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We are all on our way to having electronic medical records in North America. In Quebec, we just got the notice that all our medical information will be going into a system accessible to all doctors – unless we send in the forms to opt out. To me, this is just another step in the process toward what the UN calls ‘e-government’. If you are not in favor of Big Brother-style e-government, take action now while you still can, and say no!
If you live in Quebec, go here to get the opt-out form:
‘Science’ editor says he plans to publish controversial H5N1 avian flu study in defiance of government recommendations
Friday, February 24, 2012
By: Ethan A. Huff
[NaturalNews] For the past few months, the journals Nature and Science have been deliberating with both the research community and the U.S. government about how to handle the publishing of sensitive information about a militarized strain of H5N1 avian flu. The U.S. National Security Advisory Board for Biotechnology (NSABB), a group of scientists and government security officials, had recommended that the journals redact certain portions of the research several months ago, but Dr. Bruce Alberts, editor of Science, now says, in essence, that he is tired of waiting for a solution, and plans to publish the full findings very soon.
It was widely reported last fall that Dr. Ron Fouchier and his colleagues from Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands had successfully created a virulent strain of H5N1 capable of transmitting between mammals, including between humans. The research, which was submitted to both Nature and Science for publishing, includes critical details about how the deadly strain was created, which many say represents a serious bioterrorism threat if it ends up in the wrong hands (http://www.naturalnews.com/034228_bioterrorism_flu_strain.html).
But many scientists and media talking-heads are insisting that scientists need access to this information right away in order to begin developing vaccines for H5N1, a job they apparently cannot do if all the details about the research are not published immediately. Advocates claim that publishing the full details is no big deal because they have already been widely circulated at meetings, seminars, and conferences. But this argument actually confirms the opposite, as there is no need to publish the full research “for the sake of science” if such research has already been widely disseminated.
Militarized H5N1 avian flu strain could kill billions of people, suggest researchers
Meanwhile, the public, one-third or more of whom could be wiped out by this unthinkably pernicious virus, has not been given a voice in the matter about what to do with the findings. It is questionable enough that the U.S. government has been warning about mutant H5N1 for years, only now to have it conveniently appear in a lab as part of deliberate “research” — but now the recipe for making the human-transmissible strain could become widely available to the public (http://www.huffingtonpost.com).
“The people to catch H5N1 flu so far tended chickens or worked with poultry closely enough that they were constantly exposed to the virus,” writes Lynn Klotz in a recent Huffington Post piece. “By contrast, the so-called 1918 flu virus that killed millions in the United States and a total of 50 million around the world was incredibly contagious among humans. But it killed only about two percent of those infected.”
“Imagine a new virus that combined the lethality of the H5N1 flu with the contagiousness of the 1918 pandemic strain. That is the scenario we may now be facing.”
Thursday, February 23, 2012
By: Jonathan Benson
[NaturalNews] For the past several months, there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not to publish controversial research about a new militarized and highly-virulent strain of H5N1 avian flu capable of spreading between mammals, including between humans. The U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) holds the position that certain details about how the virus was created should be withheld from publishing, while various others in the scientific community, many of which appear to work for vaccine interests, are demanding full disclosure.
The issue stems from research conducted by Dr. Ron Fouchier and his colleagues from Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands that resulted in the deliberate creation of a weaponized form of H5N1 that spreads between mammals. Prior to this research, H5N1 transmission was limited primarily to birds, as natural forms of the virus do not typically afflict mammals (http://www.naturalnews.com/034228_bioterrorism_flu_strain.html).
But after years of warning the public that H5N1 would one day magically transform into a “super virus” capable of killing billions of people, the U.S. government and others conveniently saw their prediction come true in the form of an intentional “transformation” brought about by research, the details of which many are pushing to have published for the whole world to see. And based on recent reports, those pushing for their release appear to have dollar signs in their eyes, as gaining access to how the virus was made will allow them to create vaccines for this super virus once it is “accidentally” released into the wild.
Problem – Reaction – Solution: Militarized H5N1 could generate billions of dollars for vaccine industry while killing off billions of people
At a recent closed meeting between influenza experts and U.S. security officials that was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), only one member of the NSABB, infectious disease expert Paul Keim of Northern Arizona University, was in attendance. And according to reports, Keim “got the hell beat out of him” by many of the others in attendance with interests in developing and promoting new vaccines for H5N1.
“It was a closed meeting dominated by flu people who have a vested interest in continuing this kind of work,” said a scientist close to the NSABB, to Reuters. These attendees included the lead researchers of the study; Dr. Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Science who indicated recently that he plans to publish the full research; those who funded the research and provided viruses for it; and several bioethicists and directors from laboratories that specialize in influenza research.
Dr. Alberts, of course, used to be president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) from 1993 – 2005 before taking on his current role as head ofScience. NAS, of course, is part of the same National Academies as the Institute of Medicine, which we exposed back in August 2011 as being directly tied to the military and medical industrial complexes that promote vaccines (http://www.naturalnews.com/033455_Institute_of_Medicine_vaccines.html).
Mike also talks with Sheldon Marks about emergency medicine. Marks is described as an incredibly well-informed preparedness expert who worked with SWAT teams in Tucson, Arizona and taught emergency medicine to law enforcement groups.