World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come ‘sooner than we expect’

Lena H. Sun
Washington Post

The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. Some patients had to be placed on ventilators to help them breathe. The new virus seemed resistant to antibiotics and antiviral medicine.

Within a week, officials had closed a major hospital and schools and quarantined thousands of people. Fear and panic spread quickly as people in neighboring countries became infected and died.

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Americans Are Retiring Later, Dying Sooner and Sicker In-Between

Ben Steverman
Bloomberg

The U.S. retirement age is rising, as the government pushes it higher and workers stay in careers longer.

But lifespans aren’t necessarily extending to offer equal time on the beach. Data released last week suggest Americans’ health is declining and millions of middle-age workers face the prospect of shorter, and less active, retirements than their parents enjoyed. Continue reading

Netflix’s ‘Wormwood’ Spotlights CIA’s Secret LSD Mind Control Experiments

Victoria Kim
The Fix

The upcoming Netflix docudrama dives deep into the conspiracy theory about the CIA’s attempt to develop tools for mind control.

The CIA’s mind control experiments from the 1950s and 1960s—known as MK-ULTRA—are the subject of a new Netflix series that revisits the epic conspiracy theory.

Wormwood is part documentary, part drama. Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris weaves in dramatic reenactments with real-life interviews. One person of particular interest is Eric Olson, the son of Dr. Frank Olson, known as the CIA biochemist who died after falling 10 stories from a New York City hotel room in 1953. Though his death was ruled a suicide, his family and others believe that he was assassinated by the CIA. 

It’s no longer a secret that the agency oversaw hundreds of mind control experiments during the height of the Cold War—fueled by fears that Soviet, Chinese and North Korean agents were brainwashing American prisoners of war.

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Nanoparticles can help scientists brighten their research—but they also can throw off microscopic measurements

Physorg

Gold nanoparticles brighten the fluorescent dyes researchers use to highlight and study proteins, bacteria and other cells, but the nanoparticles also introduce an artifact that makes the dye appear removed from the target it’s illuminating.

Now, a University of Michigan team has determined how to account for the discrepancy between where the  appears to be and where its actual position is.

When researchers want to understand how proteins interact with each other, how bacteria function or how cells grow and divide, they often use fluorescent dyes. This microscopy approach can be further enhanced with nanoparticles. But an artifact introduced by the nanoparticles makes the dye appear in the microscope as far as 100 nanometers removed from the  or bacteria to which it is directly bound.

This “scooching effect” presents a problem: 100 nanometers may seem like an infinitesimal measurement, but if a protein is itself only a nanometer in length, a researcher might not be able to tell whether a protein is interacting with another protein or just gazing at it from the equivalent of the opposite end of a football field. Continue reading

New tool may allow doctors to ‘see’ bacterial infection in the body

Pete Farley
Medical Express

UC San Francisco scientists have developed an imaging tool that could soon allow doctors to locate and visualize bacterial infections in the body and to rule out other common causes of inflammation, such as autoimmune reactions.

On August 11, 2017 in Scientific Reports, the UCSF research team reported that scans made with the imaging technique known as PET () effectively detected infections in mice caused by either of the two broad groups of , gram-negative and gram-positive, without generating a signal from other causes of inflammation.

The new work uses D-methionine, an amino acid that is readily absorbed by both gram-negative and , to which a weakly radioactive atom has been chemically attached. If D-methionine-based PET imaging were approved for use in humans, it would let doctors facing challenging diagnoses find and treat infections much more quickly. The method could also give greater certainty to doctors when prescribing antibiotics, which, if overused, can promote resistant bacterial strains.

“We have these scenarios all the time,” said Michael Ohliger, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of radiology and biomedical imaging at UCSF and one of the paper’s senior authors. Patients will complain of chronic pain – around a new implant, or a recent surgical incision – and it is hard to tell whether the area is infected, or merely inflamed after the surgery, he explained.

“Currently, we tell if it’s an  or not based on other information and educated guesses. But this would allow us to stop guessing and know for sure,” said Ohliger.

Collaboration Built a Better PET Imaging Agent

To perform PET imaging, doctors inject patients with small doses of “radiotracers” that bind to particular proteins or accumulate in tumors, inflamed areas, and other problem spots. The most commonly used tracer, a sugar-like molecule called FDG, accumulates in infected areas, but also follows immune cells to germ-free inflammation sites and tumors. And the treatment for a sterile inflammation – usually some form of immunosuppressant – is the last thing doctors would want for a patient with an infection.

Other tracers, like radiolabeled antibodies that attach to particular bacteria, could easily miss many infectious strains, and can also emit a stronger signal from dead bacteria – which often have ruptured and spilled their contents – than from intact, live ones.

The search for a better radiotracer brought Ohliger together with fellow UCSF researchers David Wilson, MD, PhD, and Oren Rosenberg, MD, PhD, the paper’s other senior authors. Rosenberg, an assistant professor of medicine, studies and treats infectious diseases, so he had long wished for a better . Wilson, an associate professor of radiology, had a lab experienced in synthesizing and testing new imaging chemicals. “It’s a great example of people from different fields combining their expertise,” said Rosenberg.

The ideal molecule would detect only live bacteria, rather than bind to living or dead cells indiscriminately; it had play an active part in their growth. And it couldn’t be a substance used by human cells, because then every cell in the body would “light up” on a PET scan.

Molecule Incorporated into Bacterial Cell Walls

One group of molecules that fit the bill was the D-amino acids, which bacteria take up from their environment to build their protective cell walls. These molecules are mirror  of the L-amino acids, which all organisms use to build proteins. But human cells make much smaller use of the D variety, so the team reasoned a radiolabeled D-amino acid would zero in on bacteria.

The team settled upon D-methionine, a minor component of the  that they found gives a strong signal when radiolabeled. To probe D-methionine’s capabilities, the researchers injected infectious bacteria – both the gram-negative Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”) and the gram-positive Escherichia coli – into mice. When they later injected D-methionine molecules tagged with a single radioactive Carbon-11 atom into the mice, PET scanning showed the radiotracer accumulating at both kinds of injection sites.

“Many radiotracers can detect gram-negative infections, but a lot of the infections we care about are gram-positive, so this is huge,” said Wilson.

What’s more, the imaging didn’t detect the injections of dead bacteria, showing the diagnostic tool only picked up active infections.

Radiotracer Should be Quickly Adaptable

Unlike some other experimental radiotracers, “radiolabeled D-methionine is totally trivial to make,” said Wilson. “There’s automated equipment at many, many medical centers to make L-methionine,” and making D-methionine simply requires starting with a slightly different molecule.

The team therefore hopes for rapid translation of their D-methionine findings for diagnosis in human patients. “I don’t anticipate any difference between the mice and humans, since the tracer only targets bacteria,” said Javier Villanueva-Meyer, MD, assistant professor of clinical radiology at the University of Virginia, who did the PET experiments as a postdoc in Wilson’s lab.

If approved, the imaging could indirectly help in the fight against antibiotic resistance. “If a physician doesn’t know whether they’re dealing with an infectious or inflammatory issue, they may overprescribe broad-spectrum antibiotics, leading to antibiotic resistance,” said Kiel Neumann, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical and radiology at the University of Virginia and the paper’s other lead author. “With this approach, the clinician gets a definitive diagnosis.”

Also, scanning during treatment to see if an infection is responding could help doctors avoid treating infections with antibiotics to which those infections are already resistant. “You would see immediately whether you’re getting a response,” said Rosenberg.

If the infection isn’t responding, doctors would change treatment. And treatment could end quickly after the infection is defeated. “This is the epitome of precision medicine,” said Neumann.

Same media outraged over Manchester bombing of little girl totally SILENT when 100,000 U.S. children are maimed or killed by vaccines every year

Ethan Huff
NaturalNews

The recent terrorist bombing that reportedly took place at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., has once again brought shock and awe to the world. Media outrage over the incident has reached a crescendo, particularly with circulating images of eight-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos, one of the younger concertgoers who’s said to have been killed along with at least 21 others during the attack. It’s a painful reminder that terrorism is still very much present in the world today, and yet the fallout pales in comparison to the number of children who are injured or killed every year from government-approved vaccines – for which the media is completely silent.

Vaccine Holocaust deniers who pretend to be journalists are profiled at the non-profit website VaccineHolocaust.org.

It’s a shame because, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, also known as V.A.E.R.S., at least seven times the number of people who died in Manchester during the recent terrorist bombing also died from vaccine injuries just in 2016. You can look for yourself and see that a total of 144 deaths are listed in V.A.E.R.S. as having resulted from childhood vaccinations, the vast majority of these probably occurring in little boys and girls who are really no different from young Saffie Rose Roussos.

Of course, these are just the deaths that were reported to V.A.E.R.S., which some sources say represent only about one-tenth of the actual number that occur every year. This suggests that as many as 1,440 children die every year in the vaccine holocaust from chemical violence, though you’d never know about it from the total media blackout on the subject. To the mainstream media, all vaccines are completely safe and effective and would never harm any children, which is why inconvenient information like this is intentionally kept out of public view.

When visiting the V.A.E.R.S. database, follow the prompts to download the data sheets and search for deaths that reportedly occurred following vaccination.

Vaccinated Lives Matter

You’ll notice on the landing page before you’re even allowed to download the V.A.E.R.S. data sheets that you have to read through and agree to a disclaimer stating that underreporting is one of the major limitations of V.A.E.R.S. What this implies is that the data contained in V.A.E.R.S. represents only a very small fraction of the total number of actual events that occur in conjunction with vaccinations.

This means that not only are potentially thousands of children dying as a result of vaccines every year, but tens or even hundreds of thousands are suffering vaccine injuries that compromise their immune systems or leave them neurologically damaged. This is a highly concerning prospect, to say the least, and one that demands answers as to why the media and government health authorities see fit to ignore this elephant in the room while making much ado about terrorist attacks.

What happened in Manchester is tragic. But so is what’s happening to innocent children all across the country and world who are being subjected to chemical injections that are damaging their bodies, and in some cases killing them. The lives of vaccine-injured children matter just as much as the lives of terrorist attack victims, and it’s high time that their plight get the same attention.

The vaccine-injured also outnumber those who are victims of gun violence, by the way – the right to bear arms representing another hot-button issue that gets media attention every time someone is harmed or killed by a firearm. But getting vaccines off the streets isn’t part of the agenda, hence the silence in this area as well.

Sources for this article include:

TheSun.co.uk

NPR.org

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Boston Herald calls for government-run execution squads to MASS MURDER naturopaths, scientists and journalists who oppose mercury in immunizations

Mike Adams
NaturalNews

In the latest lunatic, insane example of “vaccine rage” now being pushed by the criminal vaccine industry and its corporate-run media prostitutes, the Boston Herald’s entire editorial staff has openly called for what are essentially government-run execution squads to mass murder scientists, naturopaths, chiropractors and journalists who question the safety of injecting children with mercury, a brain-damaging toxin still found in flu shot vaccines administered to children and expectant mothers.

Expressing any concern at all about the toxic, brain-damaging ingredients in vaccines “ought to be a hanging offense,” says the entire Boston Herald editorial staff in this shockingly violent article which espouses the murder of naturopathic physicians and scientists such as myself. According to the Boston herald, we should all be hanged to death after being identified and rounded up. Continue reading

EBOLA IS BACK: World Health Organization Declares Epidemic: “Taking It Very Seriously”

Marc Slavo
SHTFPlan

The World Health Organization has declared an Ebola epidemic in the North East region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. At least three deaths have thus far been linked to the virus:

One of those killed had tested positive for Ebola after coming down with a haemorrhagic fever last month in Bas-Uele, a province which borders the Central African Republic.

WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier has told Sky News that work is under way to find people who may have been in contact with the Ebola sufferer.

Ebola occasionally jumps from animals including bats and monkeys to humans – and without preventative measures, the virus can spread quickly between people.

The virus is fatal in up to 90% of cases, and the WHO recently developed an experimental vaccine for use in emergencies.

In a statement, the DRC’s health ministry said: “Our country must confront an outbreak of the Ebola virus that constitutes a public health crisis of international significance.”

The WHO has warned that the virus could resurface at any time, as it can linger in the eyes, central nervous system and bodily fluids of some survivors.

The virus originated in a remote region of the Congo, but WHO is tracking down any possible contact the victims had with others. The virus, when detected, often originates in remote regions, but because of international air travel and other modes of transportation, could spread quickly to neighboring villages, then regions, then countries.

In 2013 an Ebola epidemic killed some 11,000 people worldwide as governments across the globe attempted to contain the virus.

There was at least one confirmed case of the virus in Dallas, Texas at the time, which sent the entire medical system into panic.

Though Ebola doesn’t move as quickly as a cold or flu, it is significantly more deadly, and according to the following model it could potentially spread fairly rapidly should it escape containment. It would take only one individual to make it through an airport checkpoint and all bets are off:

Microsoft founder Bill Gates warned earlier this year that the world is not prepared to deal with a widespread contagion and that viruses like Ebola or modified biological weapons could kill hundreds of millions of people in a truly global outbreak.

What to do Now…

While the current outbreak of Ebola has reportedly been isolated to less than a handful of individuals in a remote region of the world, it is often the case that such epidemics and pandemics begin under the same circumstances. Experts at the CDC, WHO and other organizations are usually able to contain them, but as highlighted by the events of 2013, sometimes the virus gets out.

What was not being said publicly in 2013 is researchers have warned that Ebola’s hyper-evolution could potentially lead it to mutate into something even deadlier than the current strain, meaning that as it touches more humans it could develop the ability to infect hosts faster, and even spread through the air.

In short, at any moment, an outbreak such as the current contagion identified in the Congo could go global, and at much higher rates of infection than previously seen.

It is for this reason, and the fact that governments around the world actively work to create even deadlier biological weapons, plus the possibility of ice melt in the Arctic releasing deadly ancient viruses, that we encourage readers to stay actively prepared for such a scenario.

It will come seemingly out of nowhere and by the time the public is made aware of the seriousness of the crisis it will likely be too late for most, as emergency supplies will have been cleared from grocery store shelves and safety retailers within a matter of hours.

Tess Pennington of ReadyNutrition.com explains the signs to look for to know when it’s time to go into pandemic lockdown mode:

The time to make preparations for a worst-case scenario is now. The following are six key warning signs you should be looking for. When these events come to pass or you see these signals, you should strongly consider implementing a self quarantine lockdown:

  1. Emergency officials say they have the situation under control, but more cases continue to pop up.
  2. Local and state governments officially declare an emergency.
  3. Cases have been identified at your local hospital or at schools in your general vicinity.
  4. The general public begins to panic and store shelves start running out of key supplies like food and bottled water.
  5. Looting and lawlessness occurs within the local community.
  6. The virus breaches a 50-mile radius surrounding your home or town.

If any of these signs begin to appear around you, it’s time to seriously consider distancing yourself from society, and especially highly dense venues like retail stores, sporting events or schools.

Pennington also recommends considering preparations for a sick room in the event a virus breaches your 50-mile safety zone. Among other things to stock in your sick room, core protective gear like bio-threat rated full body suits, respiratory protection, hand sanitizers and even emergency foods should be included.

Odds are that the current Ebola epidemic identified in Africa will be contained and it will never reach U.S. shores. But someday a deadly virus with the ability to spread rapidly and kill over 90% of its infected victims will make it out of containment. When that day comes, you’ll be glad you were prepared for it.

Forced Vaccinations Violate Constitutional Rights, Sweden’s Parliament Declares

Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

May 10, 2017 is a day that ought to live in infamy!  Why?  The Parliament of progressive Sweden adopted a decision, which contained several motions, one being “it would violate our [Swedish Constitution] if it introduced compulsory vaccination, or mandatory vaccination.”

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Weather modification programs have been run by the US government since 1953

Jayson Veley
Natural News

A few weeks ago, New York Times Magazine ran a column that asks if it’s ok “to tinker with the environment to fight climate change.” The piece, written by Jon Gertner, discusses a proposal made by Harvard Professor David Keith to use ten Gulfstream jets to spray 25,000 tons of liquid sulfur gas into the atmosphere in an attempt to combat global climate change. While Professor Keith argues that this sort of solar engineering is technologically feasible, he admits to having a tough time trying to determine whether or not such a practice is ethical. (RELATED: NASA admits to spraying Americans with poisonous chemtrails). Continue reading