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Number of Chikungunya cases in El Salvador tops 16,000, Virgin Islands declare epidemic, 113 dead total in the Americas

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At least 16,000 patients have contracted the chikungunya virus in El Salvador, prompting health officials in the Central American country to step up the fight Monday to eliminate disease-carrying mosquitoes. "Of the 16,000 chikungunya cases, 11,000 are in the department of San Salvador," where the capital is located, Health Minister Violeta Menjívar said during a press conference. Menjívar said the country remains on "national alert," which was declared last June for both the chikungunya virus and dengue, both transmitted by mosquitoes. She said officials would "intensify the response," including stepping up fumigation efforts and national awareness campaigns aimed at reminding residents to eliminate stagnant water. "We are calling for the unification of efforts by government agencies, municipalities and the Education Ministry [for a campaign] in schools," the minister said. Chikungunya fever is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, and causes a sudden high fever, skin rashes, pounding headaches, nausea and muscle pain.

Comment: All the following articles are from the past June and July and it seems that the epidemic is getting worst:

More in New York, New Jersey infected with chikungunya virus: CDC

Mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya found in Kentucky; 9 possible cases

Puerto Rico declares epidemic of mosquito-borne virus chikungunya; 200 confirmed cases

Florida residents infected with chikungunya virus from domestic mosquitos

Incurable mosquito-borne chikungunya virus now found in six US states

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Stress: tearing us apart!

© Credit: EPFL
Carmen Sandi's team at EPFL discovered an important synaptic mechanism in the effects of chronic stress. It causes the massive release of glutamate which acts on NMDA receptors, essential for synaptic plasticity. These receptors activate MMP-9 enzymes which, like scissors, cut the nectin-3 cell adhesion proteins. This prevents them from playing their regulatory role, making subjects less sociable and causing cognitive impairment.
Why is it that when people are too stressed they are often grouchy, grumpy, nasty, distracted or forgetful? Researchers from the Brain Mind Institute (BMI) at EPFL have just highlighted a fundamental synaptic mechanism that explains the relationship between chronic stress and the loss of social skills and cognitive impairment. When triggered by stress, an enzyme attacks a synaptic regulatory molecule in the brain. This was revealed by a work published in Nature Communications.

Carmen Sandi's team went to look for answers in a region of the hippocampus known for its involvement in behavior and cognitive skills. In there, scientists were interested in a molecule, the nectin-3 cell adhesion protein, whose role is to ensure adherence, at the synaptic level, between two neurons. Positioned in the postsynaptic part, these proteins bind to the molecules of the presynaptic portion, thus ensuring the synaptic function. However, the researchers found that on rat models affected by chronic stress, nectin-3 molecules were significantly reduced in number.

Comment: A natural solution is the freely available Éiriú Eolas program, which has helped many people manage stress, and improved their general well-being.

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Ebola outbreak 'out of all proportion' and severity cannot be predicted

A mathematical model that replicates Ebola outbreaks can no longer be used to ascertain the eventual scale of the current epidemic, finds research conducted by the University of Warwick.

Dr Thomas House, of the University's Warwick Mathematics Institute, developed a model that incorporated data from past outbreaks that successfully replicated their eventual scale.

The research, titled Epidemiological Dynamics of Ebola Outbreaks and published by eLife, shows that when applying the available data from the ongoing 2014 outbreak to the model that it is, according to Dr House, "out of all proportion and on an unprecedented scale when compared to previous outbreaks".

Dr House commented: "If we analyse the data from past outbreaks we are able to design a model that works for the recorded cases of the virus spreading and can successfully replicate their eventual size. The current outbreak does not fit this previous pattern and, as a result, we are not in a position to provide an accurate prediction of the current outbreak".

Chance events, Dr House argues, are an essential factor in the spread of Ebola and many other contagious diseases. "If we look at past Ebola outbreaks there is an identifiable way of predicting their overall size based on modelling chance events that are known to be important when the numbers of cases of infection are small and the spread is close to being controlled".

Chance events can include a person's location when they are most infectious, whether they are alone when ill, the travel patterns of those with whom they come into contact or whether they are close to adequate medical assistance.

Comment: Consider the following excerpt from Superluminal Communications dated 30 August 2014:
Q: (Alada) We have some questions on Ebola. In a previous session, it was mentioned that Ebola was a plan. If that's the case, was there a specific genetic group that was a target of this plan?

A: It was not said that Ebola per se was planned, but rather that plans for decimation of population via pathogens was. Ebola happened to present an opportunity.

Q: (Chu) Yeah, that's when they talked about Frankenstein.

A: It can always be worse!

Q: (Mr. Scott) Well, that's comforting.

(Alada) There was also the comment in a previous session that they may have a Frankenstein on their hands. Does that imply that it's out of control now, and it can potentially kill its creator?

A: Yes, more or less. They are not as smart as they think they are, and there are always hidden factors unaccounted for.

Q: (Alada) Another Ebola question: Are the false test results that were being given, is that because the virus is mutating so quickly?

A: It doesn't always show up as they would like. That is actually typical for many conditions, however modern medical practitioners are rather attached to their tech and gadgets.


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Humanity in denial: What we're afraid to say about ebola -- Mother Nature is in charge, and she's not pleased

© Jonathon Rosen
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has the potential to alter history as much as any plague has ever done.

There have been more than 4,300 cases and 2,300 deaths over the past six months. Last week, the World Health Organization warned that, by early October, there may be thousands of new cases per week in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. What is not getting said publicly, despite briefings and discussions in the inner circles of the world's public health agencies, is that we are in totally uncharted waters and that Mother Nature is the only force in charge of the crisis at this time.

There are two possible future chapters to this story that should keep us up at night.

The first possibility is that the Ebola virus spreads from West Africa to megacities in other regions of the developing world. This outbreak is very different from the 19 that have occurred in Africa over the past 40 years. It is much easier to control Ebola infections in isolated villages. But there has been a 300 percent increase in Africa's population over the last four decades, much of it in large city slums. What happens when an infected person yet to become ill travels by plane to Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa or Mogadishu - or even Karachi, Jakarta, Mexico City or Dhaka?

The second possibility is one that virologists are loath to discuss openly but are definitely considering in private: that an Ebola virus could mutate to become transmissible through the air. You can now get Ebola only through direct contact with bodily fluids. But viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus's hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. Each new infection represents trillions of throws of the genetic dice.


Comment: More NYT horse hockey. Ebola is already airborne. However, Osterholm is right about the danger of further mutations to the ebola virus. it could just get worse than it already is. See:

Comment: It looks like humanity is in for another population-reducing plague, courtesy of Mother Nature. As Pierre Lescaudron shows in his book, Earth Changes and the Human-Cosmic Connection, sooner or later civilizations degenerate to the point where nature intervenes. Think the Black Death...

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Vaccines and depopulation experiments

"When the State offers and even insists on giving everybody something, you know you're in trouble. Well, that's the whole point, isn't it? Leaving the individual out of the equation. Treating the population like a single Blob." (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
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© www.dailystormer.com
So many folks, so many ways, so little time...
Before we get to vaccines, I want to give you a quote about fluorides, just to set the stage.

Stan Freni is a researcher who, in 1994, wrote a paper about fluorides, the substances in many toothpastes, also pumped intentionally into the drinking water of many communities and cities. Funny thing is, Stan Freni wrote his paper as an employee for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The title of the paper is "Exposure to High Fluoride Concentrations in Drinking Water is Associated With Decreased Birth Rates." It was published in the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health (v.42,pp.109-121, 1994). Freni writes:

"A US database of drinking water systems was used to identify index counties with water systems reporting fluoride levels of at least 3ppm (parts per million)...the annual total fertility rate (TFR) for women in the age range 10-49 yr. was calculated for the period 1970-1988...Most regions showed an association of decreasing TFR with increasing fluoride levels."

Increasing fluoride levels, lower fertility rates. Depopulation here in the US, right in your water. So don't imagine depopulation is an esoteric subject.

Comment: President Obama's top science and technology advisor John P. Holdren co-authored a 1977 book, Ecoscience, in which he advocated the formation of a "planetary regime" that would use a "global police force" to enforce totalitarian measures of population control, including forced abortions, mass sterilization programs conducted via the food and water supply, as well as mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children. Proposed or already covertly being implemented:

- Forcibly and unknowingly sterilizing the entire population by adding infertility drugs to the nation's water and food supply.

- Legalizing "compulsory abortions," ie forced abortions carried out against the will of the pregnant women, as is common place in Communist China where women who have already had one child and refuse to abort the second are kidnapped off the street by the authorities before a procedure is carried out to forcibly abort the baby.

- Babies who are born out of wedlock or to teenage mothers to be forcibly taken away from their mother by the government and put up for adoption. Another proposed measure would force single mothers to demonstrate to the government that they can care for the child, effectively introducing licensing to have children.

- Implementing a system of "involuntary birth control," where both men and women would be mandated to have an infertility device implanted into their body at puberty and only have it removed temporarily if they received permission from the government to have a baby.

- Permanently sterilizing people who the authorities deem have already had too many children or who have contributed to "general social deterioration".

- Formally passing a law that criminalizes having more than two children, similar to the one child policy in Communist China.

- This would all be overseen by a transnational and centralized "planetary regime" that would utilize a "global police force" to enforce the measures outlined above. The "planetary regime" would also have the power to determine population levels for every country in the world.

Off-topic FYI: This issue is more prescient than ever because Holdren and his colleagues are now at the forefront of efforts to combat "climate change" through similarly insane programs focused around geoengineering the planet. Holdren recently advocated "Large-scale geoengineering projects designed to cool the Earth," such as "shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays," which many have pointed out is already occurring via chemtrails.

Obama Science Advisor Called For "Planetary Regime" To Enforce Totalitarian Population Control Measures

Other links:

[2014 March] Tetanus Vaccines Sterilizing Women In Kenya? Catholic Church There Raises Suspicions

[2012 Oct] Gardasil Destroys Girl's Ovaries: It Should Have Been Predicted

[2012 June] Rockefeller Foundation Admitted Funding, Developing Anti-fertility Vaccines Intended for "Mass-scale Distribution"

[2011 Nov] UN, Bill Gates Foundation Push Deadly HPV Shots on Poor Nations Under 'GAVI Alliance' by Anthony Gucciardi

[2010 Nov. Gardasil testimony. MS. BOYCE] Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting Transcript

[2010 Sept] Death by Vaccination: The Gates Foundation and the New Eugenics by Richard Gale & Gary Null

[2009 July Swine flu vaccine] Natural Solutions Alert by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.

[Aug 2008] Massive Brazilian Vaccination Raises Suspicions of Covert Sterilization Program

[2008] Polysorbate 80 Causes Infertility by Joanna Karpasea-Jones

[Video] Mercury, Autism and the Global Vaccine Agenda David Ayoub, M.D.

and there are a slew more of these! What's in YOUR water?

Attention

Ebola outbreak: Now 'out of all proportion' and on an 'unprecedented scale'

ebola virus
© Credit: NIAID
A scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from a cell (African green monkey kidney epithelial cell line).
A mathematical model that replicates Ebola outbreaks can no longer be used to ascertain the eventual scale of the current epidemic, finds research conducted by the University of Warwick.

Dr Thomas House, of the University's Warwick Mathematics Institute, developed a model that incorporated data from past outbreaks that successfully replicated their eventual scale.

The research, titled Epidemiological Dynamics of Ebola Outbreaks and published by eLife, shows that when applying the available data from the ongoing 2014 outbreak to the model that it is, according to Dr House, "out of all proportion and on an unprecedented scale when compared to previous outbreaks".

Dr House commented: "If we analyse the data from past outbreaks we are able to design a model that works for the recorded cases of the virus spreading and can successfully replicate their eventual size. The current outbreak does not fit this previous pattern and, as a result, we are not in a position to provide an accurate prediction of the current outbreak".

Chance events, Dr House argues, are an essential factor in the spread of Ebola and many other contagious diseases. "If we look at past Ebola outbreaks there is an identifiable way of predicting their overall size based on modelling chance events that are known to be important when the numbers of cases of infection are small and the spread is close to being controlled".

Comment:

The Ebola virus is now 'spreading like wildfire', and may be 'unstoppable'. Contrary to mainstream views, evidence suggests that Ebola IS an airborne virus! It also bears a striking similarity to the Black Death

For the protection of you and your family, consider the following crucial information:

Vitamin C - A cure for Ebola

See Vitamin C's Historical and Miraculous Record for more information on doses and disease context.

The clue about sugar interfering with vitamin C uptake is very important. In fact, mainstream dietary guidelines promote an inflammatory state in the body. People who eat mainly carbs as a dietary source of energy are at more risk of getting sick. For vital dietary information, read:

- Are you prepping your diet?
- The Ketogenic Diet - An Overview
- Ketogenic Diet (high-fat, low-carb) Has Neuroprotective and Disease-modifying Effects

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Another deadly painkiller: Buprenorphine is 50 times stronger than morphine

Prescription painkiller and heroin addiction has laced its way through America, and effective anti-addiction treatments line the medicine cabinets of thousands of homes. Government researchers have discovered though drug treatment is effective in assisting addicts with their deadly dependence, in the hands of a child, it becomes lethal. They published their findings in the journal Pediatrics.

"Our hope is that we see a decline," the study's lead author Dr. Daniel Budnitz, the director of medication safety at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The Associated Press. Budnitz added that there have been changes in the drug's packaging since the study was completed, and he hopes it may help reduce the risks of easy access that threaten children.

The anti-addiction drug that has everyone worried is buprenorphine, which has proven to be an effective treatment since its release. However, for every 100,000 patients prescribed buprenorphine, 200 young children have been hospitalized, which is four times as high as the second most accidentally swallowed drug by children used for treating blood pressure. The study analyzed data between 2007 to 2011, and although it did not focus on the amount of deaths it's responsible for, there were children who died as a direct result of swallowing these pills.

Comment: Addiction to prescription painkillers has been labeled an epidemic. It is outrageous that our profit-centered medical system allows this to continue, while continually demonizing marijuana and vitamin supplements, which do NOT kill people.

CDC: Prescription painkillers more lethal than cocaine and heroin combined
How Pot Became Demonized: the Fine Line Between Good Medicine and 'Dangerous Drugs'
What Kind of Medical Study Would Have Grandma Believe that Her Daily Multivitamin is Dangerous?

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Sleeping in two segments common in eras before electric lights

Jacob's Dream painting

Famous painting titled "Jacob's Dream" from the Renaissance
Roger Ekrich noticed many old books, including Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales", referenced two periods of sleep being the norm in their era.

...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight. This was the first sleep that kept popping up in the old tales. Once a person woke up, he or she would stay that way for an hour or so before going back to sleep until morning - the so-called second sleep. The time between the two bouts of sleep was a natural and expected part of the night and, depending on your needs, was spent praying, reading, contemplating your dreams, urinating, or having sex. The last one was perhaps the most popular.

So researchers did a study. When subjects had no exposure to artifical light they reverted to this 2 stage type of sleeping:

Soon, the subjects began to stir a little after midnight, lie awake in bed for an hour or so, and then fall back asleep again. It was the same sort of segmented sleep that Ekirch found in the historical records. While sequestered from artificial light, subjects were shedding the sleep habits they had formed over a lifetime.

Comment: Electric lights, including those which illuminate laptop computers, smartphones and tablets, often play a key role in causing people to sleep badly. Artificial light inhibits sleep-promoting neurons in the brain and the nightly release of the hormone melatonin, which aids sleep, while activating neurons that boost alertness. This affects sleep quality and the body's ability to regulate body temperature, blood pressure and glucose levels.

Why Too Much Bright Light Before Bed Harms Sleep
Terrible night's sleep? Blame your mobile phone: How exposure to artificial light 'fools' the brain into staying awake
The importance of sleeping in total darkness: Sleeping with lights on can spur cancer

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My microbes, therefore I am: Fermentation, health, and human identity

© Gary Leybman / FB Wild Fermentation group.
Sour garlic and fennel pickles.
In a society where food has become extremely sterile, we've lost a connection to it as something alive - and the perceptual and practical skills to properly nourish ourselves.

Fermentation is far more than a way to prepare diverse, delicious and wholesome food, writes Joanna Wright. It is a means for us to connect with the ancient past, with the world around us, and with our own selves. Are you ready to try it?

I've recently developed an obsession with the diverse and time-tested food tradition of fermentation.

Jars of kimchi and sauerkraut, kefir and kombucha, are regulars on my kitchen shelf, quietly teeming with life and effervescence.

Comment: Additional examples ofmicrobial innovation!

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Horrifying toxic chemical footprints in everyday items

Consumers have a new guide for plastics safety, but the game is still rigged in the favor of industry.

In a 2007 Skidmore College museum exhibit titled Molecules That Matter, the exhibit's curators noted that we are never more than three feet away from something plastic. That stunning statistic reflects just how thoroughly plastics permeate the fabric of our daily lives. So it's sobering, then, to consider that the plastics industry is one of the largest consumers and users of chemicals known to be hazardous to human health or to the environment.

The process by which fossil fuels are transformed into an iPhone case - or a toothbrush, a Barbie, a soda bottle, a car seat, or countless other objects - consumes a mindboggling 244 million tons of toxic chemicals, according to a recent report. The recipes for many of our most common consumer plastics include carcinogens such as benzene and styrene, as well as hormone-disrupting phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA). Indeed, 96 percent of the BPA that gets produced in our labs goes toward the manufacture of plastics.
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