Monday, June 1, 2020

THE EXILED INFORMANT FROM WUHAN LAB

4-25-20 TWO DAYS AGO IN PRIVATE TALK WITH THE EXILED INFORMANT FROM WUHAN LAB, HE TOLD ME THAT “MILES, I CAN PROVIDE ALL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DAMNED P-4 MACHINATION.  I’M NOT IN DREAD OF CCP, WHAT I REALLY FEAR IS THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE MAJOR INVESTMENT, TECHNOLOGIES AND INFORMATION ARE FROM THE US.  IF I SEEK ASYLUM IN AMERICA, I WOULD PROBABLY BE LYNCHED BY THOSE INVOLVED.”  
  I’M TOTALLY ASTOUNDED TO HEAR THIS. HE TOLD ME IT’S EASY TO DEPLOY THE VIRUS TO BE CONTAGIOUS, BUT ONCE IT IS RELEASED IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO TAKE IT BACK OR SEEK TO FIND A CURE….
This P4 defector told me and Mr. Bannon
...   -Guo Miles   https://gnews.org/184599/  
To Those Who Would Embrace the Miraculous Sense of Victory, I say:  miraculous expectations often produce miraculous manifestations.  Never before in the history of the Earth has humanity--and thus the individual--had such a great need to know the truth.  What we may call the force of human error winding its way through many areas of life has created a network of opaquing hindrances over the screen of man’s mind and heart.  Thus true understanding and pure feelings often do not flow into channels supplying the needs of humanity.  But take heart:  heaven never sleeps, and heaven is never idle.    
-Archangel Michael:  Pearls of Wisdom 13:1
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5-31-20   Multiple protesters were heard in the video shouting
“get off his neck!” as the man laid on the street, his hea
pressed into the ground.  At one point a second officer pulls the
other officer’s knee from the man’s neck to his back, while
continuing to restrain him.  Several seconds before the confrontation between the officer and the man in the orange sweatshirt the same cop appeared to be kneeling on the neck of another suspected looter while assisting with an arrest.  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/seattle-police-video-kneeling-neck-george-floyd-video-protests-violent-riots-a9541226.html
Kneeling on neck may cut off blood or oxygen to brain, causing brain damage or death.  These death-moves and tasers on people should be banned across the world, obviously.  -r
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Trump throws more fuel on the fire:   6-1-20  During Monday's call, Trump told the governors: "You’ve got to arrest people, you have to track people, you have to put them in jail for 10 years and you’ll never see this stuff again."  https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/most-you-are-weak-trump-slams-governors-following-violent-weekend-riots

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Ausssie Liz Hart 's Letter to NSABB challenging dangerous G-O-F research

-Liz Hart of Adelaide



https://osp.od.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Gain_of_Function_Deliberative_Process_Written_Public_Comments.pdf
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   I am challenging the increasing number of questionable vaccines and repeat vaccinations being foisted upon children, adults and animals by the burgeoning and unfettered vaccine industry.  There’s a ‘big picture’ on lucrative over-vaccination which needs to be examined.  I have a degree majoring in politics and philosophy, and experience in scientific literature searching.  This background has assisted me in researching and lobbying on over-vaccination.   https://over-vaccination.net/about-2/

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Teen says he struggled to breathe during arrest: ‘I felt like I was going to die’

Busby lives in San Francisco, got bruised from cop kneeling on his neck for 5 minutes   on 1-25-20https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/video-surfaces-amid-george-floyd-death-fallout-showing-sf-police-kneeling-on-mans-neck/

"As you see, they're perfectly normal sheep."

  2-24-2005   Look into the eyes of an animal that's part sheep, part human.  "They have human cells in their liver and pancreas … (and) in their heart," says
Professor Esmail Zanjani.  "As you see, they're perfectly normal sheep."   https://www.cbsnews.com/news/sciences-part-beast-part-human/

Is it really necessary to study how to make H5N1, which causes a type of bird flu with an eye-popping mortality rate, more transmissible?

5-1-20   many researchers are frustrated that the US government was not more transparent about which considerations prompted them to fund G-O-F research.  Is it really necessary to study how to make H5N1, which causes a type of bird flu with an eye-popping mortality rate, more transmissible?  Will precautions be in place to make it harder for the virus to escape the lab?  What are the expected benefits from the research, and which hazards did the experts who approved the work consider?
  “The people proposing the work are highly respected virologists,” Inglesby said.  “But laboratory systems are not infallible, and even in the greatest laboratories of the world, there are mistakes.”  What measures are in place to prevent that? Will potentially dangerous results be published to the whole world, where unscrupulous actors could follow the instructions?
These are exactly the questions the review process was supposed to answer but didn’t.
  The reason the subject of gain-of-function research can inspire such heated opposition is because the stakes can be so high.

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/1/21243148/why-some-labs-work-on-making-viruses-deadlier-and-why-they-should-stop

early 2019, NIH approved two influenza research projects that used gain of function methods

5-30   Brazil new cases/current cases  13.6% increase/day  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/brazil/
Mexico   averaging 30% increase/day over last 3 days  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/mexico
Russia    4% increase/day  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/russia/
India   8/78= 10% increase/day  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/
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Key US biologic research being directed from behind closed doors:
4-28-20  The NIH established a framework for determining how the research would go forward: scientists have to get approval from a panel of experts, who would decide whether the risks were justified.
The reviews were indeed conducted—but in secret, for which the NIH has drawn criticism.  In early 2019, after a reporter for Science magazine discovered that the NIH had approved two influenza research projects that used gain of function methods, scientists who oppose this kind of research excoriated the NIH in an editorial in the Washington Post.

"We have serious doubts about whether these experiments should be conducted at all," wrote Tom Inglesby of Johns Hopkins University and Marc Lipsitch of Harvard.  "[W]ith deliberations kept behind closed doors, none of us will have the opportunity to understand how the government arrived at these decisions or to judge the rigor and integrity of that process.”   https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741

Friday, May 29, 2020

meet the leading chimeric coronavirus team

4-20-20  In the virology community their project is known as "chimeric coronavirus", eerily similar to COVID-19.  This chimera is created in a petri-dish, reportedly with the "surface spike protein (S protein) of a coronavirus found in horseshoe bats, called SHC014, and the backbone of a SARS virus that could be grown in mice".


menachery baric
Dr Vineet D. Menachery (left), Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology of the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Ralph S Baric, who works for the University of North Carolina's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, is known to have also worked in "rewired TRN SARS-CoV mutants" with proceedings published in 2018.
  The team refered to the chimeric coronavirus as "SHC014-MA15".  The study lists the following as authors:  Vineet D Menachery, Boyd L Yount Jr, Kari Debbink, Sudhakar Agnihothram, Lisa E Gralinski, Jessica A Plante, Rachel L Graham, Trevor Scobey, Xing-Yi Ge, Eric F Donaldson, Scott H Randell, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Wayne A Marasco, Zhengli-Li Shi & Ralph S Baric.
  Menachery designed, coordinated and performed experiments, completed analysis and wrote the manuscript, according to Nature Medicine.
  Here's the scary bit about the chimeric CoV:  in the lab (not clear which one), researchers said, this new coronavirus was found so potent it could infect and replicate in human airway cells "naturally".  It also infected mice lung cells.  It's one of the experiments which prompted Prof Simon Wain-Hobson, a virologist at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, to warn that such research is "misleading" and "irrational", stating thus:  “The consequence of any accident would be anywhere from a handful of infections to a catastrophic pandemic. "
-Wain-Hobson
https://gulfnews.com/world/coronavirus-meet-the-legend-the-chinese-bat-woman-1.1587380739770





Thursday, May 28, 2020

this paper is crucial to designing a virus that is infective in humans--molecular geneticist

5-1-20  The Newsweek report revealed an alarming tidbit: The Wuhan lab at the center of the controversy had for years been engaged in gain-of-function research.  What exactly is it?  It’s a line of research where scientists take viruses and study how they might be modified to become deadlier or more transmissible. https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:RMzskv7jhwsJ:https://triblive.com/news/politics-election/trump-administration-ended-pandemic-early-warning-program-to-detect-coronaviruses/+&cd=28&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari
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12-1-2014   These critical genetic features include those that based on previous experimental validation are predicted to confer virulence and/or have the ability to transmit efficiently in mammals.  In this context, genomes are sequenced, mutations are detected relative to earlier viruses and prototype strains, significance is appraised based on prior knowledge of genetic markers, and phenotypes are tested using a variety of in vitro and in vivo experiments. Viruses possessing phenotypes of interest or concern often become candidates for reverse-genetics studies, which are essential to elucidate the precise molecular correlate(s) of a given phenotype.  https://mbio.asm.org/content/5/6/e02431-14
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2013    Now for the first time since the controversy erupted in November 2011, there is a growing recognition among scientists that GOF virology – experiments with H5N1 and now H7N9 and H7N7 viruses – will not help us predict a pandemic  (Morse et al, 2012; Merson et al, 2013), nor will it help us develop more effective vaccines (Butler, 2012; Malakoff, 2013), the two principal arguments for doing the research.   https://www.embopress.org/doi/pdf/10.1002/emmm.201303475   
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  The purported benign aim of this line of research was to investigate the potential of bat coronaviruses to infect humans, to improve scientists’ ability to predict pandemics, and to develop vaccines or other therapies. However, this is also gain-of-function research, which aims to make viruses more infective or transmissible.  Such research has come under increasing criticism by scientists for many years, due to its tendency to pose huge risks for little benefit….The NIH’s money was directed through the US-based Eco-Health Alliance, headed by Dr Peter Daszak,  USAID and Chinese institutions….
  In the experiment at WIV, China 2014-5 the scientists took a mouse coronavirus and exchanged its spike  protein – the part on the surface of the virus that determines infectivity – for one from a bat coronavirus that was similar to the virus that causes the human epidemic disease SARS. They kept the mouse virus “backbone” – its basic RNA and protein molecular structure. The bat coronavirus, in its natural state, was unable to infect humans as its spike protein was inadequate – it was not able to dock onto the ACE2 receptor on human cells. 
  Infectivity is supposed to be determined just by the spike protein.  So joining the bat spike protein with the mouse virus backbone should have resulted in a virus that was non-infectious to humans.  But the resulting genetically engineered chimeric virus unexpectedly turned out to be highly infectious to humans….
  The London-based molecular geneticist
Dr. Michael Antoniou commented, “The information on amino acid sequences provided in this paper is crucial to designing a virus that is infective in humans.  Anyone with access to a standard laboratory would be able to use the information to estimate the amino acid sequence needed to engineer an RBD that would be highly likely to infect human cells.”
  Dr. Antoniou explained how their data makes what would otherwise have been a laborious process far quicker and more efficient.  If you start with no information, you could engineer a human-infective virus like SARS-CoV-2 by using a “directed iterative evolutionary selection process”. This would involve using genetic engineering in a mutagenesis procedure to generate a large number of randomly mutated versions of the SARS-CoV spike protein RBD, which would then be selected for strong binding to the human ACE2 receptor and consequently high infectivity of human cells.
  In 2017 WIV scientists, including Shi Zhengli, published a study with funding shared between Chinese and US institutions, the latter including the US NIH and USAID, found that two genetically engineered chimeric viruses replicated “efficiently” in human cells.  The consequences of escape of such viruses could be serious….
  After all, if the belief gained traction that the virus might have escaped from a lab, virologists could expect their research to be “impacted adversely by tighter laboratory controls”, as the leading vaccine researcher Professor Nikolai Petrovsky has pointed out in explaining why the majority of scientists seem to be supporting the idea that the virus originated in a wet market rather than a lab.     https://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/19410-chinese-and-us-scientists-genetically-engineered-bat-coronaviruses-in-dangerous-gain-of-function-research-stretching-back-years

On 24 April NIH informed the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance

5-24-20  On 24 April NIH informed the nonprofit EcoHealth Alliance led by wildlife disease specialist Peter Daszak that it was ending a grant, first awarded in 2014 and renewed in 2019, because it no longer aligned with the agency’s priorities. The move came after Conservative U.S. politicians and media suggested—without evidence—that the coronavirus causing the pandemic escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, that employs a Chinese virologist who had received funding from the grant. The termination also came 1 week after President Donald Trump, when asked about the project at a press conference, said:  “We will end that grant very quickly.”2  Thirty-one scientific societies have also written to Collins, calling on NIH “to be transparent about their decision-making process"
    https://globalbiodefense.com/2020/05/24/thousands-of-scientists-denounce-political-federal-funding-cuts-
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3-2-20  The possible bioweapon was originally labeled 2019-nCoV. Then the UN’s World Health Organization changed the formal name to COVID-19. Is the World Health Organization a PR adjunct of Big Pharma? How tight is the relationship between the WHO and the Chinese Communist Party?
  In an era of proliferating genetic engineering, how are governments and their Big Pharma partners dividing up the field of microbiology? How are they handling the divide between initiatives done in the name of public health and initiatives done to produce biological weapons for national governments including those of the United States, China, and Israel? How are the partners handling the apportionment of new wealth derived from securing patents?
  These issues are finding expressions in the many legitimate questions that are coming to light in the course of the Novel Coronavirus emergency. Some of these questions arise because of a history of largely unexplained relations between the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory and the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada (NML). It has been well reported that both institutions share the same top-level 4 certification assigned to containment facilities in research labs where staff can pursue high-level studies of the most dangerous pathogens known to humankind.
  Built with French assistance between 2015 and 2017, the Wuhan facility at ground zero of the current epidemic is one of the premier pathogen research facilities in a country that is thought by some to be developing significant capacities for biological warfare. Similarly, the federal research facility in Winnipeg may well have an attending or indirect role in military research to advance capacities for biological warfare in collaboration with Canada’s two main allies, Israel and the United States.
  Immunologist and Medical Doctor, Xiangguo Qiu, is the principal professional link at the nexus of relations between the Wuhan and Winnipeg facilities. Until recently Dr. Qiu was the head of the Vaccine Development and Antiviral Therapies Section of the Special Pathogens Programme of the NML. The NML in Winnipeg is administered by Canada’s federal Public Health Agency.
   Dr. Qiu received her medical degree in China.  In 1996 she moved from the Taijin area of China to the United States while already being subsidized as participant in China’s Thousand Talents Program.  She soon moved to Canada from the US continuing her graduate work at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Qiu continued her professional life in both Canada and China, apparently visiting the Wuhan Biosafety Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Science at least five times, each for two-week periods in 2017 and 2018. In each case an undisclosed Chinese entity paid her travel expenses.
  After 2006 Dr. Qiu’s research specialty became the study of a variety of Ebola wild strains. The most virulent of these strains has an 80% death rate for those that contract the virus. An outbreak of Ebola from 2013 to 2016 took the lives of over 11,000 people in West Africa. Along with Dr. Gary Kobinger, Dr. Qui was said to be instrumental in developing the ZMapp treatment for Ebola using a cocktail of antibodies. In 2018 the duo received an Innovation Award from the Governor General of Canada for developing treatments for those infected with Ebola virus.
  In March of 2019, Dr. Qiu and her research team sent off to China via Air Canada a package of deadly virus strains said to include Ebola and Nipah organisms. The shipment is said to have triggered an unexplained negative response from officials in China. The flagged problem probably involved an alleged failure to follow proper procedures in the transfer of materials that can be used for the manufacturing of bioweapons as well as in the making of vaccines to prevent the spread of infection.
  The episode led to the decision of Canada’s Public Health Agency to call in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to investigate. This investigation was directed at Dr. Qiu and her husband, Cheng Keding, who is also an acknowledged expert in the field of virology.
  As a result of these developments an episode occurred that was reported on July 14 by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CBC. In her CBC article, Karen Pauls reported,         A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what's being described as a possible "policy breach.”  Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and an unknown number of her students from China were removed from Canada's only level-4 lab on July 5.
  The CBC acted pretty much as a stenographer of official sources whose clear mission was to keep a lid on the potentially explosive story.  The story would become even more explosive with the inception in December of 2019 of the Coronavirus crisis in China. Rather than trying to go around the official platitudes by engaging in some independent sleuthing known as investigative journalism, CBC did what most mainstream venues do these days. CBC acted as a xerox machine to relay the tepid pronouncements of a timid and ill-guided bureaucracy.
  Paul cited, for instance, an official in Canada’s Public Health Agency referring to the removal of Dr. Qiu, her husband and her research team as an “administrative matter” that will be “resolved expeditiously.” Several officials including a RCMP spokesman, indicated, “There is no threat to public safety at this time.”
  A federal media relations officer continued the effort of deflection by trying to make a really unusual, complex and many-faceted story seem unremarkable. The commentator affirmed, “the work of the NML continues in support of the health and safety of all Canadians.”  Leah West, an International Affairs Professor at Carlton University of Ottawa, went as far as venturing that “national security” issues might be involved. This statement calls for explanations that Canadian reporters have so far not seriously attempted.
   Lt. Colonel Dr. Dany Shoham is one of the most attentive figures outside Canada who responded especially quickly and skeptically to the perplexing questions raised by Dr. Qiu’s activities. Dr. Shoham is a reserve member of the IDF. He continues his military responsibilities in the fields of biological and chemical warfare as a senior researcher in the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Israel.  
  In 2014 Dr. Shoham was a visiting scholar at the New Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA). There he collaborated professionally with the IDSA’s Deputy Director, Brigadier Rumel Dahiya.  Dr. Shoham devoted much of his time in India to studying what he refers to as China’s Biological Warfare Programme.
  Dr. Shoham published his findings in 2015 in an “integrative study” where he commented at significant length on the makeup and structure of China’s secretive military R and D initiatives in the alleged development of bioweapons.  He maintains that these secretive military operations have been blended into the operations of “ostensibly civilian facilities” where public health initiatives in disease prevention and treatment are often highlighted
   Dr. Shoham notes that the government of China became a signatory in 1984 to UN’s Biological Weapons Convention of 1972.  The Israeli academic alleges, however, that China, a target of US biological war in the Korean War in the early 1950s, opted to secretly retain some continuing capacities in this military field.  Dr. Shoham has cast himself as an insistent whistle blower calling attention to the provocative circumstances attending the shipment from Canada to China of virulent pathogens.  Dr. Shoham indicated that Dr. Qiu’s research has been conducted not only on behalf of the governments of Canada and China. Dr. Qui has also collaborated with three scientists from the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Maryland. Much of her success, however, is connected to her obtaining many grants from China, all on the “national level.” 
  In the July-December 2019 issue of the IDSA Journal, Dr. Shoman explained.        But the collateral Chinese plexus cannot be ignored. Married to a Chinese scientist – Dr. Keding Cheng, also affiliated with the NML (specifically the “Science and Technology Core”), and primarily a bacteriologist who shifted to virology – Dr. Qiu frequently visited and maintained tight bonds with China, generally speaking, and many Chinese students joined her works in the NML during the recent decade, coming from a notable range of Chinese scientific facilities. Nonetheless, among the latter there are four facilities that have been regarded to possess parts of the Chinese biological weapons alignment, namely  -Institute of Military Veterinary, Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Changchun.   -Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Chengdu Military Region.  -Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hubei.        -Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
   All of the four mentioned facilities collaborated with Dr. Qiu within the context of Ebola virus, yet the Institute of Military Veterinary joined a study on the Rift Valley fever virus, while the Institute of Microbiology joined a study on Marburg virus too. Noticeably, the drug used in the latter study – Favipiravir – has been earlier tested successfully by the Chinese Academy of Military Medical Sciences, with the designation JK-05 (originally a Japanese patent registered in China already in 2006), against Ebola and additional viruses.
  However, the studies by Dr. Qiu are considerably more advanced and fruitful, in certain aspects. They are apparently vital for the Chinese biological weapons developing, in case Ebola, Nipah, Marburg or Rift Valley fever viruses are included therein, which is a plausible postulation; let alone the wild type viruses in themselves. And it is of note that only Nipah virus is naturally found in China or neighboring countries. Collectively, then, the interface between Dr. Qiu and China has a priori been highly suspicious. On top of it, the shipment of the two viruses from NML to China apparently generated an alarm, beyond its seeming inappropriateness. And an unavoidable question is whether previous shipments to China of other viruses or other essential preparations, took place from 2006 to 2018, one way or another.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

what are we facing in the virus game? and other matters

January 2015 Seminar—diagram shown by Professor Marc Lipsitch (Harvard): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5fe7KEkwQM
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27 May    India   new cases/active cases  73/785=  9% increase/day  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/
Russia    83.4/2161=   3.9%  increase/day  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/russia/Iran   21/217=  9.7%   increase/day   https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/iran
Mexico    346/1074=   increase/day  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/mexico
Brazil      22.3/200=  11%   increase/day    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/brazil
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  Some may prefer to research a key issue at stake:
https://balance10.blogspot.com/2020/05/gain-of-function-broad-history.html
https://balance10.blogspot.com/2020/05/hot-biochemistry-debate-g-o-f-research.html
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  Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, questioning why his company should continue to receive Section 230 legal immunity when they editorialize President Donald Trump’s tweets.     https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/05/27/josh-hawley-twitter-should-lose-tech-legal-immunity-for-editorializing-on-political-speech/
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https://www.theepochtimes.com/newspaper-serving-chinese-in-the-us-praises-beijings-new-security-law_3366815.html
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Mike Adams posts video interview with Chinese humanitarian activist Jennifer Zeng; Facebook immediately bans it from being shared or even mentioned in private messaging
May 26, 2020   https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-05-26-video-interview-chinese-jennifer-zeng-facebook-ban.html 
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5-27-20   PHOENIX -- Google kept tabs on the whereabouts of its users even if they had turned off location tracking, an Arizona official alleged in a lawsuit filed Wednesday.  The suit filed by Attorney General Mark Brnovich stemmed from an investigation that began after the Associated Press reported on Google's location tracking in 2018.  https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/arizona-sues-google-deceptive-location-tracking-70918632

”It's not just censorship in China, they're censoring Americans; Google's YouTube is censoring Americans who are critical of the Communist Party"

5-27  ”It's not just censorship in China, they're censoring Americans; Google's YouTube is censoring Americans who are critical of the Communist Party," the Missouri Republican said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."   
In his letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai Wednesday, Hawley called the deletions  "censorship at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party," reports Business Insider. Google says the deletions have been accidental and that it is working to fix the problem. 

Sen. Hawley asked in the letter that Google explain when it first became aware of the deletions and to explain discussions about the terms.  He also asked Pichai to explain if the company or its partners had discussions with members or representatives of the Chinese Communist Party.   https://www.newsmax.com/politics/josh-hawley-twitter-youtube-censorship/2020/05/27/id/969246/
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5-26   Comments on YouTube videos containing the terms 共匪 (Gòngfěi), meaning "communist bandit," and 五毛党 (wǔmáodǎng), meaning "fifty-cent party," are automatically deleted from the site shortly after they are posted. The latter is a derogatory term referring to Chinese internet censors who are allegedly paid 50 cents for every internet post that they erase.
A YouTube spokeswoman acknowledged to the Washington Free Beacon that the website's algorithm has been deleting any comments containing either of the two terms within seconds of their submission. She blamed "an error in our enforcement mechanism" for the deletions, rather than an effort to stymie criticism of the authoritarian government.  https://freebeacon.com/national-security/youtube-censors-criticism-of-china/

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

new US DNI sworn in today

John Ratcliffe, born near Chicago, Aug. 1965,  lives in Texas with his family.
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hot biochemistry debate: G-O-F research

https://twitter.com/Daoyu15

https://twitter.com/JJ2000426/status/1264711207333720066












gain-of-function broad history

5-14-20   The original SARS has not reemerged from the wild since 2003, but it has actually escaped from three different labs, one in Taiwan, one in Singapore, and one at China’s National Institute of Virology in Beijing where two researchers were infected.  The researchers mistakenly believed they were handling a version of the virus that had been inactivated.  One researcher at the NIV passed the infection to her mother who eventually died, as well as a nurse who passed the disease to five other people.
  As dangerous as it is to culture deadly natural pathogens, the most troubling research involves engineering pathogens to be even deadlier.  Concerns over this so-called “gain-of-function” research flared up in 2011 when two different teams showed how an extremely deadly strain of avian influenza, which kills approximately 60 percent of its victims but is not easily transmissible between humans, could be mutated to make it extremely infectious through the air.
The scientists argued that such experiments allow us to learn how viruses might evolve to be more infectious or lethal, and many others agreed.  Gain-of-function studies help “to inform the influenza vaccine strategy for pandemic preparedness, from selection of candidate vaccine viruses and development of high-yield seeds to manufacture of safe vaccines for the global community,” 23 scientists wrote in a guest editorial in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
  But others believed the risks dwarfed the benefits.  The biosecurity expert Lynn Klotz, together with science journalist Edward J. Sylvester,  surveyed the CDC’s lab accident data and conservatively estimated the chance of a pandemic pathogen escaping a lab at just 0.3 percent per year, meaning there would be an 80 percent chance of an escape from a single lab over 536 years of work. Perhaps that would be acceptable, but they quickly counted 42 labs known to be working with live SARS, influenza, or smallpox, which translated to an 80 percent chance of an escape every 12.8 years.  And that was in 2012, when such work was far less commonplace than it is now.  The two later estimated the likelihood of an escaped virus seeding “the very pandemic the researchers claim they are trying to prevent…as high as 27%, a risk too dangerous to live with.” They wrote, “There is a substantial probability that a pandemic with over 100-million fatalities could be seeded from an undetected lab-acquired infection (LAI), if a single infected lab worker spreads infection as he moves about in the community.”...
At the University of North Carolina in 2015:  working with researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, bioengineers added a new spike protein to a wild coronavirus that gave it the ability to infect human cells—eerily foreshadowing COVID-19. The argument for it was that doing so would help us learn how to treat a novel SARS-like coronavirus, but many watchdogs objected, including Richard Ebright. “The only impact of this work is the creation, in a lab, of a new non-natural risk,” he told Nature at the time.
  “This research is so potentially harmful, and offers such little benefit to society, that I fear that NIH is endangering the trust that Congress places in it.”
Writing in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 2014, the bioweapon historian Martin Furmanski argued strongly that our safety precautions have not been commensurate with the risk.  “It is hardly reassuring that, despite stepwise technical improvements in containment facilities and increased policy demands for rigorous biosecurity procedures in the handling of dangerous pathogens, potentially high consequence breaches of biocontainment occur nearly daily:  in 2010, 244 unintended releases of bioweapon candidate ‘select agents’ were reported.  Looking at the problem pragmatically, the question is not if such escapes will result in a major civilian outbreak, but rather what the pathogen will be and how such an escape may be contained, if indeed it can be contained at all.”
   “GOF research is important in helping us identify, understand, and develop strategies and effective countermeasures against rapidly evolving pathogens that pose a threat to public health,” announced Francis Collins, the NIH director.  Some scientists strenuously objected, such as Johns Hopkins’ Steven Salzberg, who wrote, “I can’t allow this to go unchallenged. This research is so potentially harmful, and offers such little benefit to society, that I fear that NIH is endangering the trust that Congress places in it.”
  Megan Palmer, a biotechnology and security expert at Stanford University, told me she is also deeply concerned by some of the research done in high-security biolabs, but that evaluating the dangers can be difficult.  “The problem is that in most cases, we don’t actually know how risky or beneficial the research will be.”  To get a better handle on the science, she says, “We need much more sophisticated systems for understanding and managing risk.  We should be collecting incidents and analyzing them and then sharing that information and trying to draw lessons for improvement.”
...Palmer says of Trump’s biosecurity research plans.  “We say these things are important, and then we don’t follow through.”    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:n_yX1457W8wJ:https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/05/the-non-paranoid-persons-guide-to-viruses-escaping-from-labs/+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=safari

Monday, May 25, 2020

But now especially the Earth is infected with negation.

II, vi, 18.  Weeds will make the spirit torpid.  I cannot scatter goldpieces into nettle.  To grow a garden of offenses is no great honor.    -Leaves of Morya's Garden 1925
181.  chiefly try not to repeat to the unprepared.  If the receptacle of spirit is ready, each thought will pierce like an arrow.  But if decayed tissue has already clogged the channels of the centers, no yoga can be achieved at that time.   -M:  Agni Yoga 1929
173.  But now especially the Earth is infected with negation.  Let multitudes of people imagine that negation is only a sensible criticism, but negation is not a judgment, it is like ashes banking a grate fire.  It suppresses but does not elevate.  -M:  Fiery World 1934

471.  The happiness of the Teacher is in encouraging the disciples to dare toward beauty.  Long lists of tedious, torpid incidents do not promote this achievement.  The Teacher himself must be aglow so that his approach alone may be passed on fierily.  Such an everyday task is difficult, yet people are tested precisely in everyday life which is the sister of infinity.    
                                              -M:  Brotherhood 1937     

Ringleader of synthetic viruses, coordinator between Baric, Shi Zhengli and USAID--Peter Daszak


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$99.8 M in total for federal contract awards, contract subawards, grant awards, and grant sub-awards to EcoHealth.
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Billy Bostickson 
No wonder he pays himself 330,000 USD/year.
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Ringleader?  Ian Lipkin @EcoHealthNYC @GlobalVirome @PeterDaszak 
https://publichealth.columbia.edu/research/center-infection-and-immunity/w-ian-lipkin-md
Works with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Academy of Science he was named Special Advisor to China for Research and International Cooperation in Infectious Diseases.

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Peter Daszak in his own words:  see https://balance10.blogspot.com/2020/05/new-viruses-being-discovereddeveloped.html
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