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Immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer: The genetic roulette of vaccination

A news story tend to move in waves. It appears, retreats, and then appears in an altered form-replete with lies, cover stories, and embedded confusion. That's why I'm keeping this story alive in its stark essence.

The reference is the New York Times, 3/15/15, "Protection Without a Vaccine." It describes the frontier of research. Here are key quotes that illustrate the use of synthetic genes to "protect against disease," while changing the genetic makeup of humans. This is not science fiction:

"By delivering synthetic genes into the muscles of the [experimental] monkeys, the scientists are essentially re-engineering the animals to resist disease."

"'The sky's the limit,' said Michael Farzan, an immunologist at Scripps and lead author of the new study."

"The first human trial based on this strategy - called immunoprophylaxis by gene transfer, or I.G.T. - is underway, and several new ones are planned." [That was nearly two years ago.]

"I.G.T. is altogether different from traditional vaccination. It is instead a form of gene therapy. Scientists isolate the genes that produce powerful antibodies against certain diseases and then synthesize artificial versions. The genes are placed into viruses and injected into human tissue, usually muscle."

Syringe

Researchers double down on mumps vaccine recommendations even when faced with proof of obvious failures

© Stuart Bradford
If you think you've been seeing mumps in the news more often in the past couple of years, you're absolutely right.

"Mumps outbreaks are on the rise," said Dr. Janell Routh, a pediatrician who is a medical officer on the mumps team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 6,000 cases of mumps were reported in the United States last year, the highest number in 10 years. Around 2010, total annual cases were down in the hundreds.

Most of the recent cases occurred in outbreaks, including a large one in Arkansas, rather than as a sporadic here-a-case, there-a-case disease. And most of the outbreaks were among people 18 to 22 years old, most of whom had had the requisite two doses of mumps vaccine in childhood. "We are seeing it in a young and highly vaccinated population," Dr. Routh said.


In my world, you can date people by their childhood diseases. I'm too young to have had measles, but old enough to have had mumps and chickenpox. Chickenpox I remember as particularly itchy and unpleasant; mumps I remember for the swollen chipmunk cheeks and, as with tonsillitis, a certain amount of ice cream to make painful swallowing easier.

Comment: Good grief.


Health

The EU and glyphosate: it's time to put children's health before pesticides

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Some European countries are blocking the attempt to give glyphosate a new 10-year licence.
Our children are growing up exposed to a toxic cocktail of weedkillers, insecticides, and fungicides. It's on their food and in their water, and it's even doused over their parks and playgrounds. Many governments insist that our standards of protection from these pesticides are strong enough. But as a scientist and a lawyer who specialises in chemicals and their potential impact on people's fundamental rights, I beg to differ.

Last month it was revealed that in recommending that glyphosate - the world's most widely-used pesticide - was safe, the EU's food safety watchdog copied and pasted pages of a report directly from Monsanto, the pesticide's manufacturer. Revelations like these are simply shocking.

Two weeks ago, some European countries blocked the attempt to give glyphosate a new 10-year licence. This decision is about much more than one pesticide. It's a welcome sign that EU member states might be more vigilant in performing their duty to protect against corporate abuses of our human rights from exposure to toxic chemicals, including pesticides.

Comment: See also: German toxicologist accuses EU authorities of scientific fraud to enable the conclusion that glyphosate is not to be considered a carcinogen


Health

Searching for a cure: Blood plasma from young donors breathes fresh life into Alzheimer's patients

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X-ray scan of a human brain.
Stanford University researchers are reporting a small but encouraging victory in the uphill battle against the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's.

The team recently presented details from a small test that suggested injecting people suffering from the brain disorder with blood plasma is safe, tolerable and provides some respite, at the 10th Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease in Boston.

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that around 5 million Americans are living with the form of dementia. By 2050 the health organization estimates that number could rise to a whopping 16 million.

Searching for a cure to the degenerative disease, Stanford University School of Medicine made progress in administering blood plasma infusions to patients suffering from mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Comment: See also: New research looks into the body instead of the brain for Alzheimer's treatment


Ambulance

Rare and highly fatal virus similar to Ebola has broken out in eastern Uganda


Several hundred people are believed to have been exposed to the virus, which is among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans.
A deadly outbreak of a rare and highly fatal virus has broken out in eastern Uganda and five cases have already been identified, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed.

The disease, known as Marburg virus disease (MVD), is similar to Ebola and can be lethal in up to 90 per cent of cases.

Emergency screening has begun at the Kenya-Uganda border in Turkana after three members of the same family died of the disease in Uganda.

Health workers have been asked to work with communities to stop the deadly Marburg outbreak from devastating communities in the rural region.

Ambulance

Disturbing: New study shows thousands of heart patients may be getting stents for no reason

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In the US and Europe, 500,000 patients have stents for stable chest pain, and there were a lot of questions about whether the devices actually alleviate pain. A new study suggests they don’t.

Stents are commonly used for stable chest pain - but the devices may not be helping.


There's an epidemic of unnecessary medical treatments, as David Epstein of ProPublica recently documented in a terrific investigation: Doctors routinely perform procedures that aren't based on high-quality research, or even in spite of evidence that contradicts their use.

One of the prime examples of a dubious treatment that Epstein and others have pointed to is cardiologists putting little mesh tubes called stents in patients with stable angina - chest pain caused by clogged coronary arteries that arises only with physical exertion or emotional stress.

Doctors insert the devices into narrowed or blocked arteries to pop them open, helping blood flow to the heart again. The idea is that stents should help soothe the suffering of patients with angina (or chest pain) and drive down the risk of a heart attack and death in the future.

Comment: For more on the dubious safety of medical devices, see: Vagus Nerve Stimulator by Cyberonics: A Telling Anecdote about Regulatory Capture and Medical Device Safety


Yoda

Fighting back the orchestrated and tyrannical attack to decimate vaccine safety exemptions

I've written many articles discussing vaccine safety and freedom of choice. The encouraging news is that while we've faced more than 180 legislative attempts in the states to add more vaccine mandates and restrict or eliminate vaccine choices in the U.S. in the past two years, we've successfully defeated all but a few. As noted by Barbara Loe Fisher, co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC):
"What we've seen in the last few years is a very orchestrated attack on vaccine laws that allow people to have choice ... We've had some of the most restrictive and oppressive vaccine laws. We do have exemptions in the laws and that's what they want to eliminate. They want to eliminate all choice.
We have organized, and - through the NVIC advocacy portal, which people can sign onto - we've kept people informed by monitoring all the bills in the States. We have been able to generate enough opposition to not lose, despite more than 180 bills this last legislative session trying to add more vaccine mandates, trying to monitor vaccine status of everyone, trying to restrict or eliminate exemptions - we defeated all of those bad vaccine bills.
The only bill that passed was a meningococcal vaccine mandate in Indiana for college students. This is an incredible accomplishment, but the heat is on. We're going to see another mass attempt in 2018 to take away exemptions."
Vaccine Safety and Freedom of Choice Have Become International Issues

Americans are no longer alone in our fight for medical freedom of choice, as the aggressive push for mandatory vaccinations has gone international. Part of the problem is that governments are making business deals with vaccine makers. The Gates Foundation is also very much involved in the global mass-vaccination agenda.

Comment: Here are only a few of the many articles we've posted here on SOTT about this rapidly encroaching madness. You have to see it to believe it.


Biohazard

Madagascar plague may be slowing down, has killed 133

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The spread of a plague outbreak in Madagascar may finally be slowing down.

The epidemic, which began in August, has taken the lives of 133 people and resulted in 1,836 suspected or confirmed cases. However, the occurrence of new cases is finally decreasing, according to a report released Wednesday by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The week of October 9, there were 477 new cases, compared with 161 during the week of October 23. The report says 1,044 patients have been cured, and 83 others are receiving treatment.

The number of hospitalizations because of the plague has also decreased, according to the World Health Organization. Although the number of total cases has continued to increase, this is because of "enhanced surveillance and ongoing investigations," the WHO said; some of the cases were not actually infected, upon inspection.

Comment: Good to hear officials are seeing the spread of the plague start to slow down. Things were starting to look a little hairy!
See: But we're not out of the woods yet. Even if this isn't the plague to end all plagues, there is research out there supporting the idea that plagues coincide with cometary bodies in our atmosphere. From New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection,
According to the late Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe of the University of Wales at Cardiff, viruses can be distributed throughout space by dust in the debris stream of comets. Then as Earth passes though the stream, the dust and viruses load our atmosphere, where they can stay suspended for years until gravity pulls them down. They compare numerous plagues throughout our history which coincide with cometary bodies in our skies. These researchers are certain that germs causing plagues and epidemics come from space.



Arrow Down

The Deep State and opioids trafficking

© Team Green Lawyers
For those who doubt that Big Pharma is part of the destructive Deep State, consider the following:

Since July 26, 2000, when a landmark review was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), pharmaceutical companies, their FDA partner, many members of Congress, medical schools, and doctors have been aware that approved medical drugs have been killing and maiming Americans at a disastrous rate.

These drugs, brought to you by Pharma, kill 106,000 Americans a year like clockwork. That extrapolates to over a MILLION deaths per decade.

The 2000 JAMA review was written by the late Dr. Barbara Starfield, who was a revered public health expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

I interviewed Dr. Starfield in 2009, a year or so before her death. She confirmed several key points: the figure of 106,000 deaths was a conservative estimate; there was NO comprehensive effort by the federal government to reverse this trend; no one from the federal government had ever approached her to consult on "the situation."

At the top of the food chain, Big Pharma executives and financiers are completely aware of what their drugs are doing.

You could call this reckless endangerment, or negligent homicide. I call it what it is: murder.

The effort to kill, maim, debilitate, and disable large sectors of the population makes that population easier to control. That IS a Deep State operation. In one way or another, it has been so since the dawn of organized society.

Now we have the opioid crisis. These medical drugs are wiping out people at an alarming rate. As I've written in recent articles, one of the two major pipelines for the trafficked drugs starts with the pharmaceutical manufacturers, who are intentionally distributing opioids far beyond any legitimate need.

Here are my raw notes I prepared for the Coast to Coast AM interview I did two days ago with George Noory. They tell the story in telegraphic fashion:

Pills

Insys CEO arrested and charged with racketeering and bribery

John Kapoor, 74, board chairman of Akorn Pharmaceuticals and CEO of Insys Therapeutics Inc. and several others have been indicted and charged with leading a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe his company's opioid painkiller Subsys, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Kapoor is being charged with RICO conspiracy, as well as other felonies, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to violate the Anti-Kickback Law in a larger conspiracy.

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