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Two Visiting Scientists’ thoughts on Bird Flu

February 8, 2008

I had two clients stop in last week and both of them were scientists, one from Greece and the other one from Bolivia.  I asked them if they were familiar with the H5N1 virus. Both of these ladies were a bit shocked when their psychic started talking to them about the H5N1. I simply pointed to my wall full of degrees and said I am a lot more then just a fortune tellerJ  They both started to laugh and that is when they really opened up.

We got into a deep discussion about this bird flu virus.   These two women are specialists on insect bugs and the spread of their illnesses. One of them is working on Dengue fever and monitoring its spread.  She told me that the H5N1 is a considerable risk to the general population. It is an even greater risk since people are so unaware of it.  We got into a lot of the scientific applications of the bird flu illness. She said the people that she works with believe it will just jump, fast and unexpectedly.  I have to agree with this assessment as I believe it will just start and there will be no stopping it when it does.   

The scientist from Greece showed genuine concern over the H5N1.  She told me that she is going back to her country soon. She wants to try and raise alert levels there with the people.  The Dengue Hemorrhagic form is her specialty. She thinks people need to know it is out of control right now. But she also wants her people to know about the bird flu and its possibilities.   She considers H5N1 as one of the greatest risks to humanity along with global warming.   

The Bolivia scientist shared her belief with me that when this bird flu does strike, it shall be so sudden that it will take the world by storm.  She believes it is being down played, people are no where near prepared and it will be a nightmare out there.  Upon returning back to her home country, she is going to let people there know about the bird flu and how to prepare for it.   

We discussed the mutation of the virus, the possibility of treating the ground with some form of chemical inhibitor that may stop the virus at places birds meet, the over use of Tamiflu and the fact that this H5N1 virus is becoming drug resistant.  We also had a discussion about the survivors from the Spanish pandemic in 1918 and subsequent pandemics.  The one in the 1950’s was also a form of avian flu. Because of this, we all agreed that some of the people who survived that one may also survive this upcoming one. They may have more resistance even though the viruses are very different.   There is a genetic code where some people are immune to these types of illnesses since they do not have the proper receptors for the bird flu virus to connect to their cells.  Both of these scientists seemed very concerned about this H5N1 virus. They want to raise the level of people’s awareness and its implications.  They both believe that the possible risks are not being presented properly to the public. They stressed this over and over again.   

After hours of discussions, we reached the conclusions that people are in the dark, are not being properly informed, that this bird flu virus is very real and it is not going away any time soon.  Trying to fight it with everything we have is a good preventative measure which gives people time to prepare.  As they left, they both gave me a hug and told me I am in the wrong business. They even asked me to consider stepping up into their world of science.  I said, “Nope, I like meeting people like you so I will stay right where I am. Besides I don’t like bugs.”  lol.   

Bird Flu Vanishes??

November 30, 2007

Have I missed something here or did the H5N1 virus suddenly just go away in Indonesia?  According to Mizzina News, there is a cover up of the bird flu in Shan State located in Myanmar (Burma),  near India.  They report that the bird flu is spreading fast there and it is being purposely concealed. They further report that some of the officials are taking bribes from the farm owners to not cull their flu stricken birds.  www.mizzina.com  

This report is very troubling and I have to wonder if something similar is going on in Indonesia.  The pattern has been, months of people being infected and bird flu deaths were reported almost every ten days to during these past few weeks the H5N1 virus suddenly vanishes?  News about this virus has been too quiet lately. Is information being withheld because of the recent bird flu virus sample dispute?  How can this virus simply vanish? This is disturbing to think about because if it is true and information is being withheld in Indonesia then this poses a terrible risk to the whole world.   

There are now five different forms of this H5N1 virus out there according to news reports. So is now really the time to stand back and play games with this dangerous thing?  I understand the position of the Government of Indonesia since they want to make sure they will get the vaccine when it is created but what if this thing mutates and no one knows it? I do not recall reading anywhere that Indonesia has been fully cleared of  H5N1. What is going on with this bird flu virus?   

Personally, I find this frightening because this avian flu virus has mutated many times and is still doing so.  While we are on some sort of news blackout, it is possible that this virus could jump again and go into full pandemic form without anyone knowing it has happened.  With officials covering it up in some countries and no news from other countries about what is going on, this bird flu virus becomes an increasing deadly concern for most of the world.  It could sneak up, attack at any time and we may not see it coming. 

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