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Bird flu

Conventional medicine offers no good defense for bird flu

Tuesday, May 09, 2006
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: bird flu, health news, Natural News

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Can modern medicine save you from the bird flu if it becomes a human pandemic? Don't bet your life on it. As the World Health Organization explains on its site, "Although health care has improved in the last decades, epidemiological models from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA project that today a pandemic is likely to result in 2 million to 7.4 million deaths globally. In high income countries alone, accounting for 15 percent of the world’s population, models project a demand for 134 million to 233 million outpatient visits and 1.5 million to 5.2 million hospital admissions." In fact, modern medicine is largely helpless against such outbreaks. Even in recent times, outbreaks have been frequent. And throughout history, they have devastated populations.

The 1918 -1919 Spanish Flu pandemic killed 40 million people around the world. The 1956 Asian Flu pandemic killed hundreds of thousands. In 2002 - 2003, SARS very nearly became a global pandemic, and it killed an astounding 10 percent of those infected.

Today, all eyes are on the avian flu virus H5N1, which was first detected in pigs in Vietnam in February, 2004. And the people who study infectious disease know the next pandemic is right around the corner.

"During the last few years, the world has faced several threats with pandemic potential, making the occurrence of the next pandemic just a matter of time."

-The World Health Organization

Primed for infectious disease
Historically speaking, we're overdue for the next outbreak. In many ways, the world today is even more conducive to the spread of these dangerous viruses than in times past. Today we have higher population density than ever before, which means the virus can spread more easily from one person to the next. Today, we have faster global travel than ever before, meaning the virus can jump from city to city in a matter of hours.

"Given the high level of global traffic, the pandemic virus may spread rapidly, leaving little or no time to prepare."

-The World Health Organization

On top of that, we have a medical system that is actually breeding superbugs in hospitals where antibiotics abuse encourages the mutation of extremely aggressive infectious strains with innate immunity to every known antibiotic.

See http://www.WebSeed.com/Superbugs.html

Simultaneously, we have bizarre animal feeding habits where cows are being fed chicken litter (containing chicken dung and feathers). We have cows being fed the ground up remains of other cows and animals, including spinal cord tissue and brain tissue, and thus we're creating an environment for the rapid mutation and distribution of aggressive viral strains. This is partly what's causing mad cow disease to be such a concern, and it could play a hand in the next global pandemic.

Don't believe it? See http://www.WebSeed.com/Mad_cow_disease.html

Humanity is now virtually defenseless
Today we have all the conditions to foster a global outbreak. And yet we have virtually no defense against it; no vaccines, no vaccine distribution system and no policies to decide who gets vaccines and who doesn't. The only thing that's missing is the virus itself; and in fact, an avian strain already exists. It's the influenza A (H5N1) strain right now living in pigs and birds in Southeast Asia (and being found in wild birds in Canada, Europe and elsewhere). Should it make the jump to humans, it may very well become the next global pandemic.

It is not an exaggeration to say that millions would die from it. The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization are saying exactly the same thing. Check the headlines yourself at http://www.WebSeed.com/Pandemic.html

Much the same is also being stated by one of the world's leading experts on influenza, such as Dr. Robert G. Webster, a member of the Infectious Diseases Department of St. Jude and coauthor of the Nov. 28, 2003 article about influenza published in the Journal of Science. You can see some of Dr. Webster's credentials at http://www.stjude.org/faculty/0,2512,407_2030_3957,00.html.

As Dr. Webster explains, "If an influenza pandemic started tomorrow, we would not be able to head it off with vaccines because the production facilities available to produce them are grossly inadequate." He also mirrors the preparedness assessment offered by the World Health Organization. Namely, that neither the United States nor the world is prepared for a flu pandemic. "In the face of a pandemic, the available supplies of antiviral drugs would be used up in days," he says. "It would take up to 18 months to make more drugs from scratch. Stockpiling is the only answer."

Take charge of your own defense
All this leads to the humbling realization that anyone who wishes to prepare for the coming flu pandemic is going to have to take charge and stop relying on their governments to save them. It's quite clear there is eventually going to be an outbreak of an aggressive viral strain that's going to get into the human population and probably make SARS look like a picnic with Cub Scouts.

Even the World Health Organization has become downright alarmed about this, and we're seeing articles about how ill-prepared the world is to deal with an outbreak.

If such a pandemic emerges while most of the global population remains unprepared, millions of people are going to needlessly die. And why are they going to die? Because they are going to believe that the only way to defend themselves against the viral outbreak is to get a shot. And there aren't going to be enough vaccine shots to go around. That much is clear. There simply will not be enough vaccines to protect people from whatever strain is circulating.

The real solution to a bird flu pandemic is not found in modern medicine, nor in wishful thinking. Rather, those who survive such a pandemic will rely on natural anti-viral foods, herbs and nutritional supplements that offer powerful medicine from nature to overcome viral infections.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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