixty-five cases and fifty-three deaths. In 2002, there was another outbreak in the Republic of the Congo with 143 reported cases and 128 deaths. In 2003, an outbreak in the Republic of the Congo had thirty-five reported cases and twenty-nine deaths. In 2004, a Russian laboratory worker who was working on an Ebola vaccine was accidentally injected with the virus and died. In the Sudan, there were seventeen reported cases and seven deaths. In 2005, a small outbreak occurred starting with two hunters in the Republic of the Congo. Twelve people were affected and there were ten deaths. No cases were reported in 2006, but in 2007 a new strain appeared in Uganda, which was significantly less lethal. There were 131 cases, but only forty-two deaths. In the Republic of the Congo there were 264 cases and 187 deaths. In 2008, there was another small outbreak in the Republic of the Congo, with thirty-two cases and fifteen deaths. In the Philippines, the Ebola virus jumped to pigs and infected six workers at a pig farm, but they did not develop symptoms.
    Nothing was reported for three more years until 2011, when a single person was infected with Ebola in Uganda and died. In 2012, there was an outbreak in Uganda that affected six people and caused three deaths. In the Republic of the Congo, there was an outbreak with thirty-six cases and thirteen deaths. Nothing happened in 2013, but 2014 saw the largest number of Ebola cases ever. In the Republic of the Congo, there were sixty-nine cases and forty-nine deaths. In the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, there were 28,610 and 11,308. In Italy, there was one case of an Italian healthcare worker who’d volunteered during the epidemic, but he survived. In Mali, an infected traveler brought the disease, resulting in eight cases and six deaths. In Nigeria, an infected traveler was responsible for twenty cases and eight deaths. In Senegal, an infected traveler was responsible for one case, but no deaths. In Spain, a healthcare worker became infected while treating a patient evacuated from Sierra Leone, but he recovered. In the United States, there were four confirmed cases, with two being nurses who were treating an Ebola patient on American soil. One person died in the United States outbreak. Next, we jump forward three years to 2017, when there were eight cases and four deaths in the Republic of the Congo. In 2018, there was another outbreak in the Republic of the Congo with fifty-four cases and thirty-three deaths. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak over on July 24, 2018. This was the ninth recorded outbreak of Ebola in the Republic of the Congo. In just a little over two pages, I’ve provided the approximately twenty known outbreaks of Ebola and a brief description of the circumstances of each outbreak. Now, let’s really try to consider what’s happening.
    Let’s leave aside for a moment the question of why this disease suddenly appeared in 1976. Instead let’s focus on the ten instances of Ebola appearing in animal or scientific facilities. In 1989, there was an outbreak of Ebola at a primate facility in the Philippines. In 1989, there was an outbreak of Ebola at primate facilities in Virginia and Pennsylvania. In 1990, there was an Ebola outbreak at monkey quarantine facilities in Virginia and Texas.
    In 1996, a Russian lab worker was infected with Ebola while working on an experimental treatment. In 1996, there was an Ebola outbreak in monkey facilities in the Philippines. In 1996, there was an outbreak of Ebola at monkey facilities in Texas with monkeys imported from the Philippines. In 2004, there was another laboratory worker in Russia who was accidentally injected with the virus and died. In 2008, the Ebola virus somehow made a jump into pigs and from there infected six workers, but none of them developed symptoms. Is it just my imagination, or are some of the most likely places on Earth to contract Ebola a scientific lab or hanging around with monkeys in cages, presumably in unhealthy conditions? Not monkeys in the wild. Let’s move onto the West African outbreak. In a little bit of research, we came across an interesting account written by Hong Kongbased journalist and former editor of The Japan Times in Tokyo, science writer Yoichi Shimatsu. 
    However, it seems clear to me that there were three separate vaccination campaigns PRIOR to the West African Ebola outbreak. You simply have to consult news accounts to learn about all of these vaccination campaigns.
    I’ve talked about how one of the major problems with multiple vaccinations is the so-called “war and Peace of the viruses” in which each virus preoccupies a different part of the immune system, leading to a compromised immune system. I give you this publication from the CDC titled “Emergence of Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses during Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak, Guinea, 2014–2015.” Did you catch that term “Vaccine-Derived Polioviruses”? And it happened during an Ebola outbreak. Not among those who came down with the disease, but simply in the community. The abstract reads: During the 2014–2015 outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Guinea, 13 type 2 circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPVs) were isolated from 6 polio patients and 7 healthy contact. To clarify the genetic properties of cVDPVs and their emergence, we combined epidemiologic and virologic data for polio cases in Guinea. Deviation of public health resources to the Ebola outbreak disrupted polio vaccination programs and surveillance activities, which fueled the spread of neurovirulent VDPVs in an area of low vaccination coverage and immunity.15 There are times when my dear colleagues in science make me want to bang my head against a wall. Let’s take that final sentence from the abstract:
    “Deviation of public health resources to the Ebola outbreak disrupted polio vaccination programs and surveillance activities, which fueled the spread of neurovirulent VDPVs in an area of low vaccination coverage and immunity.” Let’s translate that mumbo-jumbo into something understandable. Then you’ll realize how that sentence makes no sense. It should read something like this: “Because of the Ebola outbreak we couldn’t give our polio vaccines, and that promoted the spread of polio viruses from our vaccines.” Really, I encourage you to come up with any other translation.
  • Conclusie:
    Here’s what it really means to me. Our vaccines are generating new viruses, and in areas with low immune function, think poor and impoverished (or they’re getting so many vaccinations that their immune system is going haywire trying to keep up), we’re making sure these people will get some type of serious viral diseases like HIV, Ebola, or Zika.
  • De productie van VAXXED, en wat is er aan de hand met Robert De Niro?
    Eventually, they would work with Del Bigtree, an Emmy-winning Hollywood television producer who had worked on The Dr. Phil Show as well as the medical talk show The Doctors. This group would go on to produce a documentary about this case titled VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Conspiracy. The relationship between Hooker and Thompson grew so close that Hooker was able to convince Thompson to apply for federal whistleblower protection and release a statement through his attorney to the press about his claims.
    The film was controversial to people who never actually sat in a theater and watched it, most famously being accepted into the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival, then getting disinvited when protests were made to festival founder Robert De Niro. So much for artistic freedom! It was not De Niro’s finest hour. It was revealed at the time that De Niro had an eighteen-year-old son with autism, and his wife said he changed after a vaccination. Apparently, De Niro had been away filming and didn’t feel he could comment with any accuracy on his wife’s claim. Way to support your wife! Perhaps it does not come as a surprise that Mr. De Niro and his wife broke up a few years later?
  • De wonderen van cannabis (maar de industrie heeft liever vaccines):
    Although only discovered in 1987, I believe the endocannabinoid system is one of the most important systems in the body. The endocannabinoid system has been called the “supercomputer that regulates homeostasis in the body.” It consists of a group of molecules known as cannabinoids and the receptors to which they bind. We’ve learned that these receptors regulate a variety of functions, including appetite, pain, inflammation, thermoregulation, muscle control, metabolism, and even controls our response to stress. Professor Raphael Mechoulam, widely acknowledged as the father of cannabis medicine, has gone so far as to state that the “Endocannabinoid system is involved in essentially all disease states.”4 Cannabis has been found to have anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidepressant properties, among others. When our bodies are under stress, we can’t make our natural cannabinoids. This is certainly true of those with ME/CFS and children with autism, as well as those with cancer. It might surprise you to discover that besides hemp and cannabis, the only other rich source of naturally occurring cannabinoids can be found in mother’s milk. Yes, that’s right, mother’s milk has cannabinoids. How many wonderful things can we say about what Mother Nature has provided us in mother’s milk? I believe that with the findings that cannabinoid receptors are present in the brain and stem cells, we have an explanation for why cannabis has therapeutic benefits for many chronic illnesses. Even small doses of plant-derived cannabinoids can signal the body to make more of its own cannabinoids and can also stimulate the building of more cannabinoid receptors. A functional endocannabinoid system is essential for our health. Because of censorship and corruption in the science of cannabis, many of the studies have been hidden or misrepresented to the public and medical community. Like any natural product made into a therapeutic, it needs the expertise and commitment of scientists in order to translate unbiased science into useful therapeutics. However, we think formulations of cannabis should be one of the first things that a practitioner uses and can help in a wide variety of situations as a low-cost and remarkably safe intervention. Our job as translational scientists is to quickly pursue these safe, supportive therapies free from political bias. This has not happened to date. For example, I’m sure you’ve heard about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where high levels of lead were allowed to be in the drinking water. When that story broke, I said, “Just throw the cannabis in the water. It’s a natural heavy metal detoxifying plant. Just don’t use it after that. Purify it.” I’m talking about an extract of the whole plant that has been purified. It’s a huge detoxifier, and it would pull out all the heavy metals. There are very simple, cheap, and effective ways to pull these heavy metals out of people. Once we know what the enemy is, we can devise strategies to fight it.
    The other benefit of cannabis is that the endocannabinoid system is a lipid-signaling system that is critical to the function of hematopoietic stem cells and the mesenchymal stem cells, which means we’re talking about the proper functioning of the brain, immune system, digestive system, and heart. It probably helps to think of your body as one gigantic signaling system. The mitochondria are at the heart of this signaling system because if you don’t have the proper amount of energy, all the organs of the body must compensate by shutting down or running at reduced power and function. One of the things we’re trying to understand is what the biological markers of hibernating bears look like. We expect many of them will resemble the markers of those with ME/CFS and other neuroimmune diseases.
    By quieting the inflammation in the nervous system, assisting in cellular signaling, and restoring the balance of the endocannabinoid system, cannabis can play a vital role in recovery for many individuals
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  • Pentagon is bezig met onderzoek naar autisme en de mogelijke behandeling daarvan. Huh?
    Further on in the article, they note that two years after treatment, the symptoms had decreased in severity by 47 percent. And while at the beginning 83 percent of the patients were rated as being on the severe end of the autism spectrum, after two years that number dropped to 17 percent with 44 percent having improved so much that they no longer qualified as having autism. Regardless of your opinion of the cause of autism and many of the other chronic mental and neurological problems in our country, this is hopeful news. There are caveats, to be certain, such as making sure that no harmful bacteria are cultured in the mixture provided to the patients. I also think it’s necessary to make sure that a patient’s “leaky gut” is fixed, meaning there’s no perforations in the intestinal lining, like what Wakefield first found. “Leaky gut” is now alleged to occur in many different conditions, which is another reason why I think that even if we’re talking about autism or ME/CFS, the lessons are probably applicable to many different diseases. However, there’s one thing that concerns me even more. It’s the last sentence I quote where it says the paper “so impressed the Pentagon that the Department of Defense agreed to fund a large study of microbial transplants in adults with autism . . .” The Pentagon? The Department of Defense? Why are military organizations taking the lead on this issue? Aren’t they involved in building planes, ships, submarines, tanks, bombs, and missiles? Shouldn’t it be the National Institutes of Health? The Centers for Disease Control? Last time I checked, the Pentagon was in charge of killing bad guys, not healing the sick. Or is there another agenda at work here? Military families must submit to vaccinations, and many have claimed the children of service members have rates of autism and other neurological conditions that are much higher than those of the general public. Perhaps our military is trying to fix the daily battle so many of their families face in their homes, so their members will be able to fight the battles we wage in distant lands.
  • De smeercampagne tegen Frank Rusceti:
    I believe the campaign against Frank Ruscetti kicked into high gear after the First International Symposium on XMRV, when the response to the critical question of Francis Collins of where we got the control group results of 4 percent from the United Kingdom was from blood bank samples in that country. It was after that meeting that Collins tasked Fauci to fund and conduct a “confirmation study” of our work. Apparently, the study by Shyh-Ching Lo and Harvey Alter, a Lasker Award-winning scientist, wasn’t enough of a confirmation to satisfy them! Maybe it was a coincidence, but prior to 2010, the National Cancer Institute was run by a fine doctor named John Niederhuber, who was supportive of the work with XMRV and prostate cancer. But what happened in 2010, just as the XMRV freight train was gathering momentum? They brought in Harold Varmus to take over from John Niederhuber. Just so you know how absurd this was, you should know that Harold Varmus was director of the National Institutes of Health from 1993 to 1999 in the Bill Clinton administration. The National Cancer Institute is a division of the National Institutes of Health. After leaving as director of the National Institutes of Health, Varmus went to work as the president of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he served for ten years.