Avian flu : view : beware the hype


Richard Moore



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Date: Thursday, 20 October 2005, 2:16 p.m.

The ridiculousness of this past week's rampant coverage of the
"avian flu" ("bird flu," H5N1, etc.) has finally annoyed the
staff of Disclosure to the point that we determined an opinion
column about this subject is now imperative.

For some reason, all major mainstream media (MSM), at the
end of their incessant coverage of the horrors following
hurricanes Katrina and Rita, determined that all of a sudden
the subject du jour would become avian flu. One after another,
all MSM outlets were spouting about this flu, what everybody
should do to "prepare," and what our president Shrub (Bush
minor) was intent upon doing should there be a pandemic in the

What is NOT being reported are the basic facts about H5N1,
what people can really do to prepare, and, generally, what the
"flu" basically is.

(Note: Nothing in the following column is meant to be
construed as medical advice and should not be taken so, but
only as guidelines learned from experience and culled from
common-sense sources.)

 What is the flu?

An "influenza" is a viral infection that has a relatively
short lifespan and causes problems for its victim in the form
of several minor effects (chills, high fever, aches and pains,
headaches, sore throat, mucosal irritation). These actual
"flu" conditions may make someone feel like they want to die,
but the influenza virus generally does not kill a person-nor
an animal.

What kills are the side-effects that stem from these
conditions, if people don't take care of themselves while
suffering from this virus. These are primarily bacterial (and
sometimes fungal, other viral and even parasitic) infections
that set in during the lowered immune condition a person
experiences when suffering a flu.

Ordinarily, these secondary infections are pneumonia and/or a
range of gastrointestinal problems (parasites) that cause
diarrhea, which, with attendant dehydration, can be fatal.

When animals get a flu, if they die at all, they usually die
from parasitic or lung infections. When humans get a flu, if
they die at all, it's usually from pneumonia or dehydration
from diarrhea.

Health professionals love to attribute human deaths from "the
flu" to the flu, not to the secondary, opportunistic
infections; it's too much work to find out exactly which
bacteria or parasite dealt the fatal blow. In other words,
it's easier for them when filling out paperwork.

The flu doesn't kill you The fact is that "the flu" doesn't
kill. So what, say you detractors, was all this fuss about the
"Spanish flu" epidemic in 1918? Didn't practically everybody
in great-grandpa's family (with the exception, of course, of
great-grandpa) die from that?

No. There are two reasons why the "Spanish flu" (which was
misnamed because of the inaccurate premise that it originated
in Spain-more on that in a minute) killed so many people, and
they are very, very simple-the outbreak of this flu came on
the heels of two new treatments: aspirin, and a "flu vaccine."

Careful research by medical investigators over the years has
uncovered that the 1918 flu actually had a "ground zero" of
Fort Riley, Kansas (specifically Camp Funston, where
quarantined soldiers were eventually kept). This was the
military base where the soldiers, having been brought back
from duty in Spain and other locales after World War I, were
taken and were subject to new inoculations that were being
mandated for soldiers before release into the general
populace. (Spain was a relatively neutral country in the war,
and had no compunction against publishing ongoing information
about the spread of this flu, causing it to be cause "Spanish
flu" by default and misperception.)

These inoculations were a new practice; previous versions of
"the flu" had made the rounds and done their damage; this was
the first time a "vaccine" had been developed that would
hopefully stave off the spread of the virus.

 Taking the 'vaccine' home

These boys took themselves and the germs with which they were
inoculated home with them and spread a live (and probably
mutated) version of the virus to their friends and family.
When people started getting sick, others ran out and received
the vaccine in hopes that they wouldn't be next.

They were.

In fact, records indicate that the people who didn't get
vaccinated (poor people who couldn't afford it, and then, when
vaccinations were being considered "essential" and basically
given without cost, those with some intellect who refused to
be inoculated) were the ones who survived the "epidemic."

 Aspirin: bad idea

Secondly, the development of salicylic acid (aspirin) came
along at the same time. This product was widely available and
was recommended by physicians in order to control the fever
that came along with the flu. In taking it, peoples' fevers
went down and aches and pains subsided, but they died anyway.

This is because any influenza virus is naturally attacked by
the body's own defenses. This "attack" is marked by a high
fever, a sign that your body is doing what it's supposed to do
when an invading germ is threatening. It slows you down, makes
you take it easy, and generally causes you to take the rest
you need to get past the harshest stage of the virus.

However, people who took aspirin found their fevers lowered
and aches and pains eased, and went on about their business,
spreading the virus and weakening their systems as they worked
(which was more strenuous activity back then) and opening
themselves up to the other opportunistic infections that would
eventually kill them.

Mainstream medicine will screech to high heaven that these two
factors-vaccinations and aspirin-were not the reason why
millions of people worldwide died during the Spanish flu
outbreak. But the sad fact is that all the research points to
these being exactly why the flu A) spread so rampantly and B)
became so lethal-people had no idea what they were doing to

 And now on to H5N1-'bird flu'

This virus, found in the digestive tracts of certain Asian
birds (which, along with pig digestive tracts, is generally
where most "flus" originate), was isolated and named in 1997.
Read that again: 1997. Eight years ago.

Since H5N1-"bird flu"-has mutated, as most influenza viruses
invariably do, to a human form in 2003, it has been contracted
by (to date) exactly 116 people. Read that again: 116 people.
These are mostly bird farmers (and/or their family members),
with not the most sanitary of career choices, in Asian

Since 2003, H5N1-"bird flu"-has killed (to date) exactly 60
people. Read that again: there have been only 60 deaths from
bird flu worldwide, most of these isolated to Asian countries
where sanitation isn't exactly first-world quality.

When stretched out over the time period containing it, bird
flu, mutated to human form, has, on the average, stricken 58
people per year; it has killed, on the average, 30 people per

That's two-and-a-half people a month, or, if you want to get
really specific, .08 people per day.

Incidentally, with 60 of 116 people dying after being infected
with it, the avian flu has barely a 52 percent mortality rate.
Anthrax did better in 2001.

The infection rate is virtually infinitesimal, since a huge
portion of the world's population lives in Asian countries.

There have been no known cases of human-to-human transmission
in any of the countries to which the virus has spread.

So the bottom line: bird flu is hardly at pandemic levels, and
is really nothing to worry about. It does not warrant even a
second of what MSM has been giving it over the past couple of

Avoid the flu with no shots To keep from becoming a victim of
the bird flu or any other influenza virus, there are a couple
of things to remember.

Immunizations are nothing but a way for drug companies to make
money. Annually, "health experts" touting the "flu shots" for
everyone explain how they determine what to put in their
immunizations: a dead version of whatever virulent strain of
flu is anticipated to make the rounds of the globe, generally
for the U.S., between November and April.

The sad fact is that while every "virulent strain" generally
originates in Asia in the springtime, by the time it gets to
the U.S. in the winter, it has mutated so much that the
current brand of immunization being given is completely
useless. It would take scientists and medical personnel
working round the clock and flying in fresh batches at the
speed of light to combat a current version of influenza from
one country to the next. It's just not possible to pinpoint
and combat every virus per season.

There is NO BIRD FLU vaccine!!

And this point must be emphasized: There is currently NO 'bird
flu' vaccine available!! In order for there to be a vaccine
specific to H5N1, development must start with the human form
of the virus-which does not yet exist, except perhaps in
military-biomedical-pharmaceutical labs.

According to Leonard G. Horowitz, DMD, MA, MPH, "a human
version of H5N1 must be cultured for lengthy periods of time
in human cell cultures, then injected into monkey and
ultimately humans to see if these experimental subjects get
the same feared flu."

Only then may a vaccine be prepared-maybe-if one can be
created at all.

Remember: a vaccine must require specificity to be effective.
Unless it's already surreptitiously being developed, moving at
the speed of light is the only way such a vaccine will be
available to help against this particular kind of flu and all
the mutated forms it may take before spreading to the general
populace and becoming an "epidemic."

Yes, the shot can make you sick And for people who don't think
a flu shot can make them sick because it's a "dead virus" and
not a live one, well, that's partly true; the dead version
can't give you that version of the flu.

However, what a lot of people don't realize is that raw eggs
are used in the incubation process to create the virus, and a
lot of people are allergic to raw eggs (many people are
allergic even to cooked eggs and don't know it, suffering
stomach distress upon eating them and just passing it off as
"gas"; comparatively, raw egg products, injected into the
body, can create violent illness).

Further, mercury, in the form of thimerasol, is used in every
vaccine suspension as a preservative. Thimerasol isn't good
for anyone, but it's particularly bad for people who are
sensitive to heavy metals. For some people, the thimerasol
alone in a vaccine can kill them if they don't know what their
sensitivities are.

Bottom line: Getting a flu shot is exceptionally risky and
should be avoided. There is no necessity for a "flu shot"

Natural precautions

So how do you keep from getting the flu when whatever mutated
version finally comes around? Simple: natural precautions.

It is said that vitamin C is a good prevent-all; that's not
exactly the case. It's the ascorbic acid in C that helps the
body's defenses. Ascorbic acid can be purchased in powder form
and diluted with a baking-soda-and-water drink for fast
absorption (find the recipe and ingredients in any health food

The other very important "immune boosters" available are also
very simple: colloidal silver, garlic, oil of oregano and
olive leaf.

All of these ingredients, taken as directed on packaging, will
keep anyone, even an immune-compromised person, healthy enough
to fight off not only the flu but the other opportunistic
infections that attend it, making it absolutely unnecessary to
get a flu shot.

Otherwise, keep your home and possessions very clean. Ensure
that you wash your hands and that everyone in your household
does the same, several times a day. Avoid crowds and going
into and out of hot/cold conditions (in and out of a heated
building, as an example. Being cold causes you to shiver,
shifting the body's defense resources toward making you warm.
With defenses down, bugs can enter and set up housekeeping in
your body more readily. So yes, going in and warming up after
playing in the snow, then going right back out to it, can make
you sick.)

 What if you get the flu?

The answer to this is very simple.

Don't fight it. Go ahead and run a fever; it's your body's way
of destroying the virus. (Note: don't let the fever get above
102; and watch very young, very elderly and chronically ill
patients with fever. Tylenol is better to give than aspirin,
but do so in low enough doses so that the fever has a chance
to destroy the virus.)

Stay away from people who might be carrying another virus,
bacteria, fungus or parasite that can strike your weakened
immune system in combination with the flu virus.

Drink lots of liquids so that the body, in a fevered state,
stays hydrated. And rest, rest, rest. Do NOT exert yourself at
all. Your body is doing the work it's designed to do-let it.

Very bottom line-bird flu and all the attendant press is just
hype. Don't allow yourself to get pulled in by the crap and
the fearmongering. It is minimally infectious and has low
mortality, and really poses no risk to anyone in the
U.S.-unless, of course, it is brought in on purpose. Even
then, it is possible to avoid it. Don't go mainstream, and
you'll be fine.


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