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Swine Flu - Could it be a synthetic creation?

Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars | 11.05.2009 08:58 | Bio-technology | Health | Terror War

Swine flu panic is spreading accross the world and soldiers are patrolling the streets in some countries after it was confirmed that human to human transmission is occurring and that the virus is a brand new strain which is a never-before-seen intercontinental mixture of human, avian and pig viruses from America, Europe and Asia. Clues that the virus may be a synthetic creation are already manifesting.

Swine flu panic is spreading in Mexico and soldiers are patrolling the streets after it was confirmed that human to human transmission is occurring and that the virus is a brand new strain which is seemingly affecting young, healthy people the worst, and that the bug is a never-before-seen intercontinental mixture of human, avian and pig viruses from America, Europe and Asia.

Clues that the virus may be a synthetic creation are already manifesting.

According to reports, the virus is a "never-before-seen form of the flu that combines pig, bird and human viruses" which consists of an intercontinental mix of viruses from North America, Europe and Asia.

"CDC officials detected a virus with a unique combination of gene segments that have not been seen in people or pigs before," according to an Associated Press report.

"This strain of swine influenza that's beencultured in a laboratoryis something that's not been seen anywhere actually in the United States and the world, so this is actually a new strain of influenza that's been identified," said Dr. John Carlo, Dallas Co. Medical Director (video clip here).

Alarming reports are now filtering in about people catching the illness who have had no contact with pigs whatsoever. These include a man and his daughter in San Diego County, a 41-year-old woman in Imperial County and two teenagers in San Antonio, Texas. In fact, in all U.S. cases, the victims had no contact with any pigs.

Dr. Wilma Wooten, San Diego County's public health officer, told KPBS "We have had person-to-person spread with the father and the daughter," says Wooten, "And also with the two teenagers in Texas, they were in the same school. So that also indicates person-to-person transfer."

"Dr. Wooten says it's unclear how people were exposed to swine flu. She says none of the patients have had any contact with pigs," according to the report.

Although the situation in the U.S. looks under control, panic is spreading in Mexico, where 800 cases of pneumonia in the capital alone are suspected to be related to the swine flu and the virus has hit young and healthy people, which is very rare with an flu outbreak. Despite the danger of a pandemic, the U.S. border with Mexico remains open.

"Mexico has shut schools and museums and canceled hundreds of public events in its sprawling, overcrowded capital of 20 million people to try to prevent further infections," reports Reuters.

"My level of concern is significant," said Dr. Martin Fenstersheib, the health officer for Santa Clara County. "We have a novel virus, a brand-new strain that's spreading human to human, and we are also seeing a virulent strain in Mexico that seems to be related. We certainly have concerns for this escalating."

The WHO insists that the outbreak has "pandemic potential" and has been stockpiling supplies of Tamiflu, known generically as oseltamivir, a pill that can both treat flu and prevent infection, according to officials.

As we previously highlighted, those that have a stake in the Tamiflu vaccine include top globalists and BIlderberg members like George Shultz, Lodewijk J.R. de Vink and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Indeed, Rumsfeld himself played a key role in hyping an outbreak of swine flu back in the 1976 when he urged the entire country to get vaccinated. Many batches of the vaccine were contaminated, resulting in hundreds of sick people and 52 fatalities.

The fact that the properties of the strain are completely new, that the virus is spreading from people to people, and that the young and healthy are being hit worst, has disturbing parallels to the deadly 1918 pandemic that killed millions.

It is unclear as to why, if the virus is a brand new strain, that public health officials are so confident programs of mass vaccination, which are already being prepared, would necessarily be effective.

It certainly wouldn't be the first time that deadly flu viruses have been concocted in labs and then dispatched with the intention of creating a pandemic.

When the story first broke last month, Czech newspapers questioned if the shocking discovery of vaccines contaminated with the deadly avian flu virus which were distributed to 18 countries by the American company Baxter were part of a conspiracy to provoke a pandemic.

Since the probability of mixing a live virus biological weapon with vaccine material by accident is virtually impossible, this leaves no other explanation than that the contamination was a deliberate attempt to weaponize the H5N1 virus to its most potent extreme and distribute it via conventional flu vaccines to the population who would then infect others to a devastating degree as the disease went airborne.

However, this is not the first time that vaccine companies have been caught distributing vaccines contaminated with deadly viruses.

In 2006 it was revealed that Bayer Corporation had discovered that their injection drug, which was used by hemophiliacs, was contaminated with the HIV virus. Internal documents prove that after they positively knew that the drug was contaminated, they took it off the U.S. market only to dump it on the European, Asian and Latin American markets, knowingly exposing thousands, most of them children, to the live HIV virus. Government officials in France went to prison for allowing the drug to be distributed. The documents show that the FDA colluded with Bayer to cover-up the scandal and allowed the deadly drug to be distributed globally. No Bayer executives ever faced arrest or prosecution in the United States.

In the UK, a 2007 outbreak of foot and mouth disease that put Britain on high alert has been originated from a government laboratory which is shared with an American pharmaceutical company, mirroring the deadly outbreak of 2001, which was also deliberately released.

As reported previously, there was a significant outbreak of a new form of swine flu in the U.S. it originated at the army base at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

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Tin foil

11.05.2009 09:57

Get your friends to wrap you tightly in tin foil - this should help ward off any unwanted germs. Hum gently as well as a secret warning to others that you are fully protected.

Space Cadet

Bilderburglars are SNAFU, there is not really some massive conspiracy

11.05.2009 12:29

David Rockefeller himself is quite open about his power, its the corporate media that shut it up.
Swine flu, snaflu has been genetically misengineered at disgusting industrial pig farms, this then gets messed around with at various labs medical & military.
Bilderberg conference is happening soon in Greece, most of them arent all trying to kill humanity, in fact most want some kind of balance in general. Industrial society they are part of has created population levels that the current system cant manage, only we can manage this ourselves.
Bilderbergers the corporate power centre behind NATO the &USA-EU & Trilateral commission the corporate power centre behind G8.
We need more direct democracy& mutual, like the ancient greeks wanted for all, true anarchy, limited goverment for & by the people,delegated & consensual. Not corrupted representational democracy as forced on all after the american revolution by frightened industrialists& officials.
Thomas Paine must have been pissed off when slave owners& undemocratic forces took over using his words.

Green syndicalist & universal democrat


11.05.2009 14:09

I thought this was more to do with the New World Order attempting to cull a large portion of the world's population. This, so as they can exact better control of those left.

It is thought that the next round of this virus will come in the autumn and be far worse than this occasion. This is the trial run.

Jolly Roger


11.05.2009 22:36

Viruses mutate all the time, so new strains emerging is not news. It's normal.

There is not, and never has been, any suggestion of transmission of this virus from pigs to humans or any cases of it whatsoever. So what is this idiot on about?

The mortality rate for this virus is currently 0.4%. Whilst there are predictions that it could rise to 1.4%, its mortality actually appears to be declining. So, the great cull planned by those dastardly plotters of the New World Order turns out to be yet another incompetent cock-up. If they can't do better than that, it's time a New New World Order took over (as with the Labour Party).

Ah, but wait for the autumn! This is just a trail run. If you prove credulous and stupid enough, another load of hysterical conspiracy bollocks will appear on Indymedia then.

Compare the "Spanish Flu" of 1919-20. That actually killed more people in Europe than the mega-war which had just ended. Note how that fact has been successfully covered up by the New World Order / Bilderberg Group / Freemasons until revealed by ME, your brave, penetrating, lone-voice-in-the-wilderness researcher:

* without whom they would be getting away with it and all would be lost

* who found it on the internet in 3 minutes
(delete as appropriate)


Factory farmed viruses

11.05.2009 23:18

"Viruses mutate all the time, so new strains emerging is not news. It's normal. "

While I disagree with the original article, and I agree viruses mutate normally, what's not normal is the speed at which they mutate and get transmitted in the sort of awful factory farms that this virus emerged from.

"There is not, and never has been, any suggestion of transmission of this virus from pigs to humans or any cases of it whatsoever."

You are wrong. No offence, but you are. It started from pigs, read the science, looking at the DNA they can even say when it started, about November of last year. It also passed from a human to a pig that means it is easily transmissible across those two species.

Now you are correct that the pigs that spread it to humans haven't been identified by either the Mexican department of Agriculture or the Smithfield corporation, but there is a simple explanation for that. They are lying. That's where the 'conspiracy' starts and ends in my opinion, and I think you are right to cricitcise the article for distracting from that.

"The mortality rate for this virus is currently 0.4%."
And the high number of deaths in Mexico means that more people there were infected that has been admitted. That means it can't be contained if it does mutate into a more deadly virus. By the way, viruses that have a very high mortality rate aren't so dangerous, they never become pandemics because they kill their hosts before they can be transmitted. You will never see an ebola pandemic for example.

"Compare the "Spanish Flu" of 1919-20. That actually killed more people in Europe than the mega-war which had just ended."
Yup. Now if the current Porcine flu becomes as deadly as that flu, we have certain advantages today, but we also have certain disadvantges today.

People need to stop eating factory farmed meat. Not for the animals welfare, although they suffer horrendously, but because the viruses that keep springing from factory farms are going to keep killing lots and lots of people. Eat 'organic' meat if you wish, but this cheap, nasty crap is just stupidity to the point of evil.


Interesting audio on the "pandamic"

12.05.2009 12:40

The Swine Flu Epidemic in Mexico and the Resort to Military Rule
Ralph Schoenman and Mya Shone

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NoScientist - 'unsurprising'

12.05.2009 20:10

This is what happened in the US in 1998. Until then, American pigs had regular winter flu, much like people, caused by a mutated virus from the great human pandemic of 1918, which killed pigs as well as at least 50 million people worldwide. This virus was a member of the H1N1 family - with H and N being the virus's surface proteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase.

Over decades, H1N1 evolved in pigs into a mild, purely swine flu, and became genetically fairly stable. In 1976, there was an outbreak of swine H1N1 in people at a military camp in New Jersey, with one death. The virus did not spread efficiently, though, and soon fizzled out.

But in 1998, says Richard Webby of St Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, swine H1N1 hybridised with human and bird viruses, resulting in "triple reassortants" that surfaced in Minnesota, Iowa and Texas. The viruses initially had human surface proteins and swine internal proteins, with the exception of three genes that make RNA polymerase, the crucial enzyme the virus uses to replicate in its host. Two were from bird flu and one from human flu. Researchers believe that the bird polymerase allows the virus to replicate faster than those with the human or swine versions, making it more virulent.

By 1999, these viruses comprised the dominant flu strain in North American pigs and, unlike the swine virus they replaced, they were actively evolving. There are many versions with different pig or human surface proteins, including one, like the Mexican flu spreading now, with H1 and N1 from the original swine virus.

All these viruses still contained the same "cassette" of internal genes, including the avian and human polymerase genes, reports Amy Vincent of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Ames, Iowa (Advances in Virus Research, vol 72, p 127). "They are why the swine versions of this virus easily outcompete those that don't have them," says Webby.

But the viruses have been actively switching surface proteins to evade the pigs' immunity. There are now so many kinds of pig flu that it is no longer seasonal. One in five US pig producers actually makes their own vaccines, says Vincent, as the vaccine industry cannot keep up with the changes.

This rapid evolution posed the "potential for pandemic influenza emergence in North America", Vincent said last year. Webby, too, warned in 2004 that pigs in the US are "an increasingly important reservoir of viruses with human pandemic potential". One in five US pig workers has been found to have antibodies to swine flu, showing they have been infected, but most people have no immunity to these viruses.
Our immune response to flu, which makes the difference between mild and potentially lethal disease, is mainly due to the H surface protein. The Mexican virus carries the swine version, so the antibodies we carry to human H1N1 viruses will not recognise it.

That's why the CDC warned last year that swine H1N1 would "represent a pandemic threat" if it started circulating in humans.

The avian polymerase genes are especially worrying, as similar genes are what make H5N1 bird flu lethal in mammals and what made the 1918 human pandemic virus so lethal in people. "We can't yet tell what impact they will have on pathogenicity in humans," says Webby.

It appears the threat has now resulted in the Mexican flu. "The triple reassortant in pigs seems to be the precursor," Robert Webster, also at St Jude's, told New Scientist.

While researchers focused on livestock problems could see the threat developing, it is not one that medical researchers focused on human flu viruses seemed to have been aware of. "It was confusing when we looked up the gene sequences in the database," says Wendy Barclay of Imperial College London, who has been studying swine flu from the recent US cases. "The polymerase gene sequences are bird and human, yet they were reported in viruses from pigs."

So where did the Mexican virus originate? The Veratect Corporation based in Kirkland, Washington, monitors world press and government reports to provide early disease warnings for clients, including the CDC. Their first inkling of the disease was a 2 April report of a surge in respiratory disease in a town called La Gloria, east of Mexico City, which resulted in the deaths of three young children. Only on 16 April - after Easter week, when millions of Mexicans travel to visit relatives - did reports surface elsewhere in the country.

Local reports in La Gloria blamed pig farms in nearby Perote owned by Granjas Carroll, a subsidiary of US hog giant Smithfield Foods. The farms produce nearly a million pigs a year.

Smithfield Foods, in a statement, insists there are "no clinical signs or symptoms" of swine flu in its pigs or workers in Mexico. That is unsurprising, as the company says it "routinely administers influenza virus vaccination to swine herds and conducts monthly tests for the presence of swine influenza." The company would not tell New Scientist any more about recent tests.

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