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Ebola 2066In a stunning announcement, set to calm the fears of Americans from Hawaii to Maine, CDC reports that President Obama has signed an executive order giving every penny in the DOD budget to Ebola genetics research.  Called HeEbeeGeeBee, (Heroic Ebola Genetic Benefit) this redistribution of Federal funds is the first of its kind in the United Sates of America.

Dr. Tom Insel, who is the nation's leading expert in funneling funds away from research that seeks to pinpoint causation or could lead to cure, has been pulled from his post as head of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to head up the HeEbeeGeeBee program.

An unidentified HeeEbeeGeeBee researcher said, "We anticipate results from HeEbeeGeeBee in approximately 50 - 75 years, really, a blink of an eye in genetics.  We've begun studying cockroach leg movement in detail and should progress to small worms within just seventeen years."

He added, "If you think you have been exposed to Ebola, we assure you that you are wrong.  You have not. However, you are welcome to ask for a quarantine of up to 18 years from your local school district."

We'll report more as details come in from CDC.

Thank you. And please wash your hands.

 

 

Comments

Jenny Allan

A nurse in Spain caught Ebola whilst caring for an Ebola victim in hospital. She wore full protective gear and is stated to have properly followed infection control procedures.
Now it seems the same thing has happened to another nurse in Dallas, Texas. When will they ever learn?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2790237/war-rages-middle-east-dallas-confirms-second-ebola-victim-s-obama-hitting-links-200th-golf-game-president.html
From above:-
"The Dallas home of the female nurse who has tested positive for Ebola has been sealed off with police standing guard outside.
The nurse, who works at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was part of a team caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan who died from the virus last week."


Jeannette Bishop

This is a little better than my second video link I think:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSJqVbZkeYE

Jeannette Bishop

Ebola is real (right?), but is this real?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZonCVRQ-2s&feature=youtu.be


And this (*** language is not clean ***) for instance?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyF8u6uAtvo


Does this seem to make valid points?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM0q0KsD45Y

And I don't know that it's not a real outbreak in Liberia or not really here in the U.S., I'm just certain I'm wondering, if it is, to what extent that part is manufactured?

Benedetta

Godfrey; The CDC is the joke here.

Benedetta

The last "Major" out break; they kicked out the western doctors because they were unwilling to do what it took to end the epidemic. Then they closed down travel to all the towns and set up serious road blocks.

Ebola is "Endemic" in Africa -the description they use is "bush meat".

You get 4,000 American troops over there and then bring them ack home for the hospital staffs around the country to handle and we will see how good the CDC really is - Probably as good as they were with the AIDS epidemic.

Godfrey Wyl
"Translation: 'Unless you're already pretty sure the patient has Ebola—whatever that means—don’t run the test, because the test isn’t all that reliable.'

"Not very reassuring. A test is a test. It's supposed to register a true positive or negative result on anyone."

I am afraid that Rappoport registers his failure to understand what he is declaiming about from the outset. There does not exist any medical test that has 100% sensitivity and 100% specificity. A simpler explanation for not using PCR "unless the individual has been exposed to or is at risk for exposure to Ebola Zaire virus or has signs and symptoms of infection with Ebola Zaire virus ... that meet clinical and epidemiologic criteria for testing suspect specimens" is that it does not make sense to test people for a disease without some reason.

"'[The PCR test] should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Results [of the PCR] are for the presumptive identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014).'

"Translation: 'The word "presumptive" means "we're not sure". And that's right. We're not sure. Don't rely on the PCR for a definitive diagnosis of Ebola.'"

This quote appears to be deliberately inaccurate. In the actual document, the first sentence is, "Negative results do not preclude infection with Ebola virus and should not be the sole basis of a patient treatment/management decision." That is, it is possible to obtain a false negative. The second sentence has been spliced on from the beginning of the document.

"I can tell you what those other tests should be. One, purification and direct isolation of the virus from the patient; and two, a test to determine the amount of virus in the patient—because millions and millions of active Ebola virus must be present in the patient to even begin to say he is 'an Ebola case.'"

I should think it obvious, with respect to his first item, that attempting to culture the virus outside of a secure facility is absurd. His second item relies upon the unstated fact that PCR would be the only way to estimate viral load in this case--in other words, a simple assertion that there is no outbreak of Zaire ebolavirus in West Africa because Jon Rappoport says that this is impossible to ascertain.

The estimation of the sensitivity (true-positive ratio) and specificity (true-negative ratio) of this test kit is set forth in detail in the actual document. The "translations" appear not to have reached this far.

Betty Bona

In a perfect world, much could be done to fight Ebola short of implementing a new vaccine. Improving nutrition in these African countries would be a great place to start. Implementing better sanitation could help as well, although possibly not as much as it would with a more contagious disease (though I have heard stories about handling of the dead that could spread Ebola unnecessarily). These would both have long term effects, though maybe less in the immediate epidemic. For the immediate outbreak, I think the best a perfect world could provide would be teaching about and supplying resources for early recognition, treatment (IV availability), and isolation procedures with availability of isolation locations that everyone could use. We have that capability in the US, which is why we should be able to contain outbreaks. We could learn a lot by looking back to the success of the City of Leicester in her battle against smallpox back in the late 1800s/early 1900s. Leicester implemented this type of plan to contain smallpox rather than force vaccination. The good thing about this approach is that it is a sound approach for other diseases as well. Ebola today, but who knows what the contagious disease will be tomorrow. Certainly an Ebola vaccine won't stop tomorrow's disease. Maybe this approach would just be too expensive, but I still think it's more humanitarian than a new, possibly less than completely safe vaccine. You can read about the Leicester/smallpox approach in "Dissolving Illusions" by Suzanne Humphries and Roman Bystrianyk.

Godfrey Wyl

@Benedetta:

"Do you remember the last Ebola outbreak? Where was itm and when was it? How did they manage to gain control of that epidemic? Do you remember?"

The answer to this question depends upon whether you are asking about epidemics or outbreaks. The most recent outbreak was in the DRC in 2008/2009, with 32 cases. It gained control of itself, by killing just enough hosts in isolated districts to burn out.

It is the expectation that this pattern would be the norm that led to the catastrophe playing out now.

Benedetta

PCR and the measles and the finding of Dr. Wakefield is why it was not taken as gospel. I understood that from the beginning.

IT just meant that it needed more research and study - and did it get that?????

Nope.

Godfrey Wyl
"This is verified in spades by a Dept. of Defense manual. The title is: 'Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasures Systems.' It is dated 14 August 2014."

The title of the document, dated August 14, 2014, that Rappoport links to is "Ebola Zaire (EZ1) rRT-PCR (TaqMan®) Assay on ABI 7500 Fast Dx, LightCycler, & JBAIDS: Instruction Booklet."

I am inclined to think that providing uniform instructions for using the RT-PCR devices likely to be deployed in the field is an improvement over delivering the equipment and hoping for the best.

One thing that I cannot reconcile is both quoting Kary Mullis and contending that PCR itself is invalid or fraudulent.

Huh?

Sow what does Monsanto have to do with the Ebola vaccine? Monsanto funds certain Science and Society departments such as at McGill.

Bayareamom

I do not mean to belabor this issue with the PCR test (I think most of us get it at this point), but I just read this over at Jon Rappoport's website:

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/dept-of-defense-ebola-manual-smoking-guns/

Here it is, straight out of the horse's mouth:

"Department of Defense Ebola Manual:

This is verified in spades by a Dept. of Defense manual. The title is: “Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasures Systems.” It is dated 14 August 2014.

Under the title is the statement: “Manufactured by the Naval Medical Research Center for the US DOD.”

Here is a quote: “

“The EZ1 assay [the PCR test] should not be performed unless the individual has been exposed to or is at risk for exposure to Ebola Zaire virus or has signs and symptoms of infection with Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) that meet clinical and epidemiologic criteria for testing suspect specimens.”

Translation: “Unless you’re already pretty sure the patient has Ebola—whatever that means—don’t run the test, because the test isn’t all that reliable.”

Not very reassuring. A test is a test. It’s supposed to register a true positive or negative result on anyone.

Here’s another quote:

“[The PCR test] should not be used as the sole basis for patient management decisions. Results [of the PCR] are for the presumptive identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014).”

Translation: “The word ‘presumptive’ means ‘we’re not sure’. And that’s right. We’re not sure. Don’t rely on the PCR for a definitive diagnosis of Ebola.”

Here is the final quote: “The definitive identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) requires additional testing and confirmation procedures in consultation with public health or other authorities for whom reporting is required. The diagnosis of Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) infection must be made based on history, signs, symptoms, exposure likelihood, and other laboratory evidence in addition to the identification of the Ebola Zaire virus (detected in the West Africa outbreak in 2014) by this [PCR] test.”

That’s the capper. It baldly states that other diagnostic tests must be run. I can tell you what those other tests should be. One, purification and direct isolation of the virus from the patient; and two, a test to determine the amount of virus in the patient—because millions and millions of active Ebola virus must be present in the patient to even begin to say he is “an Ebola case.”

Benedetta

Godfrey Wyl;
Do you remember the last Ebola outbreak?
Where was itm and when was it?

How did they manage to gain control of that epidemic? Do you remember?

Godfrey Wyl

@Jenny Allan:

"Godfrey -I see Dr Wakefield is mentioned as a co-author on the Bradstreet et al paper."

Yes. I described it as "Wakefield's finding" because he occupied the senior position in the author list, but I did link to the paper itself.

"Co researcher, Professor O'Leary in Ireland, linked the measles virus DNA to the attenuated virus present in the MMR vaccine. This research was never completed, and both researchers were smeared and discredited."

O'Leary did, however, publish results--this time in the senior position--which were again based on quantitative RT-PCR.

Godfrey Wyl
"Yesterday they said he was starting to get better, and started him on an experimental drug never before used for Ebola in humans. Today he's dead. And now they're saying that he continued to be very ill and unconscious from the weekend on, apparently to hide the fact that he was getting better and it appears to have been the drug that killed him."

Duncan was started on brincidofovir on Saturday, October 4, the same day his status worsened from serious to critical. His condition was also later described as "critical but stable," but it is not clear to me that this was actually a change.

On Tuesday, it was reported that his liver function seemed to be improving. I believe that this is the extent of his "getting better."

The application of brincidofovir was based on in vitro results, but this is not surprising. It is, however, in Phase III trials for CMV and adenovirus, so its safety profile is not entirely unknown. In fact, one might recall that it was recently at the center of a public campaign to try to save Josh Hardy.

Betty Bona

Steven Colbert's "Ebola Palooza" is almost as good as HeEbeegeebee, don't you think?

Lawrence said, "Gallows-humor, as it is you are making light of a horrible disease that has already killed thousands and portends to kill a whole lot more (but I guess you really don't care, because they are Africans)."

I don't think Steven Colbert is making fun of those who have died or doesn't care because they are Africans. I think he is poking fun at the way we, here in the US, are so easily whipped into a frenzy by TV pundits who he says "treat everything like it's the end of the world." That was from Monday night's broadcast. I enjoyed the humor, and I don't see anything wrong with the humor in this article.

cia parker

On the weekend they said that Ebola patient Duncan had gotten much worse, but they didn't want to give him any drugs because they might push him over the edge. Yesterday they said he was starting to get better, and started him on an experimental drug never before used for Ebola in humans. Today he's dead. And now they're saying that he continued to be very ill and unconscious from the weekend on, apparently to hide the fact that he was getting better and it appears to have been the drug that killed him.

Betty Bona

Anyone happen to catch the Colbert Report on Comedy Central last night? I guess they like "gallows-humor" as well. I'll bet their were plenty of people laughing at Colbert's jokes about Ebola. You should watch it, Lawrence. It's available to watch today!

david m burd

Lawrence, according to the CDC itself their FY 2012 Budget was $11.193 Billion; their FY 2014 Budget is $11.257 Billion - actually a teeny increase. I don't have the last 20 years' budgets on hand but if memory serves their budgets have risen several factors higher than inflation. Pull up this CDC pdf:

http://www.cdc.gov/fmo/topic/Budget%20Information/appropriations_budget_form_pdf/FY2014_Budget_Request_Summary.pdf

Benedetta

CDC is testing it.
This is were we get into the problem with a government agency well - lying.

Jenny Allan

Godfrey -I see Dr Wakefield is mentioned as a co-author on the Bradstreet et al paper.

http://icdrc.org/documents/bradstreet.pdf

Jenny Allan

@Godfry Wyl
As I understand it, Dr Andrew Wakefield was researching measles virus present in the guts of children with autism. Co researcher, Professor O'Leary in Ireland, linked the measles virus DNA to the attenuated virus present in the MMR vaccine. This research was never completed, and both researchers were smeared and discredited. There have been other subsequent studies elsewhere, apparently confirming a gut/measles virus link in autistic children.

It was Dr Jeff Bradstreet who researched measles virus in the cerebral-spinal fluids of autistic children.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-259519/Dr-Wakefield-shamefully-discredited.html
From above:-
"What is so striking is the sheer volume of parents, not just in Britain but in America and other countries, who tell the same story of children who were developing normally - often with videos to prove it - only to stop developing and start suffering bowel disease after the MMR jab. Moreover, vaccine- strain measles virus has been found in the gut of some children with autism and bowel disease.

Earlier this month Dr Jeff Bradstreet, a U.S. autism researcher, presented evidence to the Institute of Medicine in Washington showing measles virus in the cerebral-spinal fluid of three children with autism and bowel disease." (April 2004)

david m burd

Godfry Wyl, Your points have some substance. But, "it all depends" on factors other than PCR.

I will tell you from decades of experience in the world of patented technology, including medical tests and devices, that their accuracy or validity in the real world is conflicted and confounded with, guess what?, POLITICS! and REPUTATION from such as CDC.

Perhaps Wakefield (as you brought up) did put some credence in PCR tests. However it's clear Wakefield and his 12 Co-authors relied abundantly on many more diagnostic and laboratory evidence in many more ways.

Kary Mullis' opinion that PCR is worthless in clinical diagnostics (and he seriously studied the HIV world) is someone worth listening to.

Lawrence

The CDC Budget has been cut by more than $500 Million dollars in the past two budget cycles.....

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/219871-casey-concerned-over-cdc-funding-amid-ebola-outbreak

And yes, you reject the exact same test that was used in papers you support...care to explain?

david m burd

As we know from our autism carnage (and all the other consequences of vaccines), the Media and CDC, et al. are not at all interested in objectively figuring out cause & effect along with their cock-ca-manie PR releases that some "previously healthy" people have come down with such as Ebola (or AIDS).

They sell FEAR, pure and simple, fear that mild childhood diseases could be deadly, to justify their utterly corrupted "tests" and Immunization Schedule, in order to jack up their gigantic budgets and autocratic authority. Thanks again, Bayareamom.

Godfrey Wyl
"Diagnostic 'tests' using PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) are literally fraudulent"

So you reject Sin Hang Lee's Gardasil claims, the finding of PCV in rotavirus vaccines, Wakefield's finding of measles virus in cerebrospinal fluid, and any number of autism-related gut-brain papers?

Bayareamom

One more link re: the Ebola issue re: Jon Rappoport:

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/ebola-the-us-diagnostic-test-is-utterly-ureliable/

SNIP:


by Jon Rappoport

August 5, 2014

www.nomorefakenews.com

"When researchers and doctors are talking about a germ-caused disease, everything depends on the accuracy of the diagnosis. That’s where it all starts.

So here is a blockbuster.

The US diagnostic test for Ebola is utterly unreliable.

Using the test to claim a patient has Ebola or doesn’t have Ebola is scientific fraud.

Therefore, any pronouncements made by the Centers for Disease Control, where all the US testing is done, are worthless.

ABC New York reports (in “Mount Sinai patient likely does not have Ebola, health official says”):

“Testing for Ebola is done at the CDC. According to a CDC spokesperson testing for Ebola takes 1-2 days after they receive the samples. The primary testing is PCR. This is performed on blood that has been treated to kill and live virus [sic]. So far CDC has tested samples from around 6 people who had symptoms consistent with Ebola and a travel history to the affected region.”

Update: The ABC New York report has since been updated to now say:

“Testing for Ebola is done at the CDC. According to a CDC spokesperson, testing for Ebola takes one to two days after they receive the samples.”

The CDC is testing all suspected Ebola patients in the US with the PCR method.

The PCR is completely unreliable for a disease diagnosis. Why? Two reasons. First, technicians start with a tiny, tiny sample of genetic material from the patient. This sample may or may not be part of a virus. Mistakes can be made. Obviously, the techs want the sample to be viral in nature; otherwise, the diagnostic test will be complete bust.

But more importantly, the whole rationale for PCR is wrongheaded. Doctors and researchers only find a miniscule bit of hopefully relevant material in the patient to begin with. The PCR amplifies that bit so it can be observed.

But to consider the possibility that a virus is causing a disease in a patient, there must be huge numbers of that virus working actively in his body.

The PCR never establishes that.

Finding a tiny trace of viral material in a patient says absolutely nothing about whether he is ill, has been ill, or will become ill.

If Kent Brantley and Nancy Writebol, the two Americans who are now back in the US, were merely tested with the PCR to establish a diagnosis of Ebola, no one has any idea whether they have Ebola.

People wrongly assume that, because patients spew blood and collapse, a tiny amount of Ebola virus inside those patients will kill them. Not so.

Another wrong assumption is: the human immune system is helpless in the face of such a vicious germ. Also untrue.

As I mentioned in a previous article, don’t be misled by pronouncements that “previously healthy people,” exposed to a virus, suddenly collapsed and died.

You have no idea whether those people (health workers, for example) were previously healthy. A very detailed investigation by competent and unbiased people is necessary to establish the truth..."

Bayareamom

@David Burd,

Thanks for the shout out, but I can take absolutely no credit for the information provided, save for my research abilities of many years now. I find Jon Rappoport's journalistic integrity to be one of the very best. Sharyl Attkisson, ditto.

My red flag IMMEDIATELY went up when I read with horror that they are using the PCR test to 'diagnose' Ebola cases. I learned via research into the HIV/AIDS issue the pitfalls with various diagnostic tools that were touted at the time to be the BEST diagnostics available during the HIV/AIDS crisis several years back.

I actually had a hard time accepting some of the research I was reading back in those days, but I wised up in a hurry when our son suffered his vaccine reactions. Didn't get any clearer than that.

But yeah - hopefully those that read at this site will take a peek or two at some of the research that's out there re: this PCR/diagnostic issue. It's well worth your time and may help to put all this hysteria behind the Ebola crisis into some sort of 'middle of the line' mindset.

Sad to say, but in these times you absolutely have to take with a grain of salt ANYTHING you are told via our MSM. You HAVE to do your own research. Common sense, logic/discernment all have a place with any topic of the day. (I learned THAT the hard way, too.)

david m burd

Bayareamom,

You have precisely identified a huge flaw pertaining to medical honesty (includiing Ebola and HIV). Diagnostic "tests" using PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) are literally fraudulent, in all the aspects you've stated. Everybody here on AoA should reread what you said, and pull up the urls you provided - and give Kary Mullis' opinion and the other references great consideration.

This Ebola hysteria is mimicking the HIV hysteria, with all the phony propaganda numbers rocketing upward - even though the "symptoms" are virtually all indistinguishable from a plethora of health afflictions common to the African region.

Lawrence keeps saying "health professionals" have died from Ebola? Hah! Was it really Ebola, or from toxic drug treatments, such antiviral treatments commonly, actually, causing deaths, such as virtually all deaths from "SARS" eleven years ago were due to strong dosing of Ribavirin and Corticosteroid drugs (including Dr. Carlos Urbani who started the panic in Viet Nam, and took the treatment drugs himself).

By the way, the only non-SE Asia country employing these deadly drugs for SARS was Canada, and an urgent Medical Alert was issued when they realized their mistake after about 30 deaths (by the treatment drugs). In the U.S. our health authorities guessed right and refused to treat with Ribavirin or corticosteroids; Neither did European countries. Voila! No fatalities from SARS anywhere in the world except SE Asia and Canada!

I give this SARS summation as odds are it is analogous to the Ebola hysteria. Lawrence actually provides a lot of humor, thanks!, Lawrence.

david m burd dburd2367@hotmail.com

Barry


Oh, and you have Barry who doesn't believe this epidemic even exists...despite the figures being put out by the governments and medical professionals on the ground (a number of whom have also died).

Seriously, do you people ever look in a mirror?

**************

No Larry, I don't believe anything the mainstream media tells me. Not any more.

Especially when their lies are so adamantly endorsed by characters like you.

John Stone

Lawrence

It is obvious that if people are injured in such a way that brain function, health and life expectancy are affected it is a serious matter. In the UK we have the excellent term Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH). In the UK, however, we have almost no machinery by which vaccine damage can be recognised either medically or legally: they will separate parents from their children and even send them to prison before admitting that anything ever went wrong. The exciting new tendency in the US VICP is to recognise injuries to adults who are able to act as their own witnesses but the fall out from the ever expanding infant program is increasingly sidelined.

Incidentally, you can in fact give evidence about vaccine injury in a US court but a doctor who so much as admits of the possibility in a UK court will find themselves before the General Medical Council. A parent who testifies that their child suffered a devastating encephalopathy immediately after a vaccine, which is a recognised side-effect, is neverthelss separated from them. This is extreme barbarity dressed up. People's lives are wrecked and the state machine like a modern Moloch keeps on demanding new sacrifices.

I wouldn't go as far as Barry but the grounds for mistrust over Ebola are considerable.

Hera

Sarah; actually, I suspect it is the other way around. Lawrence imo may be having a hard time dealing with the fact that gene research is a ridiculous waste of money with regard to most of the current children with autism diagnoses. That is why imo, he is having such a strong reaction to having it pointed out to him in this article. It is easy to get mad at the messenger when someone is telling you something you don't want to hear, but suspect is true.
And certainly I am praying for the Ebola victims in Africa. And wonder if some of the 50 % mortality rate is caused by lack of even basic medical care. You have people with a disease known to produce diarrhoea and vomiting, yet photos from inside hospitals show people lying in bed or on the floor without even an IV for hydration?
In terms of racism though, Lawrence, I would suggest that deliberately lying to African American parents about the 240% increased risk of their child developing autism following the MMR is pretty horrific. Shades of the horrendous infamous syphilis "research" without informed consent.
Lawrence, even Polio victims on ventilators, according to your other comment, should be happy with their status. It appears that you think as long as someone is alive, any type of medical harm is acceptable?
You might want to rethink that one...
I'm glad you post here. I think people here could give you a lot to think about, if you are willing to listen to what they say.

Bayareamom

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/the-ebola-test-let-the-tests-inventor-speak/

SNIP:

"Amidst the hysteria about Ebola, one stubborn fact sits like a rock: everything depends upon being able to accurately diagnose Ebola in each patient.

And then it follows: you must examine the test that is being used to diagnose Ebola. Is it accurate? Does it have flaws? Is it being applied correctly?

Because, if there is a serious problem with the test, the whole house of cards collapses. The entire narrative about Ebola is fatally flawed.

Last week, when a man was admitted to a hospital in Dallas, the CDC held a press conference. CDC Director Tom Frieden stated that this patient had been diagnosed with Ebola—with a test that is “highly accurate. It’s a PCR test of blood.” (see the 2m06s mark in the video of the press conference.)

This is, indeed, the test of choice for Ebola."

AND:

..."This is crucial, because unless a patient has millions and millions of Ebola virus in his body, there is absolutely no reason to think he is sick or will become sick.

So the question is: can the PCR test allow researchers and doctors to say how much virus is in a patient’s body?

Many years ago, journalist John Lauritsen approached a man named Kary Mullis for an answer.

Source-1: For a brief excerpt from John Lauritsen’s article about Kary Mullis, see Frontiers in Public Health, 23 September, 2014, “Questioning the HIV-AIDS hypothesis: 30 years of dissent,” by Patricia Goodson. (See also this.)

Source-2: For John’s 1996 article in full, see “Has Provincetown Become Protease Town?”

“Kary Mullis… is thoroughly convinced that HIV is not the cause of AIDS. With regard to the viral-load tests, which attempt to use PCR for counting viruses, Mullis has stated: ‘Quantitative PCR is an oxymoron.’ PCR is intended to identify substances qualitatively, but by its very nature is unsuited for estimating numbers. Although there is a common misimpression that the viral-load tests actually count the number of viruses in the blood, these tests cannot detect free, infectious viruses at all; they can only detect proteins that are believed, in some cases wrongly, to be unique to HIV. The tests can detect genetic sequences of viruses, but not viruses themselves.”

Kary Mullis is a biochemist. He is also a Nobel Prize winner (1993, Chemistry).

And oh yes, one other thing.

Mullis invented the PCR.

That’s why he won the Nobel Prize."

Barry

@barry - are you really going to claim that the thousands who have died in West Africa are figments of someone's imagination?

Wow, white privilege must be a bitch.....

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Yes to the figment part, for sure. I know who controls the media Larr, and they're more dishonest than even you are.

As for the white privilege shit…what makes you so sure I'm white?

Susan

Aww! For a minute this really got my hopes up that Tom Insel was fired.

Jenny

Ha! Another good one! Look's like someone's been to medical journalism school . . .

Let's try not to look at Lawrence's comments as bait. It may even be more apt to accept comments from those like him as signals sent out from victims of the many forms of toxicity around us, including vaccines, that can cause brain damage.

It's been shown that people with certain kinds of brain damage cannot recognize sarcasm.

"Sarcasm and Social Intelligence
Not only is sarcasm not the lowest form of wit, but scientific proof has emerged in the past few years that understanding sarcasm requires social intelligence lacking in people who've suffered damage to a section of the right brain known as the parahippocampal gyrus. . . After presenting her findings at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in 2008, The New York Times reports, Dr. Rankin was asked if a difference in brain areas could explain the inability of people with intact brains to detect sarcasm. 'We all have strengths and weaknesses in our cognitive abilities, including our ability to detect social cues," Rankin said.'"

How sad to live a life in which one might not be able to recognize certain forms of humor. Who would choose such a life? I bet brain damage makes it hard to appreciate irony, too.

http://www.sarcasmsociety.com/sarcasm.html

Sarah L'Heureux

Good People, please don't further respond to this "Lawrence" guy. He's clearly a Pharma shill. Always trying to detract from the real issues with off-the-wall suppositions. They know just what buttons to push. Let's not give him any more fun for tonight. Blessings to you all.

Not an MD

Hey, Lawrence, here's something from The Onion for you on Ebola. It, too, is satire:
http://www.theonion.com/articles/cdc-attempts-to-put-ebola-outbreak-in-perspective,37109/

Your comments, Lawrence, are insensitive, and deliberately and unacceptably cruel. Shame on you.

Lawrence

@John - yes, in fact I do. Her daughters are alive & she makes jokes about thousands of people who have died....sounds pretty tacky to me, don't you think?

Oh, and you have Barry who doesn't believe this epidemic even exists...despite the figures being put out by the governments and medical professionals on the ground (a number of whom have also died).

Seriously, do you people ever look in a mirror?

dianewfarr

I despise bully's. Love my family at Age of Autism..

Lawrence

@barry - are you really going to claim that the thousands who have died in West Africa are figments of someone's imagination?

Wow, white privilege must be a bitch.....

John Stone

Lawrence

"@kim. - at least your daughters are alive...."

And you accuse Kim of being tasteless.

Lawrence

@kim. - at least your daughters are alive....

Barry

Gallows-humor, as it is you are making light of a horrible disease that has already killed thousands and portends to kill a whole lot more (but I guess you really don't care, because they are Africans).

Again, you wonder why people don't take you seriously.

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Already killed thousands Larry? And we should believe this because …. the main stream media is telling is us that it's so???

There are only two places where the Ebola outbreak exists Larry:

1. In the mainstream media
2. In the heads of sorry asses like you, who are stupid enough to believe them


Craig Tankersley

"HeEbeeGeeBee program", at first I thought, holy crap you got to be kidding me. And you were, great post!

Kim for Lawrence

Lawrence I appreciate your concern for humanity, particularly people of color. Funny though, I see no expression of concern for Avone Oquendo - that post also ran today. I'll send you some smelling salts - appears you have the vapors over my Ebola satire. Have a lovely evening. I'm off to care for my daughters.

John Stone

Lawrence

No, you are trivialising autism and what it has done to people's lives - not a death sentence (although it will lead to much premature death)but a life sentence. Also, we have no reason to trust the WHO or the US government about Ebola in manifold respects. The agencies are corrupt and will bungle and exploit it in any way they like.

It is just a pathetic attempt on your part to seize the moral high ground. No one is joking about the suffering accompanying the disease.

Lawrence

@Kim - death is no joke, but of course, you all seem to have no problem not only making jokes, but making direct representations of "death" when it comes to be people with disabilities.

Using something that is actively killing people today, especially something that we know exactly how it kills (i.e. its a virus, you morons) and that people have died attempting to control the spread of the disease - both health care volunteers (whom you tarnish every chance you get) who contracted the disease itself, plus those who have been killed by those clouded by superstition as well.

This may actually be worse than the cartoon that AoA published that represented "pro-vaccine" individuals as cannibals.

Claims are made here that you are "bullied and harassed" and then you wonder why people get upset when you make light of actual horrible diseases....and make an excuse that its a joke.

Sorry if I'm offended, but this is beyond the pale, even for AoA.

Kim for Lawrence

Lawrence, I'm responding to your comment since it is so PATENTLY ABSURD - this post is humor, satire, clearly beyond your grasp. It is a knock at IACC using Ebola as the topic. In my book, I said the one disease that could make even ME, card carrying member of vaccine safety brigade CONSIDER vaccination is.... drumroll. EBOLA. Death by exsanguination does not sound like a lovely way to go. There is no racism in this post - your imagination is playing tricks on you. Clearly you take us seriously, you spend a lot of time here....

KIM

Birgti Calhoun

I think they need to fan out and go for the Marburg gene, too. They found a case of that yesterday. And what about the Reston which is not supposed to not be dangerous, and there are others. There apparently is long-range planning going on at the NIH as well as the CDC. Am I cynical enough? I don't mean to be, but my take on this is right now focused on curing people and not do more research that probably has been done to a large degree already.

Lawrence

Gallows-humor, as it is you are making light of a horrible disease that has already killed thousands and portends to kill a whole lot more (but I guess you really don't care, because they are Africans).

Again, you wonder why people don't take you seriously.

John Stone

Lawrence

No, it is exactly why no one should trust the NIH, CDC etc:

http://truth-out.org/news/item/17916-science-as-social-control-political-paralysis-and-the-genetics-agenda

To be clear Insel's pal Collins told Congress in April 2006 that genetics was a dead end for researching the causes of autism and eight and half years the IACC are still faffing around. The man isn't serious. Is it a dozen years he's been head of the committee but he blithely announces that the failure has nothing to do with him.

And then we have some poker faced nonentity like yourself come and tell us that we can't be taken seriously. But the fact is that the agencies are taking us all for a ride with one corporate initiative after another and any objective and informed observer is entitled to regard it as a macarbre and sick joke.

Lawrence

Gallows-humor at its best....and you wonder why no one takes you seriously.

Benedetta

Now Guys; you can not really kid about this stuff because the insanity that is bounces around in the government this day and time - it is really hard to know if you are just kidding or if this true.

Yes, it crossed my mind 20 times or more that this just might all be true.

barbara

WHAT?? JUST get your damn flu shot!!

( onions for breakfast?)

Maurine Meleck

In December, a benefit to raise more money will feature Dr. Nancy Snyderman singing " Why Oh Why Oh Why Oh did I ever Leave Ohio?"

cmo

"Learn the signs early" is very, very important with Ebola.

"Ebola gene theory" should only take a decade or two to figure out. The proper people should make lots of money searching and searching....

There should be no cause for alarm from parents, who are likely Ebola virus wackos.

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