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Ed Jewett
12-20-2011, 07:29 AM
Alarm as Dutch lab creates highly contagious killer flu

Fear of terrorism as university prepares to publish key details

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A deadly strain of bird flu with the potential to infect and kill millions of people has been created in a laboratory by European scientists – who now want to publish full details of how they did it.
The discovery has prompted fears within the US Government that the knowledge will fall into the hands of terrorists wanting to use it as a bio-weapon of mass destruction.
Some scientists are questioning whether the research should ever have been undertaken in a university laboratory, instead of at a military facility.
The US Government is now taking advice on whether the information is too dangerous to be published.
To see the graphic: The last outbreak - A deadly virus even before the latest twist (http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/76089964?access_key=key-6hfulob7a5od4sj7iin)
"The fear is that if you create something this deadly and it goes into a global pandemic, the mortality and cost to the world could be massive," a senior scientific adviser to the US Government told The Independent, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"The worst-case scenario here is worse than anything you can imagine."
For the first time the researchers have been able to mutate the H5N1 strain of avian influenza so that it can be transmitted easily through the air in coughs and sneezes. Until now, it was thought that H5N1 bird flu could only be transmitted between humans via very close physical contact.
Dutch scientists carried out the controversial research to discover how easy it was to genetically mutate H5N1 into a highly infectious "airborne" strain of human flu. They believe that the knowledge gained will be vital for the development of new vaccines and drugs.
But critics say the scientists have endangered the world by creating a highly dangerous form of flu which could escape from the laboratory – as well as opening a Pandora's box for fanatical terrorists wishing to make a bio-weapon.
The H5N1 strain of avian influenza has killed hundreds of millions of birds since it first appeared in 1996, but has so far infected only about 600 people who came into direct contact with infected poultry.
What makes H5N1 so dangerous, though, is that it has killed about 60 per cent of those it has infected, making it one of the most lethal known forms of influenza in modern history – a deadliness moderated only by its inability (so far) to spread easily through airborne water droplets.
Scientists are in little doubt that the newly created strain of H5N1 – resulting from just five mutations in two key genes – has the potential to cause a devastating human pandemic that could kill tens of millions of people. The study was carried out on ferrets, which when infected with influenza are the best animal "model" of the human disease.
The details of the study are so sensitive that they are being scrutinised by the US Government's own National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, which is understood to have advised American officials that key parts of the scientific paper should be redacted to prevent terrorists from using the information to reverse-engineer their own lethal strain of flu virus.
In an unprecedented move, the Biosecurity board is believed to have told the US Government that there is a serious possibility of potentially dangerous information being misused if the full genetic sequence of the mutated H5N1 virus were to be published in open scientific literature.
A senior source close to the Biosecurity board, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Independent that the National Institutes of Health, which funded the work, is about to make a decision on how much of the scientific paper on the H5N1 super strain should be published, and how much held back.
"There are areas of science where information needs to be controlled," the scientist said. "The most extreme examples are, for instance, how to make a nuclear weapon or any weapon that is going to be used primarily to kill people. The life sciences really haven't encountered this situation before. It's really a new age."
The study was carried out by a Dutch team of scientists led by Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, where the mutated virus is stored under lock and key, but without armed guards, in a basement building.
Dr Fouchier, who declined to answer questions until a decision is made on publication, said in a statement released on the university's website that it only took a small number of mutations to change the avian flu virus into a form that could spread more easily between humans.
"We have discovered that this is indeed possible, and more easily than previously thought. In the laboratory, it was possible to change H5N1 into an aerosol-transmissible virus that can easily be rapidly spread through the air," Dr Fouchier said. "This process could also take place in a natural setting.
"We know which mutation to watch for in the case of an outbreak and we can then stop the outbreak before it is too late. Furthermore, the finding will help in the timely development of vaccinations and medication."
A second, independent team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the universities of Wisconsin and Tokyo is understood to have carried out similar work with similar results, which has underlined how easy it is to create the super virus with a combination of deliberate mutations and random genetic changes brought about by passing avian flu manually from the nose of one ferret to another.
Some scientists have privately questioned whether such research should have been done in a university department that does not have the sophisticated anti-terrorist security of a military facility. They also point out that experimental viruses kept in seemingly secure laboratories have escaped in the past to cause human epidemics – such as a 1977 flu outbreak.
"There are people who say that the work should never have been done, or if it was done it should have been done in a setting where the information could be better controlled," said the source close to the biosecurity board.
"With influenza now it is possible to reverse engineer the virus. It's pretty common technology in many parts of the world. With the genomic sequence, you can reconstruct it. That's where the information is dangerous," he said.
"It's scary from a number of different angles. You want to have the vaccines and therapeutics in place, and you need to have a much information as you can about a particular virus, but you also worry about it from a biosecurity perspective."
Profile: researcher behind the science
Ron Fouchier
The Dutch virologist started as an expert in HIV, having received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 1995. After research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he began a new career in the virology department at Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, studying the molecular biology of the influenza A virus.
At a conference in Malta in September, he described his work as something that was "really, really stupid," but ultimately useful for the development of vaccines.


Jan Klimkowski
12-20-2011, 07:15 PM
"The fear is that if you create something this deadly and it goes into a global pandemic, the mortality and cost to the world could be massive," a senior scientific adviser to the US Government told The Independent, speaking on condition of anonymity.

An anonymous senior scientific adviser to the US govt, eh?

This story is simply the Yankees bitching that the competition have created similar Mass Death Technology to that developed at Edgewood Arsenal, Fort Detrick and many still classified proving grounds....

Ed Jewett
12-21-2011, 05:48 AM
Killer virus created in Dutch lab (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/alarm-as-dutch-lab-creates-highly-contagious-killer-flu-6279474.html). If released, millions would die. This bio-terrorism was funded by the US taxpayers. WMR reported on this work two years ago and our report was laughed off as a conspiracy theory -- obviously by the sock puppets for the bio-terrorists in the US government. (http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/articles/20091004_1)

That report in its entirety:

October 5, 2009 -- H1N1 and the connections to Madison and Memphis
WMR has learned from a top microbiologist who has researched the H1N1 virus that the University of Wisconsin at Madison is ground zero for the genetic reassortment of the pandemic from DNA recovered from the body of a 1918 flu victim in a graveyard in Alaska. It was from the Brevig Mission sample that the gene HA, or haemagglutinin, was discovered. HA is the genetic component that made the 1918 flu and makes the present H1N1 flu so virulent. The Hong Kong source also reports that the Pentagon was involved in funding the "Jurassic Park"-like development of the reassorted H1N1 virus from 1918 flu genetic material.
The H1N1 research, according to WMR's sources, centers around Dr. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and, according to our Hong Kong microbiologist source, may have conducted his H1N1 under contract to the U.S. Army. WMR has also learned that Kawaoka's H1N1 research likely involves a major hospital that has received what has been called "bits and pieces" of contracts under the cover of various civilian institute sponsors. THe major hospital involved in the dubious re-assortment of the H1N1 pandemic from two forms of human flu, two forms of swine flu, and one form of avian flu is St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, according to our sources, who, in accordance with WMR's oft-stated policy, remain anonymous in order to protect their jobs, reputations, and lives.
WMR has previously cited Madison and St. Jude's in previous reports on the artificiality of the H1N1 virus. On May 6, 2009, WMR reported:

Informed sources have revealed to WMR that the H1N1 virus, which the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned could become a global pandemic, was reverse engineered from genetic material obtained from the remains of victims of the deadly 1918 "Spanish flu" influenza pandemic that killed 50 million people worldwide.WMR has obtained information from biological researchers that the 1918 Spanish flu genetic sequences were "manipulated" in order to effect transmission capability. The current H1N1 virus, called "swine flu," is reportedly a combination of two forms of human flu, two forms of swine flu (North American and Eurasian), and avian or bird flu. There are now reports of species hopping from humans to pigs in Canada.
The scientific name for the current H1N1 virus that was manipulated is "Influenza A virus (strain A/Brevig Mission/1/1918 H1N1)." It is called Brevig Mission because, as WMR previously reported, U.S. Army biological warfare specialists recovered the genetic material from the fairly intact corpse of an Inuit woman who died from the 1918 flu in Brevig Mission, Alaska. WMR has learned that work on manipulation of the Brevig Mission flu strain began in 1997.
Two bio-safety laboratories have been associated with the genetic reverse engineering of not only A-H1N1, the current "swine flu" strain, but also the deadly Ebola virus. They are the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada. The Associated Press reported on September 20, 2007, that the Madison laboratory was cited for safety violations: "University of Wisconsin-Madison research on the deadly Ebola virus was conducted for a year in a less-secure laboratory than required, until the National Institutes of Health alerted the school to the problem. The deadly virus itself was never present in the laboratory, said Jan Klein, UW-Madison biological safety officer. Instead, DNA copies of the virus were being studied to better understand one of the world's most dangerous pathogens."
The report also stated that the Madison research facility was involved with combining "materials": "Klein said no one was ever at risk, though an infectious virus could have been produced if the research material had been combined with other components. But that was not part of any planned experiment and would not be done by accident,' she said."
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reportedly shut down the Ebola research at Madison but it was reportedly moved to a Level 4 Bio-Safety Laboratory at the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Canadian Science Center for Human and Animal Health in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2007, macaque monkeys were infected with the 1918 flu virus at the Canadian laboratory by some of the same researchers who were involved in the risky Ebola research in Madison.
The research in Madison on Ebola had been conducted in a Bio Safety Level 2 laboratory when it should have been conducted in a Bio Safety Level 4 laboratory, the most stringent for pathogens like Ebola and H1N1. At the time of the safety violations, Madison has less stringent Level 3 labs but no Level 4 labs. In early 2008, Madison again conducted work on Ebola, but in a Level 4 lab.
Science Daily reported the following from Madison on October 7, 2004: "Using a gene resurrected from the virus that caused the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, recorded history's most lethal outbreak of infectious disease, scientists have found that a single gene may have been responsible for the devastating virulence of the virus."
The Winnipeg laboratory figures into the November 15, 2001 disappearance of noted Harvard University virologist Dr. Don C. Wiley in Memphis, Tennessee after his attendance at a banquet honoring his service as a scientific advisory board member of St. Jude's Hospital. Wiley's body was found one month later in the Mississippi River in Vidalia, Louisiana. The Shelby County medical examiner ruled Wiley's death a "suicide" from jumping into the Mississippi River from the west bound lane of the I-40 Hernando de Soto bridge. Wiley was heading back to his father's residence in Millington, northeast of Memphis at the time of his disappearance.

While investigating Dr. Wiley's death in Memphis, this editor met an auditor for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in a chance encounter. The auditor reported that while it may or may not have had bearing on the death of Wiley, he had discovered large amounts of "grant" money moving through St. Jude's for purposes not related to the hospital's pioneering research into fighting childhood cancer. The recent information obtained by WMR about "bits and pieces" of contracts funding H1N1 reassortment research being passed through civilian institute sponsors coincides with the information received from the St. Jude's auditor.
Kawaoka's H1N1 research also extends to the University of Tokyo in Japan; a Kobe, Japan research institute; Indonesia, and Vietnam. It was a member of Kawaoke's research team that was caught by Indonesian authorities at Surabaya airport in east Java trying to illegally smuggle human H1N1 DNA out of the country. Kawaoke's research also involved the cross-border transport of dangerous pathogens between the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Microbiology Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kawaoke worked at St. Jude's for fourteen years with Dr. Robert Webster ( 001e0215acRCRD%26vgnextchannel%3D60b413c016118010V gnVCM1000000e2015acRCRD+%22St.+Jude%27s%22+virolog y&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us), a colleague of the late Dr. Wiley.
On May 15, 2009, WMR reported:

Canada's version of the United States biological "research" laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland, the National Microbiology Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is once again in the news for a serious breakdown in security of pathogenic materials.
Konan Michel Yao, a native of Ivory Coast, was arrested by FBI agents on May 5, while trying to transport 22 vials of genetic material from the deadly Ebola virus from the Winnipeg laboratory to what Yao claimed was his new research job at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH is near Washington, DC and is even serviced by a Metro subway station that transports passengers on the "Red Line" into the heart of the nation's capital.
Yao removed the material this past January and hid the vials, containing Ebola and HIV genetic material, in a glove and inside aluminum foil. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta claim the genetic material is not infectious, however, as previously reported by WMR, similar genetic material extracted from the corpse of an Inuit woman who died of the 1918 "Spanish flu" was extracted in 1997 and used the synthetically create the current A/H1N1 hybrid or "novel" influenza virus. The Winnipeg facility, as well as the University of Wisconsin in Madison, was involved in the H1N1 research and vials of H1N1 and other influenza strains were transported back and forth from Madison to Winnipeg.
. . . Yao was arrested at the border crossing at Pembina and was heading in a direction that would have taken him through Madison on Interstate 94 to Chicago and onward to Washington, DC. Based on past exchange of dangerous pathogenic materials between Winnipeg and Madison, there is a possibility that Yao could have dropped off some or all of the Ebola vials at the Madison laboratory.
On March 2, 2005, a courier truck crashed in downtown Winnipeg that was transporting anthrax from the Canadian Forces Base in Ralston, Alberta and influenza, salmonella, e.coli, tuberculosis, and HIV from a laboratory in British Columbia.
What is not being explained is where Yao kept the Ebola virus material from January to May and whether he transported any other pathogenic material from the Winnipeg laboratory. As WMR reported on May 6, the day after Yao was arrested, the Winnipeg facility also contains strains of hanta virus, Marburg virus, and Lassa fever. On November 30, 2001, the Memphis Police Department received a phone call from Detective Paul McKemmie of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Security Investigation Unit in Ottawa stating that a scientist at the Winnipeg facility was a likely target for kidnapping by "bio-terrorists." The Memphis police were investigating the disappearance of Dr. Don Wiley, a noted virologist from Harvard University, whose body was later discovered in the Mississippi River in Vidalia, Louisiana.
A number of scientists working on AH1N1 and Ebola have also conducted research at St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis. Wiley served as a member of the St. Jude's science advisory board and was in Memphis for an annual St. Jude's banquet at the time of his disappearance, which was ruled a suicide by the Shelby County medical examiner.
For the first time, WMR is revealing what a special investigation in 2002 of Wiley's death, which now appears to have been a murder, revealed about St. Jude's. While investigating establishments around the Peabody Hotel in Memphis where Wiley may have stopped before he turned up missing, this editor obtained information from a St. Jude's insider that the books were "being cooked" at the charitable children's hospital, which is dedicated to finding cures for cancer. What was reported by the insider was that large sums of money were coming into the hospital from "Middle East" sources and this had raised alarms in the hospital's accounting department because it was not showing up on the official books.

The St. Jude's "insider" described above was the hospital's auditor who reported the large sums of money coming through the hospital in the form of grants. WMR has identified some of the H1N1 research funders as the Armed Forces Pathology Institute in Rockville, Maryland - a recipient of the Brevig Mission 1918 flu DNA; the U.S. National Institutes of Health; and Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Kawaoka has also written articles for the renowned British medical journal "Nature." One of "Nature's" past reporters, Jane Burgermeister, has, interestingly, filed charges against the World Health Organizations and several other entities and individuals for bioterrorism and attempting to commit mass murder. She has also filed for a court injunction against the administering of the H1N1 vaccine.
It is also noteworthy that Kawaoka co-founded a company with Dr. Gabriele Neumann, also of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, called FluGen, Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin, a firm which stands to financially benefit from the administration of the H1N1 vaccine. Kawaoka and Neumann discovered a "reverse genetics" process that allows a virus to be seeded in a monkey's kidney cells, ostensibly to use the virus to produce vaccines. However, on September 14, 2009, WMR reported on the findings of a Kawaoka researcher: H1N1 "influenza was re-assorted in a laboratory from eight genes consisting of avian, swine and human type influenza A virus. The scientist does not believe, based on intensive laboratory research of the A/H1N1 virus, that its sudden appearance in Mexico this past Spring was a natural occurrence . . . What is known is that the first A/H1N1 virus was found in a human. Although some pigs and turkeys were infected with the A/H1N1 virus by farm workers, there is no evidence that the opposite occurred." A human in Mexico, like the monkeys whose kidney cells are used to produce H1N1 and other viruses, may have been used as the "mixing vessel" for the H1N1 pandemic. The Kawaoka researcher also stated: "the virus emerged suddenly in Mexico. I can't explain how. I wish I could. For me as a virologist, it's impossible . . . on the other hand, technology can create any kind of virus you want."
FluGen President and CEO Paul Radspinner praised the April 2009 statement of President Obama that he would seek emergency Congressional funding for the H1N1 vaccination program: "We applaud President Obama, Sen. Harkin, Rep. Obey and Rep. Baldwin for their efforts to accelerate the development of new influenza vaccine production methods. These efforts are critical to the United States' efforts to control the global swine flu outbreak. New, cell-based production methods would dramatically improve the country's ability to fight this growing public health concern. FluGen's cell-based manufacturing technology, in particular, would speed production and delivery of significantly higher volumes of influenza vaccines than current egg-based methods. Egg-based methods have a number of well-known limitations, the most notable of which is the availability of sufficient chicken eggs to meet the demand for vaccine in a pandemic."
Kawaoka has been suggested as a possible future Nobel Prize for Medicine awardee.
In addition to Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) of Iowa and Representatives Tammy Baldwin and David Obey, Wisconsin Democrats, FluGen also has a benefecator in Wisconsin Democratic Governor Mike Doyle. On March 31, 2008, Doyle announced that FluGen had qualified for investor tax credits under the Wisconsin Department of Commerce's "Angel Investor and Venture Fund Tax Credit programs." Essentially, since 2008, the taxpayers of Wisconsin have been funding dangerous and dubious research into H1N1, research that may have promoted the virus's contagiousness and virulence. Other funding for the FluGen research has come via the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Baldwin, who represents Madison, is a major congressional supporter of FluGen having told the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Health Subcommittee on June 11 of this year that small companies like FluGen had to be protected from large pharmaceutical companies. The subcommittee's chairman, Frank Pallone (D-NJ), represents some of the larger Big Pharma firms in his New Jersey congressional district.
When Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky was recently asked at a town hall meeting in Chicago about WMR's reports on A/H1N1, she responded "Wayne Madsen is a conspiracy theorist." Schakowsky may have been upset about our reports that she was being blackmailed in a Turkish intelligence lesbian honey trap operation. The congresswoman also may have been protecting the interests of Representative Baldwin's favorite bio-research firm, FluGen. Baldwin is the only openly lesbian member of the House of Representatives.

Peter Lemkin
12-21-2011, 06:36 AM
What a world we [some of us collective we] have created! Constructing deadly viruses for use as biowarfare agents; censoring scientific publications and both being easy as could be. The future looks bright - maybe a flash of a nuclear weapon, who everyone seems to have forgotten about [there being more explosive power of them in more hands than ever].

Ed Jewett
12-21-2011, 10:47 PM
And yet all the power of the world to make things better for the self and the self-in-family and the self-in-world lies resident within one self, and all selves, if we could only learn to to learn about it, heed it, practice it, hone it, and stay in touch with the awe of life.

Ed Jewett
12-22-2011, 01:41 AM
Review: "Contagion": Minneapolis faces instant social collapse in latest Hollywood portrayal of martial law!Submitted by HongPong on Sat, 2011-08-27 10:49


It's a long thread with lots of pix, and "spoilers" for the film.

Ed Jewett
12-22-2011, 06:15 AM
U.S. Asks Journals to Censor Articles on Bird Flu Virus (http://www.legitgov.org/US-Asks-Journals-Censor-Articles-Bird-Flu-Virus)December 21, 2011 by legitgovShareThis (http://www.legitgov.org/)U.S. Asks Journals to Censor Articles on Bird Flu Virus (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/health/fearing-terrorism-us-asks-journals-to-censor-articles-on-virus.html) [Right, they can't reveal that the US is working on a killer virus to what, wipe out the 99%?] 21 Dec 2011 For the first time ever, a government advisory board is asking scientific journals not to publish details of certain biomedical experiments, for fear that the information could be used by terrorists to create deadly viruses and touch off epidemics. In the experiments, conducted in the United States [of course] and the Netherlands, scientists created a highly transmissible form of a deadly flu virus. It was an ominous step, because easy transmission can lead the virus to spread all over the world. The work was done in ferrets, which are considered a good model for predicting what flu viruses will do in people. [As CLG has asserted from the get-go: 1) 9/11 was an inside job. 2) The Fort Detrick anthrax attacks were an inside job. 3) USociopaths are dying to get the pandemic party started (http://www.legitgov.org/flu_oddities.html), and that will be *another* inside job. --LRP]


Too late to contain killer flu science, say experts (http://www.legitgov.org/Too-late-contain-killer-flu-science-say-experts)December 22, 2011 by legitgovShareThis (http://www.legitgov.org/)Too late to contain killer flu science, say experts (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/too-late-to-contain-killer-flu-science-say-experts-6280399.html) --US government's hopes of suppressing details of [its] controversial research may be doomed, say scientists22 Dec 2011 Attempts to suppress details of the controversial experiments that have created a highly infectious form of bird flu virus are likely to fail, according to scientists familiar with the research. The US government has asked two scientific journals to refrain from publishing key parts of research on the H5N1 strain of bird flu to prevent the information falling into the hands of [US] terrorists intent on recreating the same flu strain for use as a bioweapon. However, scientists said the plea comes too late because the information has already been shared widely among flu researchers.

Ed Jewett
12-22-2011, 04:08 PM
Scientists defend 'Armageddon virus' secrecy (http://www.legitgov.org/Scientists-defend-Armageddon-virus-secrecy)December 22, 2011 by legitgovShareThis (http://www.legitgov.org/)Scientists defend 'Armageddon virus' secrecy (http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/scientists-defend-armageddon-virus-secrecy-20111222-1p6r6.html) 22 Dec 2011 Top US scientists have defended their bid to stop details of a mutant bird flu virus from being published and called for global co-operation to ward off an uncontrollable pandemic. Meanwhile, scientists involved in the experiments said they were co-operating with government officials and the editors of the journals Science and Nature to pare down their research for publication in the coming weeks. The controversy arose when two separate research teams - one in the Netherlands and the other in the United States - separately found ways to alter the H5N1 avian influenza so it could pass easily between mammals.

Ed Jewett
12-22-2011, 04:17 PM
Thursday, December 22, 2011Officials Warn of Weaponized H5N1 Bird Flu Pandemic Amid Debate (http://www.activistpost.com/2011/12/officials-warn-of-weaponized-h5n1-bird.html)

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Anthony Gucciardi
Activist Post (http://www.activistpost.com/2011/12/officials-warn-of-weaponized-h5n1-bird.html)

As predicted, government advisory board officials are warning of bioterrorist attacks that could result from the full release of a study detailing how virologist Ron Fouchier mutated the bird flu virus (http://naturalsociety.com/scientists-weaponize-deadly-bird-flu-consider-releasing-results/) to potentially transmit quickly between humans.

If the findings are released, scientists are warning that the virus could mutate to mimic past pandemic flu outbreaks such as the Spanish flu of 1918-1919 which killed 50 million people.

Virologist Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands seeks to publish his work in the journals Science and Nature, though United States government officials from the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity have asked the journals (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/health/fearing-terrorism-us-asks-journals-to-censor-articles-on-virus.html) to exclude the specific details of the study that could lead to the replication of the experiments. So far the editor of Science has agreed to withhold some data under the circumstance that the government sets up a medium to provide the withheld data to scientists around the world who ‘need’ it.

Sparking Bioterrorist Pandemic Attacks, Disregarding Public Health

Revealing the entirety of the study would allow for individuals to reproduce the results of the study – he heavy weaponization of the H5N1 bird flu virus. Rare in humans, the 5 mutations performed by Fouchier may allow for the deadly virus to transfer freely from human to human similar to the seasonal flu.

What is quite different than the seasonal flu, however, is the fact that since 1997 the H5N1 bird flu virus has killed more than 1 in every 2 people that it infected.

This is an extremely fatal virus that if weaponized and released on the public could create a major pandemic taking millions of lives.

Why are some scientists and organizations pushing for this mutated bird flu strain blueprint to be released to the public?

Amazingly, the very individual who released the bioweapon would not even be able to fully control the outcome. Paul Keim, chair of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, explained how volatile of a weapon the mutated bird flu could become:

'This is such a dangerous biological weapon, it would not be controllable. Whoever used it would doubtlessly decimate their own people as well,' Keim said (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jBnqDP6T4byThpv-sSKCjmUQnbBA?docId=CNG.011113bade199475ce97cc63295 2336b.201).If the entirety of the study data is released, it is simply a waiting game to see if a bioweapon is developed as a result. The most concerning part of the potential release is the fact that the individuals pushing for complete data dumping will have indirectly facilitated a large-scale pandemic that could threaten the lives of millions worldwide. Also, groups dedicated to large-scale destruction and chaos would be able to go incognito with their release of the heavily mutated and weaponized virus, as the results are available to the public.

Is this the Stuxnet of biological warfare?

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Jan Klimkowski
12-22-2011, 06:28 PM
So far the editor of Science has agreed to withhold some data under the circumstance that the government sets up a medium to provide the withheld data to scientists around the world who ‘need’ it.

Who are these scientiests who "need" the data?

Would that be the thanatoid Dr Strangeloves?

Christer Forslund
12-25-2011, 06:25 PM
The movie shows mass graves being dug in Minneapolis, looted homes in San Francisco, empty streets in Hong Kong and Atlanta, and Homeland Security border controls on the Minnesota-Wisconsinborder. The CDC and Homeland Security are made out to be the good guys...

December 25, 2011 by legitgov

CDC: We are tracking swine flu virus in five states and we expect more (http://www.thestatecolumn.com/health/cdc-we-are-tracking-swine-flu-virus-in-five-states-and-we-expect-more/) [LOL! Of course you do, since you created it.] 24 Dec 2011 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday that it has identified the second case of human infection of swine flu. Since August, 12 people have been infected with the virus, called H3N2, in Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. CDC officials announced that they found another case of human infection with a swine-origin H3N2 virus, this time in a child from West Virginia.

Peter Lemkin
12-25-2011, 07:21 PM
What an 'f'n sinister world we live in, due to the psychopaths who 'run' it! I'm sure they justify these 'sort of things' as scientific work to better understand viral spread. They'd NEVER THINK to actually spread one - intentionally, or by 'accident'. Ha! I'd feel a lot more secure had I not long ago totally assured myself we've been lied to on just about everything else......

Ed Jewett
12-26-2011, 03:08 AM

December 25, 2011 by legitgov

CDC: We are tracking swine flu virus in five states and we expect more (http://www.thestatecolumn.com/health/cdc-we-are-tracking-swine-flu-virus-in-five-states-and-we-expect-more/)

"...I had the “your nuts are in the roasting pan” breakthrough moment of an eureka, or aha! moment, of understanding what gear I was missing in appreciating how only five players could learn something deeply important about the interactions among 20-30 different agencies and players in a chaotic, pressure-packed social setting in which a pathogenic illness was suddenly freely moving along vectors and fomites..."


That DARPA/USDA project was cancelled.

The matrix of that game engine was presented by the sub-contractor at a meeting with DARPA/TSWG staff and the #2 veterinarian for the USDA in a last-ditch effort to move forward with the project. The meeting took place in extreme security behind two locked doors inside Crystal City, Arlington, VA. I was in attendance as the SME. I sat next to that vet and engaged her in a conversation about [I]the game engine gear I found that enabled team interactive discovery of the source(s) in the race to contain the continued transmission of the virus.

Peter Lemkin
12-31-2011, 04:12 PM
First person this season dies of 'bird flu' in China today......expect many more soon. angryfire

Ed Jewett
01-11-2012, 05:40 AM

Uploaded by GlobalResearchTV (http://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalResearchTV)on Jan 9, 2012
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=3640

The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity made the unprecedented decision last month to call for the censorship of a pair of papers in scientific journals that describe how to make a novel, human transmissible form of bird flu that could kill unprecedented numbers of people.

Find out about the history of the US government and biowarfare research in this week's installment of GRTV Behind the Headlines.

Ed Jewett
01-12-2012, 07:36 PM
Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S. (http://www.legitgov.org/Fears-over-outbreak-after-12-infected-new-swine-flu-strain-US)January 12, 2012 by legitgovShareThis (http://www.legitgov.org/)Fears over outbreak after 12 infected with new swine flu strain in U.S. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085525/Swine-flu-Fears-outbreak-12-infected-new-H3N2v-strain-US.html?ito=feeds-newsxml) 12 Jan 2012 Twelve Americans have been reported infected with a mutating and now possibly human-to-human transmitted form of the H1N1 Swine Flu virus called H3N2v. An investigation undertaken by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that human infections of these viruses followed contact with swine as well as through 'limited human-to-human transmission.' 'While there is no evidence that sustained human-to-human transmission is occurring, all influenza viruses have the capacity to change and it's possible that this virus may become widespread,' the CDC explained through their website.

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DHS command center monitors websites that cover bird flu, cybercrime (http://www.legitgov.org/DHS-command-center-monitors-websites-cover-bird-flu-cybercrime)January 12, 2012 by legitgovShareThis (http://www.legitgov.org/)DHS command center monitors websites that cover bird flu, cybercrime (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-usa-homelandsecurity-websites-idUSTRE80A1RC20120111) --The monitoring scheme also features a five-page list of websites the Department's command center expected to be monitoring. 11 Jan 2012 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's command center routinely monitors dozens of popular websites, according to a government document. A "privacy compliance review" issued by DHS last November says that since at least June 2010, its national operations center has been operating a "Social Networking/Media Capability" which involves regular monitoring of "publicly available online forums, blogs, public websites and message boards." Among blogs and aggregators on the list are ABC News' investigative blog "The Blotter;" blogs that cover bird flu [LOL! Have at it (http://www.legitgov.org/flu_oddities.html), maggots]; several blogs related to news and activity along U.S. borders (DHS runs border and immigration agencies); blogs that cover drug trafficking and cybercrime; and websites that follow wildfires in Los Angeles and hurricanes. [Yes, I see dhs.gov, dia.mil, treas.gov, usdoj.gov, quantico.nmci.usmc.mil, etc., in the CLG logs frequently. (Dhs.gov and dia.mil are in the logs almost daily.) I hope you enjoy the CLG's treasure-trove of bird flu articles (http://www.legitgov.org/flu_oddities_shortnews.html), as CLG has asserted for years that the US government, Baxter pharma-terrorists, etc., have been the busiest of little bees trying to get a bird flu pandemic party started. See, for example: Baxter working on vaccine to stop swine flu, though admitted sending live pandemic flu viruses to subcontractor (http://www.legitgov.org/baxter_flu_vaccine_260409.html) By Lori Price 26 Apr 2009.]