NOVEMBER 14, 2005. Here is a very telling snip from a recent NY Times article about bird flu and the “dreaded” H5N1 virus.
Hazards in the hunt for flu bug
By Gina Kolata
The New York Times
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2005
From near the end of the article…
“Some experts like Peter Palese of the Mount Sinai School
of Medicine in New York said the H5N1 viruses are a false
alarm. He notes that studies of serum collected in 1992
from people in rural China indicated that millions there
had antibodies to the H5N1 strain. That means they had been
infected with an H5N1 bird virus and recovered, apparently
Do you get what this means? First of all, going back as far as 1992, millions of Chinese people had antibodies to H5N1. That’s 13 years ago, and although you might expect that hundreds of thousands of these people would have come down with an “H5N1 illness,” THEY DIDN’T.
Actually, as Peter Palese points out, you WOULDN’T EXPECT THAT PEOPLE WOULD GET SICK, BECAUSE ANTIBODIES ARE A SIGN THAT PEOPLE PUT UP A SUCCESSFUL IMMUNE RESPONSE TO THE GERM AND STAYED HEALTHY. THAT’S WHAT ANTIBODIES ARE ALL ABOUT.
This fact is devastating to the scare propaganda about bird flu. Devastating.
To add even more fuel to the fire, as I documented in a recent article, the main type of testing for H5N1 in both animals and people around the world is TESTING FOR ANTIBODIES.
This is fraud, outright fraud: INTERPRET A SIGN OF HEALTH (ANTIBODIES) AS A SIGN OF ILLNESS.
I can spell out the fraud a little further. Take some virus, give it a name, and then baldly assume, without evidence, that it is very dangerous. Then, check to see if people and animals have antibodies to it. If they do, you say, “Well, you see, we have direct evidence that people have been encountering this highly dangerous virus. After all, they’re making antibodies to it. That means they contacted the germ. So there is a good chance they are sick or will get sick…”
Mad. Insane. Absurd. THERE WAS NO REASON TO ASSUME THAT THE GERM WAS DANGEROUS IN THE FIRST PLACE. IN FACT, THE PRESENCE OF ANTIBODIES TOLD YOU THAT. IT TOLD YOU THAT THESE PEOPLE’S IMMUNE SYSTEMS HAD NO PROBLEM WITH THE GERM AT ALL.
So why have 64 people died from H5N1 in Asia? THERE IS EVERY REASON TO SUSPECT THEY DIDN’T DIE FROM H5N1.
To do good science, you have to go back and check, in great detail, what was happening to these people. What other medical conditions did they have? What drugs were they taking? Redo the tests. Don’t look for antibodies. Look for the H5N1 germ itself. If you can find it at all, determine how many H5N1s were in the bodies of these people—because it takes a whole lot (millions and millions and millions) of germs being very active to contribute to illness.
Lately (and we see this kind of thing whenever a crazy hypothesis about a germ causing death surfaces), several scientists have offered an unsubstantiated explanation for how H5N1 is supposedly killing people: the presence of H5N1 causes “a ctyokine storm” in the lungs. Cytokines are part of immune response. They help create inflammation, which is normally an aspect of immune defense. But in the case of H5N1, the ctyokines are attacking H5N1 so powerfully (too powerfully) that the lung inflammation is enormous and closes off the airways, the breathing passages, leading to acute oxygen deficit.
It sounds good, but the one small batch of experiments done so far has been IN PETRI DISHES, using lung issue taken out of the body and examined in the lab. According to one group of researchers, this lung tissue becomes severely inflamed when exposed to H5N1. Frequently, though, these in vitro results are far different from what actually happens INSIDE THE BODY. So here we have a situation where the experiments were done only one time by one group of scientists in one lab. This is vastly premature “science.”
The hoax continues…
JON RAPPOPORT www.nomorefakenews.com