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Creating the Next Pandemic

After listening to this series, if you are not concerned, you should see a doctor. Ralph Shoenman and Mya Shone provide some background on the terror state and the prospects of state sponsored terrorism by the activities of our black death labs and how, without public scrutiny, we live on the edge of a species extinction; ours.
Creating the Next Pandemic



Creating the Next Pandemic I-VI

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050315 Creating the Next Pandemic, Part One (courtesy of Guns and Butter)
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050322 Creating the Next Pandemic, Part Two
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050329 Creating the Next Pandemic, Part Three -- Staging the Operation
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050405 Creating the Next Pandemic, Part Four -- Unraveling the Fabric of Life
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050419 Creating the Next Pandemic, Part Five -- Weapons of the Terror State
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050426 Creating the Next Pandemic, Part Six -- The New Dr. Strangelove's Biological Armageddon
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whoah 17.Jul.2005 08:05

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this is HEAVY stuff!

Preparing for the Next Pandemic 22.Aug.2005 14:05

Michael T. Osterholm, Ph.D., M.P.H., reposted by reader

Annual influenza epidemics are like Minnesota winters all are challenges, but some are worse than others. No matter how well we prepare, some blizzards take quite a toll. Each year, despite our efforts to increase the rates of influenza vaccination in our most vulnerable populations, unpredictable factors largely determine the burden of influenza disease and related deaths. During a typical year in the United States, 30,000 to 50,000 persons die as a result of influenzavirus infection, and the global death toll is about 20 to 30 times as high as the toll in this country. We usually accept this outcome as part of the cycle of life. Only when a vaccine shortage occurs or young children die suddenly does the public demand that someone step forward to change the course of the epidemic. Unfortunately, the fragile and limited production capacity of our 1950s egg-based technology for producing influenza vaccine and the lack of a national commitment to universal annual influenza vaccination mean that influenza epidemics will continue to present a substantial public health challenge for the foreseeable future.

An influenza pandemic has always been a great global infectious-disease threat. There have been 10 pandemics of influenza A in the past 300 years. A recent analysis showed that the pandemic of 1918 and 1919 killed 50 million to 100 million people,1 and although its severity is often considered anomalous, the pandemic of 1830 through 1832 was similarly severe it simply occurred when the world's population was smaller. Today, with a world population of 6.5 billion more than three times that in 1918 even a relatively "mild" pandemic could kill many millions of people.

Influenza experts recognize the inevitability of another pandemic. When will it begin? Will it be caused by H5N1, the avian influenzavirus strain currently circulating in Asia? Will its effect rival that of 1918 or be more muted, as was the case in the pandemics of 1957 and 1968? Nobody knows.

So how can we prepare? One key step is to rapidly ramp up research related to the production of an effective vaccine, as the Department of Health and Human Services is doing. In addition to clinical research on the immunogenicity of influenza vaccines, urgent needs include basic research on the ecology and biology of influenzaviruses, studies of the epidemiologic role of various animal and bird species, and work on early interventions and risk assessment.2 Equally urgent is the development of cell-culture technology for production of vaccine that can replace our egg-based manufacturing process. Today, making the 300 million doses of influenza vaccine needed annually worldwide requires more than 350 million chicken eggs and six or more months; a cell-culture approach may produce much higher antigen yields and be faster. After such a process was developed, we would also need assured industrial capacity to produce sufficient vaccine for the world's population during the earliest days of an emerging pandemic.

entire article, at New England Journal of Medicine:
 http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/352/18/1839

and this, from Foreign Affairs 22.Aug.2005 14:06

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Testimony to CDC re. "next pandemic" 22.Aug.2005 14:10

James W. LeDuc, Ph.D

Although the current situation is very serious, it remains relatively localized to Asia. However this situation could evolve into a pandemic, in which case the entire world's population would be at risk for developing pandemic disease. An effective response to an influenza pandemic requires highly collaborative planning, implementation, and flexibility in resolving issues at many levels. DHHS is leading the coordination of preparedness efforts through its Pandemic Influenza Response and Preparedness Plan, which was released in draft form in August 2004 for public comment and is under revision. In addition, states are either developing pandemic influenza plans or revising existing plans to reflect new information and data. Key elements of these plans include the use of surveillance, infection control, antiviral medications, community containment measures, vaccination procedures, communications, and an ability to sustain essential services in times of widespread illness. To support the federal and state planning efforts, CDC is developing detailed guidance and materials for states and localities, and this guidance will be incorporated into the revised DHHS plan. CDC also is taking a lead role in working with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee to recommend prioritized target groups for use of antiviral medications and vaccines during a pandemic when supplies are limited.

entire article:
 http://www.hhs.gov/asl/testify/t050630d.html

it smells like tinfoil, and is complete speculation, but... 23.Sep.2005 00:59

Hans Scholl

Wouldn't it be "convenient" for the government and its corporate masters if some horrendous pandemic broke out in the midst of massive, sustained anti-war etc. demonstrations, or other challenges to the government's legitimacy (e.g. whistleblowers blowing the lid off of 9/11, election fraud, etc.)?

The "slogan" I use to describe this is "Cheney's bird flu warheads are ready for launch."

There's nothing really supporting any of this, but I put very little past the fascist junta that's usurped our government.