Smoke, Mirrors, and the “Disappearance” of Polio

THE REAL AGENDA | FEBRUARY 19, 2013

The following video presents testimony from Suzanne Humphries, MD, Internist and Nephrologist speaking on Polio at the Association of Natural Health Conference, November 2012.

You can get more information about Dr. Suzanne Humphries here.

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DARPA to use Implantable Sensors to Monitor Soldiers in the Battlefield

The In Vivo technology would also have commercial applications for physiological monitoring of patients.

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | JUNE 19, 2012

How beneficial would it be for warfare if soldiers did not get sick in the battlefield, or if those who get sick could be orderly repaired? Very profitable indeed.

Last March 15, DARPA put out a request for ingenious people to come up with nano particles that could effectively be implanted into animals, plants and insects — although its intention is to implanted on humans — which could not only monitor a the physiological state of a person in the battlefield, but also to repaired him/her by providing the best ‘therapy’. DARPA intends to develop what it calls biocompatible sensors that provide accurate readings on the physiological state of a living being while avoiding any kind of invasive or toxic results.

“Current implantable materials are limited by toxicity and immunogenic response. Implanted nanomaterials may be rapidly cleared by the eticuloendothelial system or foul due to nonspecific binding of biologic material on the surface depending on size, shape and coating.” says DARPA’s document. What the government agency is looking for then, is a nano sensor that can easily bind with the human body in a way that is not a burden for the soldier on the field and that is not as cumbersome as what it calls In Vitro monitoring systems. The so-called In Vivo Nanoplatforms (IVN), would need to have clinical diagnostic and operational implementation as well as “Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory compliance” when developed.

The creation and implementation of monitoring programs through IVNs stems from the need to cut down the time warfighters spend inactive due to disease as supposed to battle injuries. The search for monitoring and repairing technology would improve soldier readiness, says DARPA, while reducing healthcare costs and logistics as to how to manage injured or sick soldiers on the field.

The Department of Defense believes that although current medical devices are small and portable, which enables them to complete quick diagnostics, these devices are very sensitive and are limited in the kind of work they can do. “They are almost always limited to the detection of a single analyte (or target).” DARPA wants to have an In Vivo sensing device that can provide continuous monitoring about the physiology of the soldiers in real time while they are away.

“The first high-payoff application of In Vivonanosensor technology is in the early sensing and detection of biologic exposure, long before the warfighter is contagious or symptoms are present.” Through the same system, DARPA dreams about continuous surveillance that will tell those monitoring the devices whether a soldier may or may not be able to carry out a mission given his or her physiological state. Decisions about a soldier or a complete unit’s ability to be ready for combat would be made instantly based on the diagnostics obtained from the nanosensors. “For military special forces the practical realization of implantable nanosensors capable of monitoring multiple indicators of physiological state could be a truly disruptive innovation, describes DARPA in its technical assessment.

But monitoring is only one part of the work that the IVNs would be capable of doing. Once the sensors have fed information about the state of a soldier on or off the battlefield, the operator who monitors such information can then take corrective action. “With an appropriate array of therapeutic nano particles (to be developed under the subsequent BAA), the warfighter could immediately administer effective therapy.” So the nano particles would not only monitor the human body, but also be charged with pharmaceuticals that in most cases would medicate the soldier in order to minimize the symptoms of a disease or even treat such illness for the period of time when the troops are on the field, which would guarantee maximum performance.

Although DARPA’s dream nanodoctors are intended for the battlefield, the document also envisions their use outside of combat situations and already give it a commercial value. According to the description, the medical establishment would also reap the benefits of such technology by offering devices for the continuous monitoring of physiological activity in patients. DARPA expects that modified forms of the IVN technology not only is widely accepted by the medical community for use in average patients, but also to have a significant impact in the healthcare systems.

“The glucometer market alone is forecasted to reach $6B by 2015 as the total U.S. population that is diabetic or prediabetic exceeds 100M.” DARPA has even envisioned and pinpointed some specific applications for other forms of IVNs. “A new In Vivo nanoplatform could enable monitoring of metabolic and infectious disease of national significance via measurement of analytes such as glucose, urea, lactate, and cytokines.”

Among the specifications given by DARPA as preferable in the new In Vivo technology are: analytical sensitivity; or the ability to detect a certain level of a target of interest, clinical sensitivity; or the potential to test positivity in disease, high dynamic range, or the range of analyte concentration over which the detector is capable of providing an accurate quantitative measure; multiplex levels, or the ability to perform simultaneously tests; a strong operational lifetime, or the capacity to work without any downtime or failure in performance and a quick response time that includes the entire testing process without sacrificing optimum analytical results.

The idea of implanting technology right under the skin of a patient or to monitor people by fitting them with a microchip for identification purposes is not new, neither is the idea of using nano particles to monitor or regenerate human tissue. Nanotechnology, biology and genetics are all working together and have already created artificial DNA, or GNA as well as human-like red blood cells which are beyond experimental phases. What is the news here, then? Perhaps the fact that DARPA has publicly announced the implementation of such technology for specific military and commercial purposes.

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak Sickens 32,000 in Vietnam

By Margie Mason
The Associated Press
August 19, 2011

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam’s prime minister has put the country on alert as an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease continues to surge, killing 81 children and sickening more than 32,000 people nationwide so far this year, officials said Friday.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for stepped-up efforts to prevent and control the transmission of the common childhood disease. It has spread nationwide but is raging hardest in the country’s south, where nearly 80 percent of the cases have been reported. About 65 percent of the deaths have occurred in children younger than 3.

“Hand foot and mouth disease, a dangerous infectious disease for children under 5, is spreading fast, creating huge danger to the health and life of young children,” Dung said in a statement that appeared on the government’s website Friday.

This year’s outbreak is a sharp increase over previous years. Since 2008, about 10,000 to 15,000 cases were reported per year, with about 20 to 30 children dying annually.

Hand, foot and mouth disease is spread by sneezing, coughing and contact with fluid from blisters or infected feces. It is caused by a group of enteroviruses in the same family as polio. No vaccine or specific treatment exists, but illness is typically mild and most children recover quickly without problems.

The virus gets its name from the telltale symptoms it causes, including rash, mouth sores and blisters covering the hands and feet. Many infected children are not sickened at all, but remain capable of spreading it to others.

A more severe strain called enterovirus 71, or EV-71, has been identified in about a third of the sampled cases in Vietnam, said Dr. Graham Harrison, the World Health Organization’s acting country representative for Vietnam. EV-71 can result in paralysis, brain swelling and death.

Harrison urged greater awareness at clinics and hospitals outside cities in detecting and treating new cases. Early symptoms include fever and sore throat, with the rash and blisters coming later in most, but not all, patients.

He said there’s been a slight decrease recently in the number of cases, but it’s too soon to know for sure whether the outbreak is waning. State media have reported about 2,000 new cases are still being logged every week.

“It started picking up in May or June like it had in previous years,” Harrison said. “Whether it’s going to go down and come back up or has just sort of peaked for the year and will then go down, we’ll have to wait and see.”

Dr. Truong Huu Khanh, head of the infectious disease department at Ho Chi Minh City’s main children’s hospital, said the number of patients has decreased compared to a month ago. He added that most children being admitted are now coming from southern provinces outside the city.

WHO is assisting with the outbreak along with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are urging enhanced hygiene, including frequent hand washing and regularly cleaning floors, tables and counters with disinfectant.

Scientific Revolutions: Vaccines, viruses and evolution

NaturalNews.com

In this interview, Dr Wakefield speaks at length about the interaction between human beings and infectious disease. This is perhaps the most in-depth discussion by Dr Wakefield that has ever been captured on camera about the long-term threat that vaccines pose to the future of humankind. Here’s some of what Dr Wakefield says about the importance of expanding our view of infectious disease beyond the stilted, dumbed-down conceptual framework of conventional medicine, the CDC, the WHO, etc.

I’ve grown to have a huge respect for [infectious bacteria and viruses] over the years. We are here on the Earth now because of infection. Not in spite of it, because of it. Our immune system has been fashioned, shaped, designed over millions of years, since we first emerged from the primordial soup as single-celled organisms to evolve a hugely complex immune system that is a result of its interaction, its education with infectious agents. They are the prime factor in developing our immune responsiveness.

By going from a respiratory route of infection of a natural virus to an injected form of infection… from going from a different strain, a different route, a different dose of infection and a different mean population age of exposure to infection, so kids used to get mumps at 7 to 10 years of age, now they get it at 18 months — when you change that subtle ecological balance which has evolved over such a long time, it is no wonder that you are going to have unexpected, unintended consequences.

The other thing, of course, is that we’ve now come to learn that so many infections or so many infectious agents are actually beneficial. We require them for education of our gut immune system. The exposure of the gut, the colonization of the gut, the gut flora very early on, is a major determiner of how our immune system [develops.]

I’ve become a great respecter of infectious agents and their ability to elude us, to cause problems that we did not expect, and if we believe in our exquisite arrogance that we can exploit them, manipulate them in a test tube, give them back to people and exploit them in a way we call attenuated, then the virus will laugh at us. It will simply laugh, because it has a collective intelligence that will not allow that to happen.

You’re fighting mutations that are collectively more intelligent, more adaptable, and ultimately can cause what, we don’t know. But you also create a population that now becomes dependent on vaccination. Not just the first vaccine, but the second, the third, the fourth… it never ends. You create a population that is dependent on immunization.

Watch the complete interview at:
http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=0CDBE…

The dogmatic intellectual brutality of modern medical science

In this interview, Dr Wakefield also speaks about the vaccine attack dogs who use fear tactics to terrorize scientists into conforming to “accepted” views on vaccines:

I talk to many scientists, many physicians whose children are affected by autism following vaccines who say I know there is a problem, but we don’t dare step out of line. We look at what happened to you, and we don’t dare step out of line. …And I do meet these people all the time, and to me that’s unacceptable. Because the future of the world depends upon the wellbeing of our children.

[Science] has sold out to the pharmaceutical industry, and to the pharma-government complex. Medical schools are dependent upon their funding in large part from the pharmaceutical industry, or pharmaceutical industry influences, and this is dancing with the Devil in respect to the way in which science should be conducted, and the influences placed upon it.

This is what happened to me, there were constraints placed upon my valid vaccine safety research, because in the UK, the government had done a deal with the pharmaceutical industry that meant the government had picked up their liability for a knowingly dangerous Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine. They licensed a vaccine in July of 1997 which had, in that same month, been withdrawn in Canada for safety reasons. They knew it was not safe. It was cheaper. They put price before the wellbeing of children.

Now we’ve seen time and time again the corruption, the abuse of science, and it’s happening largely on one side of this equation. You are told time and time again there are 14, 17, 20, millions of papers which exonerate the vaccine, saying there’s no link between mercury thimerosal preservative and vaccinations. In fact when the data are analyzed, when the studies are looked at comprehensively, 74 percent of those studies’ published data support a link between mercury and autism.

And yet the public are being told, through this vast public relations machine, that the science is over, it’s ruled it out. And when you take the science that proposes it is ruled out and reanalyze it correctly, which Dr Desoto did from the University of Northern Iowa, it shows exactly the opposite effect, and the scientists who wrote the original papers had to change their findings and conclusions. They had not analyzed the data properly.

So science in the private interest, I’m afraid, is damaging for the people. And that’s what we’re seeing at the moment.

The future of human civilization is threatened by modern vaccines

In this interview, Dr Wakefield also speaks out how vaccines may one day threaten the long-term survivability of the human race, even while forcing the world population to become dependent on vaccines in the mean time.

Here’s what he says:

What happens to a population that becomes dependent for its very survival on vaccines? Who are we, and our children, and our grandchildren, then beholden to? And are the people we are beholden to, the pharmaceutical industry, are they actually capable of anticipating what that bacteria or virus is going to do next? No. Because they’ve never thought about it in the first place. So we are creating a marketplace; we are creating a wonderful revenue model; and we are creating a potential time bomb for the population.

You cannot sterilize the world, nor should you. This whole notion of the Germ Theory needs to be radically modified in light of what we now know, so that we have scientists who acknowledge that this fundamental and very essential ecological interaction between man and microbe, or plant and microbe, is vital… but you have a commercial imperative which pays no heed to that at all.

The dangers of vaccines are quite real

Are vaccine ingredients truly dangerous to human health? Dr Wakefield addresses that question in great detail:

You’re taking children and you’re giving them ethyl mercury from day one… indeed now in pregnant women in the influenza vaccine, and you are potentially very likely biological, plausibly, poisoning the immune system of those individuals, biasing it towards an immune response that is not protective against viral infections, and then you’re giving live viruses? What is the outcome of that going to be?

Aluminum is known to influence the immune system in the same way. Indeed, that’s why it’s there [in the vaccines]. It’s there to promote an antibody response, a response which does not bias the immune system towards protection from intracellular organisms like viruses. You are deliberately doing it. So when you then give a live viral vaccine, what is the compound effect of that? When you’re giving them all at the same time, what is the compound effect? No one knows. Why? Because no one’s looking. Why? Because no one cares enough, that’s why.

Do not take these infectious agents, these known toxins for granted. Do not make assumptions about them, particularly when you’re using them in combination because they will produce untoward effects that you don’t even expect, that you are not looking for, [that] you have not got on your list of adverse reactions that are known to be caused by this virus. You won’t find them. Because you have changed the whole interaction between the infectious agent… and the immune system. That’s what you’ve changed, something so fundamental.

Dedicated to scientific truth, regardless of the personal and political costs

Ultimately, Dr Wakefield is a truly dedicated scientist who persistently pursues the evidence without regard to any particular political agenda or corporate agenda. Unfortunately for Dr Wakefield, this pursuit of scientific truth has put him in the crosshairs of the conventional medical system, the mainstream media and virtually the entire pseudoscientific vaccine-pushing attack dogs; but this has not deterred Dr Wakefield from continuing to pursue scientific answers to important questions.

And yet, Dr Wakefield has no illusions that his contributions to these scientific revolutions in the understanding of infectious disease and vaccines may not be recognized in his own lifetime:

If you’re going to get involved in this kind of debate, then you as the scientist need to study the history of medicine, the history of science as well, and understand this is the fate of many people who go out on a limb, who make extraordinary claims. That’s what’s going to happen. You mustn’t expect to be exonerated in your lifetime… or ever.

But you must stick to the scientific principle and pursue the hypothesis until its natural conclusion, and not abandon it because you’re put under political, financial or other pressures, if you can. Now, there is an additional imperative for a physician to do it, who is looking at these children… As long as I don’t suffer from the vainglorious belief that this is all going to be resolved in my lifetime — I hope it is for the sake of these children — but I’m so far beyond that notion that I need some kind of redemption from the American Academy of Pediatrics, or The Lancet, I don’t. These are instruments of a state that I don’t really want to be associated with. I would like to stick to the principles of medical science, and that’s my job. And I won’t be deterred from that.

Bill & Melinda Gates fund Population Reduction Programs

Foundation Funds 78 New Innovative Global Health Projects, Including Cell Phone Blood Tests, Male Sperm Depletion Ultrasound, and Sweat-Triggered Vaccines.  Grants from 18 countries poised to help prevent and diagnose infectious disease and promote family health

Bill & Melinda Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced 78 grants of US$100,000 each in the latest round of Grand Challengesgates foundationExplorations. Grants include the development of a low-cost cell phone microscope to diagnose malaria, study of the strategic placement of insect-eating plants to reduce insect-borne diseases, and investigation of nanoparticles to release vaccines when they come in contact with human sweat. The grants support research across 18 countries and six continents.“Grand Challenges Explorations continues to generate unique and creative ways to tackle global health issues,” said Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program. “We are convinced that some of these ideas will lead to new innovations and eventually solutions that will save lives.”This year’s European grantees are based at universities, research institutes and non-profit organizations. The winners represent groups in Germany, Sweden, Norway and the UK.

Some examples of the breadth of projects funded this round include:

More effective vaccines:

  • Sweat-triggered vaccine delivery: Carlos Alberto Guzman of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Germany with Claus-Michael Lehr and Steffi Hansen of the Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research will develop nanoparticles that penetrate the skin through hair follicles and burst upon contact with human sweat to release vaccines.
  • A “seek-and-destroy” laser vaccine: Owain Millington and Gail McConnell of University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom will use existing imaging systems to identify and destroy Leishmania parasites with a targeted laser;
  • Treating worm infections to improve vaccine effectiveness: Susanne Nylén Spoormaker of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden will research whether treating patients for worm infections prior to vaccinations can improve the ability of the immune system to respond effectively to vaccines.

New strategies to fight malaria:

    • Insecticide-treated traditional scarves: David Sintasath of the Malaria Consortium in Thailand will research whether treating traditional scarves worn by migrant workers along the Thai-Cambodia border with insecticides will reduce the rate of drug-resistant malaria.
    • Using carnivorous plants to control mosquitoes: Jasper Ogwal-Okeng of Makerere University in Uganda will test whether insect-eating plants can reduce the population of malaria transmitting mosquitoes and their larvae.

Cell phone microscope to diagnose malaria: Aydogan Ozcan of the University of California, Los Angeles in the U.S. will test a low-cost, compact cell phone microscope to diagnose malaria in field settings.

Solutions to promote family health:

  • Ultrasound as a reversible male contraceptive: James Tsuruta and Paul Dayton of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the U.S. will study the ability of ultrasound to temporarily deplete testicular sperm counts for possible use as new contraceptive method for men.
  • Vitamin A probiotics to combat diarrhea: Douglas Watson and colleagues of SRI International in the U.S. will develop probiotic bacteria that produce Vitamin A to stimulate a healthy gastrointestinal tract in children and reduce diarrheal diseases, the second-leading cause of childhood death.

Grand Challenges Explorations is a five-year, $100 million initiative to promote innovation in global health. It is part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative which is supported by the Gates Foundation to achieve major breakthroughs in global health.Applications for the next round of Grand Challenges Explorations are being accepted through May 19, 2010. Topics for Round 5 are:

  • Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Conditions
  • Create New Technologies to Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns
  • Create New Ways to Protect Against Infectious Disease
  • Create New Technologies for Contraception

Grant application instructions, including the list of topic areas in which proposals are currently being accepted, are available at the Grand Challenges Explorations website: www.grandchallenges.org.