Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Spot the TB victim

TB exists in one in three people in the world.

It lies dormant in most of these people.


A killer TB strain 'resistant to all available drugs' is spreading.

It has hit rich countries and poor countries.

'Untreatable TB' arrives in Britain

In 2003, two Italian women died from incurable TB.

In 2009, in Florida, a teenager was diagnosed as having drug-resistant TB.

The teenager was successfully treated for a year and a half with experimental high doses of medicines not usually used for TB, costing about $500,000.

Spot the TB victim.

We believe that untreatable TB is very widespread, having come across very many cases in South East Asia.

Experts believe there are many undocumented cases

A hospital recently tested a dozen medicines on a group of TB patients but none of the medicines worked.

A TB expert at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said certain patients do appear to be totally resistant to all available drugs.

TB is an airborne disease, mainly spread through close contact; beware of coughing and sneezing on planes.

TB is not as contagious as flu.

Leprosy is related to TB.

'Incurable' TB usually results from poor people getting poor medical treatment.

Very many patients stop taking their medicines before they are fully cured.

Ordinary TB is easily cured by taking a cocktail of expensive antibiotics for six to twelve months.

However, several things can go wrong:

1. Many of the medicines are fakes, some produced by gangs in China.

2. Many patients stop taking the medicines after a few weeks, when they begin to feel better.

3. Many patients run out of money for the medicines.

If the treatment is interrupted, the TB bacteria battle back and mutate into a stronger strain that can no longer be killed.

Their father died of TB

The World Health Organisation estimates that TB kills roughly two million people a year, but, the WHO fails to mention that very many cases in the Third World go unreported.

A person with TB may infect an average of 10 to 15 others each year.

An estimated 20 per cent of the world's drug-resistant cases are found in India.

But, in many other countries, drug-resistant cases often go unreported.

An Expert in India reported of three deceased TB patients: 'These three patients had received erratic, unsupervised second-line drugs, added individually and often in incorrect doses, from multiple private practitioners.'

The expert criticised the testing and treatment methods of the Indian government's TB program, which he says forces patients to turn to private doctors.

Government TB programs are a joke in many third world countries.



Now Totally Drug Resistant TB?

New malaria 'poses human threat'


Anonymous said...

None of this is a surprise.

Epidemics are largely avoidable through basic epidemiological measures such as monitoring and quarantine. And simple hygiene, sanitation, plumbing and education.

But that doesn't make money.

If you want to make money, then crowd people into ghettos, mega-hospitals, concentrate them tightly into cities and mass transit systems, breed nastier bugs by ensuring people don't complete their courses of treatment. Hell, while you're at it, add antibiotics to cattle feed and get the FDA to approve it. Can't hurt.

Then manufacture the "solutions".

Now these products are necessary to save peoples' lives. The very definition of an economically inelastic commodity. More so than oil or gas. Almost up there with air and water.

Translation: money money money.

During the Great War, as it was once optimistically known, soldiers were squashed into quarters and field hospitals that really were just ghettos for breeding virulent and nasty strains of disease. Like for instance the Flu Pandemic of 1918.

Even in the early 1900s, virologists and bacteriologists knew how acutely to enhance the virulence of pathogens through breeding and selection. Not rocket science. Just a short step to "accidentally" precipitating an epidemic.

I knew a guy who worked at CSL. He said they painstakingly "grew" flu vaxes in egg whites. An expensive and cumbersome process, probably now superseded. Anyway, if they manufactured the right strains, ones that hit during the flu season, they would make a lot of money. And if not, they would lose a lot of money. Now, I'd bet they magically do better than probabilistic expectation. Money is a wonderful motivator.

This is all a recipe for enormous profits for the pharma cartels. Unless they push their luck too far.

Then the major shareholders are seen darkly as malevolent spirits, not as saviors. And become targeted for retribution.

Is your name Johnson or Rockefeller or Oeri or Hoffmann? I'd be more than a little concerned.

But don't worry. If things get bad enough, we can just forcibly nationalize these industries and then no undue suspicion will be cast in your direction. After criminalizing corporate lobbying. Oh, and uncompensated, of course. That's a lot of money there. But as your prime motivation is humanitarian, that wouldn't worry you, you cuddly Care Bears.

Easy peasy. You're welcome.

"Or put into the language that stock exchanges all over the world understand, ..."

BigPharma GMO said...

Dr Kevin Baird, a malaria expert at the University of Oxford, said the study discredited the long-standing theory that malaria does not cross from species to species.
Dr Baird added that the P. knowlesi parasite has previously been used as a therapy for advanced syphilis.
So BigPharma GMO worked on it in labs until it crossed species, then released it in Malaysia.
Crossing species is typical GMO work. Releasing diseases and parasites is typical CIA MO.

Almost three years after the first set of patients were diagnosed with Totally Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (TDR-TB) in Iran (2009)

Anonymous said...

This short article is worth a read, if only as a starting point for further and more reliable research:


This is not a seal of approval, but it certainly has some interesting non-mainstream content.

By the way, Barry's The Great Influenza, which I referenced earlier, is weak on the science. Its main value is to understand the historical persons and organizations involved in influenza research, especially in the US. And, obliquely, their relations with plutocracy. That bunch cutthroats in suits dripping pure evil.

"Oh, you don't own the railroads? Of course you do. Of course you do."

aferrismoon said...

What there's no cure for Tony Blair?

Anyhow I guess PharmCom will just have to develop a real powerful vaccine that will be compulsory.


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