Bird flu 'fears surge' as student in Vietnam dies from new strain, also detected in US, UK

A student has died just days after developing a cough that was being caused by a bird flu. It was a highly pathogenic strain of the virus already detected in the UK and the US.

The 21-year-old from Vietnam is confirmed to have been infected with avian flu strain H5N1.

While it's most widespread targets are birds, the illness can be transferred to mammals and humans.

Comment: There have been hysterical claims that everything from people to seals to otters to foxes have been infected with bird flu, and yet, other than birds, deaths resulting directly from it appear to be rare; and most of the birds that died were culled: (2023) First human death from H3N8 bird flu recorded in China, WHO claims

People who had been in close contact with the student are being "monitored daily" in case they fall ill.

Comment: Thailand Medical News provides more details:
As health officials and the public grapple with the implications of this case, numerous questions remain unanswered, highlighting the urgency of understanding and addressing this evolving situation.

The Patient's Journey: From Symptoms to Hospitalization

The unfolding saga began with the onset of symptoms in the young student on March 11. What initially appeared as mild discomfort quickly escalated, prompting the patient to seek medical attention. After a brief return home, during which time the virus may have spread within his household, the severity of his condition necessitated hospitalization. Currently, he remains in serious condition and isolated at the Provincial Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Khanh Hoa.

The patient is currently under mechanical ventilation and does not seem to be responding to any treatments including the usage of the antiviral Oseltamivir.

At the moment, Vietnamese health authorities have placed more than 214 individuals who had come into contact with the infected individual under isolation and are closely monitoring them.

According to sources from the provincial health department in Khanh Hoa, there are about 23 individuals in the group who are exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory infection.

The Pasteur Institute in Na Trang in Vietnam is currently overseeing all genomic testing and the institute so far has confirmed that a new subtype of H5N1 Avian Flu is involved in the initial case involving the university student.

Local experts claim that the new H5N1 subtype is originating from the virus branch (We do not have details to validate this as of yet.)

Media Frenzy and Official Responses

Vietnamese media outlets, including state-sponsored sources, have been abuzz with H5N1 News coverage of this alarming development. Reports detailing the patient's condition, the efforts to trace and test contacts, and the measures being taken by health authorities have dominated headlines.

Despite the lack of official statements from government health agencies, the credibility of these reports underscores the gravity of the situation.

Unraveling the Mystery: How Did the Student Contract the Virus?

One of the most pressing questions surrounding this case is the mode of transmission. The exact subtype of the H5 virus remains unidentified, adding complexity to the investigation. While previous cases involving H5N1 and H5N6 variants have been reported in neighboring countries like Cambodia, China and Laos, the specific origin of the virus in this instance remains a mystery. The absence of dead poultry in the vicinity further complicates efforts to pinpoint the source of exposure.

Response and Containment Efforts

In response to the confirmed case, health officials in Khanh Hoa have initiated comprehensive measures aimed at containment and prevention. Contact tracing, testing, and isolation protocols have been swiftly implemented to curb the potential spread of the virus. Additionally, disinfection procedures have been carried out in relevant locations, including the patient's dormitory at Nha Trang University.

Challenges and Unknowns

Despite these proactive measures, significant challenges persist. The inherent variability of the H5 virus, coupled with the potential for reassortment and emergence of new subtypes, underscores the need for vigilance and ongoing surveillance. The lack of clarity regarding the source of infection and the potential for human-to-human transmission further complicate the situation.

Update: We have received updates from local media that the Vietnamese government is issuing a directive to all local media to stop reporting on this emerging health issue. The health authorities have however conformed the emergence of the H5N1 outbreak and the WHO are also involved already.
The Vietnamese government may be urging for calm because it's really not considered to be an urgent issue - that point, however, remains to be seen.

It's worth noting that, ominously, MIT reports that they're working on an mRNA injection; an outbreak detected in the US in cows, and one rancher, is thought to have occurred because they were feeding the excreta of (likely bird flu vaccinated) chickens to the cows; and there's evidence showing that the vaccine program they've been enforcing across the planet has been ineffective, at best:

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SOTT Focus: Lockdown's Fourth Birthday

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Today marks four years to the day since the UK went into "lockdown" for the first time.

What an exciting time that was, right? With the pan-banging and the curve-flattening and the Spirit of the Blitz living on. Good times.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's team decided to honour the occasion by slapping themselves on the back:

Needless to say, this is revisionism of the highest order. To quote my favourite reply, it's the "gaslightiest gaslight I've ever been gaslit by".

The furlough system did not "save the economy". The economy was not saved. Rather, it was laid out on a stone table and slowly flayed with a sharpened flint.

We are all still living with the consequences of lockdown, not just in the UK but globally. The world over, hundreds of millions of people have been plunged into extreme poverty by so-called "anti-Covid measures".

Billions more are worse off, paying more for almost every product and service, and struggling in general.

It's important to remember this was the point.


Leprosy cases surge in US, deaths from rabies double in Vietnam

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What is leprosy and why is it resurfacing in the US?

Leprosy is caused by two different but similar bacteria - Mycobacterium leprae and Mycobacterium lepromatosis - the latter having just been identified in 2008. Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is avoidable.

Transmission among the most vulnerable in society, including migrant and impoverished populations, remains a pressing issue.

This age-old neglected tropical disease, which is still present in more than 120 countries, is now a growing challenge in parts of North America.

Leprosy is beginning to occur regularly within parts of the southeastern United States. Most recently, Florida has seen a heightened incidence of leprosy, accounting for many of the newly diagnosed cases in the US.

Comment: Xinhua reports:
Vietnam records surging number of deaths from rabies

Vietnam recorded 22 rabies-related deaths in the first two months of this year, two times higher than the same period last year, the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

The Central Highlands region remains a hot spot with five deaths in Dak Lak and Gia Lai provinces.

According to the department, the recent infection cases had a short incubation period of 10-15 days.

Many patients were children under five years old who were bitten by dogs and cats in the head and face areas, causing serious injuries around the central nervous system.

The health ministry has issued a warning about the increased risk of animal-to-human rabies infection because of the poor vaccination rate among dogs and cats.

The rate of vaccination against rabies has only reached almost 50 percent of the total dog and cat population. Some places reported only 10 percent, according to the ministry.

That may be so, but this has likely been the case for a while, so why the increase in infections? There have been more animal attacks? Children are more vulnerable?

Note that back in 2021: 3 children DEAD & 120 hospitalized in just 1 week due to Pfizer jab, Vietnam province suspends batch but 'may use it later on adults'

The ministry has advised people who raise dogs and cats to be fully vaccinated against rabies and re-vaccinated annually as recommended by the veterinary sector.

Those bitten by dogs and cats must visit medical facilities for examination, consultation and injection of rabies vaccine and anti-rabies serum, the ministry said.
As you can read below, the reasons for the outbreaks are varied, but there certainly seems to be a concerted effort by the establishment to create the conditions for some of them:


Large ingenous events, cosmic impacts and crises in the history of life

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Last month, in the February 2024 issue of the Kosmographia Newsletter I reported on new research correlating a series of large-scale igneous events which produced the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) and the Siberian Traps with mass extinction episodes. On February 8 another paper was published in the journal Global and Planetary Change which further supports correlations between mass extinction episodes with gigantic volcanic eruptions and catastrophic cosmic impacts. The lead author of the paper is Michael Rampino, who has for decades been in the forefront of researching catastrophic events in Earth history. I have been following his work since the early 1980s and hold him in high regard as a scientist who is willing to think outside established paradigms of Earth history. The abstract to the paper begins:

"We find that Large Igneous Province (LIP) volcanism, mostly continental flood basalts (CFBs), along with the largest extraterrestrial impacts show significant correlations with mass-extinction events in the Phanerozoic geologic record. The ages of the 6 major marine mass extinctions (≥ 40% extinction of genera) of the last 541 MY ̶ the end-Ordovician (~444 Ma), late Devonian (~ 372 Ma), end-Guadalupian (~259 Ma), end-Permian (~ 252 Ma), end-Triassic (~201 Ma), and end-Cretaceous (66 Ma) extinctions are significantly correlated with high-quality U — Pb zircon and 40Ar/39Ar ages of 6 continental flood basalts (CFBs) ̶ the Cape St. Mary's, Viluy, Emeishan, Siberian, CAMP, and the Deccan Basalts.

U — Pb zircon dating (Uranium-lead) is a widely used method for dating metamorphic rocks typically employing a thermal ionization mass spectrometer. Zircon is used because it includes uranium and thorium atoms in its crystalline structure when forming but rejects lead, so any lead found in a zircon crystal is radiogenic, meaning it results from radioactive decay. Argon dating can measure Argon isotopes from a single mineral grain. The ratio of Argon 40 to Argon 39 yields the age of the sample.

The extinctions listed above are considered to be major events in the history of life on Earth. A number of less severe extinctions have taken place, although these events are somewhat more difficult to discern in the geologic/palaeontologic record. Nevertheless, a correlation can be discerned between these extinctions and both volcanic eruptions and cosmic impact.


Alaskapox claims 'elderly' man as first known death, virus first discovered in 2015

© Mark Smith/AlamyFILE: Water vole. The virus recently discovered in Alaska is transmitted from small mammals and symptoms normally include a rash and muscle pain.
An elderly man has died from Alaskapox, the first known fatality from the recently discovered virus, Alaskan state health officials have said.

The man, who lived in the remote Kenai Peninsula, was hospitalised in November last year and died in late January, according to a bulletin issued last week by public health officials.

The man was undergoing cancer treatment and had a suppressed immune system because of the drugs, which may have contributed to the severity of his illness, the bulletin said. It described him as elderly but didn't provide his age.

Comment: Normally such a virus may be of little concern, however in the 'new normal', with over half of Western populations immunocompromised by the experimental covid jabs, concerns over viral interactions and mutations, leaky Western bioweapons labs, and so on, it does give one pause for thought. More so because one can't help but notice how a few of the symptoms are shared with the black death itself, and which is also believed to be connected to smallpox - that said, that's where the similarities appear to end: For reference: New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection

Outbreak News:
On today's show, we'll dive into the ABC's of Alaskapox with Bradley Perkins, MD. Dr. Perkins is the Chief Medical Officer at Karius.

In addition, he is a former top CDC official who led the anthrax bioterrorism investigation. He was also a leading expert in the more recent monkeypox, or mpox outbreak.


'Mystery sudden vomiting illness' strikes residents in Stockholm

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Mystery Illness Strikes Stockholm: A Spate of Sudden Sickness
Delve into the unsettling events in Upplands Väsby and Kungsholmen, where residents were struck by a mysterious illness, sparking a city-wide concern. Explore the investigative efforts to unravel the cause of these inexplicable outbreaks.

Imagine stepping out of your apartment, only to be gripped by an inexplicable sickness that leaves you vomiting in the communal stairwell. This nightmare scenario became a reality for residents in Upplands Väsby, north of Stockholm, and again in the Kungsholmen area, sparking a city-wide concern over a mysterious illness. As a seasoned journalist, I delved into these unsettling events, seeking out the facts behind the headlines and the human stories at their heart.

The Initial Outbreak

Comment: Of note, 2 days after this incident: Mysterious 'gas leak' at Sweden's intelligence HQ puts seven people in hospital

Arrow Down

The new self-amplifying RNA vaccines promise to be double, triple, quadruple the fun!

It's all part of a quest to discover the best ways to send messages through human bodies instructing those bodies to perform in whatever way they are ordered to do.
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Just when you thought you'd heard the last of the Covid vaccines — those mRNA vaccines you've come to "know and love" as MIT so endearingly puts it — there's a new version in town.

Welcome to the next generation of self-amplifying Covid vaccines, also known as replicons.

No, they aren't "replicants" like in my favorite movie, Blade Runner (the original from 1982).

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Although, in a way, it is disturbingly like that. Except they're replicating inside our bodies. Like a photocopy machine. Yeah, inside our bodies.

Whatever will they think of next?

Japan just announced it's become the first country in the world to approve the new vaccine, called LUNAR-COV19.

FYI, I found it interesting that they named it LUNAR and introduced it at the same time as Japan's LUNAR landing touched down on the Moon just days ago.

Talk about synchronicity — or good marketing.

The collaborations on these vaccines get a little complicated but to break it down, Meiji Seika Pharma is the company that obtained exclusive rights to distribute Kostaive (LUNAR) from CSL Seqirus. They are collaborating with ARCALIS INC. to establish integrated mRNA vaccine manufacturing capabilities from drug substance to drug product.

Now, I know that's a boring read. But I include the information to emphasize a point. If I were to list all the companies involved in this type of research, production and manufacture, the list would be almost endless — and even more endlessly boring.

That list would also be extremely incestuous. For example, Bill Gates invests billions of dollars in multiple rival companies, in anticipation that a few will stick. In this race, only the most powerful can enter and the stakes are high. Astronomical amounts of money, beyond what we can imagine, are invested into these technologies. Not to cure us of anything — how absurd! But to make even more astronomical amounts of money for the men behind the technology.

None of these powerful players — I mean none of them — is going to let these vaccines fail. Even if they do fail — they won't. Do you get what I'm saying? This is as obvious as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Those who dare dispute the wonder and magic of these vaccines are often discredited or worse.

Okay, with that out of the way, let's continue.


5 human deaths from equine encephalitis virus in Argentina amid efforts to contain outbreak

© DREAMSTIME TNSMosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, dengue fever and Eastern equine encephalitis are on the rise during rainy season when these insects breed. Mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, dengue fever and Eastern equine encephalitis are on the rise during rainy season when these insects breed.
Argentina's Health Ministry on Sunday reported five people have died from Western Equine Encephalitis virus amid 39 cases of infection registered in five of the South American country's 24 provinces.

Cases have been concentrated mainly in the central region of the country, with 38 of the 39 infections registered in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Entre Rios and Cordoba, and one case in the northern province of Santiago del Estero.

Comment: WEE first reappeared in the news after Argentina detected it in a few horses, and quarantine measures were enforced in an attempt to prevent its spread. However, after just one human infection was reported a few months ago, 5 people are now dead.

Whilst it's clear the establishment is keen to foment hysteria around all kinds of viruses and diseases, one does wonder what impact hundreds of millions of people injected with experimental, immune-compromising injections will have on viral outbreaks such as this.

Bird flu is another zoonotic virus that has been reported, increasingly, over the past few years; the last year in particular, with tens of millions of birds, across the planet, culled as a result. And, despite the questionable mass culls, harsh quarantine measures, and bird flu vaccine program, spread does not appear to have slowed much; and more recently it was revealed that an outbreak occurred on a fully vaccinated duck farm in France.


Measles: The first panic narrative of 2024?

Are twin measles outbreaks on both sides of the Atlantic laying the groundwork for a new vaccine push?
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Measles outbreaks hit the headlines in the both the US and UK this week.

The UK is allegedly in the middle of a serious measles outbreak centred on Birmingham. The BBC reports:
Birmingham Children's Hospital has been inundated with the highest number in decades of youngsters with measles
The West Midlands has reportedly seen as many as 167 measles cases in total, the BBC claiming "low vaccination rate has been attributed to the rise." (pretty sure they mean "the rise has been attributed to the low vaccination rate" but you never go to the BBC for accuracy.)

167 cases may not seem like a lot, but it towers over Philadelphia's "outbreak", where 8 WHOLE ENTIRE PEOPLE have tested positive for measles, according to NBC:
At least eight people have been diagnosed with measles in an outbreak that started last month in the Philadelphia area. The most recent two cases were confirmed on Monday.
Just like the BBC, NBC is quick off the mark when it comes to assigning blame:
"None of the people in Philadelphia who've been diagnosed [ever] got a measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine".
The NB and BBC reports were published just hours apart, about two different "outbreaks" in two different countries, yet both hit the exact same talking points.


Israeli troops in Gaza infected by deadly fungi, 1 dead & 10 severely affected

© GettyIsrael's war on Gaza has caused an environmental catastrophe, with Israeli soldiers themselves affected
Dangerous fungi in the soil of the Gaza Strip have caused the death of an Israeli soldier and the hospitalisation of at least 10 others earlier this month, Israeli media reported on Monday.

The Israeli soldier who was taking part in the ground assault on the besieged Gaza Strip was battling an infection in hospital for several days before succumbing to "serious injuries" resulting from different fungi infections, KAN News reported.

Comment: It may be that Gazans are also suffering from these infections but they don't have the adequate resources to test for them, and they have much more pressing emergencies to deal with.

However, there's also the possibility that, what with Israel previously proclaiming itself to be a 'Pfizer laboratory' for the experimental covid injections, that these soldiers are in fact seriously immunocompromised and are thus more susceptible to infections and diseases, as has been shown to be the case with the surge in STD/STI data elsewhere.

One scientific paper reports that just 30% of Palestinians, and only 14.5% of Palestinian professionals, received at least 1 dose, compared with an overall vaccination rate of over 90% of Israelis: Australia joins rest of world in dramatic spike in STIs, even with a lower rate of testing compared to previous years